Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The magic behind Rajesh Khanna's super stardom

People agree Rajesh Khanna was the first superstar of the Hindi film industry but opinions are varied as to why. Some say it was the mannerisms, some the soft romantic voice, some the expressive eyes, and others felt it was the melodious music he acted out. Khanna's hands are able to give us some insight into the question. They can explain why this man moved the hearts of millions of people, especially women. To put it simply,
Rajesh Khanna was loved because he loved. His hand shows that Khanna was brimming with love and passion from the inside. His hands show that at heart he was loving, generous, and also compassionate. Check out a photograph of his hand here.

The Venus Mount and Rajesh Khanna's Heartline suggest a highly developed sex drive as well, and people with such high sexual energy love people of the opposite sex, going out of their way to woo them. This explains why beautiful women were attracted to Rajesh in his personal life. He genuinely loved women.

In addition, the developed Mars mounts on Rajesh's hands, the long thumb, the shape of his Apollo finger specially the tip, and the slight gap between his Headline and Lifeline meant that he could give expression to this passion outwardly, a trifle dramatically, and also express his inherent histrionic ability.

A strong sexuality adds to “charisma” and in Rajesh Khanna’s case gives us a clue as to what made him a “phenomenon.” But a raw sexuality without sympathy and love is plain old lust. Fortunately Rajesh had the right love formulae going for him. He could express an understated, yet intense love with his body and eyes. The reason he got it right was because that was who he was in real life. Compassion and sympathy are evident in the shape and position of Rajesh’s Heartline, the developed Venus Mount and the thumb setting. This added to his charm, because people can sense a genuinely sympathetic nature, and this temperament which made it easier for Rajesh to feel and act. 

Yet, Rajesh Khanna led a lonely and sad life in later years. In a sense one is reminded of Elvis Presley. The details may be different but both men were love/sex symbols of their day, both peaked early in their careers, and were unable to match earlier successes. Both men married beautiful women,  both falling in love with very young women. Elvis with 14 year old Priscilla and Rajesh with 16 year old Dimple. Both men were abandoned by their wives.

What went wrong?
When it comes to Rajesh Khanna, several personality characteristics led to his downfall. One of them was his dark imagination, shown by the developed Moon mount and the shape of his Saturn finger. It is the dark and moody side that some creative people possess – a kind of  moodiness and cynicism. This quality by itself is not necessarily harmful and can in fact help an artiste if he can handle it.

Everyone talks of Rajesh Khanna's ego and this was the first thing I looked for when I checked his hands. Ego is present alright, clearly marked by the towering finger of Jupiter and the strong Jupiter mount. But when we think of ego we often associate it with  arrogance, but arrogance is not seen on Rajesh’s hand at all (setting of Jupiter finger). Rajesh had a strong, perhaps inflated sense of the self, more akin to narcissism, a word I am using here in a non clinical sense. Rajesh was born with this characteristic. This gives the owner a childlike conviction in his own importance. It is pure self-love and people with this quality are often drawn into public life, either into politics or acting. It is a quality which actually helps an actor in his work because he enjoys being seen and watched. People have said that RK or Kakaji as he was popularly known was shy. There is an evidence of slight introversion in his early years (Venus Mount)  but by the age of 30 or so it was almost gone. Rajesh’s hands show his idealism, and worse, a difficulty in seeing another’s point of view (finger shape, mars mounts and also the quadrangle) and a man pretty much difficult to persuade.  

Taken singly none of the negative qualities make a tragic hero. But in combination they can shake the  balance of personality, specially when some of them are present in an intense way, like the ego and the stubbornness. Despite this a person can  find a balance if he has a good Headline. A good Headline shows pragmatism, good judgment, self-control and common sense, quite necessary for long-term success. In Rajesh Khanna's case the Headline is weak if one compares it to the rest of the hand. Without good judgment life can become a roller coaster ride. 

Related Reading: Amitabh Bachchan's hand analysis or check out other actors from Bollywood or Hollywood


  1. Thanks for this reading. :)

  2. That was detailed analysis. I guess the reason for his unhappiness in later years might have been due to the lack of attention. Fame is addictive. So, if a person becomes famous and gets a lot of adulation when they are young, they expect the same throughout their lives. Or more. It is required to keep them happy. As fame/adulation decreases, they become bitter and either do silly things to garner attention or become resigned unto themselves. The latter is better, and thankfully Rajesh Khanna did not end up embarrassing himself. Others in the movie industry are not so lucky.

    I have not seen any of his movies. Need to see at least one!

    Destination Infinity

  3. Thanks TN.
    DI, true, fame is addictive. I guess some people do not plan for the future in advance or plan any other life. When they are not mentally prepared the lack of attention will hit very hard.

  4. To manage fame is as tough as it is to achieve. Rajesh Khanna was no exception reached to pinnacle and than due to circumstances beyond control & some self created (ego, vanity, Vainglorious, etc) he experienced a sharp fall. But a true legend who will remain immortal in our memoirs. Thanks for the reading Nita.

  5. Nice Post. Thnkz for the illustration. A great personality, a phenomenon, and a legend. Too add a small question if our right hand or the active hand is bigger than the left hand or passive hand what does it signify in general. And a request can you please give a hand reading of Virat Kohli the Indian batting sensation. He has already achieved lot of records, I am just eager to know will he able to break Sachin's record as Sachin himself foretold that Virat has the capacity to break his record.

  6. Thanks Anonymous. Like you say managing one's fame is very difficult, and few people manage the downturn. The higher you go the harder you fall!

  7. It becomes difficult to answer comments when everyone has the same name which is Anonymous! Perhaps commentators can try anonymous2 or anonymous4 so I know whether the same person has commented earlier or not!
    Anyway, to your question about the right active hand being bigger. A bigger hand very generally shows a person who is more in control, for example the head vs the heart. But this is relative. For example one has to compare the hand to the size of the person. Secondly, one has to see how big the active hand is. If it is also small, although a little less small, it will not be significant.

  8. Every time u post interesting stuff ,,,this time also,,it was really interesting!!! ...love to read ur posts!! ....

    hey why don't u read the hand of Rajnikanth ( i am not this fan but i guess his hand would be interesting to read)

    here are some links (pics of his palm )..




  9. Thanks for you reply Nita. Please try to post Virat Kohli's palm analysis.

  10. Bob, okay. I shall keep his name in mind. Main thing is getting sufficient photos of his hand.

    FFH, thanks. Like you, I am quite interested in Rajnikanth mainly because he has a superstar status and more so because he came from a poor family but did so well in the film industry. One of the photos you posted was quite good. I need at least 2-3 photos which are similar and that's because the angle of the hand can be quite deceptive, with fingers and the palm looking different in different photos. However I shall keep looking. I have some photos of Rajnikanth too, and whenever I am ready I will read his hand.

  11. yeah sure take ur time ...and thanx!!!(*<*) ...

    here are some More link.. check it out ...



  12. Rajesh Kanna's heart line ending in Saturn mount denotes his very selfish nature.

  13. Selfishness is seen in the shape of the hands and fingers, and setting of the thumb.

  14. Rajesh khanna set a benchmark all other actors indian film industry never find superstar just like Rajesh Khanna

  15. RajeshKhanna remains the only God this film industry has ever had or will ever have the difference between him & all the other stars put together is he had devotees whereas all others fans


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