Vinod Khanna (born 6 October 1946) is an Indian actor, film producer and politician. Vinod Khanna debuted in Sunil Dutt's 1968 film Man Ka Meet as a villain.
He acted in multi-starrer films often playing supporting and negative roles in hit films such as Purab Aur Paschim (1970), Sachaa Jhutta (1970) and Mera Gaon Mera Desh(1971). His big break was in the 1971 film Mere Apne directed by Gulzar. His sensitive performance as an army officer facing death row in another Gulzar scripted and directed 1973 film Achanak was critically acclaimed. The songless film echoed the true life story of K. M. Nanavati vs. State of Maharashtra and Khanna portrayed Kawas Nanavati, the real life Navy officer. He went on to star in many hits throughout the mid 1970s and early 1980s, including ...» read full biography