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Vinod Khanna Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 6, 2021

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Short Biography

Vinod Khanna was born on 06-10-1946 in Peshawar in the State of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. He is an Indian Film Actor, Film Producer, Television Actor, Voice Artist & Politician.

Vinod Khanna Complete Bio & Career

Vinod Khanna was born in a well to do business family. One day he watched Mughal-E-Azam on the silver screen and decided that one day he will be performing on silver screen. When he was finally chosen to play a negative role in the film Man Ka Meet in 1968, he didn’t even think twice before accepting that role. In the initial part of his career, he played negative roles in films such as Purab Aur Paschim, Sachaa Jhutha, and Mera Gaon Mera Desh. He was very successful with all these films but the filmmakers realized that he was too good an actor to be playing a villainous role. Thus, he started getting offers to play lead roles. 
It was Gulzar who cast him in his flicks such as Achanak and Mere Apne. Both these films were a huge hit and made him a star overnight. He acted with alongside legendary BiG B in several super hit films such as Muqaddar Ka Sikandar,  Amar Akbar Anthony, and Hera Pheri. Though he was already an established actor after working in triangular love story Qurbani, his popularity scaled highest of highs. 
After the 1990s, he decided to gave away his desire to play lead roles and was seen in supporting and character roles. In second innings of his career, his films such as Jurm, Chandini, Dayawaan, and Insaaf were some of his successful films. 
He made his foray into politics by joining BJP in 1997. He became an MP from Gurdaspur constituency of Punjab in 1998. He remained an MP till 2009. He lost in 2009 Lok Sabha elections but retained his constituency once again in 2014.  In his political career, he was handed portfolios such as Minister of State and Minister of Culture and Tourism.

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Honours & Awards

Dadasaheb Phalke Award Indian Cinema Award 2017 Hindi Film Industry

In his illustrious career, he won Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award in1975 and Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000.

Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He suffered serious dehydration and was admitted to Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital. He was battling cancer for a long time and finally bid adieu to the world on 27th April 2017.

DEATHDAY 27 April,2017 (Saturday)
DEATH PLACE Mumbai, Maharashtra

Vinod Khanna Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Khanna was married twice. First, he married Geetanjali in 1971 with whom he had two sons Akshay and Rahul Khanna. The couple divorced in 1985. He then married Kavita in 1990 and together they had a son named Sakshi and a daughter named Shraddha.

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Body Measurements

Chest Size 44
Biceps Size 13
Waist Size 38
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

School St. Mary's School, Mumbai
St. Xavier's High School, Fort, Mumbai
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road
Delhi Barnes School, Deolali, Nashik
College Sydenham College, Delhi
Qualification Degree in Commerce
Hobbies Travelling, Listening Music
Marital Status Married
Debut Film: Man Ka Meet (1969)
Political: Vinod Khanna joined the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in 1997 and was elected from the Gurdaspur constituency in the 1998 Lok Sabha Polls.


Favorite Color Black, Red
Favorite Actor Dilip Kumar
Favorite Film Director Manmohan Desai , Raj Khosla , Feroz Khan
Favorite Place Goa, Dubai
Favorite Food Non Veg Food

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Vinod Khanna

  • Before he became popular for the cop roles, Khanna, who is known for his distinct style and persona, made quite an impression as a scowling dacoit in many flicks.
  • For Mera Gaon Mera Desh (1971), Dharmendra revealed, that Khanna literally bled to infuse realism into the role.
  • Khanna finally got the opportunity to expand his repertoire when Gulzar noticed his ability to meld brute force with emotional vulnerability and cast him in leading roles in Mere Apne (1972) and Achanak (1973).
  • He attempted risky, offbeat roles too. He broke the taboo about lovemaking in Aruna Vikas’ Shaque (1976), while his mature and complex performance as a murder suspect in the movie was lauded.
  • Between 1971-1982, the actor starred in 47 multi-hero films like Ek Aur Ek Gyarah, Hera Pheri, Khoon Pasina, Amar Akbar Anthony, Zameer, Parvarish and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar.
  • Reportedly, Khanna had landed the Qurbani role in 1980 after Amitabh Bachchan refused it. The film later became the highest-grossing film of that year.
  • Khanna became the first B’Town hero to retire from the films when he was at his peak. His search for spiritual satisfaction took him to Osho.
  • After joining the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in 1997, the ‘abhineta-turned-neta’ proved his mettle in politics too. He represented Punjab’s Gurdas Parliamentary seat four times in the Lok Sabha and became the Minister of State for External Affairs in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Vinod Khanna Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Vinod Khanna was 70 years 6 months & 21 days old age.