Rahul Khanna is an Indian film actor, writer and VJ, known for his appearances in Bollywood films and Hindi television shows. He was born in a cinema family where is father, Vinod Khanna was a Bollywood star and currency active in politics and his mother Gitanjali Taleyarkhan was a former model. He earned a lot of fame and popularity following his brief stint in Television and made debut in mainstream cinema with a blockbuster hit film Earth (1999) alongside Aamir Khan, and his performance in the film earned him a Filmfare Best Male Debut Award.
Actor, Writer, VJ
Rahul Khanna was born on June 20, 1972 in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
He is currently 46 years old.
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Khanna did his schooling in Bombay International School in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
- He attended St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai after completion of school.
- After graduation, he flown to the US to pursue acting and theatre arts at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Indian / Asian
5 ft 10 inches or 178 cm or 1.78 m
75 kg or 165 lbs
- Chest – 41 inches
- Biceps – 13 inches
- Waist – 32 inches
Rahul should be wearing a shoes of sizes 10 (US).
Vinod Khanna, Actor
- Geetanjali Khaana, Former model
- Kavita (step-mother)
Akshaye Khanna (Younger brother) (Actor)
Shraddha Khanna (Half-Sister)
There aren’t any rumours about his romantic life or he hasn’t made them public. However, the 45-year-old Boutique of Bollywood has no plans of getting married anytime soon.
Rahul Khanna Favourites
- Food – Smoked Salmon, All non-veg dishes
- Drinks – Black Coffee, Dirty Martini, Red Wine
- Movies – Cinema Paradiso (Italian, 1988)
- TV Shows – Fraiser, Two & A Half Men, Everybody Loves Raymond, F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
- Song – Character Dheela Hai from film Ready
- Book – Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahi
- Singer – Ella Fitzgerald
- Holiday Destination – Singapore
- Club – The Wellington Club, Mumbai
He made his acting debut in Deepa Mehta’s 1947 film Earth, alongside Aamir Khan. He received several accolades for his performance in the film as Hassan.
Khanna started his media career as a Video Jockey (VJ) with MTV Asia from 1994 – 1998.
He has also hosted a number of events outside television like the IIFA Awards, the Miss India pageant, the Screen Awards, the Stardust (magazine) Awards, the Miss India Worldwide pageant, Naomi Campbell’s Fashion for Relief show at Mumbai Fashion Week, the GQ (India) Men of the Year Awards 2009 & 2010, Teacher’s Achievement Awards 2008 & 2010, The International Film Festival of India 2011, The Hello (magazine) Hall of Fame Awards 2011 and The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2012, amongst others.
Best Known For
He has appeared in many TV shows and soap operas, and is known and credited for his his role as the double agent Yousaf Rana on the FX drama series The Americans.
Alongside acting, Khanna has endorsed a number of brands like Toyota, Lay’s Chips, Pepsi, DTC (Diamond Trading Company/ De Beers group), Trent (Westside), Tommy Hilfiger, Jaypee Group’s Jaypee Greens, Johnnie Walker Blue Label, Kiehl’s, Maggi and Audi.
Being an animal lover himself, Rahul Khanna has appeared in a PETA India campaign to protect elephants and birds.
Rahul Khanna Style Quotient
Cars & Bikes
Khanna has a great sense of taste for cars and bikes. He owns a fleet of exotic cars from automakers all around the world, including a BMW 520 D, a Audi, a Mercedes, to name juts a few.
He resides in a high-profile house in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Rahul Khanna Net worth
Having born in a family of film fraternities, he has enjoyed his life since childhood and never struggled to meet his ends. He is a well-established actor in Bollywood who has net worth of $8 Million US Dollars.
Connect with Rahul Khanna
Stay connected with the actor on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat to get his insights and his movies.
- Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mrkhanna/
- Twitter – https://twitter.com/r_khanna
- Snapchat Username – MrKhannaSnaps
Rahul Khanna Quick Facts
Rahul has always wanted to become an actor from his young age and thus acquired acting and filmmaking skills from world’s prestigious schools like the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
During his stint as student in New York, he worked as a part-time VJ with MTV Asia, one day a week and went to college the other days. This is is first job in entertainment industry and later went on to become a full-time VJ after returning to India.
In 2002, he appeared in the American drama film The Emperor’s Club alongside Kevin Kline.
In 2013, he appeared on the Indian TV series 24, which was based off of the American show of the same name.
Despite being charming with all the acting talents, he couldn’t able to make a huge impact amongst audience with his movies. He filed to secure a place in mainstream cinema and has apparently faded out of the cinema industry.
Alongside acting, Rahul Khanna is an acclaimed writer with his signature humorous writing style, who has been writing for his own blog on topics like fashion, style and humour. He also write columns and exclusive piece of articles for various leading magazines, websites and dailies, including Harper’s Bazaar India, Vogue India, Cosmopolitan (magazine) India, Elle (India), GQ India, Marie Claire India, The Times of India, Deccan Herald and The Huffington Post India, amongst others.