Vinod Khanna (born 6 October 1946) is a popular actor He has appeared in around 150 films and is still playing odd roles.
Khanna was born in Peshawar (now in Pakistan). As India got partitioned, his family left Peshawar and reached Mumbai.
Vinod Khanna debuted in Sunil Dutt's 1968 film Man Ka Meet as a villain. He played negative characters in in Purab Aur Paschim, Sachaa Jhutha, Aan Milo Sajna (Hit), and Mastana in 1970, and in Mera Gaon Mera Desh and Elaan in 1971.
He acted as the solo lead hero in the film Hum Tum Aur Woh (1971). He was also in multi-hero film Mere Apne directed by Gulzar. In 1973, he acted in another film scripted and directed by Gulzar, Achanak.
His films with hero roles include, Farebi with Moushumi Chatterjee; Qaid in 1975 and Zalim in 1980 with Leena Chandavarkar; and Inkaar in 1978 opposite Vidya Sinha. In 1980, Feroz Khan's Qurbani (1980) with Vinod Khanna, became the highest grossing film of that year. He acted in number of multi-starrer films. In Shankar Shambhu, Chor Sipahee and Ek Aur Ek Gyarah, Khanna appeared together with Shashi Kapoor; in Hera Pheri, Khoon Pasina, Amar Akbar Anthony and Muqaddar Ka Sikandar he played with Amitabh Bachchan; and in Haath Ki Safai and Aakhri Daku he played with Randhir Kapoor. He appeared with Sunil Dutt in Daku Aur Jawan. He played supporting roles in Sachaa Jhutha, Prem Kahani, Kudrat and Rajput, where the lead hero was Rajesh Khanna.
Khanna joined Osho (Rajneesh) ashram and was out of the film industry for five years.
In 1987, Khanna returned to Bollywood with Insaaf with Dimple Kapadia. He acted in Jurm and Chandni. In the 1990s, Khanna worked in films including Muqaddar Ka Badshaah, C.I.D., Jurm, Rihaee, Lekin, and Humshakal. He appeared in multi-hero casts in films such as Khoon Ka Karz, Police Aur Mujrim, Kshatriya, Insaaniyat Ke Devta, Ekka Raja Rani, Eena Meena Deeka, and the 2002 film Kranti.
He played character roles in Deewaanapan (2002), Red Alert: The War Within, Wanted (2009) and Dabangg (2010).
In 1998, he was elected from Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab as BJP candidate. In 1999, he was re-elected to the Lok Sabha from the same constituency. Later, he became union minister for culture and tourism in July 2002. Six months later, he minister of state of external affairs.. In 2004 he won re-election from Gurdaspur. He lost out in the 2009 Lok Sabha poll. In 2014 general election, he is again elected for 16th Loksabaha from Gurdaspur constituency .
Vinod Khanna - Hit Films (in Top 10 of the Year)
Aan Milo Sajana (Rajesh Khanna, Asha Parekh, Vinod Khanna)
Mera Gaon Mera Desh (Dharmendra, Asha Parekh, Vinod Khanna)
Hera Pheri (Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna),
Amar Akbar Anthony(Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Rishi Kapoor, Parveen Babi, Neetu Singh),
Parvarish (Amitabh Bachchan, Vinod Khanna, Shammi Kapoor, Amjad Khan),
Inkaar (Vinod Khanna, Vidya Sinha),
Lahu Ke Do Rang (Vinod Khanna, Helen, Shabana Azmi)
Qurbani (Firoz Khan, Vinod Khanna, Zeenat Aman),
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Hero - Koyelaanchal
2013 Ramaiya Vastavaiya
2012 Dabangg 2
Red Alert: The War Within
2009 99 JC
2008 Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi
Halla Bol Special Appearance
2005 Pehchaan: The Face of Truth
2004 Bhola in Bollywood Special Appearance
1995 Janam Kundli
1994 Eena Meena Deeka
Ekka Raja Rani
Pyar Ka Rog
Insaniyat Ke Devta
Police Aur Mujrim
Waqt Ka Badshah
1991 Khoon Ka Karz
1990 Muqaddar Ka Badshaah
Patthar Ke Insan
Suryaa: An Awakening
Raj Kapoor Special Appearance (during funeral)
1983 Daulat Ke Dushman
1982 Rajput Bhanu
1981 Ek Aur Ek Gyarah
1980 The Burning Train
Bombay 405 Miles
1979 Lahu ke Do Rang
1978 Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki
Daku Aur Jawan
Muqaddar Ka Sikander
Khoon Ka Badla Khoon
Khoon Ki Pukaar
Adha Din Adhi Raat
Amar Akbar Anthony
Aap Ki Khatir
Jallian Wala Bagh
1976 Hera Pheri
Nehle Pe Dehla
1974 Haath Ki Safai Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award
Kunwara Baap Guest Appearance
Patthar Aur Payal
1973 Kuchhe Dhaage
Pyaar Ka Rishta
1972 Parichay - Do Yaar - Ek Bechara - Ek Hasina Do Diwane - Ek Khiladi Bawan Pattey
1971 Mera Gaon Mera Desh
Reshma Aur Shera
Dost Aur Dushman
Hum Tum Aur Woh
1970 Sachaa Jhutha - Aan Milo Sajna (Hit - No. 4 of the year) - Mastana - Purab Aur Paschim
1968 Man Ka Meet