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The Remarkable Life of Vinod Khanna
Vinod Khanna, born in Peshawar in 1946, was a prominent Indian actor, producer, and politician. At the time of his passing in April of 2017, he had an estimated net worth of $50 million. Khanna’s contributions to Indian cinema spanned more than four decades, with roles as a hero and villain etched into the hearts of his enormous fan base.
Early Life and Education
Vinod Khanna’s family moved to India during the partition era following India’s independence from British rule. He finished his schooling at St. Mary’s School in Mumbai, and then went on to complete his graduation from Sydenham College. Later, Khanna pursued a two-year course in business management at a college in the US. Upon completing his studies, he returned to Mumbai, where he worked as a businessman for several years before being introduced to acting.
Khanna received his first break in the movie Man Ka Meet in 1968. This role earned him attention, and he later scaled new heights stardom with Mere Apne, a movie that featured him in one of his most memorable performances. He acted in iconic films like Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Amar Akbar Anthony, and Qurbani. Khanna was also known for his villainous roles in movies like Mera Gaon Mera Desh and Khoon Pasina, where he played the antagonist against screen legends Dharmendra and Amitabh Bachchan respectively. His role in Parvarish earned him many accolades.
In the early 80s, Vinod Khanna temporarily quit acting and devoted himself to Osho Rajneesh. However, he returned to Bollywood with a bang, with successful films like Dayavan, Jurm, Lekin, and Chandni, all of which received tremendous public and critical acclaim. Khanna served versatile roles, playing both villains and romantic heroes with equal ease.
Achievements And Awards
Vinod Khanna won a Filmfare best-supporting actor award for his role in Haath Ki Safai in 1975 and a lifetime achievement award in 200. He starred in over 140 films in his lengthy and illustrious career spanning over 40 years, gaining appreciation and praise from the audience. Aside from working as an actor for many years, Khanna also served in Indian politics as a parliamentarian from his constituency of Gurdaspur in Punjab. He represented the people of Gurdaspur on behalf of the Bharatiya Janata Party and won with large margins.
Memories and Legacy
Vinod Khanna was an exceptional talent in Indian cinema with his individualistic style, charming personality, and exceptional acting skills. His life and work continue to benefit aspiring actors and continue to inspire legions of aspiring talents all over India. He gave the Indian film industry some of the most memorable films and characters that continue to enchant audiences today.
In conclusion, Vinod Khanna’s lasting legacy is enhanced by his long-lasting contributions to Indian cinema and to the political sphere. He remains an icon not only in Bollywood but also in Indian history as an actor whose work will resonate forever in the hearts of his fans.
Interesting Facts about Vinod Khanna
- Father of actor Akshaye Khanna
- Father of Rahul Khanna
- His peak period as the main lead hero in Hindi films was 1973-82. He had successful films even in 1987-95 as the main lead both in solo hero films and more than two-hero films. As a supporting actor in 1968-72 he was part of hits like Purab Aur Pachhim (1970), Mastana (1970) and Elaan (1971) and the Rajesh Khanna films Sachaa Jhutha (1970), Aan Milo Sajna (1970).
- He appeared in 137 films, of which 54 are solo hero films and 47 are two-hero films with he as the lead hero. In all, he acted as the main lead hero in 101 films and 36 films had him in the supporting role.
- His first romantic role after his comeback in 1987 were in Jurm (1990) and Chandni (1987)_. He was mostly being offered roles in action films from 1987.
- His solo hero blockbusters in 1975-81 were Qaid (1975) and Zalim (1980), both opposite Leena Chandavarkar and Inkaar (1977) opposite Vidya Sinha, followed by Aap Ki Khatir (1977), Khoon Ki Pukaar (1978), Yuvraaj (1979), Garam Khoon (1980), Lahu Ke Do Rang (1979), Taaqat (1982) and Jail Yatra (1981).
- In films with Rajesh Khanna as the lead hero, Khanna always had either the antagonist role or supporting role and not even the parallel lead. These film were Sachaa Jhutha (1970), Aan Milo Sajna (1970), Prem Kahani (1975), Kudrat (1981) and Rajput (1982). All five films were super-hits. Vinod accepted his roles in "Kudrat" and "Rajput" even after he had become a successful solo lead hero himself, just due to rapport he shared with Rajesh Khanna.
