Twinkle Khanna

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Twinkle Khanna
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Twinkle Khanna
Born Tina Jatin Khanna
(1974-12-29) 29 December 1974 (age 40)
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)
Parents Rajesh Khanna (father)
Dimple Kapadia (mother)
Relatives Rinke Khanna (sister)
Simple Kapadia (aunt)

Twinkle Khanna (born Tina Jatin Khanna on 29 December 1974)[1] is an Indian interior designer, columnist, film producer and former actress who has acted in Bollywood and Telugu films. Khanna won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her role in Barsaat (1995). She is the wife of Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and the daughter of established actors, Dimple Kapadia and the late Rajesh Khanna. After leaving the film industry in 2001, she ventured into interior designing and is the co-owner of The White Window store.


Career[edit]

Khanna made her screen debut opposite Bobby Deol in Rajkumar Santoshi's romance Barsaat (1995). It performed well at the box office and became the sixth-highest grossing film of the year,[2] and she received the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her performance.[3] After an eye surgery for a slight cross-eye condition, Khanna went on to do many films which got her good reviews and recognition from the audience. However, Uff Yeh Mohabbat performed poorly at the box office.[4]

Her notable film roles include the girl next door in Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998) with Salman Khan, the undercover spy along with Shah Rukh Khan in Baadshah (1999)[5] and the village belle in Mela (2000) with Aamir Khan. She paired with Venkatesh in the year 1999 in a Telugu film, Seenu. She also acted in the David Dhawan-directed comedy Jodi No. 1.[6] Film director Karan Johar admitted in an interview that Khanna was in his mind for the role of Tina in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, but she refused it and thus Rani Mukerji was signed. Khanna left the industry after her marriage to Akshay Kumar in 2001, citing that she did not enjoy the acting profession anymore.[7] Her last film was Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001), which was an average grosser at the box office.[8]

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 a prestigious Elle Decor International Design Award.[9] She has opened up another branch of the store elsewhere in Mumbai. She does not hold a professional degree and worked with an architect to learn the procedures.[10] During her pregnancy, she practised maps and designs using CAD.[11] Khanna did the interiors for actress Rani Mukerji's new house in 2006[12], Kareena Kapoor Khan's Bandra flat in 2008[13], Poonam Bajaj's design studio[14] and Reema Sen's house.[15] She has also endorsed for and designed Supertech's ORB project in Noida.[16] Khanna has also endorsed for and designed a residential project in Pune.[17] Khanna also produced the films Tees Maar Khan (2010) and Patiala House (2011). She also did a cameo appearance in the former film.[18] In 2000, she was part of the judges panel at Femina Miss India.[19] In 1996, she campaigned for her father's election in New Delhi (Lok Sabha constituency).[20] She has also been the brand ambassador for Movado[21] and endorsed Micromax.[22]

Personal life[edit]

Twinkle Khanna is the daughter of Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna.[23] Her sister Rinke Khanna is also an actress. She was born on the same day as her father on his 32nd birthday which is 29 December 1974. Her aunt is Simple Kapadia. Khanna was born to a Punjabi father and Gujarati mother. In October 1999, along with Juhi Chawla, Shah Rukh and Salman Khan, she performed at a show in Malaysia.[24] She married actor Akshay Kumar in 2001 (17th January) and together they have a son, Aarav Bhatia (born 15 September 2002),[25] and a daughter, Nitara Khanna Bhatia (born 25 September 2012), named after Rajesh Khanna. Nitara means "having deep roots".[26] In 2009, during Lakme Fashion Week, she unbuttoned Akshay Kumar's jeans. This incident created a controversy.[27] A social worker filed a complaint against the couple and the event organisers for obscenity.[28] In July 2013 the Bombay High Court ordered the police to prosecute Khanna and her husband.[29]

Filmography[edit]

Title Year Role Notes Ref(s)
Barsaat 1995 Tina Oberoi [30]
Jaan 1996 Kajal [31]
Dil Tera Diwana 1996 Komal [32]
Uff Yeh Mohabbat 1997 Sonia Verma [33]
Itihaas 1997 Naina [34]
Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai 1998 Komal Sinha [35]
International Khiladi 1999 Payal [36]
Zulmi 1999 Komal Dutt [37]
Seenu 1999 Shwetha Telugu language film
Baadshah 1999 Seema Malhotra [38]
Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan 1999 Jasmine Arora [39]
Mela 2000 Roopa Singh [40]
Chal Mere Bhai 2000 Puja Special appearance [41]
Joru Ka Ghulam 2000 Durga [42]
Jodi No.1 2001 Tina [43]
Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega 2001 Anjali [44]
Tees Maar Khan 2010 As herself Co-producer [18]
Thank You 2011 Co-producer [45]
Khiladi 786 2012 Co-producer [45]
72 Miles 2013 Co-producer

Awards[edit]

Award Year For Result Ref(s)
Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut 1996 Barsaat Won [3]
BIG Star Entertainment Award for Most Entertaining Action Film 2014 Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty Nominated
Filmfare Award for Most Glamorous Real-Life Couple 2015 Nominated [46]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  5. ^ Sen, Sonali Ghosh (16 October 2012). K-K-Krazy About Khan. Rupa Publications India Pvt. Ltd. p. 84. ISBN 978-81-291-2837-9. 
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