Actors we miss | Rahul Khanna: A journey of re-discovering ‘Lost’ stardom

Rahul Khanna is one of the most loved actors we miss seeing onscreen. The actor has left an indelible mark on the entertainment world with his talent, charisma, and versatility. Rahul is the son of the legendary Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna and his first wife, Geetanjali. His half-brother, Akshaye Khanna, is also a celebrated actor in the Indian film industry.

Rahul made his acting debut in 1999 with the film `1947: Earth,` directed by Deepa Mehta. His nuanced performance garnered critical acclaim and showcased his ability to tackle complex roles with finesse. Over the years, he has appeared in several films across different genres, including `Bollywood/Hollywood,` `The Emperor`s Club,` and `Wake Up Sid.`

Born into a family of actors, Rahul had the responsibility to carry forward the legacy of his father, and he successfully took up the torch with grace and versatility. In addition to his film career, Rahul Khanna has ventured into television and hosted shows such as `Great Escape` and `Midnight`s Children.`

Rahul, who quickly became the audience`s favourite with his performances, started distancing himself from the glitter and glamour of the industry. After appearing in several critically acclaimed films, the actor took a hiatus after `Fireflies.` In 2023, he made a comeback with a relatively smaller role in Yami Gautam’s film ‘Lost.’

Beyond his professional pursuits, Rahul Khanna is known for his wit and sense of humour, often sharing amusing and insightful posts on his social media platforms. In addition to contributing to his personal blog, his articles and essays have been published in numerous prominent newspapers, magazines, and websites. These include Harper`s Bazaar India, Vogue India, Cosmopolitan India, Elle India, GQ India, Marie Claire India, The Times of India, Deccan Herald, and The Huffington Post India.

Rahul Khanna`s enduring appeal in the entertainment industry lies in his ability to effortlessly blend style, substance, and talent. Although Rahul was away from the screen for a long time, his role in ‘Lost’ has rekindled hope in the hearts of his fans to see more of him. As we eagerly await Rahul’s active return to the silver screen, it is undeniable that his performance in films like `Wake Up Sid` still holds a special place in our hearts.

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