Rajesh Khanna joined the film industry after winning an All India Talent Contest through a nation-wide selection procedure. He made his film debut in the 1966 with Aakhri Khat, but he got the recognition as popular protagonist after the success of Aurat, Khamoshi and Aradhana. His prominent films are Sachcha Jhuta, Aradhana, Anand, Avtar, Aati Patang and many more. He has worked in 132 films altogether.
In 2005 Rajesh Khanna was honoured with the same award from Filmfare.