Entertainment: Bollywood actor and fiction writer Twinkle Khanna, the daughter of actor Dimple Kapadia and the late megastar Rajesh Khanna on Tuesday took to her Instagram handle to share her thoughts about her father, as it’s the birth anniversary of Khanna.
Today is his 78th birth anniversary. Along with posting a couple of Black & White images of her father (one with a little ‘Tina’ and another a solo image of the young superstar), she quoted adorable lines from an article that was published in Tweak, her digital media organization.
The lines she quoted in the caption to her Insta-post, read – “He told my mother that I was the best present she could have ever given him as I entered the world, feet first, on his 31st birthday”. Remembering her loving father, Twinkle added to her caption – “He called me Tina Baba, never baby, and though I didn’t realize it at that point, my upbringing was different from all other young girls around me”.
The Anand-star was born on December 29, 1942, and became the first superstar of India after joining Bollywood. He entered the industry in 1965 when he started shooting for Raaz. He acted in a total of 180 films throughout his career.
The Indian government honored him with the 3rd highest civilian award, Padma Bhushan, for his uncountable contribution to the entertainment industry. The star passed away at the age of 70, on July 18, 2012. His passing away reminds his fans of his popular lines from the blockbuster film Anand – “Babumoshai, Zindagi Badi Honi Chahiye, Lambi Nahin”.