An era comes to an end. Another shooting star falls. Star boy of the 80’s, ruler of a million hearts, a brilliant actor, a decent politician, a humble human being, and a brave soul; Vinod Khanna passed away yesterday at the age of 70 fighting bladder cancer.
We may know him as a movie superstar and the heartthrob of a whole nation. However, there are some little known facts about his professional and personal life that you probably don’t know yet.
Let’s relish 5 interesting facts in the loving memory of the late Vinod Khanna
He was born in Pakistan. The veteran actor was born and initially raised in Peshawar, currently the capital city of the province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, formerly known as N.W.F.P, Pakistan. His family migrated to Mumbai, India after the Pak-India separation in 1947.
He ditched his film career and fame to lead a spiritual life in an Ashram lead by Osho Rajneesh back in 1982. He moved to ‘Rajneeshpuram’, U.S for brief 5 years which resulted in is divorce with his first wife. He was also known as the “Sexy Sanyasi” during the time of his orthodox.
He was the big deal. He was one of the highest paid actors in Bollywood during the 80’s; dominating the league of mega stars like Amitabh Bachan, and Dharmendra.
He entered the realm of politics in 1997, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, and was elected to the Lok Sabha from Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab four times. 1998, 1999, 2004 & 2014.
Vinod Khanna died on April 27, the same date on which Feroz Khan passed away back in 2009 who also happened to be a good friend of Vinod.
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