Vinod Khanna, the super star of Bollywood died this morning. He was reportedly battling with cancer for years. The actor was 70 years old.
In his long Bollywood career, he worked in more than 100 films, was an active politician, and Member of Parliament from Gurdaspur, Punjab. Vinod lived with his wife Kavita Khanna, sons Rahul Khanna, Akshaye Khanna, and daughter Shraddha Khanna. Before marrying Kavita, Vinod Khanna was married to Geetanjali but they later got divorced.
Vinod had made his film debut in 1968 with ‘Mann Ka Meet’, and later on performed in films like ‘Mere Apne’, ‘Mera Gaon Mera Desh’, ‘Imtihaan’, ‘Inkaar’, ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’, ‘Lahu Ke Do Rang’, ‘Qurbani’, ‘Dayavaan’ and ‘Jurm’ that were truly appreciated.
Vinod Khanna received the Filmfare award in the best supporting actor category for ‘Haath Ki Safaai’, and in 1999 he received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, and again in 2007 he won a lifetime achievement award at the Zee Cine Awards.
Even with a busy career in politics, Vinod did not give up on Bollywood and worked in some of the latest films like ‘Dabangg’, ‘Players’,’ Dabangg 2’ and ‘Dilwale’, and received a lot of love for his work.
In late 2016 and early 2017, news about his bad health started coming in. In his last days he was surrounded by his children and wife Kavita.