- He was the second highest paid Hindi actor from 1987-94, and along-with with Shashi Kapoor was the third-highest paid Hindi actor from 1976-82.
- The two hero films, with him also playing the main lead hero, like Shankar Shambhu (1976), Chor Sipahee (1977) and Ek Aur Ek Gyarah (1981) with Shashi Kapoor, Qurbani (1981) with Feroz Khan and Parvarish (1977), Zameer (1980), Hera Pheri (1976), Khoon Pasina (1977), Akbar Amar Anthony (1978) and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978) with Amitabh and Haath Ki Safai (1974), Aakhri Daku (1978) with Randhir Kapoor were super-hits at the box office.
- In films with Rajesh Khanna as the lead hero, Khanna always had either the antagonist role or supporting role and not even the parallel lead. These film were _Sachaa Jhutha Aan Milo Sajna_ (1980)_, Prem Kahani (1975), _Kudrat (1980)_ (qv( and _Rajput (1980)_. All the five films were super-hits. Vinod accepted his roles in "Kudrat" and "Rajput" even after he had become a successful solo lead hero himself just due to rapport he shared with Rajesh Khanna.
- Though he had stopped acting in films in 1982, the films with him as the main lead released in 1982 like Raj Mahal, Taaqat and the multi star Rajput, where Vinod Khanna played supporting role to main lead heroes Rajesh Khanna and Dharmendra, were super hits at the box office but his other films like Insaan and Daulat were flops.
- It was films like Mere Apne, Hum Tum Aur Woh and Parchaiyaan, between 1971-72, which displayed that Vinod Khanna could play the main lead heroes role too. Mere Apne and Hum Tum Aur Woh were both super-hits but Parchaiyaan was a box office flop.
- It was the melodious R.D. composed Rafi-Asha "Sasoan Mein Kabhi" from the box office flop film Parchaiyaan in 1972, where his romantic skills got noticed among cine-goers.
- After he made a comeback in 1987, his solo hero films released in 1987-88 like Satyamev Jayate , Insaaf , Mahaadev and Aakhri Adaalat were big hits. He was disappointed when his film Dayawan and Rihaee were box office flops but these two films were critically acclaimed.
- Much similar to Amitabh Bachchan's career, Vinod Khanna was part of more multi star films with him too playing the main lead in period 1973-1982. Both of them have got lesser solo hero films to their credit than Rajesh Khanna,Jeetendra and Dev Anand.
- He played supporting role in Sunil Dutt starers Reshma Aur Shera and Nehle Pe Dehla and played parallel lead to Sunil Dutt in Daku Aur Jawan.
- In the 1990's, his solo hits include Muqaddar Ka Badshaah, C.I.D., Jurm, Humshakal (1992). The 2 hero films of Vinod Khanna to be successful from 1989-1995 include Farishtay, Khoon Ka Karz, Police Aur Mujrim, Kshatriya, Ekka Raja Rani and Eena Meena Deeka.
- The two hero films in 1972-1982 with him also playing the main lead hero and which became super-hits are Shankar Shambhu, Chor Sipahee and Ek Aur Ek Gyarah with Shashi Kapoor, Qurbani with Feroz Khan, Aarop with Vinod Mehra, Parvarish, Zameer, Hera Pheri, Khoon Pasina, Amar Akbar Anthony and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar with Amitabh and Haath Ki Safai, Aakhri Daku with Randhir Kapoor were super-hits at the box office.
- Vinod Khanna debuted in Sunil Dutt's 1968 film Man Ka Meet as a villain. Sunil Dutt's brother Som Dutt was the hero. The film was a big hit.
- His critically acclaimed films as a lead hero, which were box-office hits, were Mere Apne, Gaddar, Achanak, Aarop (1973), Kuchhe Dhaage (1973), Farebi (1974),Imtihan, Qaid, Inkaar, Insaaf , Jurm, Kranti (2002) whereas the critically acclaimed but box office flops were Shaque, Meera, Rihaee , 99(2009), Pehchaan: The Face of Truth (2005), Red Alert: The War Within(2009).