One year ago, the Indian film industry lost its first superstar. Actor Rajesh Khanna died of cancer on July 18, 2012 in Mumbai at the age of 69.
The heartthrob of the '70s, the term 'superstar' was coined for Rajesh Khanna. Despite being written off as a '"flop hero" when he started out, Rajesh Khanna single-handedly broke the spell of the reigning trinity of heroes – Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand.
On his first death anniversary, here is a look the life and times of the actor.