Renowned bollywood actor and politician Vinod Khanna passes away on Thursday morning (27 April ) following prolonged illness. He was 70. Khanna, who was undoubtedly the finest actors in the Hindi film industry.
The ailing actor had been hospitalised for a brief period, and generally had not been keeping well for a long time. The legendary actor breathed his last at 11.20 am due to advanced bladder carcinoma.
The actor was survived by his wife Kavita, son Sakshi and daughter Shraddha, his former wife Geetanjali and their sons Akshaye and Rahul. Meet the family members of late actor.
Vinod Khanna got married to his childhood friend Gitanjali in the year 1971 and had two sons with her, Rahul and Akshaye. In 1975, he became a disciple of the godman Osho and in the early 1980s, moved to Rajneeshpuram,Osho’s commune in the United States, for about five years, cleaning dishes and working as Osho’s gardener. His absence from his family, who remained in India, caused friction between the couple, and the marriage ended in divorce.
Rahul Khanna is an Indian actor. Rahul is the son of Vinod Khanna and his first wife Gitanjali. He made his feature film debut in Deepa Mehta’s 1947 Earth, alongside Aamir Khan. His performance earned him several awards including the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award. He has since appeared in Mehta’s Bollywood/Hollywood (2003).His films include Wake up Sid.
Akshaye Khanna is the second son of late famous actor Vinod Khanna and his wife Gitanjali. Akshaye is an Indian film actor. He made his acting debut in 1997 with Himalay Putra which was produced by his father late Vinod Khanna. Since then he has been featured in several critically and commercially acclaimed films. Akshaye has been a recipient of Filmfare Awards twice.