() is an Indian actor.
Early life and background
Khanna was born and raised in Mumbai
. His father is Bollywood matinee idol & politician, Vinod Khanna
, and his younger brother is Bollywood actor, Akshaye Khanna
Khanna studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute
and the School of Visual Arts
in New York City
Khanna began his career as a VJ (video jockey) with MTV Asia
in 1994. Throughout his 4-year stint he enjoyed immense popularity, an enormous fan following across Asia and consistently glowing media coverage.
He made his feature film debut in Deepa Mehta
's 1947 Earth
, alongside Aamir Khan
. His performance garnered him several awards including the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award
for Best Debut. He has since also appeared in Mehta's Bollywood/Hollywood
Rahul's mainstream Bollywood
films include Elaan
Khanna's international credits include The Emperor's Club
with Kevin Kline
East is East
, 1999. The New York production of Ayub Khan-Din
's hit West End play, was directed by Scott Elliott (A Map of the World
) and Khanna's performance as Tariq, the rebellious, playboy son of a Pakistani father and British mother, won him acclaim from audiences and critics, alike.
, VJ, 1994–1998Discovery Week
, host, Discovery Channel
Khanna has also hosted numerous events like the IIFA
Awards, the Miss India
pageant, the Screen Awards
, the Stardust
Awards, the Miss India Worldwide pageant,......