Classics of Rajesh Khanna

by shrikant-narayanan | created - 06 May 2011 | updated - 08 Apr 2018 | Public

This is the list of the Classics of Rajesh Khanna.

The films which has a better role for him and has a greater performance by him precedes the next film in this list.

The below films are the Best Movies Classics of Rajesh Khanna and have been put in order of ranking of the better film preceding the good film.

In the classics only two multi star hit movies which are average fares but box office superhits have been excluded -they are Dharam Kanta and Nishaan and Alag Alag.

This list ranks films on basis of Rajesh Khanna's performance.

The film with a different theme and becoming a box office hit due to Rajesh Khanna's performance as the main lead actor is placed higher up the order followed by next best performance of his.Most of his films are blockbusters at the box office and all of the films in below list are classic films of which few became box office flops .

His films with him having pivotal special appearance that is Khanna having integral role in the film , have been placed below in the list as he was not the leading man of the movie, although his presence in those films played a big part in them becoming box office hits like in case of Andaz, Durga, Anuraag, Disco Dancer and Suraag in the respective years.

The masala entertaining films which were box office hits are placed below the list as they were run off mill films or formula based films or multi star films so even they are placed below in the list.

The result at the box office in the year of its release has been given.

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1. Amar Prem (1972)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

A village woman abandoned by her husband is forced into prostitution in Kolkata and forms nameless yet strong relations with a wealthy patron as well as an abused boy in the neighbourhood.

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Bindu

Votes: 1,360

2. Aap Ki Kasam (1974)

153 min | Romance, Drama

Rajesh Khanna plays Mumtaz's jealous husband who begins to doubt her fidelity when his best friend Sanjeev Kumar enters their lives. She is unable to convince Rajesh Khanna that she loves ... See full summary »

Director: J. Om Prakash | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, Sanjeev Kumar, Rehman

Votes: 354

3. Kudrat (1981)

164 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

The setting is in scenic Simla, summer capital of the British Raj in the 1970's. Chandramukhi from Bombay is on holiday with her parents and so is Naresh, a US educated medical professional... See full summary »

Director: Chetan Anand | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Raaj Kumar, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna

Votes: 249

4. Roti (1974)

120 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Mangal Singh (Rajesh Khanna) has been a career criminal, whose criminal career began to steal food and to keep from starving, and thence got him in deeper and deeper in the criminal world. ... See full summary »

Director: Manmohan Desai | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, Nirupa Roy, Sujit Kumar

Votes: 375

5. Anand (1971)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama, Musical

The story of a terminally ill man who wishes to live life to the full before the inevitable occurs, as told by his best friend.

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Sumita Sanyal, Ramesh Deo

Votes: 24,341

6. Dushman (1971)

Not Rated | 177 min | Drama

Surjit Singh earns his living driving a truck, most of the time while consuming alcohol. One night he stops at Courtesan Chamelibai's, drinks, goes to bed with her, and gets up behind ... See full summary »

Director: Dulal Guha | Stars: Meena Kumari, Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, Nana Palsikar

Votes: 164

7. Aanchal (1980)

Action, Drama, Family

This movie revolves around the lives of two brothers, Kishan (Amol Palekar) and Shambhu (Rajesh Khanna). Kishan is married to Shanti (Raakhee), but both are unable to have children. When ... See full summary »

Director: Anil Ganguly | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Rakhee Gulzar, Rekha, Prem Chopra

Votes: 49

8. Bawarchi (1972)

Not Rated | 130 min | Comedy, Musical, Drama

Squabbling Sharma family has a dubious reputation of not having any cook last there for more than a few months. Word spreads out about this family to such an extent that no person wants to ... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Jaya Bachchan, Usha Kiran, Harindranath Chattopadhyay

Votes: 3,282

9. Mehboob Ki Mehndi (1971)

151 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Yusuf lives a wealthy lifestyle with his businessman dad, Safdarjang, who is confined to a wheel-chair. When Yusuf's precocious nephew, Khalid alias Phirangi's tutor, Mrs. Albert complains ... See full summary »

Director: Harnam Singh Rawail | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Leena Chandavarkar, Pradeep Kumar, Baby Sonu

Votes: 108

10. Sachaa Jhutha (1970)

143 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

A penniless musician is unwittingly forced to trade places with a look-alike diamond merchant/thief causing a comedy of errors by everyone involved.

