Rajesh Khanna – Romantic Superstar


Rajesh Khanna probably is one superstar of Hindi Cinema for whom I need not give a broad introduction.. his rise to stardom came almost at the beginning of his career.. he was the biggest heartthrob Indian cinema ever witnessed.. they say there were cases when girls would marry his photograph.. There was this case where the trio of Rajesh Khanna- Kishore Kumar and R.D. Burman ruled Hindi cinema for quite sometime.. some might like to make it a quartet by including the lyricist Anand Bakhsi to the mix.. This is first time that I have introduced the complete details of a song i.e. including the music director and lyricists to the list.. It is expected that people would not agree with some of the choices yet this time around the songs were picked with possible inclusion of utmost one song per film.. and this could mean injustice to three of his biggest musical hits Amar Prem, Aradhana and Kati Patang .. I have however included one of my favorite Main Shayar Badnaam from an all time favorite film ‘Namak Haraam’ at the cost of another great song ‘Mere naina sawan bhadon..’ from Mehbooba which was included as an entry in the RMSG ‘Kishore Kumar – The Extraordinary’

रुपये में सोलह गाने – राजेश खन्ना

1. ओ मेरे दिल के चैन – मेरे जीवन साथी – किशोर कुमार – आर डी बर्मन – मजरूह सुल्तानपुरी
2. मेरे सपनों की रानी कब आयेगी तू – आराधना – किशोर कुमार – एस डी बर्मन – आनंद बख्शी
3. प्यार दीवाना होता है मस्ताना होता है – कटी पतंग – किशोर कुमार – आर डी बर्मन – आनंद बख्शी
4. ये रेशमी जुल्फ़ें ये शर्बती आंखें – दो रास्ते – मोहम्मद रफ़ी – लक्ष्मीकांत प्यारेलाल – आनंद बख्शी
5. चिंगारी कोई भड़के तो सावन उसे बुझाये – अमर प्रेम – किशोर कुमार – आर डी बर्मन – आनंद बख्शी
6. ज़िंदगी के सफ़र में गुजर जाते है जो मकाम – आप की कसम – किशोर कुमार – आर डी बर्मन – आनंद बख्शी
7. नफ़रत की दुनिया को छोड़कर – हाथी मेरे साथी – मोहम्मद रफ़ी – लक्ष्मीकांत प्यारेलाल – आनंद बख्शी
8. कहीं दूर जब दिन ढल जायें – आनंद – मुकेश – सलिल चौधरी – योगेश
9. ज़िंदगी का सफ़र है ये कैसा सफ़र – सफ़र – किशोर कुमार – कल्याणजी आनंदजी
10. ये जो चिलमन है दुश्मन है हमारी – महबूब की मेंहदी – मोहम्मद रफ़ी – लक्ष्मीकांत प्यारेलाल – आनंद बख्शी
11. ज़िंदगी एक सफ़र है सुहाना – अंदाज़ – किशोर कुमार – शंकर जयकिशन – हसरत जयपुरी
12. मेरे दिल में आज क्या है तू कहे तो मैं बता दूं – लक्ष्मीकांत प्यारेलाल – साहिर लुधियानवी
13. ये लाल रंग कब मुझे छोड़ेगा – प्रेम नगर – किशोर कुमार – एस डी बर्मन – आनंद बख्शी
14. वो शाम कुछ अजीब थी – किशोर कुमार – हेमंत कुमार – गुलज़ार
15. आते जाते खूबसूरत आवार सड़कों पर – किशोर कुमार – लक्ष्मीकांत प्यारेलाल – आनंद बख्शी
16. मैं शायर बदनाम हो मै चला – नमक हराम – किशोर कुमार – आर डी बर्मन – आनंद बख्शी
Post Script : The compilation is dedicated to all my friends from various Kendriya Vidyalayas at Air Force Station, Agra; Aberdeen Bazaar, Port Blair and IIT, Delhi, that I attended between 1969-1976.. the period where Rajesh Khanna was at top of his career..

2 Replies to “Rajesh Khanna – Romantic Superstar”

    1. I was wondering if you have lost track and have become busy in your usual schedules and programs of life.. it is always good to hear from you.. ALWAYS.. and I feel my efforts are not limited to myself.. Thanks a lot..

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