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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2399

Vinod Khanna – Indian Matinee Idol No More

Mumbai, 27 April, (Asiantribune.com):

Veteran actor and Member of Parliament Vinod Khanna, 70, the Bollywood heartthrob, best known for his roles in films such as "Amar Akbar Anthony," "Qurbaani" and "Insaaf" -- died of cancer at a hospital here this morning.

Khanna was admitted to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation hospital on March 31 with severe dehydration. "He passed away at 11.20 AM.

The hospital authorities refused to share the reasons for his demise.

The actor made his acting debut in 1968 with "Man Ka Meet" and is best remembered for his performance in films like "Mere Apne", "Mera Gaon Mera Desh", "Amar Akbar Anthony", "Qurbani", "Dayavaan" and "Jurm".
The actor is survived by his wife, Kavita Khanna, and four children - Rahul, Akshaye, Sakshi, and Shraddha.

Rahul and Akshaye, both actors, were from his first wife, Geetanjali.

Feted as one of the most handsome actors of the Hindi film industry, Khanna made his acting debut in 1968 with "Man Ka Meet". In many of the earlier films, Khanna played a negative or a supporting role.

His potential was first noticed in Gulzar's "Mere Apne" in 1971.

Khanna was also an active politician, and a Member of Parliament from Gurdaspur, Punjab.

The sitting MP had won the seat four times.

- Asian Tribune -

Vinod Khanna – Indian  Matinee Idol No More
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