Friday marks the 75th birth anniversary of Bollywood’s first superstar Rajesh Khanna.

Bollywood’s first superstar, Rajesh Khanna, would have turned 75 on Friday, if he were alive today. Rajesh Khanna was as much the passionate lover as he was the dependable friend we saw him onscreen – he essayed all his roles with such dedication that the masses and critics loved him alike.

Kaka, as he was fondly known, shares his birth anniversary with daughter, actor-turned-writer Twinkle Khanna, and she took to Twitter early morning to remember the legendary actor. She shared a black and white picture where she is posing with her dad. He passed away on July 18, 2012, leaving behind an epic legacy of films that make us cry, songs that we continue to hum even today and cinematic moments that we cherish.

From Anand to Amar Prem, Rajesh Khanna’s filmography and discography offer an exhaustive study of life and human emotions. From sacrifice to love, romance, melancholy and the philosophy of life, his work is a study in life lessons.