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Rahul Khanna Biography

Rahul Khanna – model, VJ and actor was born on 20th June, 1972. He is the son of famous Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna and former model Mrs. Gitanjali Taleyarkhan.

His brother Akshaye Khanna has also earned a good name in Bollywood. He is quiet tall having a height of 5 feet 11 inches.

He graduated from St. Xavier’s College and thereafter joined Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and then The School of Visual Arts to train himself in direction, production, editing and script writing.

Rahul Khanna started off his career as MTV video jockey in August, 1994 which earned him a big fan following across Asia.

He conducted various shows like India Hitlist, MTV Select, MTV Most Wanted, MTV Hanging Out and MTV Fresh.

His movies:

  • Deepa Mehta’s ‘1947 Earth’ in 1998 which happens to be his first film.
  • ‘West- End Play’ and ‘East is East’ directed by Scott Elliott (1999)
  • Jag Mundhra’s ‘Bawander’ (2000)
  • Spike Lee’s ‘3 AM’ (2001)
  • Kevin Kline’s ‘The Emperor’s Club’ (2002)
  • Deepa Mehta’s Bollywood/Hollywood (2003)
  • Vikram Bhatt’s ‘Elaan’ (2005).


  • ‘Best and Brightest New Talents’ at Toronto International Film Festival (1998)
  • Filmfare Award for Best Debut (2000) in the movie ‘1947 Earth’