Bollywood’s original superstar Rajesh Khanna is to be honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 10th International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) which is to be held at the Venetian Macau Resort in China from June 11 to 13.
From 1969 to 1975, the Rajesh Khanna phenomenon swept the Indian cinema like anything seen before and the hysteria he generated among the fans was unprecedented. Rajesh Khanna marked his entry into the film industry with the 1966 film “Aakhri Khat”, followed by “Raaz” and “Baharon Ke Sapne}.
Rajesh Khanna’s performances in films like “Aurat”, “Khamoshi”, “Aradhana”, “Kati Patang”, “Dushman”, “Amar Prem”, “Daag”, “Prem Nagar”, “Anand”, “Namak Haram” among others have given him an unforgettable place in the Indian cinema.
Rajesh Khanna received 11 Best Actor Filmfare Awards and is the recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2008.
Each year, IIFA honours a member of the Indian Film Fraternity, who have made innumerable contributions to Indian cinema, with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Rajesh Khanna is the 10th recipient of the IIFA Lifetime Achievement Award.