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Twinkle Khanna
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Twinkle Khanna
Born Tina Jatin Khanna
(1974-12-29) 29 December 1974 (age 40)[1]
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Occupation Actress, Interior designer, Film producer
Years active 1995–2001
Spouse(s) Akshay Kumar (2001–present)
Children 2 (1 son, 1 daughter)
Parent(s) Rajesh Khanna (father)
Dimple Kapadia (mother)
Relatives Rinke Khanna (sister)
Simple Kapadia (aunt)
Awards Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut

Twinkle Khanna (also known as Tina Jatin Khanna; born on 29 December 1974) is an Indian interior designer, columnist, film producer and former film actress. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her role in the romance film Barsaat (1995). She has also played the lead character in the Telugu film Seenu (1999). She is the daughter of established actors Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna. Her last film appearance in a lead role was in Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001). Khanna has acted opposite actors like Bobby Deol, Ajay Devgan, Saif Ali Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Daggubati Venkatesh, Govinda and Akshay Kumar.

Khanna married Kumar in 2001. After leaving the acting profession in the same year, she ventured into interior designing and is the co-owner of The White Window, a chain of interior designing stores which operates in Mumbai. She does not have a professional degree and learned the skills by working with an architect for two years. She is the co-founder of the production company Grazing Goat Pictures and has co-produced 6 features including the Marathi language drama 72 Miles. She has also done a special appearance in Tees Maar Khan (2010).

Career[edit]

Acting career[edit]

Khanna made her screen debut opposite Bobby Deol in Rajkumar Santoshi's romance Barsaat (1995). She was cast by Dharmendra and before the film's release Khanna signed for two more projects.[2] It performed well at the box office and became the sixth-highest grossing film of the year,[3] and she received the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her performance.[4] The following year she played lead roles in Raj Kanwar's action film Jaan and Lawrence D'Souza's romance Dil Tera Diwana opposite Ajay Devgan and Saif Ali Khan respectively. K.N. Vijiyan of the New Straits Times‍ '​ wrote that "Khanna does not look like a typical Hindi actress".[5] While reviewing Dil Tera Diwana, Vijiyan wrote about Khanna, "Unlike her previous movies, she looks really good in all her scenes and she can act well."[6] In 1997 two films featuring her; Uff Yeh Mohabbat and Itihaas were released. Both of these films were poor box-office performers.[7][8] Her only release in 1998 was Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai which featured her as Salman Khan's love interest.[9]

Khanna acted opposite Akshay Kumar in two action films: International Khiladi and Zulmi (both 1999). In the former she played a news reporter who falls in love with a criminal whom she interviews. Both performed poorly at the box-office.[10] She was paired with Daggubati Venkatesh in a Telugu film, Seenu (1999). Khanna played the lead role in Baadshah (1999), featuring Shah Rukh Khan as a detective.[11] In the same year she acted opposite Saif Ali Khan in Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan, a romantic comedy directed by Mahesh Bhatt. She was paired opposite Aamir Khan in Dharmesh Darshan's Mela (2000). Similar to The Seven Samurai in story,[12] it was an average grosser at the box-office.[13] In October 1999, along with Juhi Chawla, Shah Rukh and Salman Khan, she performed at Awesome Foursome concert held as Shah Alam Outdoor Stadium, Malaysia.[14][15] Chal Mere Bhai (2000) featured her in a special appearance beside a leading role in the comedy Joru Ka Ghulam opposite Govinda. She also acted in the David Dhawan-directed comedy Jodi No.1 (2001).[16] Her acting in the film met with poor reviews.[17] Film director Karan Johar admitted in an interview that Khanna was in his mind for the role of Tina in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,[4] but she refused it and thus Rani Mukerji was signed.[18] She left the industry after her marriage to Kumar in 2001, citing that she did not enjoy the acting profession anymore.[19] Her last film was Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001), remake of Telugu movie Money (1993).[20] It featured her opposite Saif Ali Khan for the third time and was an average grosser at the box office.[21]

Off-screen work[edit]