Director: Manmohan Desai | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, Vinod Khanna, Faryal

Votes: 208

11. Dhanwan (1981)

152 min | Crime, Drama, Family

Vijay Kumar Saxena is a rich playboy who cares about nothing he falls in love with Asha Nath who she ignore as she is in love with Anil due to an accident committed by Anil Vijay lost his ... See full summary »

Director: Surendra Mohan | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Reena Roy, Rakesh Roshan, Om Prakash

Votes: 48

12. Prem Kahani (1975)

149 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Rajesh Narain lives a poor lifestyle in a small town in British India along with his brother, Brijesh, Bhabi, and a niece, Munni. He attends college and has a sweetheart in wealthy Kamini ... See full summary »

Director: Raj Khosla | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Shashi Kapoor, Mumtaz, Vinod Khanna

Votes: 132

13. Chhailla Babu (1977)

146 min | Action, Crime, Romance

Rita (Zeenat Aman) is saved from a fatal fall while skiing by a local guide called Chailla Babu (Rajesh Khanna) in Kashmir. Rita finds Chailla in multiple avatars in the course of her tour ... See full summary »

Director: Joy Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Asrani, Om Shivpuri

Votes: 65

14. Rajput (1982)

Action, Drama, Romance

Unable to handle the taking of his kingdom by an Indian Government decree, the Maharaja kills himself. His son, Jaipal, takes over as the Maharaja, turns rebel, and refuses to hand over his... See full summary »

Director: Vijay Anand | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Vinod Khanna

Votes: 127

15. Bandhan (I) (1969)

159 min | Drama, Family, Musical

Jeevanlal lives in a small village in India with his wife, Sita, a son, Dharmchand and daughter, Meena, and makes a living by stealing. One day he steals from the Tehsildar's home, returns ... See full summary »

Director: Narendra Bedi | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz, Jeevan, Rajendra Nath

Votes: 71

16. Safar (1970)

137 min | Drama, Romance

Neela and Avinash are medical students, and are attracted to each other. But Avinash is poor and wants Neela to live a comfortable life. When Neela, who tutors Monto Kappor, meets his elder... See full summary »

Director: Asit Sen | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Feroz Khan, Ashok Kumar

Votes: 323

17. Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein (1977)

127 min | Drama, Family

Ravi (Rajesh Khanna) accidentally lands a job as postman in a remote village after being an unemployed college graduate for some Time. He meets a variety of people as he fits into rural ... See full summary »

Director: Meraj | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Asrani, Farida Jalal

Votes: 59

18. Tyaag (1977)

Drama, Romance

Chetan and Sunita are in love with each other, and would like to get married. With blessings from their respective parents, they do get married and live a fairly harmonious life. They are ... See full summary »

Director: Din Dayal Sharma | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Prem Chopra, Sulochana Latkar

Votes: 26

19. Raja Rani (1973)

Family, Romance

Widowed and with a small son, Raja, Janaki works as a maidservant with a wealthy man. When Raja falls ill, she has no money to get medicines, so she agrees to spend a night with her ... See full summary »

Director: Sachin Bhowmick | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, David Abraham, Iftekhar

Votes: 79

20. Babu (1985)

Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Family

Babu is a naive young man who likes to go out of his way to help people. He has fallen in love with Kammo, but in the process of helping another, he lands himself in jail for two years. ... See full summary »

Director: A.C. Trilogchander | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Mala Sinha, Rati Agnihotri

Votes: 52

21. Haathi Mere Saathi (1971)

Not Rated | 170 min | Drama, Family, Musical

Orphaned Raju, in the company of four elephants, has to perform with them at street corners, in order to keep alive. Slowly he amasses a fortune, and is able to build his own private zoo, ... See full summary »

Director: M.A. Thirumugham | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Tanuja, David Abraham, Sujit Kumar

Votes: 1,022

22. Ittefaq (1969)

104 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

Taking place almost entirely over the course of one stormy night, a woman is terrified when an accused murderer escapes from a mental hospital and seeks refuge in her home.

