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Vikas Khanna Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : November 13, 2018

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Short Biography

Vikas Khanna was born on 14-11-1971 in Amritsar in the state of Punjab, India. He is an Indian Chef, Restaurateur, Philanthropist, Writer & Author.

Vikas Khanna Complete Bio & Career

Vikas Khanna was born in Amritsar and from a very age, he developed an interest in cooking. From an early age, he decided that he will build a professional career in this field only. He was born with a misaligned legs and feet and got it fixed when he was 13. He to pursue his interest in cooking started learning to cook dishes from his grandmother. He obtained his graduate degree in Hotel Management from Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration. He after the completion of his graduation established an event called Saanch.
He began his professional career by joining Leela Group of Hotels and then eventually worked with the Welcome group, and Taj Group of Hotels. After working at various places, he finally started his own restaurant called Junoon in New York in the year 2010. The restaurant has received various positive reviews and has been felicitated with Michelin Star for 6 consecutive years.   
He is known as a well-known cookbook author and has penned down some of the most exclusive cooking books that world have ever witnessed. Among all the books that he has penned down some of the books which received worldwide recognition include Modern Indian Cooking, Savour Mumbai, World Feast - My Favourite Kitchen, and "Shaken & Stirred- A Non-Alcoholic Drinks Book" among others. He rose to stardom after he penned down a 1200 page book called "UTSAV- A Culinary Epic of Indian Festivals". The book is among the most expensive books written ever as it costs INR 8 lakhs per copy. The book weighs 16kg. The book has been penned with gold ink. He gifted the copies of his books to personalities like Dalai Lama, Indian PM Narendra Modi, and Hillary Clinton. 
He has hosted a range of cook shows. Since 2nd season, he has been hosting MasterChef India. He also hosted Twist of Taste for four seasons and also appeared as a guest judge on MasterChef Australia. He has also made his appearance on the famous show called Nokia Lumia: Your Wish Is My App. In addition to the small screen, he has also appeared in the documentary film series of Holy Kitchens. 
He has worked for various fundraising events and has established his own foundation called “SAKIV” (South Asian Kid's Infinite Vision). He has also been appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of a foundation called Smile Foundation and has raised about 1milion USD for the organization. 

Vikas Khanna Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Davinder and Bindu Khanna. He has a sister named Radhika and a brother named Nishant Khanna. 

Life's Important Dates Of Vikas Khanna

Body Measurements

Chest Size 40
Biceps Size 12
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Amritsar, Punjab
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Amritsar, Punjab
School N/A
College Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, Manipur, India
Cornell University, New York, USA
New York University, New York, USA
Qualification Degree in Hospitality Management
Hobbies Doing yoga, listening to music
Marital Status Unmarried


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Movie Hollywood: The Shawshank Redemption, Before Midnight
Bollywood: Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge
Favorite Place Goa

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Vikas Khanna

  • Vikas’ documentary called Kitchens of Gratitude which focuses on the healing power of food and its association with world religions was released during the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016. This documentary marks Vikas’ debut as a director.
  • Vikas was inspired by his grandmother who loved to cook, and her kitchen became a part of his foundational training.
  • Khanna has been linked up with Shipra Khanna, the winner of the second season of Master Chef India.
  • He bought a house across from the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.
  • Michelin-starred chef Vikas Khanna voted one of the Sexiest Men Alive by People magazine.
  • He was named men of the year by GQ in 2012.

Vikas Khanna Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

51 years, 2months, 26 days old age Vikas Khanna will turn 52 on 14 November, 2023. Only 9 months, 4 days, 9 hours,35 minutes has left for his next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Vikas Khanna has celebrated the total number of 52 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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