Vinod Khanna was one of the greatest actors Hindi cinema has produced. He was not just an actor, he had a persona of his own. He was born on 6 October 1946 in Peshawar (present-day Pakistani city). Aside from being a great Indian actor and producer, he later decided to become a politician. He became Minister of Parliament for the Gurdaspur constituency for two periods.
A villain, a celebrity, a sanyasi and a politician, Vinod Khanna, also known as”the monk who sold his Mercedes” along with Swami Vinod Bharti, succumbed to cancer at age 70. Considered among the best looking actors in Bollywood, Khanna became famous with the audience and was featured in numerous lead roles.
While at the boarding school, he fell in love with motion films after watching Mughal-e-Azam. After graduating from Sydenham College with a commerce degree, he embarked on his film career.
Before he became popular for the cop characters, Khanna, who’s famous for his distinct style and character, made quite an impression as a scowling dacait in several flicks. Legend has it that when Sunil Dutt saw Vinod Khanna for the first time, he was fascinated with the young guy because he was from Peshawar (current day-Pakistan). Dutt made a decision to launch Khanna along with his younger brother Sunil Dutt in their own home production Person ka Meet (1968).
Vinod Khanna Bio Data
Name: Vinod Khanna
Full Name: Vinod Khanna
Nickname/Alternative Name: Sexy Sanyasi
Age: 70 Years
Date of Birth: 6 October 1946
Birthplace: 27 April 2017
Date of Death: 27 April 2017 (aged 70)
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Hometown: 27 April 2017
Vinod Khanna Academic Profile
Qualification: Degree in Commerce
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
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Vinod Khanna Career and Net Worth
Occupation: Actor, producer, politician
Debut TV Series/Movie:
- 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.
Salary: Not Available
Net Worth: Not Available
Family & Relatives
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Girlfriend: Gitanjali (m.1971-1985)
Kavita Daftary, Businesswoman (m.1990-present)
Father: Kishanchand Khanna (Textiles Businessman)
Mother: Kamla Khanna
Brother(s): Pramod Khanna
Amrita Singh, Actress
Son(s): Rahul Khanna (Elder), Akshaye Khanna (Both Actors), Sakshi Khanna (Son from present wife)
Daughter(s): Shraddha Khanna (Daughter from present wife)
Physical Statistics & Build
Weight In Pounds: 194 lbs
Weight In KG: 88 kg
Height In Feet: 5’ 10”
Height In Meter: 1.78 m
Biceps: 13 Inches
Chest: 44 Inches
Shoe Size: 10 Inches
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hobbies & Other Activities
Hobbies: Not Available
Likes and Dislikes
Favorite Actor: Dilip Kumar, Marlon Brando
Favorite Actress: Prakash Mehra, Mahmohan Desai, Raj Khosla, Feroz Khan
Favorite Food: Black
Favorite Color: Black
Some Interesting Facts About Vinod Khanna
- One of the most good looking actors of his time, Vinod Khanna starred in many blockbusters of his time.
- Vinod Khanna, who was born into a business family in 1946 in Peshawar (now in Pakistan) has appeared in approximately 141 films.
- Vinod Khanna, who is known for his distinct style and persona, started his film career with negative roles.
- Vinod debuted in Sunil Dutt’s 1968 film Man Ka Meet as a villain.
- Vinod, who started his movie career by doing supporting and negative roles, also shared screen space with many big superstars of his time.
- Vinod Khanna returned to rule the silver screen again in the late ’80s and early ’90s. Apparently, Vinod Khanna was the second highest paid Hindi actor from 1987-1994.
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