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Nanda, Sujit Kumar, Bindu

Votes: 833

23. Hum Dono (1985)

Not Rated | 156 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

Raja (Khanna) discovers that his face is similar to that of Dr. Shekhar, one of the top earning doctors of Bombay. He somehow manages to take his place, but discovers that even Dr. Shekhar has problems of his own.

Director: B.S. Glaad | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Reena Roy, Johnny Walker

Votes: 46

24. Aradhana (1969)

Not Rated | 169 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Arun meets Vandana during a vacation and very soon they secretly get married.Arun is a air force pilot an dies in a crash leaving pregnant Vandana heartbroken.As her marriage was never ... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Sujit Kumar, Farida Jalal

Votes: 1,477

25. Kati Patang (1970)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, Family, Musical

A runaway bride promises her dying widowed friend that she will assume her identity and look after her infant child.

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Asha Parekh, Prem Chopra, Bindu

Votes: 807

26. Souten (1983)

160 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Shyam an ambitious young man is in Mauritius to fulfill his dreams. He meets Rukmini, a millionaire's daughter. They fall in love and get married despite strong opposition from Rukmani's ... See full summary »

Director: Saawan Kumar Tak | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Tina Ambani, Padmini Kolhapure, Prem Chopra

Votes: 172

27. Khamoshi (1970)

Not Rated | 127 min | Family, Musical, Romance

khamoshi is an intriguing tale of a female nurse trying to maintain a balance between her professional life and her emotions who falls victim to the natural feeling of love and compassion when a person takes care of another person.

Director: Asit Sen | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Waheeda Rehman, Nasir Hussain, Snehlata

Votes: 495

28. Aavishkar (1974)

107 min | Drama, Romance

Amar and Mansi are in love, and decide to get married. They do so, and still continue to be in love. They get to their first wedding anniversary, and decide to hire a taxi-cab for a day, ... See full summary »

Director: Basu Bhattacharya | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Dina Pathak, Dennis Clement

Votes: 169

29. Daag: A Poem of Love (1973)

Not Rated | 146 min | Drama, Romance

Sunil is convicted of murder and is on the run. But the long arm of the law and his past finally catch up with him. Can he outrun his destiny for long?

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Sharmila Tagore, Rakhee Gulzar, Prem Chopra

Votes: 377

30. Chakravyuha (1978)

130 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

A young man fights spies to defend his country.

Director: Basu Chatterjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Neetu Singh, Vinod Mehra, Simple Kapadia

Votes: 36

31. Amar Deep (1979)

Drama, Romance

Raja was adopted by a criminal don (Ashok Kumar) at a very young age. After the death of the don, Raja inherits the property, and refrains from crime. However, the wealth and the power ... See full summary »

Directors: R. Krishnamurthy, K. Vijayan | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Mehra, Shabana Azmi, Deven Verma

Votes: 57

32. Joroo Ka Ghulam (1972)

Comedy, Family

Kalpana, the daughter of Shyamlal is brought up in the lap of wealth and luxury. As an University student she falls in love with a struggling artist, Rajesh. When news arrives back home of ... See full summary »

Director: A. Bhimsingh | Stars: Nanda, Rajesh Khanna, Sharad Kumar, Manisha

Votes: 75

33. Red Rose (1980)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

Anand lives a wealthy lifestyle in Bombay in a palatial house, and runs a business 'Export India'. While shopping at Roopsagar Clothing Store, he meets one of the Sales Clerks', Sharda, and... See full summary »

Director: Bharathiraja | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Poonam Dhillon, Aruna Irani, Om Shivpuri

Votes: 143

34. Ajanabee (1974)

Not Rated | 139 min | Drama, Romance

Middle-classed young and dashing Rohit Kumar Saxena falls in love with wealthy and lovely Reshmi, and both decide to get married. Reshmi's dad, the wealthy Diwan Sardarilal is strongly ... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Prem Chopra, Asrani