In 1996, Khanna campaigned for her father's election in New Delhi (Lok Sabha constituency).[22] In 2000, she was part of the judges panel at Femina Miss India.[23] In 2002, Khanna opened her own interior design store in Crawford Market, Mumbai called The White Window, in partnership with her longtime friend Gurlein Manchanda. Since then, the store has received Elle Decor International Design Award.[24] She has opened up another branch of the store elsewhere in Mumbai.[25] She does not hold a professional degree and worked with an architect for two years to learn the procedures.[24] During her pregnancy, she practised maps and designs using CAD.[26] Khanna did the interiors for Rani Mukerji's,[27] Reemma Sen's[28] and Tabu's houses,[29] Kareena Kapoor Khan's Bandra flat in 2008[30] and Poonam Bajaj's design studio.[31] On the request of one of her clients, she ordered a company to make a golden toilet seat.[32]

Khanna has also endorsed for and designed Supertech's ORB project in Noida[33] and another residential project in Pune.[34] However, Khanna filed a case against Supertech for failing to pay INR1.04 crore (US$170,000) as endorsement fees.[35] She also mentors International Institute of Fashion Designing's Academy of Interiors.[36] Khanna is the co-founder of Grazing Goat Pictures[37] and has co-produced the films Tees Maar Khan (2010) and Patiala House (2011). She also did a cameo appearance in the former film.[38] Khanna has also co-produced Thank You (2011), Khiladi 786 (2012), 72 Miles (2013) and Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty (2014).[39] She has also been the brand ambassador for the watch brand Movado[40] and endorsed Coca-Cola and Micromax Mobile.[41][42] In 2014, Khanna and her sister sold their father's house for INR85 crore (US$13 million).[43]

Personal life[edit]

Twinkle Khanna is the daughter of Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna.[44] Her sister Rinke Khanna is also an actress.[45] Her aunt was Simple Kapadia.[46] She met Akshay Kumar for the first time during a photo session for Filmfare magazine.[47] and married him in 2001. Together they have a son[48] and a daughter.[49] In 2009, during Lakme Fashion Week, she unbuttoned Akshay Kumar's jeans. This incident created a controversy.[50] A social worker filed a complaint against the couple and the event organisers for obscenity.[51] Khanna surrendered at the Vakola police station and was released on bail.[52] In July 2013, the Bombay High Court ordered the police to prosecute Khanna and her husband.[53] Kumar often credits Khanna for his success.[54][55] In 2009, People magazine listed her as the 4th best dressed celebrity in India.[56] In February 2014, she was operated at the Breach Candy hospital for the removal of a kidney stone.[57] She has maintained a Twitter account since November 2014.[58]

Filmography[edit]

Title Year Role Notes Ref(s)
Barsaat 1995 Tina Oberoi [59]
Jaan 1996 Kajal [60]
Dil Tera Diwana 1996 Komal [61]
Uff Yeh Mohabbat 1997 Sonia Verma [62]
Itihaas 1997 Naina [63]
Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai 1998 Komal Sinha [64]
International Khiladi 1999 Payal [65]
Zulmi 1999 Komal Dutt [66]
Seenu 1999 Shwetha Telugu language film [67]
Baadshah 1999 Seema Malhotra [68]
Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan 1999 Jasmine Arora [69]
Mela 2000 Roopa Singh [70]
Chal Mere Bhai 2000 Puja Special appearance [71]
Joru Ka Ghulam 2000 Durga [72]
Jodi No.1 2001 Tina [73]
Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega 2001 Anjali [74]
Tees Maar Khan 2010 As herself Co-producer; Special appearance [38]
Thank You 2011 Co-producer [39]
Patiala House 2011 Co-producer [39]
Khiladi 786 2012 Co-producer [39]
72 Miles 2013 Co-producer; Marathi language film [75]
Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty 2014 Co-producer [39]

Awards[edit]

Award Year For Result Ref(s)
Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut 1996 Barsaat Won [4]
BIG Star Entertainment Award for Most Entertaining Action Film 2014 Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty Won [76]

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