Rajesh Khanna is an Indian Bollywood actor who was extremely popular in the 1970s. He also served as a Member of Parliament for the New Delhi constituency.
The original phenomenon of Indian cinema
Rajesh Khanna: the original phenomenon of Indian cinema. Yes, he is an unique mix of style and substance. Rajesh Khanna rewrote cinematic performance’s syntax, yet will be remembered as a peerless romantic hero forever. He has established himself as a most successful Superstar-Actor-both as a romantic hero and a most versatile serious actor, who can perform emotions and inner feelings with depth effortlessly. He ruled Bollywood like no one else before as well as after him. His class movies like Anand, Aradhna, Dushman, Haathi Mere Saathi, Amar Prem, Avataar, Prem Nagar, Amar Deep, Dard, Babu, Amrit, etc., etc., etc. got him a place of honour in Indian cinema’s hall of fame in such a manner that nobody can be matched with him in terms of balancing artistic and commercial aspects simultaneously.
mintoo, India - 22 November 2006
A lovemark of humility
It is impossible not to acknowledge Rajesh Khanna as the colossus of Indian cinema. From his films we have been imparted the wisdom to know that "pain" is but an element of life. This Titan however, has surpassed himself in all portrayls by the faith he has inspired that "life "is stronger than the element. That life and love are capable to counterbalance all. Rajesh Khanna is endowed with the charismatic capability of profound giving. He is a lovemark of humility.
Ashok, United States - 16 October 2006
The truest of actors
The truest of actors is Rajesh Khanna for he has scorned illustration, overstatement and vain glory. He makes the invisible, visible; the poetic and unreal, real. He replaces an impoverished strand of words as elocuted by others suited to inspiring visions with the natural power of recalling the known. And it is thus the world explodes at his will and is whatever he has conjured. Analogy then yields to identification. That is how and why he has gained the title "superstar". Rajesh Khanna is a lovemark as wondrous as a Homeric rhapsody.
Sunmi, India - 12 October 2006
The Immortal Lover of Indian Cinema
Our profound gratitudes to the Immortal Lover of Indian Cinema. Through the Silver Screen, he revealed the glorious journey of our precious life before us. We learnt through his classic performance how to laugh, how to cry, how to love, and above all how to live gracefully, maintaining highly moral humanity.
Jatin, India - 11 October 2006
Eminent and illustrious thespian
The eminent and illustrious thespian Rajesh Khanna is also revered for his eclectic taste and discerning mind. He conveys that everything is possible when what we see and what we imagine, not only continue to interact, but wind up being truth. That is where Rajesh Khanna wants us to be; in that extolled and idealized truth he has emoted and imbibed into our psyches from celluloid. Wherever the dignity of the heart is not present, we will not find him. He has taught me that whoever we do not forget, will remember us again. Khanna is lovemark of infinite beauty and the serendipity of dramatic poetic reflections that are unflawed. Yet he is a lovemark of truths greater than those that are yet to be discovered.
Sunmi, India - 10 October 2006
A deep longing in the soul is awakened when we think of Rajesh Khanna. His romantic spirit wounds and heals us still. It makes us ponder if a gentle zephyr breeze is capable of sustaining love. Rajesh Khanna has stopped our passageways with flowering trees. Without remembrance of him it is impossible to leave. His acting excellence has dressed us all in elements that revive life, so that we may remain. His cinematic portrayals exorcize us to return; as if we had a choice. He is the lovemark that levels out all physiognomies with love. Khanna is the lovemark that unites lemon blossoms with pebbles. Rose-nymph laurels attest to it in their quivering...
Sunmi, India - 08 October 2006
My mythological lovemark
Rajesh Khanna is a singular and outstanding actor. Consider those two words that he has uttered from the pivotal film 'Anand.' The four syllables "Babu Moshai" are of unsurpassed catalytic and cathartic effect. I still weep when I hear them. Those two words make you feel like Rajesh Khanna in the role of the terminally ill Anand will efface the debt we owe the dead and the unborn. He has touched upon the vortex where interpretation and creation are but a turning point. That is why he is and always will be my mythological lovemark.
Vivain, United States - 06 October 2006
Rajesh Khanna is a Lovemark of valour because he has never succumbed to the dictatorship of success. He is a naturally determined, but especailly talented, phenomenon. In his considerable career span, he has found and conveyed with rarefied exatness the mythological point where the latitudes of interpretaion and the longitudes of creation meet. For this he is a singular cinematic presence. His portrayals make you feel like he has effaced the debt we may owe to the dead and the unborn. That is why when we gaze into the nocturnal midheaven, we see the Pleiades, the blue moon and the constellation dedicated to Rajesh Khanna himself. It is called "Superstar" and as Ovid wrote in the Metamorphoses; those transformed into celestial bodies will shine brilliantly into infinity.
Vivain, United States - 01 October 2006
He is a superstar
Rajesh Khanna soared skyward from his solid acting foundation, something that no actor in the film industry can do now or in future. Rajesh Khanna has made his mark with innovation no other actor has ever made. He will always be the best. His challenges can be stepping stones or stumbling blocks. He is a superstar for ever and ever.
Shweta, India - 29 September 2006
An evergreen superstar
Rajesh Khanna is an evergreen superstar in 'Film Land' and no other actor today can be compared to him.
Shweta, India - 25 September 2006