Here’s How Much The First ‘SuperStar’ Earned for His Films

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Rajesh Khanna, affectionately referred as ‘Kaka ji’ was the highest paid actor of Bollywood from 1970 to 1979. He is the superstar who created a wave in Indian film industry. His acting skills, charming smile, performances and unique style helped him climb the ladder to success in just six years. Khanna was the symbol of mass hysteria, girls married his photographs, his car was full of lipstick marks, female wrote him bunch of letters in blood. Such was his phenomena.

Rajesh Khanna was one of the highest paid actors of his time. Nobody till date is able to break his record of 15 consecutive solo super hit films. !970 to 1979 was the time period when he had GOD like figure. He was at peak of his career and was the highest paid actor in Bollywood. His biggest hits of this period were Safar, Kati Patang, Sachaa Jhutha, Aan Milo Sajna, Anand, Amar Prem”and Mere Jeevan Saathi. Following is the amount he charged for his movies.

Rajesh Khanna’s Salary

Aakhri Khat (1966) – 2.5 Lakhs INR
Raaz (1967) – 2.5 Lakhs INR
Baharon Ke Sapne (1967) – 5 Lakhs INR
Safar (1970) – 10 Lakhs INR
The Train (1970) – 10 Lakhs INR
Sachaa Jhutha (1970) – 15 Lakhs INR
Aan Milo Sajna (1970) – 12 Lakhs INR
Mehboob Ki Mehndi (1971) – 15 Lakhs INR
Dushmun (1971) – 20 Lakhs INR
Maryada (1971) – 14 Lakhs INR
Haathi Mere Saathi (1971) – 25 Lakhs INR
Chhoti Bahu (1971) – 15 Lakhs INR
Shehzada (1972) – 15 Lakhs INR
Apna Desh (1972) – 20 Lakhs INR
Dil Daulat Duniya (1972) – 15 Lakhs INR
Amar Prem (1972) – 20 Lakhs INR
Joroo Ka Ghulam (1972) – 15 Lakhs INR
Namak Haraam (1973) – 20 Lakhs INR
Aap Ki Kasam (1974) – 25 Lakhs INR
Prem Nagar (1974) – 24 Lakhs INR
Avishkaar (1974) – 25 Lakhs INR
Roti (1974) – 27 Lakhs INR
Prem Kahani (1975) – 25 Lakhs INR
Bundal Baaz (1976) – 25 Lakhs INR
Mehbooba (1976) – 25 Lakhs INR
Anurodh (1977) – 27 Lakhs INR
Karm (1977) – 27 Lakhs INR
Chhailla Babu (1977) – 30 Lakhs INR
Amar Deep (1979) – 35 Lakhs INR
Prem Bandhan (1979) – 35 Lakhs INR
Bandish (1980/I) – 40 Lakhs INR
Thodisi Bewafaii (1980) – 40 Lakhs INR
Aanchal (1980) – 40 Lakhs INR
Kudrat (1981) – 40 Lakhs INR
Dhanwan (1981) – 47 Lakhs INR
Fiffty Fiffty (1981) – 35 Lakhs INR
Dil-E-Nadaan (1982) – 47 Lakhs INR
Souten (1983) – 50 Lakhs INR
Agar Tum Na Hote (1983) – 50 Lakhs INR
Dharm Aur Qanoon (1984) – 50 Lakhs INR
Hum Dono (1985) – 50 Lakhs INR
Bewafai (1985) – 50 Lakhs INR
Adhikar (1986) – Lakhs INR
Avam (1987) – 60 Lakhs INR