Rajesh Khanna

When his film career was all but over, Rajesh Khanna turned to politics.

Khanna represented the New Delhi constituency in the tenth Lok Sabha. Contesting on a Congress ticket, he defeated the BJP's own cine star-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha in a by-election for the seat in 1992.

Rumours were that Khanna was considering quitting the Congress and walking over to the BJP in 1999, but he has stayed loyal to the Congress and actively participated in the party's 2002 electoral campaign in Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal.


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