Vinod Khanna dies at 70

Vinod Khanna, who has died aged 70, belonged to the second wave of Punjabi heroes who ruled Bollywood – known as “Partition Punjabis”.

Hailing from Peshawar in Pakistan, his family along with him, moved to India in 1947.

Khanna made his Bollywood debut in 1968 and acted in more than 100 films. His popular performances included “Mere Apne” (My Own), “Mera Gaon Mera Desh” (My Village, My Country), “Gaddaar” (Traitor), “Kachhe Dhaage” (Delicate Thread) and “Amar Akbar Anthony.” He acted with top stars Amitabh Bachhan and Dharmendra in several Hindi movies.