A superstar was born on December 29, 1942. Rajesh Khanna, aka the original superstar of the film industry, passed away on 18 July, 2012, but he’s alive in the memory of the masses forever.
Happy Birthday Dad pic.twitter.com/I4ZEscR2vv
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) December 29, 2017
The actor, who spoke through his expressions, is best known for superhits like Anand, Aradhana, Amar Prem, Kati Patang, Safar, Bawarchi and Do Raaste. On the quintessential romantic hero’s 75th birth anniversary, we have compiled a list of Rajesh Khanna songs for every mood:
1. When you’re high on life
Jai Jai Shiv Shankar from Aap Ki Kasam is an ultimate fun song. RD Burman’s music along with Rajesh Khanna and Mumtaz’s charm make the song evergreen.
2. When bae-hunting doesn’t yield results
Do we even need to say anything for this one? The song has become synonymous with Rajesh Khanna sitting atop a jeep trying to woo Sharmila Tagore.
3. When you need to woo your love with just the right amount of cheekiness
Rajesh Khanna and Nanda running around trees dancing in a park, this song has one of the weirdest dance steps. But such is its melody that it has been remade several times already.
4. When bae leaves you in the friendzone
Kati Patang’s Ye Jo Mohabbat Hai is an anthem for every lovelorn heart ever.
5. When your mom tries to shame into behaving because ‘the neighbours will talk’
Rajesh Khanna’s ‘Pushpa, I hate tears’, Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore’s powerful convincing performances, made Amar Prem one of the most loved classics of Hindi cinema. This song fits best for every era because every society functions on hypocrisy.
6. When existential crisis hits you especially hard
Anand can, undoubtedly, be called one of the best performances of Rajesh Khanna.
Thanks for giving us these gems Rajesh Khanna!