Twinkle Khanna remembers father Rajesh Khanna on his birth anniversary

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MUMBAI: Bollywood actor and author Twinkle Khanna revisited her childhood memories on Tuesday and wished her late superstar father Rajesh Khanna a Happy Birthday.

The ‘Mrs. Funnybones’ author, who shares her birthday with that of her father, took to Instagram on the occasion and posted images of the late megastar. She also posted excerpts from an elaborate article from the website of her digital media company ‘Tweak’.

Rajesh Khanna

Posting excerpts from the same in her caption Twinkle wrote, “He told my mother that I was the best present she could have ever given him as I entered the world, feet first, on his 31st birthday.”

“He called me Tina Baba, never baby, and though I didn’t realise it at that point, my upbringing was different from all the other young girls around me,” she added.

Rajesh Khanna was born on December 29, 1942, and was the first superstar of India. He entered Hindi cinema in 1965 when he began shooting for ‘Raaz’. In the span of his career, he did 180 films, 163 feature films, and 17 short films. The actor was awarded India’s third-highest civilian honor, Padma Bhushan for his contribution towards Hindi cinema.  The actor passed away on July 18, 2012.

Proclaimed as India’s first superstar, late actor Rajesh Khanna would have turned 78 on Tuesday if he were alive today.

The Punjab born actor who entered Hindi films in 1965 has left a strong imprint in each one of us with his exemplary persona.

With his impeccable journey in the cinema industry, the philanthropist and former politician made the world record of having 17 successive super-hits in 3 years from 1969-71, which included 15 consecutive solo super-hit films. (ANI)