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Mukesh Khanna Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Career, Biography, Fact & More

Mukesh Khanna is a very talented actor in India. He works in Indian tv serial and films. He is best known for portraying the most famous character ‘Shaktimaan’. Mukesh also played the role of  Bhishma Pitamah in series “Mahabharat“. Read more about Mukesh Khanna from the article.

Mukesh Khanna

Mukesh Khanna Age

Actor Mukesh Khanna was born on Thursday, 19th June 1958 (age 61 years old; as of 2020). He was born into the family of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Mukesh Khanna Wiki

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Mukesh Khanna Bio-data
Real NameMukesh Khanna
Nick NameMukeshji
Known NameShaktiman
Birth date19th June 1958 (Thursday)
Age61 years (as of 2020)
HobbiesWriting, Reading, Travelling
Debut AppearanceFilm: Roohi (1981)
TV: Mahabharat (1988)
Famous For1. "Bhishma Pitamah" in serial Mahabharat
2. Role of Shaktiman
Net WorthNot Known
Political InterestBharatiya Janta Party
Physical Appearance
Height(Approx)In feet: 6' 1"
In centimeter: 185 cm
In meter: 1.85 m
Weight(Approx)In kilogram: 75 Kg
In grams: 165 LBS
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Zodiac SignGemini
Food Habits:Vegetarian
Family Background, Education
Father NameName not known
Mother NameName not known
Siblings:Brother: Ved Krishna
Born PlaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Current CityMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolSchool of Mumbai
CollegeSt. Xavier's College
Education QualificationGraduate
Boyfriend, Husband, Marriage
Marital StatusUnmarried
Favourite Things & Assets
Favorite ActorDilip Kumar, Clint Eastwood
Favourite FoodIndian Food
Favorite PlaceIndia
Favorite PoliticianAtal Bihari Vajpayee, Narendra Modi
Car CollectionNot Known
Social Media Accounts

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Mukesh Khanna is one of the noted actors in the Indian entertainment industry. He was born and brought up into Mumbai. He completed his schooling where Naseeruddin Shah and Shakti Kapoor did. After that, he did graduation from St. Xavier’s College of Mumbai.

Mukesh Khanna has always a soft corner for acting and always had an interest to do acting. He made his first acting debut with the film Roohi in 1981. He also made his debut in tv serials with B.R. Chopra’s “Mahabharat.” He became popular with the role of Bhishma Pitamah.

Mukesh Khanna

Mukesh has worked in more than 60 Bollywood films including some of the hits Saudagar (1981), Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Barsaat (1995), Raja (1995) and Hera Pheri (2000). Apart from Hindi movies, Mukesh Khanna has also worked in Marathi, Telugu, and Malayalam.

Mukesh Khanna received huge popularity with a superpower character role “Shaktimaan.” His heroic presentation had made a huge impact on the children of India. He has also produced several shows such as Mayayodha, Aryaman, Sautela and many others.

Apart from acting, Mukesh Khanna is a very active personality in politics and joined the Bharatiya Janta Party in 1998. Actor Mukesh is a very popular celebrity on social media and the internet.

Mukesh Khanna Family, Caste & Religion

Mukesh Khanna was born on 19th June 1958 into the family of Mumbai, India. He spent most of his childhood and teenage with his family in Mumbai. He was very close to his family. There is not much information available about his father and mother.

Mukesh Khanna Young Age

Actor Mukesh Khanna's brother Ved Khanna with Aasha Bhoshle
Actor Mukesh Khanna’s brother Ved Khanna with Aasha Bhosle

Mukesh had an elder brother Ved Khanna who was an actor and producer. He passed away in 2018. Mukesh believes in Hinduism and holds Indian nationality. Besides, he is Khatri by caste. Currently, he lives in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Girlfriend, Marriage, Wife & Relationship

Actor Mukhesh Khanna is not married yet and holds a single marital status. There is no information available about his girlfriend, affair or relationship.

Height in Feet & Body Status

Mukesh Khanna is a good-looking man with hight of 6’1″ feet inches and weighs around 75 kg. He has black eye color and Salt & Paper eye color.


Actor Mukesh Khanna hails from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He got his initial education from the school where Nasrudeen Shah and Shakti Kapoor did. He graduated from Mumbai’s St. Xavier’s college. He completed his graduation in B.Sc and post-graduation in Masters of Laws.

Also, Mukesh wanted to do engineering in the plastic field before Masters of Law. As he found interest in acting, Mukesh Khanna did graduation from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune. He started his career with the role in the movie Ruhi in 1981.

Mukesh Khanna as Caption Barry
Mukesh Khanna as Caption Barry

Next, Mukesh featured in several movies such as Waqt Ke Shehzade, Dard E Dil, Caption Barry and Mujhe Kasam Hai. He received huge recognization with his first acting debut in tv with ‘Mahabharat‘ in 1988. He played the role of ‘Bhishmapitamh.’

Bhishma Pitamah in Mahabharat

Actor Mukesh as Bhishma Pitamah in Mahabharat

From 1991 to 1995, Mukesh Khanna made his appearance in hit films like Saugandh, Saudagar, Tahalika, Yalgar, Meri Aan, Shaktiman, Rakhwale, Betaj Badshah, Main Khiladi Tu Anadi, Pathreela Rashta, Polivewala Gunda, Nazar Ke Samne, Raja and many more.

