Rahul Khanna is an Indian film actor, writer, and VJ, known for his appearances in Bollywood films and Hindi television shows. He was born in a cinema family where his father, Vinod Khanna was a Bollywood star who is currently active in politics, and, on the other hand, his mother, Gitanjali Taleyarkhan was a former model.
He earned a lot of fame and popularity following his brief stint in Television and made debut in mainstream cinema with a blockbuster hit film Earth (1999) alongside Aamir Khan, and his performance in the film earned him a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award.
Rahul Khanna Biography
Rahul Khanna was born on the 20th of June 1972 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He is currently 49 years old.
|Birth Name||Rahul Khanna|
|Date of Birth||June 20, 1972|
|Place of Birth||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Age||49 years old|
|Profession||Actor, VJ, Writer|
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
Family and Education
Rahul comes from a family of media personalities. His father, Vinod Khanna, was a Bollywood star and politician, and his mother, Gitanjali Taleyarkhan, was a former model. His younger brother, Akshaye Khanna, is also an actor. In addition, he has two half-siblings, Shakshi and Shraddha Khanna from his father’s marriage with his step-mother, Kavita.
Khanna attended Bombay International School in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He then attended St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai and studied acting and theatre arts at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Rahul Khanna Love Life
There aren’t any rumors about his romantic life or he hasn’t made them public. However, the 47-year-old Boutique of Bollywood has no plans of getting married anytime soon.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 10 inches|
Centimeters – 177 cm
Meters – 1.77 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 75 kg|
Pounds – 165 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Shoe Size||10 (US)|
He made his acting debut in Deepa Mehta’s 1947 film Earth, alongside Aamir Khan. He received several accolades for his performance in the film as Hassan.
Khanna started his media career as a Video Jockey (VJ) with MTV Asia from 1994 – 1998.
He has also hosted a number of events outside television like the IIFA Awards, the Miss India pageant, the Screen Awards, the Stardust (magazine) Awards, the Miss India Worldwide pageant, Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief show at Mumbai Fashion Week, the GQ (India) Men of the Year Awards 2009 & 2010, Teacher’s Achievement Awards 2008 & 2010, The International Film Festival of India 2011, The Hello (magazine) Hall of Fame Awards 2011 and The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2012, amongst others.
Best Known For
He has appeared in many TV shows and soap operas and is known and credited for his role as the double agent Yousaf Rana on the FX drama series The Americans.
Alongside acting, Khanna has endorsed a number of brands like Toyota, Lay’s Chips, Pepsi, DTC (Diamond Trading Company/ De Beers group), Trent (Westside), Tommy Hilfiger, Jaypee Group’s Jaypee Greens, Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Kiehl’s, Maggi and Audi.
Being an animal lover himself, Rahul Khanna has appeared in a PETA India campaign to protect elephants and birds.
Rahul Khanna Net worth
Having born in a family of film fraternities, he has enjoyed a luxurious life since childhood and never struggled to meet his ends. He is a well-established actor in Bollywood who has net worth of $8 Million US Dollars.
Khanna has a great sense of taste for cars and bikes. He owns a fleet of exotic cars from automakers all around the world, including a BMW 520 D, an Audi, a Mercedes, to name just a few.
He resides in a high-profile house in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
- Food – Smoked Salmon, All non-veg dishes
- Drinks – Black Coffee, Dirty Martini, Red Wine
- Movies – Cinema Paradiso (Italian, 1988)
- TV Shows – Fraiser, Two & A Half Men, Everybody Loves Raymond, F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
- Song – Character Dheela Hai from film Ready
- Book – Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahi
- Singer – Ella Fitzgerald
- Holiday Destination – Singapore
- Club – The Wellington Club, Mumbai
Connect with Rahul Khanna
Stay connected with the actor on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat to get his insights and his movies.
- Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mrkhanna/
- Twitter – https://twitter.com/r_khanna
- Snapchat Username – MrKhannaSnaps
Rahul Khanna Facts
Rahul has always wanted to become an actor from his young age and thus acquired acting and filmmaking skills from world’s prestigious schools like the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
During his stint as a student in New York, he worked as a part-time VJ with MTV Asia, one day a week and went to college the other days. This is his first job in the entertainment industry and later went on to become a full-time VJ after returning to India.
In 2002, he appeared in the American drama film The Emperor’s Club alongside Kevin Kline.
In 2013, he appeared on the Indian TV series 24, which was based on the American show of the same name.
Despite his charm and all the acting talents, he couldn’t able to make a huge impact amongst the audience with his movies. He failed to secure a place in mainstream cinema and has apparently faded out of the cinema industry.
Alongside acting, Rahul Khanna is an acclaimed writer with his signature humorous writing style, who has been writing for his own blog on topics like fashion, style, and humor.
He also write columns and exclusive piece of articles for various leading magazines, websites and dailies, including Harper’s Bazaar India, Vogue India, Cosmopolitan (magazine) India, Elle (India), GQ India, Marie Claire India, The Times of India, Deccan Herald and The Huffington Post India, amongst others.