On this day, 76 years ago, a star was born. Rajesh Khanna, who is regarded as the first superstar of Hindi cinema has mesmerized his fans for several decades with his beautiful performances. He may no longer be between us, but his presence continues to stay in the hearts of a millions followers and today, to mark his 76th birth anniversary, we would like to reminisce some melodious numbers that remind us of his aura and charm.
Yeh Shaam Mastani:
Sung in the mellifluous voice of Kishore Kumar, this song from Kati Patang starred Rajesh Khanna and Asha Parekh. A beautifully sung number, it showcased the sweet chemistry between Rajesh Khanna and Asha Parekh. The song still lingers in our minds, everytime we think of a Rajesh Khanna classic.
Mere Sapno Ki Rani Kab Aayegi Tu:
Another favourite from the bouquet of evergreen hits, this song from Aradhana in the voice of Kishore Kumar, is the perfect companion for your train journeys. It showed a coy Sharmila Tagore traveling in a train as a head-over-heels in love, Rajesh Khanna sings to her, from his car.
Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai:
This track perfectly captures the mood of a jilted lover dealing with the pain of separation. A drunk Rajesh Khanna singing in a bar, thinking about the love of his life, is another soulful number scoring high on our list.
Pyaar Deewana Hota Hai:
Rajesh Khanna singing and playing the piano for Asha Parekh in this melodious number is full of romance. We don’t have such melody in our songs these days.
Roop Tera Mastana:
A sensuous number between Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore, this song from Aradhana oozed passion and romance in entirety.
These are just our best five picks, but one look at his filmography, you’d realize that he’s given us 100s of such beautiful songs. Rajesh Khanna, will always be the ultimate superstar of Indian cinema, the desire of several women and one of the best-looking heroes.