Mukesh Khanna

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mukesh khanna
Mukesh Khanna in 2012
Born (1958-06-19) 19 June 1958 (age 55)
Mumbai, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
producer
director
Years active 1980–present
Known for Shaktimaan
Bhishma Pitamah

Mukesh Khanna is an Indian television and film character actor, best known for his portrayal in Doordarshan Television Serial Shaktimaan and as Bhishma in B. R. Chopra's Mahabharat.

Career[edit]

He was born on 23 June, 1958 in Mumbai, India. He came into the film industry in 1982 after graduating from Film and Television Institute of India. He attended the school with fellow Indian actors Naseeruddin Shah and Shakti Kapoor.[1] He rose to fame and is still best known for playing Bhishma in B. R. Chopra's Mahabharat. Khanna had a major role as an Indian superhero in the Shaktiman series, which was successful all over India with children.

He worked in the television series Aryamaan – Brahmaand Ka Yodha as the character of the same name on Toon Disney in India. Khanna has worked in many television productions and films depicting him as police inspector such as the film Hera Pheri. He has also worked in a television series called 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.

He 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.[2]

Other work[edit]

In 2007, he participated in a child development project funded by the government, Shaktimaan, which targeted at preventing malnutrition and mother-child mortality rate, anemia in girls and health awareness.[3]

Khanna operates two acting schools in Jaipur and Agra[1] 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.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Show Name Year Role
Mahabharat 1988-1990 Bhishma Pitamah
Teri Meri Ek Zindagi 1984-1990 Captain Barry
Chandrakanta 1994-1996 Janbaaz
The Great Maratha 1994-1996 Ibrahim Khan Gardi
Vishwamitra 1995 Vishwamitra
Virat 1997 Virat
Yug 1996-1998
Marshall Marshall
Shaktimaan 1997-2005 Shaktimaan/Pandit Gangadhar Shastri/Major Ranjit Singh/Shri Satya
Aryamaan – Brahmaand Ka Yodha 2002 Aryamaan/Ojwan
Brahma ACP
Ehsaas 2005 Digvijaya Singh Rathour
Maryada 2006-2009 Vishal Maan Singh
Sautela 2007 Business Pioneer
Kal Hamara Hai 2008 Professor Vimal Kant Vishnoyi
Saraab Ajay/Vijay
Wanted
Waqt Batayega Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya 2008 Biswajeet Raichowdhury (Rudra's stepfather)
Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara 2012–2013 Purushottam Deewan (Dead)

Movies[edit]

  • Hamari Bahu (2001)
  • Border 2 (2014)
  • Hamara Hero Shaktimaan (Shaktimaan Telefilm) ... Shaktimaan
  • Krishna Aur Kans (2012) ....Akroor (Voice)
  • Akkad Bakkad Bam Be Bo (2012) ....Ins. Vikram
  • Aagaah (2011) (Under Production)
  • Gahraee (2011) (Stuck/On Hold)
  • Chal Chalein (August 7, 2009) ...... Justice Bharat Kumar
  • The Film (November 25, 2005)
  • Hanuman (October 21, 2005) ...... Hanuman (Voice)
  • Dhana 51 (14 Jan 2005) ........ Telugu Movie, Cast: Sumanth, Saloni and Director: Surya Kiran
  • Mission Mumbai (March 5, 2004)
  • Plan (January 9, 2004) ....Alibhai (Mussa's Boss)
  • Tada (August 29, 2003)
  • LOC Kargil (26 December 2003)... Brigadier
  • Ek Aur Jung (July 20, 2001)
  • Censor (April 6, 2001)
  • Hera Pheri (March 31, 2000) ...... Police Inspector, Prakash
  • Khauff (March 3, 2000) ...... S.P. Jaidev Singh
  • Gang (2000) (Released) ....Lala
  • International Khiladi (March 26, 1999) ...... Bismillah (Devraj'S Guardian)
  • Zulm-O-Sitam (September 19, 1998) ....Ins. Liyaqat Khan
  • Keemat:They Are Back (1998) ....Suraj Pratap singh
  • Mahayuddh (1998)
  • Judge Mujrim (September 12, 1997) ......mangal singh
  • Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya (March 7, 1997)
  • Nazar (January 28, 1997)
  • Aakhri Sanghursh (1997) ...... Shakti Singh
  • Bal Brahmachari (September 6, 1996) ...... Thakur Raghuveer Singh
  • Himmatwar (June 14, 1996) ...... Inspector Rajeshwar
  • Himmat (January 5, 1996) ....Inspector D'souza
  • Jagannath (1996)
  • Barsaat (October 6, 1995) ...... Baba (Badal's father)
  • Veer (September 1, 1995) ....'Tiger'
  • Guddu (August 11, 1995) ...... Vikram Bahadur (Guddu's father)
  • Taaqat (June 23, 1995) ...... Police Inspector Khushwant Singh Bedi
  • Raja (June 22, 1995) ...... Rana Mahednra Pratap Garhwal
  • Nazar Ke Samne (June 2, 1995) ...... Badshahan Khan
  • Policewala Gunda (May 19, 1995) ......Inspector chauhan
  • Maidan-E-Jung (April 14, 1995) ...... S.P. Arun
  • Paandav (March 3, 1995) ...... Ashwin Kumar
  • Jawab (January 27, 1995) ....Rajeshwar
  • Reshma (1995)
  • Pathreela Rasta (1995) ...... Inspector Arjun (Gayatri'S Husband)
  • Hukumnama (1995)
  • Police Lockup (1995) ...... Inspector Pratha
  • Aao Pyar Karen (November 25, 1994) ....Shankar
  • Amaanat (October 14, 1994) ...... Agarwal Seth
  • Main Khiladi Tu Anari (September 23, 1994) ...... Arjun Joglekar
  • Betaj Badshah (April 8, 1994) ...... Balwan
  • Insaaniyat (March 11, 1994) ...... Narrator
  • Mohabbat Ki Aarzoo (1994) ...... Rai Bahadur Mahendra Pratap Singh
  • Rakhwale (1994)
  • Shaktimaan (July 9, 1993) ....Diler
  • Meri Jaan (December 6, 1992)
  • Rani Aur Maharani (1993)
  • Kundan (1993) Shanno's Brother
  • Meri Aan (1993) ...... Commissioner Ashfaque Khan
  • Yalgaar (October 23, 1992) ...... Mahendra Ashwini Kumar
  • Tahalka (August 7, 1992) ....Major Krishna Rao
  • Saudagar (August 8, 1991) ...... Gagan
  • Saugandh (January 25, 1991) ...... Chaudhary Sarang
  • Mujhe Kasam Hai (1985)
  • Captain Barry (1984)
  • Dard-E-Dil (1983)
  • Waqt Ke Shahzade (September 17, 1982)
  • Roohi (1981)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lakti, Navleen Kaur (2013-10-12). "Return of the desi superhero". hindustantimes.com. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  2. ^ Phadke, Aparna (2012-03-24). "Mukesh Khanna's done with mythological serials!". The Times of India. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  3. ^ "MP CM ropes in Mukesh Khanna to unveil `Shaktimaan' project". The Hindu. 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Act One". indianexpress.com. 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-10-31. 

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