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Mukesh Khanna is an Indian television and film actor best known for his portrayal of Shaktimaan in the titular Doordarshan television serial, and Bhishma Pitamah in B. R. Chopra's Mahabharat. He was also the chairman of Children's Film Society India from which he resigned in February 2018.[1][2][3][4]

Mukesh Khanna
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Mukesh Khanna in 2010
Born23 June 1958 (61)
Bombay, India
NationalityIndian
Alma materFilm and Television Institute of India
OccupationActor
Years active1980 – present
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)

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CareerEdit

Mukesh entered the film industry after graduating from Film and Television Institute of India. He attended the school with fellow Indian actors Naseeruddin Shah and Shakti Kapoor.[5] He rose to fame and is still best known for playing Bhisma Pitamah in B. R. Chopra's Mahabharat. Khanna starred as the protagonist in the superhero series Shaktimaan

Khanna worked in the television series Aryamaan – Brahmaand Ka Yodha as the character of the same name. Khanna has worked in many television productions and films depicting him as police inspector such as in the film Hera Pheri. He has also worked in the television series Waqt Bataye Ga. He has played roles in films such as Tahalka and International Khiladi. He played the father of Bobby Deol's character in the film Barsaat.

Khanna was offered the role of Shantanu in Ekta Kapoor's Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki; he refused. He told the press that Ekta's Mahabharat is sure to be a flop because BR Chopra's Mahabharat had actors in it; her Mahabharat has "models" in it.[6] Throughout his acting career he appeared in several TV operas like Bahadur Shah Zafar(1986), Mahabharat (1988 TV series), Yug (TV series), Chandrakanta (TV series), Mahayoodha, Virat , Shaktimaan(1997) , Aryamaan – Brahmaand Ka Yodha(2002) & also many commercially successful movies, including Saudagar (1991), Yalgaar (1992), Tahalka (1992), Shaktiman (1993), Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Barsaat (1995), Raja (1995) Policewala Gunda(1995) , Veer (1995), Himmat (1996), Maidan-E-Jung (1995), Judge Mujrim (1997), Hera Pheri (2000) and Plan (2004).

Other workEdit

In 2007, Khanna participated in a child development project funded by the government, Shaktimaan, which targeted at preventing malnutrition, lowering the mother-child mortality rate, anaemia in girls and health awareness.[7]

Khanna operates acting schools in Jaipur, Agra and Bihar[5] and has spoken about opening more. He also teamed with his former acting school, Film and Television Institute of India, for a three-month acting course.[8]

FilmographyEdit

TelevisionEdit

Year Series Role Notes
1988–1990 Mahabharat Bhishma
1990 Chunni Karamjit Singh
1994–1996 Chandrakanta Janbaaz/Meghawat
1995–1996 Marshall Marshall
1995–1996 Saraab Ajay/Vijay
1996–1998 Yug
1997–1998 Vishwas
1997 Mahayodha Virat Also Producer
1997–2005 Shaktimaan Shaktimaan/Pandit Gangadhar Shastri/Major Ranjit Singh/Shri Satya Also Producer
2002–2003 Aryamaan – Brahmaand Ka Yodha Aryamaan/Ojwan Also Producer
2003 Deewar Vikram Singh
2005 Ehsaas Digvijaya Singh Rathore
2007 Sautela Vikram Arya Also Producer
2008 Kal Hamara Hai Professor Vimal Kant Vishnoyi
2008 Waqt Batayega Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya Biswajeet Raichowdhury
2009 Ssshhhh...Phir Koi Hai Guruji [9]
2012–2013 Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara Purushottam Deewan
2013 Hamara Hero Shaktimaan Shaktimaan Also producer
Television film
2016 Waaris Lalaji

See alsoEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1981 Roohi
1982 Waqt Ke Shahzade
1983 Dard-E-Dil Govinda
1984 Captain Barry
1985 Mujhe Kasam Hai
1991 Saugandh Chaudhary Sarang
1991 Saudagar Gagan
1992 Tahalka Major Krishna Rao
1992 Yalgaar Mahendra Ashwini Kumar
1992 Meri Jaan
1993 Meri Aan Commissioner Ashfaque Khan
1993 Kundan Shanno's brother
1993 Rani Aur Maharani
1993 Shaktimaan Diler
1994 Rakhwale
1994 Mohabbat Ki Aarzoo Rai Bahadur Mahendra Pratap Singh
1994 Insaaniyat Narrator
1994 Betaj Badshah Balwan
1994 Main Khiladi Tu Anari Arjun Joglekar
1994 Amaanat Agarwal Seth
1994 Aao Pyar Karen Shankar
1995 Police Lockup Inspector Pratha
1995 Hukumnama
1995 Pathreela Rasta Inspector Arjun
1995 Reshma
1995 Jawab Rajeshwar
1995 Paandav Ashwin Kumar
1995 Maidan-E-Jung S.P. Arun
1995 Policewala Gunda Inspector Chauhan
1995 Nazar Ke Samne Badshahan Khan
1995 Raja Rana Mahendra Pratap Garhwal
1995 Taaqat Police Inspector Khushwant Singh Bedi
1995 Guddu Vikram Bahadur (Guddu's father)
1995 Veer 'Tiger'
1995 Barsaat Baba (Badal's father)
1996 Jagannath
1996 Himmat Inspector D'Souza
1996 Himmatwar Inspector Rajeshwar
1996 Bal Brahmachari Thakur Raghuveer Singh
1997 Aakhri Sanghursh Shakti Singh
1997 Nazarr Commissioner
1997 Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya
1997 Judge Mujrim Mangal Singh
1998 Mahayuddh
1998 Keemat:They Are Back Suraj Pratap Singh
1998 Zulm-O-Sitam Ins. Liyaqat Khan
1999 Jaalsaaz Advocate D.K. Khanna
1999 International Khiladi Bismillah (Devraj's Guardian)
2000 Gang Lala
2000 Khauff S.P. Jaidev Singh
2000 Hera Pheri Police Inspector Prakash
2001 Censor
2001 Ek Aur Jung
2001 Hamari Bahu
2003 Tada
2004 Plan Alibhai (Mussa's Boss)
2004 Mission Mumbai Inspector Indrajeet Hindi
2005 Dhana 51 Telugu film
2005 Hanuman Hanuman (voice)
2005 The Film
2009 Chal Chalein Justice Bharat Kumar
2010 Barood : (The Fire) - A Love Story Abhay Kumar
2012 Akkad Bakkad Bam Be Bo Ins. Vikram
2012 Krishna Aur Kans Akroor (voice)
2014 Ardha Gangu Ardha Gondya Marathi film
2014 Rajadhi Raja Sikhander Malayalam film

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mukesh Khanna is new chairperson of Children Film Society". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 28 April 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Mukesh Khanna appointed new CFSI chairperson". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Mukesh Khanna appointed chairperson of CFSI". DeshGujarat.com. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Mukesh Khanna to be New Children Film Society of India Chairperson – NDTV Movies". Movies.ndtv.com. 23 April 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  5. ^ a b Lakti, Navleen Kaur (12 October 2013). "Return of the desi superhero". hindustantimes.com. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  6. ^ Phadke, Aparna (24 March 2012). "Mukesh Khanna's done with mythological serials!". The Times of India. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  7. ^ "MP CM ropes in Mukesh Khanna to unveil `Shaktimaan' project". The Hindu. 27 September 2007. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  8. ^ "Act One". indianexpress.com. 17 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
  9. ^ "Ssshhh...Phir Koi Hai". photogallery.navbharattimes.indiatimes.com.

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