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Vinod Khanna will be missed for Mere Apne and Achanak performances

India TV Entertainment Desk New Delhi 27 Apr 2017, 13:35:56 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

Actor Vinod Khanna, who passed away today due to prolonged illness, started his career as the lead protagonist in the Hindi film Hum Tum Aur Woh. 

Mere Apne:

Vinod Khanna was critically acclaimed for his performance in Mere Apne. With his heroic character in the film, he successfully touched the chord of audience. 


After the success of Mere Apne, Vinod never looked back and just went to give consecuetive hits one after other. Vinod was hugely applauded for his army officer role in the 1971 Gulzar’s film Achanak. 

Vinod Khanna most handsome Bollywood star:

Along with Dharmendra, Shammi Kapoor and Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Khanna was considered as the most handsome Bollywood star of his era.  

Vinod Khanna’s marriage:

Vinod Khanna was married to Geetanjali and had two sons with her Rahul Khanna and Akshaye Khanna. Due to Vinod’s inclinement towards spirituality his marriage ended in divorce.  

Osho disciple: 

Vinod Khanna was an ardent follower of spiritual leader Osho and took a break from Bollywood for five years in the year 1982. 


Vinod Khanna was not only known for his extraordinary performances in films but had an in-built leadership qualities as well. He joined Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in the year 1997. Vinod Khanna went on to achieve success in his political career as well and was elected union minister for culture and tourism in 2002.  



After being hospitalised for weeks, Vinod Khanna passed away today. Rumours were making rounds that the actor was suffering from Cancer.