Votes: 143

35. Avtaar (1983)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama

Avtaar Krishen lives a poor lifestyle with his wife, Radha, and two sons, Ramesh and Chander. He works in a factory and toils hard so that his sons can get the necessary education, and live... See full summary »

Director: Mohan Kumar | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Sachin Pilgaonkar, Sujit Kumar

Votes: 489

36. Adhikar (1986)

Drama, Family, Romance

Vishal and Jyoti come from different backgrounds, but fall in love, and in spite of oppositions from both the couples' sides, are married. After marriage, they settle down to some wedded ... See full summary »

Directors: Chitrayug, Vijay Sadanah | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Tina Ambani, Zarina Wahab, Bindu

Votes: 32

37. Aaj Ka M.L.A. Ram Avtar (1984)

Not Rated | 157 min | Action, Drama

Ram Avtar, a barber in a small village, comes from a poor family, widowed, but has his wife's sister, Sushma, looking after him and his kids. Ram Avtar cuts, shaves, and grooms all males in... See full summary »

Director: Narayana Rao Dasari | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Deven Verma, Madan Puri

Votes: 54

38. Anurodh (1977)

Not Rated | 147 min | Drama, Family

Mr. Choudhary does not approve of his son, Arun, indulging in singing songs and music. He wants him to be a businessman like himself. Out of fear of his father finding out about his ... See full summary »

Director: Shakti Samanta | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Ashok Kumar, Vinod Mehra, Asrani

Votes: 144

39. Prem Nagar (1974)

200 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Karan Singh, the younger scion of a wealthy zamindar (heriditary land owners) who lives in feudal splendour. His older brother 'lords' it over the hundreds of serfs who contribute to the ... See full summary »

Director: K.S. Prakash Rao | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Hema Malini, Prem Chopra, Asrani

Votes: 94

40. Namak Haraam (1973)

Unrated | 146 min | Drama

Somnath (Somu) lives in a shanty house in a Delhi slum with his widowed mom, and unmarried sister, Sarla. He is friendly with Calcutta-based wealthy Vikram (Vicky) Maharaj. When Vicky's dad... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Amitabh Bachchan, Simi Garewal, Rekha

Votes: 1,396

41. Agar Tum Na Hote (1983)

Not Rated | 161 min | Drama, Family

Photographer Raj Bedi meets with attractive Radha, both fall in love, and get married. Shortly after the marriage, Raj has an accident and is hospitalized. He does recover, but has no ... See full summary »

Director: Lekh Tandon | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Rekha, Raj Babbar, Madan Puri

Votes: 134

42. Amrit (1986)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama, Family

After the death of their spouses; the elderly Amrit Lal Sharma and Kamla Srivastav are abused by their biological children. They get into contact with each other due to their grandchildren ... See full summary »

Director: Mohan Kumar | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Smita Patil, Aruna Irani, Daljit Kaur

Votes: 123

43. Ashanti (1982)

Action, Adventure, Crime

Honest and dedicated Police Inspector Kumar Chandra Singh intercepts a bank robbery, and is in the process of arresting the bank robbers, when he himself becomes a suspect, and is ... See full summary »

Director: Umesh Mehra | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Zeenat Aman, Parveen Babi, Shabana Azmi

Votes: 94

44. Thodisi Bewafaii (1980)

Not Rated | 150 min | Drama

Arvind Kumar Choudhary is widowed, respectable and wealthy businessman, who lives with his only son, Arun, in a palatial house. He re-marries another woman, Sujata, who is a widow, with two... See full summary »

Director: Esmayeel Shroff | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Shabana Azmi, Siddharth, Padmini Kolhapure

Votes: 86

45. Naukri (1978)

Comedy, Fantasy

Ranjit was a badminton player and his family once lived a good life.Ranjit now cant feed his family as he has turned handicapped and feels of attempting suicide. One morning Ranjit tires to... See full summary »

Director: Hrishikesh Mukherjee | Stars: Rajesh Khanna, Zaheera, Raj Kapoor, Nadira

Votes: 70

46. Awaaz (1984)

Not Rated | 150 min | Action, Crime, Drama