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Actor Vinod Khanna dead at 70

Khanna had worked in more than a 100 films, and had also forayed into politics. He was a member of parliament (Lok Sabha) from Gurdaspur, Punjab.? Photograph: (Zee News Network)

WION Delhi, India Apr 27, 2017, 06.48 AM (IST)

Veteran actor Vinod Khanna died Thursday morning. He was 70. 

Khanna had been suffering for cancer for some time. 

A picture of Khanna, in hospital and struggling with cancer, had propped up on social media some time ago. (Others)


Khanna was one of India's most popular actors in the 70's and 80's. His many hits included Amar, Akbar, Anthony, Chandni, Qurbaani, Muqaddar ka Sikandar, and Hera Pheri.   

He started out playing villians but it was only a matter of time before his striking good looks and screen presence bagged him the hero roles.

Khanna acted in more than a 100 films in his lifetime.

He was also a member of parliament (Lok Sabha) from Gurdaspur, Punjab. 


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