Twinkle Khanna

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Twinkle Khanna
BornTina Jatin Khanna
(1974-12-29) December 29, 1974 (age 37)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Other names Twinkle Kumar
OccupationActress, Interior Designer, Producer
Years active 1995–2001
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
SpouseAkshay Kumar (2001–present)
Children Aarav Bhatia
ParentsRajesh Khanna (deceased as of July 18th 2012)
Dimple Kapadia
 
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Twinkle Khanna
BornTina Jatin Khanna
(1974-12-29) December 29, 1974 (age 37)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Other names Twinkle Kumar
OccupationActress, Interior Designer, Producer
Years active 1995–2001
Height 1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
SpouseAkshay Kumar (2001–present)
Children Aarav Bhatia
ParentsRajesh Khanna (deceased as of July 18th 2012)
Dimple Kapadia

Twinkle Khanna (Punjabi: ਟਵਿੰਕਲ ਖੰਨਾ; born Tina Jatin Khanna on 29 December 1974)[1] is an Indian film actress who has acted in Bollywood and Telugu films. She is the wife of popular Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar and the daughter of established actors, Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna. After leaving film industry in 2001, she ventured into interior designing and is now the co-owner of The White Window store.

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Career

Khanna made her debut opposite Bobby Deol in Barsaat (1995). The film did well at the box office, and she received the Filmfare Best Debut Award for her performance. After an eye surgery for a slight cross-eye condition, Khanna went on to do many films which got her good reviews and recognition from the audience. She has acted with some of the renowned actors in the industry, including Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, and Govinda.

Her notable film roles include the girl next door in Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998) with Salman Khan, the undercover spy along with Shahrukh Khan in Baadshah (1999) and the village belle in Mela (2000) with Aamir Khan. She paired with Venkatesh in the year 1999 in a Telugu film, Seenu. Film director, Karan Johar admitted in an interview that Khanna was in his mind for the role of Tina in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, but she refused it and thus Rani Mukerji was signed.

Khanna left the industry after her marriage to Akshay Kumar in 2001, citing that she did not enjoy the acting profession anymore. Her last film was Love Ke Liye Kuchh Bhi Karega (2001), which was an average grosser at the box office.[2]

In 2002, Khanna opened her own interior design store in Crawford Market, Mumbai called The White Window, in partnership with her longtime friend Gurlein Manchanda. Since then, the store has received a prestigious Elle Decor International Design Award (from Indian edition of Elle Decor magazine). She has opened up another branch of the flagship store elsewhere in Mumbai and plans to expand throughout India.[3]

Khanna did the interiors for actress Rani Mukerji's new house in 2006.[4] Khanna also produced the films Tees Maar Khan and Patiala House.

Personal life

Twinkle Khanna is the daughter of Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna. Her sister is Rinke Khanna. Her aunt is Simple Kapadia. Khanna was born to a Punjabi father and Gujarati mother. She married actor, Akshay Kumar in 2001 and together they have a son, Aarav Kumar. The couple are expecting their second child in September 2012.[5]

She retired from the film industry after her marriage and ventured into interior designing. Recently her father Rajesh Khanna died on July 18 2012

Filmography

Year Film Role Other notes
1995 Barsaat Tina Oberoi Winner, Filmfare Best Debut Award
1996 Jaan Kajal
1996 Mr Aashiq
1996 Dil Tera Diwana Komal
1997 Uff! Yeh Mohabbat Sonia Verma
1997 Iitihaas Naina
1998 Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai Komal Sinha
1999 Zulmi Komal
1999 International Khilaadi Payal
1999 Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan Jasmine Arora
1999 Baadshah Seema Malhotra/Tina
1999 Seenu Telugu film
2000 Mela Roopa
2000 Chal Mere Bhai Puja Special appearance
2000 Joru Ka Ghulam Durga
2001 Jodi No.1 Tina
2001 Love Ke Liye Kuchh Bhi Karega Anjali Murthy
2010 Tees Maar Khan Herself Special Appearance in ending credits

Producer

Year Other notes
2010: Khatta Meetha
2010: Tees Maar Khan
2011: Patiala House
2011: Thank You

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