The veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna was considered as a perfect actor, the grace and flamboyance he was blessed with it were just incredible.
Whoever has known Vinod Khanna he must be aficionado or fans of the actor because of his showiness look and good attitude towards life. From a ruling superstar in the 70s era to one of the most humble happy-go-lucky kind of actor Vinod Khanna is known for his goodwill in Bollywood.
But today, the legendary actor Vinod Khanna breathed his last as he lost in the battle of cancer. The cine-artist was already admitted to a South Mumbai hospital for a month, finally defeated in front of the deadly disease. He was 70.
Sons Akshaye Khanna, Rahul Khanna, and Sakshi Khanna were by his side and his wife Kavita Khanna also supported him. As we all know that the renowned celebrity departed for the heavenly abode, here let’s discuss 10 lesser known facts about the amazing superstar!
1). Vinod Khanna was born on 6th October 1946 in the Peshawar, North-West Frontier Province, British India.
2). Khanna started his career as a villain in the movie “Mann Ka Meet” when Sunil Dutt gave him breaks. Post the success of “Mann Ke Meet” he never looked back in order to get transitioning into the list of A-list heroes. In “Man Ke Meet” the actor played the prime antagonist. And eventually, he received the deserving break as the hero in the movie “Mere Apne”.
3). The actor mostly worked in multi-starrer featured films with ensemble star cast, still he made his presence felt despite films were consists of the huge star cast. Some of the successful movies he is having on his kitty, including, “Parvarish”, “Amar Akbar Anthony”, “Zameer” and so on and both movies were super hit. In those movies, he shares screen space with Amitabh Bachchan and Big-B and Vinod emerged as the most successful onscreen pair as heroes.
4). One of the most successful movies of Vinod Khanna is “Qurbani” which also starred Feroze Khan and Zeenat Aman. It will be surprised to know that Vinod was not original choice of the “Qurbani” in fact when Mr. Bachchan turned down the offer it goes to the Khanna’s kitty.
5). Khanna hurtled to superstardom in the 70s and 80s era. Indeed the actor was also said to be the second highest paid actor in tinsel town in his time.
6). Vinod Khanna was a terrific method actor. Yes, in fact in order to get into the skin of character for his movie “Mera Gaon Mera Desh”, he had genuinely bloodied himself by a belt. Incredibly is not!
7). Vinod Khanna is literally considered to be the first hero of Bollywood who bid adieu to films when he was at peak of his career. His temporary retirement had left the industry surprised. The actor also chose to be spirituality to divorce his wife Geeta, left the country to spend his early ’80s time gardening for Rajneesh Osho.
8). But he returned to film after a few and it was his grand and bang comeback with the movie “Insaaf” which turned to be super hit movie of that time. But soon, he lost out on his sex appeal and post the success of “Insaaf” he only received some character roles.
9). In 1997, Khanna joined politics the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and was elected from Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab in the next year’s Lok Sabha poll. In 1999, he was re-elected to the Lok Sabha in order to emerge as a star Politician.
10). After being hospitalized to Sir H.N. Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Center in Girgaon, Mumbai the veteran actor Vinod Khanna died on the 27th April morning in 2017. Reportedly, the actor was suffering from the advanced bladder carcinoma (bladder cancer). Although the news about his deteriorating health in early 2017 started to spread from the last month and it was reported that he was suffering from dehydration.
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