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Rajesh Khanna

Rajesh Khanna

The Untold Story of India's First Superstar

Yasser Usman
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In the 1970s, Rajesh Khanna achieved the kind of fame that no film star had ever experienced before-or has since. But then he saw it all vanish. They say superstardom destroyed him. But was it something else buried deep in his past?

In this riveting biography, award winning journalist Yasser Usman examines Rajesh Khanna’s dramatic, colourful life in its entirety: from little-known facts about his childhood to the low-down on his relationships and rivalries, from his ambitious hopes to his deep-seated insecurities. What emerges is a tantalizingly written, meticulously researched chronicle of a fascinating and mercurial man-one who was both loved and feared by those closest to him. It is a story that encapsulates the glittering, seductive, cut-throat world of Bollywood at its best and its worst.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: May/2018

ISBN: 9780143423614

Length : 352 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

Rajesh Khanna

The Untold Story of India's First Superstar

Yasser Usman

In the 1970s, Rajesh Khanna achieved the kind of fame that no film star had ever experienced before-or has since. But then he saw it all vanish. They say superstardom destroyed him. But was it something else buried deep in his past?

In this riveting biography, award winning journalist Yasser Usman examines Rajesh Khanna’s dramatic, colourful life in its entirety: from little-known facts about his childhood to the low-down on his relationships and rivalries, from his ambitious hopes to his deep-seated insecurities. What emerges is a tantalizingly written, meticulously researched chronicle of a fascinating and mercurial man-one who was both loved and feared by those closest to him. It is a story that encapsulates the glittering, seductive, cut-throat world of Bollywood at its best and its worst.

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Yasser Usman

YASSER USMAN is a senior journalist and writer.

Rajesh Khanna: Enter into the Life of India’s First Superstar

In the 1970s, Rajesh Khanna achieved the kind of fame that no film star had ever experienced before-or has since. The actor is hailed as India’s first superstar after 15 consecutive solo superhits between 1969 and 1972. Rajesh Khanna: The Untold Story of India’s First Superstar is a riveting biography by award winning journalist Yasser […]