37 Facts About Vinod Khanna

1. Vinod Khanna was an Indian actor, film producer and politician.

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2. Vinod Khanna forayed into politics and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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3. Vinod Khanna passed away on Thursday morning and was said to be in a battle with cancer.

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4. In 1999, Vinod Khanna was re-elected from the same constituency to the Lok Sabha.

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5. Vinod Khanna acted in lead roles in many superhit films.

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6. Vinod Khanna died on 27th April 2017 after battling cancer.

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7. Vinod Khanna was an Indian actor and producer of Bollywood film industry.

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8. Vinod Khanna was one of the greatest actors Hindi cinema has produced.

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9. Vinod Khanna was in a wild and steamy, but short-lived affair with Amrita Singh.

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10. Vinod Khanna is one of the oldest actors with six-pack abs.

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11. At the peak of his career, Vinod Khanna temporarily left films and became a disciple of Osho Rajneesh in his quest for spiritualism.

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12. Vinod Khanna was born in undivided India on October 6, 1946 in Peshawar.

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13. Vinod Khanna was last seen in 2015 film "Dilwale" where Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol played the leads.

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14. Vinod Khanna was last seen in 2015 film "Dilwale" where Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol played the leads.

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15. Vinod Khanna has won five Filmfare awards so far, including Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999.

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16. Vinod Khanna joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 1997 and won from Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab the next year.

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17. Vinod Khanna shared a perfect on-screen chemistry with superstar Amitabh Bachchan.

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18. Vinod Khanna was born on October 6, 1946, in Peshawar.

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19. Vinod Khanna was paid more than Jeetendra in the film Insaan.

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20. Vinod Khanna met his second wife Kavita accidentally at a party that he hosted at his place.

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21. Vinod Khanna was born in Peshawar, the present-day capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan.

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22. Vinod Khanna finally got the opportunity to expand his repertoire when Gulzar noticed his ability to meld brute force with emotional vulnerability and cast him in leading roles in Mere Apne and Achanak (1973).

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23. Vinod Khanna won his first filmfare award for Haath Ki Safai.

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24. Vinod Khanna was cremated at the Worli Crematorium on the same day.

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25. Vinod Khanna married Gitanjali in 1971 and had two sons with her, Rahul and Akshaye; both became Bollywood actors.

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26. In 1997, Vinod Khanna joined the Bharatiya Janata Party and was elected from Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab in the next year's Lok Sabha poll.

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27. Vinod Khanna made his last film appearance in the 2015 film Dilwale alongside Shah Rukh Khan.

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28. Vinod Khanna ventured into television, playing the male lead role of "Kashinath" in the Smriti Irani-produced Hindi serial mere apne, which aired on the channel 9X in 2009.

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29. In 1999, Vinod Khanna received a Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the industry for over three decades.

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30. Vinod Khanna was, at the time, one of the highest paid actors in Hindi films.

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31. Vinod Khanna got his first break as the solo lead hero in the film Hum Tum Aur Woh opposite Bharathi Vishnuvardhan.

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32. Vinod Khanna was one of few Hindi actors who began by playing villains and moved on to play the hero.

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33. Vinod Khanna was spotted by Sunil Dutt after graduation, and made his acting debut in Sunil Dutt's 1968 film Man Ka Meet as a villain and in which Som Dutt was the hero, a remake of the Tamil film Kumari Penn.

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34. Vinod Khanna graduated with a commerce degree from Sydenham College, Mumbai.

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35. Vinod Khanna was born in a Punjabi Hindu family to Kamla and Krishanchand Khanna on 6 October 1946, in Peshawar, British India.

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36. In July 2002, Vinod Khanna became the minister for Culture and Tourism in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet.

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37. Vinod Khanna was an Indian actor, producer and politician.

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