Mukesh Khanna in 2010
|Alma mater||Film and Television Institute of India|
|Years active||1980 – present|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
Mukesh Khanna (born on July 23) is an Indian television and film character actor, best known for his portrayal in Doordarshan television serial Shaktimaan and as Bhishma Pitamah in B. R. Chopra's Mahabharat. He is also the chairman of Children's Film Society of India. He was born in Mumbai. 
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. He rose to fame and is still best known for playing Bhishma in B. R. Chopra's Mahabharat. Khanna starred as the protagonist in the popular superhero series Shaktimaan, which was popular throughout India, as well as in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.
Khanna 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 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. Throughout he appeared in several TV operas and many commercially successful movies including Saudagar (1991), Yalgaar (1992), Tahalka (1992), Shaktiman (1993), Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Barsaat (1995), Raja (1995), Veer (1995), Himmat (1996), Maidan-E-Jung (1995), Judge Mujrim (1997), Hera Pheri (2000) and Plan (2004).
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, anemia in girls and health awareness.
Khanna operates two acting schools in Jaipur and Agra 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.
|1997–2005||Shaktimaan||Shaktimaan/Pandit Gangadhar Shastri/Major Ranjit Singh/Shri Satya|
|2002||Aryamaan – Brahmaand Ka Yodha||Aryamaan/Ojwan|
|2005||Ehsaas||Digvijaya Singh Rathore|
|2008||Kal Hamara Hai||Professor Vimal Kant Vishnoyi|
|2008||Waqt Batayega Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya||Biswajeet Raichowdhury|
|2012–2013||Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaara Pyaara||Purushottam Deewan|
|2016||Waaris (2016 TV series)||Lalaji|
|1982||Waqt Ke Shahzade|
|1985||Mujhe Kasam Hai|
|1992||Tahalka||Major Krishna Rao|
|1992||Yalgaar||Mahendra Ashwini Kumar|
|1993||Meri Aan||Commissioner Ashfaque Khan|
|1993||Rani Aur Maharani|
|1994||Mohabbat Ki Aarzoo||Rai Bahadur Mahendra Pratap Singh|
|1994||Main Khiladi Tu Anari||Arjun Joglekar|
|1994||Aao Pyar Karen||Shankar|
|1995||Police Lockup||Inspector Pratha|
|1995||Pathreela Rasta||Inspector Arjun (Gayatri's Husband)|
|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||Barsaat||Baba (Badal's father)|
|1996||Bal Brahmachari||Thakur Raghuveer Singh|
|1997||Aakhri Sanghursh||Shakti Singh|
|1997||Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya|
|1997||Judge Mujrim||Mangal Singh|
|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||Khauff||S.P. Jaidev Singh|
|2000||Hera Pheri||Police Inspector Prakash|
|2001||Ek Aur Jung|
|2004||Plan||Alibhai (Mussa's Boss)|
|2005||Dhana 51||Telugu 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)|
|2013||Hamara Hero Shaktimaan||Shaktimaan||Television film|
|2014||Ardha Gangu Ardha Gondya||Marathi film|
|2014||Rajadhi Raja||Sikhander||Malayalam film acted along with Mammootty|
|2018||7 Sath He||TBA||Under Production|
- "Mukesh Khanna is new chairperson of Children Film Society". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 28 April 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
- "Mukesh Khanna appointed new CFSI chairperson". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 29 April 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
- "Mukesh Khanna appointed chairperson of CFSI". DeshGujarat.com. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
- "Mukesh Khanna to be New Children Film Society of India Chairperson – NDTV Movies". Movies.ndtv.com. 23 April 2015. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
- 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.
- Phadke, Aparna (24 March 2012). "Mukesh Khanna's done with mythological serials!". The Times of India. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
- "MP CM ropes in Mukesh Khanna to unveil `Shaktimaan' project". The Hindu. 27 September 2007. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
- "Act One". indianexpress.com. 17 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013.
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