Vinod Khanna Biography: Height, Weight, Age, Death Cause, Personal Life & Career

Vinod Khanna Education

About Vinod Khanna: Vinod was one of the highest-paid actors in the Hollywood industry along with Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan.

Vinod Khanna Early Life and Education 

Vinod Khanna was born in a Hindu Punjabi family to Kamla and Krishnachand Khanna on 6 October 1946 in Peshawar ( Pakistan). 

He completed his education at St.Mary School Bombay, Delhi Public School ( Mathura Road ) Barnes School (Deolali ) and Sydenham College ( Bombay).

Vinod married Geetanjali Taleyarkhan in 1971, later Geetanjali gave birth to two sons Rahul and Akshaye who also followed their father’s legacy of acting. Later, Vinod and Geetanjali got divorced in 1985. Vinod shifted to Rajneeshpuram and acquired the disciple of Osho.

In 1990, Vinod Khanna married Kavita Daftary. Kavita gave birth to two children, a son Sakshi and a daughter Shraddha. 

Vinod Khanna Career and Popularity 

  1. Vinod Khanna started his career in the film industry by acting as a supporting actor in many different films in 1968.
  2. He made his debut in the movie Man Ki Meet in 1970. In 1971 he got his first lead actor role in the movie Hum Tum Aur Woh.
  3. He signed many movies with lead actor roles after shining and showing his acting abilities by performing in some good movies.

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Some top movies of Vinod Khanna are – 

  • Dayavan (1988)
  • Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)
  • Qurbani (1980)
  • Satyamev Jayate (1987)
  • Muqaddar is Sikandar ( 1978)
  • Chandni (1989)
  • Batwara (1989)
  • Mera Gaon Mera Desh ( 1971)
  • Jurm (1990)
  • Hera Pheri (1976)
  • Dabang (2010)
  • Alan Milo Sajna (1970)

He worked on more than 50+ movies in the Bollywood Industry and most of them gained so much popularity and appreciation.

Vinod Khanna Breakthrough from  Film Industry

Vinod took a break from the film industry in 1982 and attended disciplined sessions with his guru Osho in Oregon (USA).  Later, Osho Ashram was closed by the USA due to some legal issues and Vinod came back to Mumbai and started working in the film industry.

He continued to visit Osho Nisarga  Ashram which was situated in Dharamsala (Himalayas) until his last years.

Vinod collaborated with other actors and actresses in the film industry and appeared in more than 20+ movies on screen.

Vinod Khanna Journey In Politics

In 1997 Vinod Joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and was elected from Punjab Gurdaspur for Constituency. Later after some time, he became Union Minister of Culture and Tourism in July 2002. He was selected as the 16th Lok Sabha for the same constituency. He also served for External Affairs in 2004.

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Vinod Khanna Achievement Awards and More 

  • In 1975 for Best Supporting Actor Role
  • In 1977,1979 and 1981 Nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
  • In 1999 won the Filmfare Award
  • In the 2005 Stardust Award 
  • In the 2007 Zee Cine Awards 
  • In the 2017 Dada Shahe Awards 

Vinod Khanna died due to dehydration in a large amount in Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre in Gurgaon. Also, the doctor claimed that he had advanced battling bladder cancer.