Twinkle Khanna

29 December 1974 | Capricorn

Actress

Producer

Twinkle Khanna

Twinkle Khanna

The beautiful actress who rose to fame with Barsaat continued to work in films till 2001 and then turned producer. She recently published her book, Mrs. Funnybones which has gained worldwide acclaim and is on the bestseller chart of Crossword’s Kemp Corner Store.

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Filmography

7 January 2000Mela
Roopa Singh

16 April 1999Zulmi
Komal Dutt

17 May 1996Jaan
Kajal

29 September 1995Barsaat
Tina Oberoi

Biography

The beautiful actress who rose to fame with Barsaat continued to work in films till 2001 and then turned producer. She recently published her book, Mrs. Funnybones which has gained worldwide acclaim and is on the bestseller chart of Crossword’s Kemp Corner Store. Born to veteran actors Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, Twinkle Khanna made her screen debut opposite Bobby Deol in Barsaat (1995), and quickly rose to fame. The film did well at the box office, and she received the Filmfare Best Debut Award for her performance. Her notable film roles include the girl next door in Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998) with Salman Khan, the rich girl of a rich father with Shahrukh Khan in Baadshah (1999), and the village belle in Mela (2000) with Aamir Khan. In her brief career as an actress, 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, Ajay Devgn and Govinda. 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 Kuch Bhi Karega (2001), which was an average grosser at the box office. She has also worked in Telugu films. After films, she tried her hand at interior designing and now has a chain of stores called The White Window. She co-established the production house Grazing Goats Pictures which produced films like Tees Maar Khan (2010), Khiladi 786 (2012) and the Marathi film, 72 Miles (2013). In 2015, she published her book Mrs. Funnybones, which became an instant bestseller. Twinkle is married to Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar, and has two children - a son and a daughter. Her sister, Rinke Khanna is also an actress and she is the niece of yesteryear’s actress Simple Kapadia.

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