(Last Updated on : 31-12-2013)
Rahul Khanna is a popular name in the entertainment world. In addition to being a powerful actor, he is also associated with theatres. Rahul Khanna made his cinematic debut in the year 1998, through Deepa Mehta
's acclaimed movie 1947 Earth where he appeared with Aamir Khan
and Nandita Das
. His performance in the movie received critical acclamations and paved his way for further successful ventures. Rahul is also associated with social activities.
Early Life of Rahul Khanna
Rahul Khanna was born on 20th June 1972 in Mumbai
. He is the son of renowned Indian movie actor Vinod Khanna
and brother of Akshaye Khanna
, who is also a popular film actor. His mother Gitanjali Taleyarkhan is an ex model. Rahul Khanna studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Career of Rahul Khanna
At the onset of his career, Rahul worked as a VJ in MTV Asia in 1994. He continued with his job for 4 years and gained much popularity among his fans. Rahul made his film debut in Canadian director Deepa Mehta's film '1947 Earth'. The film was released in the year 1998. For his unforgettable performance in the movie the actor won a Filmfare Award as Best Newcomer. He has also worked in Jag Mundhra's Bawander in the year 2000 and Mehta's Bollywood/Hollywood in 2003. He also appeared in the American film The Emperor's Club in 2002. In 2005 he appeared in his first mainstream Bollywood film Elaan. After a break from acting for two years, he returned in 2007 with the film Raqeeb. In 2009 he played a cameo role in the movies Love Aaj Kal and Wake Up Sid.
Rahul Khanna also worked in theatres where his performance received huge critical appreciations. He has also hosted a number of events including Miss India pageant, IIFA Awards, Stardust Awards, Star Screen Awards
, International Film Festival of India
2011 and many more.
Rahul Khanna has his name associated with many brands. He has endorsed for Toyota, Trent (Westside), Tommy Hilfiger, Jaypee Group's Jaypee Greens, Audi, Lay's Chips, Pepsi and DTC (Diamond Trading Company/ De Beers group)
Social Activities of Rahul Khanna
The Indian movie actor Rahul Khanna is an ardent animal lover. Rahul posed for PETA's campaign to free elephants from the horrifying conditions they face in Indian zoos. Rahul also wrote a public letter to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra
asking him to ban the entry of performing elephants
into Mumbai after hearing of an elephant that was hit and killed by a truck. According to him to treat its animals humanely is the mark of a truly evolved civilization.
Achievements of Rahul Khanna
Rahul Khanna received huge appreciations for his debut movie 1947 Earth and also won the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award
Filmography of Rahul Khanna
|The Emperor's Club
|Love Aaj Kal
|Wake Up Sid