Vinod Khanna
Vinod Khanna at Esha Deol's wedding at ISCKON temple 11 (cropped).jpg

Vinod Khanna at Esha Deol‘s wedding in 2012
Member of ParliamentLok Sabha
In office
26 May 2014 – 27 April 2017
Preceded byPratap Singh Bajwa
Succeeded bySunil Jakhar
In office
1998–2009
Preceded bySukhbuns Kaur
Succeeded byPratap Singh Bajwa
ConstituencyGurdaspurPunjab
Personal details
Born6 October 1946
PeshawarNorth-West Frontier ProvinceBritish India
(now Khyber PakhtunkhwaPakistan)
Died27 April 2017 (aged 70)
MumbaiMaharashtraIndia
Cause of deathBladder cancer
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)
  • Geetanjali Taleyarkhan (m. 1971⁠–⁠1985)
  • Kavita Daftary (m. 1990⁠–⁠2017)
Children4; including RahulAkshaye
Alma materDelhi Public School, Mathura Road
Sydenham College, Mumbai
OccupationActorpolitician

Vinod Khanna (6 October 1946 – 27 April 2017) was an Indian actor, film producer and politician.He was the recipient of two Filmfare awards. He was also an active politician and was the MP from the Gurdaspur constituency between 1998–2009 and 2014–2017. In July 2002, Khanna became the minister for Culture and Tourism in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet. Six months later, he became the Minister of State for external affairs.