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Rajesh Khanna

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Rajesh Khanna was an actor, film producer and politician. On April, 30, 2013, he was officially bestowed with the title The First Superstar of Indian cinema at Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Awards. Starring in 15 consecutive solo hit films during the period of 1969 to 1971, Khanna was posthumously awarded India’s third highest civilian honour Padma Bhushan. He was also a Lok Sabha member of the Congress from New Delhi constituency from 1992 to 1996. After being critically ill, Khanna died on July 18, 2012.