Rajesh Khanna. A name that was enough for a movie to mint money. People would go to the movie expecting a great story and knowing that songs in a Rajesh Khanna movie would be memorable. ‘The First Superstar’ of Indian cinema, Rajesh Khanna holds an box office record of 15 consecutive solo hit films between 1969-72. Rajesh Khanna’s film’s songs still hold a special place in our hearts as we go back time and again to hear these beautiful melodies. It has been a year since he has departed this world and we can only try to console ourselves over his loss. To honour his memory, here is a list of some of the best Rajesh Khanna songs from across the years.
Top 10 Rajesh Khanna Songs
Mere Sapno Ki Rani
Mere Sapno Ki Rani is a famous song from the movie Aradhana (1969). In the song, Rajesh Khanna drives his jeep along the railway tracks while Sharmila Tagore sneaks a peek at him from the train. This song was initially composed by S.D Burman and was sung by Kishore Kumar but R.D Burman has to complete the composing of the song since his father was too ill.
Yeh Shaam Mastani
Rajesh Khanna on a hill, crooning this song to Asha Parekh is one of the enduring images of Bollywood. This unforgettable melody from Kati Patang was composed by R.D Burman and beautifully sung by Kishore Kumar.
Humein Tum Se Pyaar
Humein Tumse Pyaar Kitna is a song from Rajesh Khanna’s hit 1981 movie Kudrat. R.D Burman composed this song and Kishore Kumar sang it. This romantic song was a great hit.
O Mere Dil Ke Chain
This romantic Rajesh Khanna melody is from the movie Mere Jivan Saathi (1972). R.D Burman and Kishore Kumar’s combo made this song a hit too.
Roop Tera Mastana
Can any list of Rajesh Khanna songs be complete without this smash hit from the movie Aradhana? Beautifully composed by R.D Burman and sung by Kishore Kumar this track is a unique combination of energy and romance.
Kahin Door Jab Din Dhal Jaye
This is song from the movie Anand (1971). The music was composed by Salil Chaudhary and the song was sung by Mukesh.
Zindagi Ke Safar Mein
Tragedy would inevitably strike most Rajesh Khanna characters and this song epitomizes the sadness that the characters he played would face. This is a sad Rajesh Khanna song from the movie Aap Ki Kasam (1974). R. D. Burman composed the music of this movie and Kishore Kumar sang this song.
This Rajesh Khanna song is from the movie The Train (1970). Mohammad Rafi sang this song and the music was composed by R.D Burman. Most recently it was covered by Atif Aslam and is a great rendition of this classic song.
Kora Kagaz Tha Yeh Mann Mera
Once again from the movie Aradhana. S.D Burman’s incomplete music was later completed by his son R.D Burman. Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar together sang this song.
Bheegi Bheegi Raaton Mein
The seventies were the decade when Amitabh Bachchan’s star began to rise. But the first superstar of India, Rajesh Khanna still packed a punch. This beautiful track from Rajesh Khanna’s movie Ajnabee was composed by R.D Burman and had Kishore Kumar and Lata ji singing a duet.
What is your favourite Rajesh Khanna song?