A petition has been sent expressing wish to install a waxwork of legendary Bollywood actor Rajesh Khanna at the Madame Tussauds Museum. India's first superstar, Khanna's rise as a legend remains the most dramatic and encouraging story until today. Born in Amritsar, he came first in the United Producers All India Talent Contest, in 1965.
Khanna rose to fame with Shakti Samantha's 'Aradhana' in 1969. The heartthrob of hundreds of women and every man's role model, he generated a hysteria unlike anything else seen ever. The actor has appeared in 183 movies, of which, he featured as the solo lead hero in 106. He delivered consecutive solo superhits between 1969 to 1972, a record yet to be broken in Indian film history. He has won 3 Filmfare Best Actor awards and has been nominated 14 times for the same.
The 'original superstar', Khanna's legacy succeeds him, and continues to affect Indian cinema. Rajesh Khanna with Indian music legend singer Kishore Kumar and music director RD Burman gave unforgettable, timeless hit songs which are immensely popular even today.