Mumbai: Bollywood veteran actor Vinod Khanna who has worked in more than 100 films and has given several hits in the Bollywood industry dies this morning in Mumbai. The actor who has been suffering from cancer for years was admitted in H.N Reliance foundation and Research Center in Girgaon in Mumbai. The actor was 70.
Veteran actor Vinod Khanna passes away at 70 pic.twitter.com/L2uynVdECH
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Vinod was one of the most sought out films stars in the 1970s and 1980s. Initially he was offered only negative and small roles, but in no time, he started bagging lead roles in many films. After such an impressive career, in 1982 he took a break from work to join his guru Osho Rajneesh at his ashram in Pune.
The actor was also an active politician, and BJP MP from Gurdaspur, Punjab. Vinod is survived by his wife Kavita Khanna, sons Rahul, Akshaye and Sakshi, and daughter Shraddha Khanna. Before marrying Kavita, Vinod Khanna was married to Getanjali but they later got divorced. In his last days he was surrounded by all his children and wife Kavita.
The actor debuted in 1968 with “Man Ka Meet” and is best remembered for his performance in films like “Mere Apne”, “Mera Gaon Mera Desh”, “Imitihaan”, “Inkaar”, “Amar Akbar Anthony”, “Lahu ke Do Rang”, “Qurbani”, “Dayavaan” and “Jurm”. He was last seen in Shah Rukh Khan-starrer 2015 film “Dilwale”.