Remembering Vinod Khanna's journey in films from Man Ka Meet to Dilwale [Photos]
Vinod Khanna appeared in 140 films since his debut, and is best remembered for his performance in Mere Apne, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Amar Akbar Anthony, Qurbani, Dayavaan and Jurm.
Veteran actor and politician Vinod Khanna passed away on 27 April 2017, in Mumbai. He was 70.
The hospital where Khanna had been undergoing treatment issued a statement that read: "Veteran actor and Member of Parliament Mr Vinod Khanna, who was admitted to the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital, breathed his last at 11.20 am due to advanced bladder carcinoma."
Khanna had been hospitalised since Friday, 31 March.
While he did navigate a fairly successful innings in politics, the success he attained in his film career remained unsurpassed.
The actor made his acting debut in 1968 with <em>Man Ka Meet</em> and is best remembered for his performance in films like <em>Mere Apne, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Amar Akbar Anthony, Qurbani,</em> <em>Dayavaan</em> and <em>Jurm</em>.
He was last seen in the Shah Rukh Khan-starrer <em>Dilwale</em> in 2015.
Khanna typified the term ‘matinee idol’ and with his suave, urbane appearance, he was widely considered among the most handsome actors of the Hindi film industry.
His onscreen presence, however, went beyond his appearance, and Khanna made a mark — be it in commercial capers like <em>Amar Akbar Anthony</em> and <em>Qurbani</em>, or the more critically acclaimed <em>Achanak</em>.
He appeared in over 140 films since his debut.