19 June 1958 |
Mukesh Khanna  is a veteran 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. Mukesh Khanna is chairman of Children's Film Society of India.
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. 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.
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.
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.
|Teri Meri Ek Zindagi||1984-1990||Captain Barry|
|The Great Maratha||1994-1996||Ibrahim Khan Gardi|
|Vishwa sittu kumar sharma serial|
|Shaktimaan||1997-2005||Shaktimaan/Pandit Gangadhar Shastri/Major Ranjit Singh/Shri Satya|
|Aryamaan – Brahmaand Ka Yodha||2002||Aryamaan/Ojwan|
|Ehsaas||2005||Digvijaya Singh Rathour|
|Maryada||2006-2009||Vishal Maan Singh|
|Kal Hamara Hai||2008||Professor Vimal Kant Vishnoyi|
|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)|
- Rajadhi Raja (2014) ..... Malayalam Film acted along with Mammootty
- Ardha Gangu Ardha Gondhya (Marathi Film)
- Hamari Bahu (2001)
- 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)
- Barood : (The Fire) - A Love Story as Abhay Kumar
- Chal Chalein (2009) ...... Justice Bharat Kumar
- The Film (2005)
- Hanuman (2005) ...... Hanuman (Voice)
- Dhana 51 (2005) ........ Telugu Movie
- Mission Mumbai (2004)
- Plan (2004) ....Alibhai (Mussa's Boss)
- Tada (2003)
- LOC Kargil (2003)... Brigadier
- Ek Aur Jung (2001)
- Censor (2001)
- Hera Pheri (2000) ...... Police Inspector Prakash
- Khauff (3 March 2000) ...... S.P. Jaidev Singh
- Gang (2000) (Released) ....Lala
- International Khiladi (26 March 1999) ...... Bismillah (Devraj'S Guardian)
- Zulm-O-Sitam (19 September 1998) ....Ins. Liyaqat Khan
- Keemat:They Are Back (1998) ....Suraj Pratap singh
- Mahayuddh (1998)
- Judge Mujrim (12 September 1997) ......mangal singh
- Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya (7 March 1997)
- Nazar (28 January 1997)
- Aakhri Sanghursh (1997) ...... Shakti Singh
- Bal Brahmachari (6 September 1996) ...... Thakur Raghuveer Singh
- Himmatwar (14 June 1996) ...... Inspector Rajeshwar
- Himmat (5 January 1996) ....Inspector D'souza
- Jagannath (1996)
- Barsaat (6 October 1995) ...... Baba (Badal's father)
- Veer (1 September 1995) ....'Tiger'
- Guddu (11 August 1995) ...... Vikram Bahadur (Guddu's father)
- Taaqat (23 June 1995) ...... Police Inspector Khushwant Singh Bedi
- Raja (22 June 1995) ...... Rana Mahednra Pratap Garhwal
- Nazar Ke Samne (2 June 1995) ...... Badshahan Khan
- Policewala Gunda (19 May 1995) ......Inspector chauhan
- Maidan-E-Jung (14 April 1995) ...... S.P. Arun
- Paandav (3 March 1995) ...... Ashwin Kumar
- Jawab (27 January 1995) ....Rajeshwar
- Reshma (1995)
- Pathreela Rasta (1995) ...... Inspector Arjun (Gayatri'S Husband)
- Hukumnama (1995)
- Police Lockup (1995) ...... Inspector Pratha
- Aao Pyar Karen (25 November 1994) ....Shankar
- Amaanat (14 October 1994) ...... Agarwal Seth
- Main Khiladi Tu Anari (23 September 1994) ...... Arjun Joglekar
- Betaj Badshah (8 April 1994) ...... Balwan
- Insaaniyat (11 March 1994) ...... Narrator
- Mohabbat Ki Aarzoo (1994) ...... Rai Bahadur Mahendra Pratap Singh
- Rakhwale (1994)
- Shaktimaan (9 July 1993) ....Diler
- Meri Jaan (6 December 1992)
- Rani Aur Maharani (1993)
- Kundan (1993) Shanno's Brother
- Meri Aan (1993) ...... Commissioner Ashfaque Khan
- Yalgaar (23 October 1992) ...... Mahendra Ashwini Kumar
- Tahalka (7 August 1992) ....Major Krishna Rao
- Saudagar (8 August 1991) ...... Gagan
- Saugandh (25 January 1991) ...... Chaudhary Sarang
- Mujhe Kasam Hai (1985)
- Captain Barry (1984)
- Dard-E-Dil (1983)
- Waqt Ke Shahzade (17 September 1982)
- Roohi (1981)
- Lakti, Navleen Kaur (2013-10-12). "Return of the desi superhero". hindustantimes.com. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
- Phadke, Aparna (2012-03-24). "Mukesh Khanna's done with mythological serials!". The Times of India. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
- "MP CM ropes in Mukesh Khanna to unveil `Shaktimaan' project". The Hindu. 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
- "Act One". indianexpress.com. 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2013-10-31.
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