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Rajesh Khanna

28 December 1942 to 17 July 2012

A major star in his native India, Khanna came to prominence in hits such as Aradhana (1969), Sachaa Jhutha (1970), Anand (1971) and Avishkaar (1974). Subsequently a member of Parliament for the Congress Party from 1992 to 1996, he returned to acting thereafter and appeared in several popular television series.

- Read Rajesh Khanna's Guardian Obituary