2012: When entertainment industry lost its many icons
Khanna defined innocence and love through his innumerable hits like 'Aradhana', 'Do Raaste', 'Anand', 'Amar Prem' and 'Safar'.
Film industry lost a familiar face with the demise of character actor Achala Sachdev at the age of 91. The actress, who featured in the famous song 'Aye Meri Zohra Jabeen', started her career as a child actor. She later moved on to character roles of mother and grandmother in films like 'Waqt' and 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge'. Wrestler-actor Dara Singh, the beloved Hanuman of 'Mahabharat', lost his battle with illness at the age of 84.
An undisputed champion in the wrestling ring, Singh was probably the only wrestler to make a successful transition into acting. The actor did memorable roles both on the big and small screen.
A K Hangal, who portrayed the roles of a beloved uncle, father, grandfather and a doting servant in Hindi cinema, died at the age of 98. He played memorable roles in films like 'Sholay', 'Shaukeen', 'Namak Haram', 'Aaina', 'Avtaar', 'Arjun', 'Aandhi', 'Kora Kagaz', 'Bawarchi', 'Chitchor', 'Guddi', 'Abhimaan', 'Anamika' and 'Parichay'.
Filmmaker Raj Kanwar, who directed movies like 'Laadla', 'Deewana', 'Andaaz', 'Judaai' and 'Jaan, passed away in February following kidney failure.
Actor Joy Mukherjee, the star of films like 'Love in Shimla', 'Ek Musafir Ek Hasina' and 'Shagird', died at the age of 73 due to respiratory problems.
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