Date of birth: 21 October 1944
As an actor, he first got noticed in Shyam Benegal's Nishaant (1974). He worked with Shyam Benegal in several more films: Manthan (1976) and Bhumika: The Role (1977), Junoon (1978), and Kalyug (1980),. He also worked with other parallel cinema directors like B. V. Karanth.
He made a much hyped entry as villain in Shaan (1980) directed by Ramesh Sippy. But it failed at box office in comparison to Super Hit Sholay. But Kharbanda entered Bollywood mainstream and appeared in hits like Ghayal (1990), Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), Gupt (1997), Border (1997), Yes Boss (1997), Refugee (2000).
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His association with art films continued. He acted in Chakra (1981) with Smita Patil and Naseeruddin Shah, Arth (1982) with Shabana Azmi, Andhi Gali (1984), Ek Chadar Maili Si (1986) with Hema Malini, Utsav (1984) by Girish Karnad, Mandi (1983), Trikal (1985) and Susman (1987) by Shyam Benegal, Naseem (1995) by Saeed Akhtar Mirza and Monsoon Wedding (2001) directed by Mira Nair. He has acted in six of Deepa Mehta's movies and all her triologies: "Earth","Fire" and "Water".
He played a part in Shashi Kapoor's Filmwalas Production's, Kalyug, a story with similarities to Mahabharat. His recent popular films are Jodha Akbar and Lagaan.
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