Vinod Khanna was an Indian actor and producer of Bollywood films. He was the recipient of 2 Filmfare awards. He played lead roles in many films and is best remembered for his performance in Mere Apne, Mera Gaon Mera Desh, Gaddaar, Jail Yatra, Imtihaan, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar, Inkaar, Kuchhe Dhaage, Amar Akbar Anthony, Rajput, Qurbani, Kudrat, Dayavan, Kaarnama,Suryaa: An Awakening and Jurm.
Let's take a look at top 8 bollywood movies of Vinod Khanna:
He was last sen in Dilwale however his latest work, Dabangg was the finest work. Featuring with Salman Khan, Vinod Khanna assumed the role of his father in the film.
2. Amar Akbar Anthony
He was the only actor to stand his ground against Amitabh Bachchan in the 70's. The film spinning around religious tolerance turned into a point of interest in Bollywood masala movies. It likewise lastingly affected the pop culture, with its infectious songs and jokes.
3. Muqaddar Ka Sikandar
The film was the top grossing hit of 1978. Muqaddar Ka Sikandar was the third greatest hit of the decade after Sholay and Bobby. The film was such a gigantic hit, that people used to remain in lines, holding up perpetually, to purchase the film's tickets. Ordinarily, the crowd even slept in front of the cinema halls overnight in their sit tight for the tickets.
The story of the film revolved around an idealistic professor, Vinod Khanna, who chosen to change a group of rowdy students at a college. It was roused by the 1967 British film To Sir, With Love, and had even motivated the TV series Jeet. Vinod can be seen wearing big glasses back in the bay which became a huge fashion trend at that time.
This movie became sensational because of the popular kiss scene between Madhuri Dixit and Vinod Khanna. The song 'Aaj Phir Tumpe Pyaar Aaya Hai' originally is from this film.
6. The Burning Train
This is one notorious movie that can be seen again and again. In spite of being a multi-starrer highlighting Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Parveen Babi, Jeetendra, Neetu Singh, Vinod Mehra, Danny Denzongpa, Vinod Khanna's part emerged the most. The plot spins around a train named Super Express that bursts into flames on its inaugural keep running from New Delhi to Mumbai.
7. Khoon Ki Pukaar
Vinod Khanna was one of the few Hindi actors who started by playing villains and moved on to play the hero. He plays a negative character in Khoon Ki Pukaar (1978) close by Shabana Azmi. In period 1974-1982 Vinod Khanna was paid more than Jeetendra and more than Amitabh Bachchan. In post-1987 period, Vinod Khanna was paid more than Rishi Kapoor, Govinda, Sanjay Dutt, Rajnikanth, Salman Khan in the movies he did with them from 1987-1995.
Qurbani turned into a box office success and the greatest hit of the year, gaining 6,00,00,000 at the box office. The songs were popular and the movie sold the most number of records and tapes in that year. It is said the music and songs introduced the "Disco Revolution" in India that endured until the mid-80s.