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Vinod Khanna

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Vinod Khanna
Khanna in July 2012
Member of the Indian Parliament
for Gurdaspur
In office
2014 – 27 April 2017
Preceded byPratap Singh Bajwa
Succeeded byVacant
In office
Preceded bySukhbuns Kaur
Succeeded byPratap Singh Bajwa
Personal details
Born(1946-10-06)6 October 1946[1]
Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province, British India
(now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan)
Died27 April 2017(2017-04-27) (aged 70)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India[2]
Cause of deathBladder cancer
Spouse(s)Geetanjali (1971–1985; divorced)
Kavita (1990–2017; his death)
ChildrenRahul Khanna (son)
Akshay Khanna (son)
Sakshi Khanna (son)
Shraddha Khanna (daughter)
OccupationActor, MP of Lok Sabha for Gurdaspur

Vinod Khanna (6 October 1946 – 27 April 2017)[3][4] was an Indian actor. He was also an active politician and was the sitting MP from Gurdaspur constituency (between 1998-2009 and 2014-2017).[5]

Career[change | change source]

Khanna played lead roles in many movies and is best remembered for his performance in Mere Apne, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Gaddaar, Jail Yatra, Imtihaan, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Inkaar, Kuchhe Dhaage, Amar Akbar Anthony, Rajput, Qurbani, Kudrat, Dayavan, Kaarnama,Suryaa: An Awakening and Jurm.[6]

After making his debut in 1968, Khanna first acted in small roles or negative roles. His angry young man role in the movie Mere Apne,[7] his negative role as the main villain in the superhit movie Mera Gaon Mera Desh[6] and his role in the crtically acclaimed movie Achanak based on the events of the popular case K. M. Nanavati v. State of Maharashtra,[8] as the military officer turned fugitive.[9]

Khanna was popularly known as one of the most handsome lead actors ever in Bollywood.[10][11][12][13]

Political career[change | change source]

In 1997, Khanna joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)[14] and was elected from Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab in the next year's Lok Sabha election.

In 2014 general election he was again elected for 16th Loksabha from same constituency.[15]

Death[change | change source]

Khanna died on 27 April 2017 at a hospital in Mumbai from bladder cancer at the age of 70.[16][17]

References[change | change source]

  1. Chaudhry, Shikha (27 April 2017). "Veteran actor Vinod Khanna dies at 70". NewsBytes. Archived from the original on 28 April 2017. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  2. "Actor Vinod Khanna dead at 70, he was suffering from cancer". Financial Express. 27 April 2017.
  3. "Actor Vinod Khanna passes away; was ill with cancer". NewsBytes. Archived from the original on 2017-04-28. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  4. "Veteran actor Vinod Khanna, 70, dies after a battle with cancer". OnManorama.
  5. "Vinod Khanna - Early Life and Movies". BookMyShow.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "The actor who renounced success". www.rediff.com. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  7. "Remembering Vinod Khanna: 15 Films That Celebrate the Legacy of the Actor". News18. 2017-04-27. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  8. "Akshay Kumar's Rustom and other films that KM Nanavati case inspired". The Indian Express. 2016-08-09. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  9. "Millennials Review Classics: Vinod Khanna's Hit-and-Miss 'Achanak'". The Quint. Archived from the original on 2017-04-27. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  10. "Handsome B'town hunks in 100 years of Indian cinema - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  11. "Remembering Vinod Khanna, the quintessential toughie, angry cop, and romantic lead". Firstpost. 2017-04-27. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  12. "Vinod Khanna: 10 of the most handsome pictures of Bollywood's hunk we want etched on our memory forever!". Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  13. "Vinod Khanna's interesting lesser known facts | The Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  14. "Acting is my bread and butter, but politics is my responsibility: Vinod Khanna | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis". dna. 2014-05-10. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  15. "Vinod Khanna, the politician: 4-time MP who handled two ministries under Vajpayee". Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  16. "Vinod Khanna dead after battling cancer for many years, he was 70". 27 April 2017.
  17. "Vinod Khanna dies at 70, was suffering from bladder cancer". Hindustan Times. 27 April 2017.

Other websites[change | change source]

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