His roles as Gagan in Saudagar, Major Krishna Rao in Tahalka, and Arjun Joglekar in Main Khiladi Tu Anadi became very popular among fans. At the same time, Mukesh Khanna also worked in tv serials like Chunni, Chandrakanta, Vishwamitra, Marshall, and Sharab.

Career from 1996

In 1996, Mukesh Khanna starred in the films like Jagganath, Himmat, Himmatwar, and Bal Brahmachari. Following years, he made her appearance in films like Salma Pe Dil Aa Gaya, Judge Mujrim, Keemat: They Are Black and Jaalsaaz.

In 1997, Mukesh started playing the role of Shaktimaan who is a superhero with powers. He played the role of Shaktiman from 1997 to 2005. He received immense popularity among kids in India. The series was aired on the Doordarshan and it became scared for children who sat glued to their television sets to watch heroic actions of their favorite character.


Subsequently, Mukesh Khanna made his appearance in another superpower related serial “Aryamaan-Brahmanand Ka Yodha.” In 2000, he played the role of Police Inspector Prakash in the comedy film Hera Pheri which became very successful commercially and financially.

From 2000 to 2010, Mukesh did work in films like Censor, Hamari Bahu, Plan, Hanuman, Chal Chalein and many more. He also featured in the tv serials like Deewar, Ehsaas, Sautela, Kal Hamara Hai, and Waqt Batayega Kaun Apna Kaun Paraya.

In 2005, Mukesh Khanna made his first Telugu debut with the movie ‘Dhana 51‘. Shaktimaan franchise also has an animated action series titled “Shaktimaan: The Animated Series” which was created by Reliance Animation.

Career from 2012

In 2012, Mukesh Khanna played the role of Purushottam Deewan in the tv serial Pyaar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyaraa Pyaraa. His popularity for character “Shaktimaan” led him to make a telefilm titled “Hamara Hero Shaktimaan” for the children’s channel POGO in 2013.

Humara Hero Shaktimaan

Next, he gave his voice for the character Akroor in the animated from Krishna Aur Kansh produced by Reliance Entertainment. In 2014, Mukesh made his first Marathi debut with the film ‘Ardha Gangu Ardha Gondya.’ The same year. Mukesh also made his debut in Malayalam with film Rajadhi Raja.

Apart from being an actor, he is also a successful producer. He has produced several tv shows such as Mahayodha, Shaktimaan, Aryamaan-Brahmaand Ka Yodha, Sautela, and Hamara Hero Shaktimaan.

Political Career

In 1998, Actor Mukesh Khanna joined the political party Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) and campaigned for the party in various elections across the country.

Mukesh Khanna with Narendra Modi


When Superhero Shaktimaan was premiered on Door Darshan in the 90s’, several reports of children emulating the heroic antics of Shaktimaan started surfacing on media platforms. Moreover, many children hurt themselves and even died. At that time. Mukesh Khanna had to clarify the things about his character Shaktimaan. He stated in an interview that,

I feel very strongly about the well-being of children. So, in one of the episodes, we show how Shaktimaan is made, how everything’s done on a computer, how he can’t fly and he dangles from the rope.

Facts of Mukesh Khanna

Does Mukesh smoke?: Not Known

Does Mukesh drinks alcohol?: Not Known

He was 30 years old when he portrayed the role of Bhishma Pitamah in the popular Indian mythological serial ‘Mahabharat.’ Moreover, his role as Bhishma Pitamah was a second iconic role in the serial after Lord Krishna.

According to him, Mukesh was nor interested in the role of Bhishma Pitamah, and he wanted to either play the role of Arjuna or Krishna.

Narendra Modi is a favorite politician of him, however, Mukesh criticized the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not including him in his Ganga cleaning campaign.

Once he shared his opinion on the ongoing serials based on history and termed them Ridiculous.

“Such dirty tricks with the history of India in order to gain TRP must be stopped, either through the Censor board, or an independent authority that oversees the television programming”

He received immense popularity for Shaktimaan. Within 15 episodes of serial ‘Shaktimaan’, he rose to fame and received the title of ‘First Indian Superhero’. Moreover, he used to get more than 50,000 letters from the audience per week. His role had impacted som much that, wherever he went, children would gather and request him to fly as he did on screen.

Mukesh used to imply his character in his real-life too. Besides, he has never been spotted smoking or consuming alcohol. On the release of film Ra One, when Shah Rukh Khan said that it was going to be India’s first superhero, Mukesh Khanna bashed him for his smoking habit and said,

“How can one play a superhero for children, if he smokes in real-life?”

In April 2015, he got appointed as the Chairman of the Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI) by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. Later, he resigned from the post in February 2018.

Mukesh owns a production company “Bheeshma Productions” and runs acting schools in Mumbai, Jaipur, Agra and Chandigarh.

In 2020, during coronavirus pediatrics, the government has re-telecasted Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayana and B.R. Chopra’s Mahabharat on television. At that time, he took a dig at Sonakshi Sinha and said,

“I think the reruns will be useful to many who haven’t watched the show earlier. It will also help people like Sonakshi Sinha who have no knowledge about our mythological sagas. People like her don’t know who did lord Hanuman gets Sanjivani for. Moreover, there is a video doing the rounds where few boys are asked whose Mama (uncle) was Kans and they got scared to answer. Some said Duryodhan, others said something else, so they are not aware of the mythology.”

Actor Mukesh Khanna is a very active personality on social media and the internet. Additionally, he also tweets regularly from his official twitter account ‘@actmukeshkhanna


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