Rajesh Khanna will always be remembered as the first Superstar of the Indian Film Industry. He featured in 180 films in his 40 year’s career. He was affectionately referred as KAKA by his fans.
With his head slightly tilted, nodding on cue, smiling or somber and a voice that felt like a mix of velvet, mint and silver, Rajesh Khanna produced some of the most effective lines of his career. While some dialogues made a greater impression than others, Khanna’s s trademark expression and style enjoyed enormous popularity among viewers. He may no longer be with us but his softly-spoken words continue to linger and enthrall.
On the superstar’s birth anniversary, let’s look at his iconic dialogues that still remain intact in our memories
Maine tummse kitni baar kaha, Pushpa mujhse aansu nahi dekhe jate. I hate tears. (AMAR PREM)
Arrey oh baabu mushoy, Zindagi badi honi chahiye, lambi nahi. (ANAND)
Arrey oh baabu mushoy, hum sab to rangmanch ki kathputliyan hain jiski dor us upar wale ke haathon main hai kab, kaun, kaise, kahan uthega ye koi nahin janta (ANAND)
Kisi badi khushi k intezar me him chote chote khusiyon ke mauke kho dete hai (BAWARCHI)
It is so simple to be happy but it is so difficult to be simple (BAWARCHI)
Main marne se pehle marna nahi chahta (SAFAR)
Maine maut ko dekha to nahi par shayad wo bobhot khubsurat hai. Kambakht jo bhi use milte hain, jeena chhod dete hain. (NAMAK HARAM)
Maine tera namak khaaya hai, isliye teri nazron mein namak haraam zaroor hun. Lekin jisne yeh namak banaya hai, uski nazron main namak haraam nahi hun: Rajesh Khanna argues with Amitabh Bachchan in Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s 1973 film. (NAMAK HARAM)