Twinkle Khanna Biography, age, career, net worth, affairs

Twinkle Khanna, also known as Tina Jatin Khanna, was an Indian novelist, columnist, interior designer, and former film actress who was born on December 29, 1974.

She published "Mrs. Funnybones," her debut non-fiction book, in 2015. It was a hit, becoming Khanna India's best-selling female author that year.

Twinkle Khanna

Her second book, "The Tale of Lakshmi Prasad," a compilation of short stories, one of which was based on social entrepreneur Arunachalam Muruganantham, was subsequently adapted into the feature film Pad Man, which won a National Award and focused on eradicating taboos associated with menstruation. Khanna's production company Mrs. Funnybones Pictures, which was founded in 2016, produced it.

According to Nielsen BookScan India, her most recent book and first novel, Pyjamas Are Forgiving (Juggernaut Books, 2018), made her the highest-selling female novelist in India for the whole year.

A bilingual digital media portal for women called Tweak India was also introduced in 2019 by Twinkle Khanna.


Age49 years old (in 2023)
Date of BirthDecember 29, 1974
Full NameTwinkle Khanna
ProfessionActor, Interior Designing, Writing
BirthplaceMumbai, India
Zodiac SignCapricorn


Twinkle Khanna Personal life

Twinkle Khanna, the first of the two daughters of seasoned Hindi cinema stars Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna, who she shares a birthday with, was born on December 29 in Bombay. Her father Rajesh Khanna was born in Punjabi Khatri in Amritsar, Punjab, and came from a family of railway contractors. Her maternal grandpa was a Gujarati merchant named Chunnibhai Kapadia. She is the niece of Simple Kapadia, an actress and costume designer whom she "adored," on her mother's side. Both her cousin Karan Kapadia and sister Rinke Khanna have appeared in movies.

Khanna went to the Narsee Monjee College of Business and Economics and the New Era High School in Panchgani. She planned to become a chartered accountant after graduating from high school and took the entrance test, but her parents insisted that she work in the film business instead. Khanna had eye surgery before she started her cinematic career.

At the University of London, she is now working towards a Master of Arts degree from Goldsmiths.

Khanna campaigned in New Delhi in 2001 for the election of her father. At a photo shoot for Filmfare magazine, she first met Akshay Kumar.

They collaborated on two films. While filming International Khiladi and Zulmi in 1998–1999, Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar fell in love.

They were wed on January 17, 2001, and have a boy named Aarav and a daughter named Nitara. Kumar frequently attributes Khanna's success to him. She was ranked as India's fourth-best-dressed celebrity in 2009 by People magazine. She underwent a kidney stone removal procedure at the Breach Candy hospital in February 2014.

In 2009, she unbuttoned Akshay Kumar's pants during Lakme Fashion Week (only the first button). This occurrence sparked debate.

A social worker intended to make an obscenity claim against the couple and the event organizers. At the Vakola police station, Khanna turned himself in and was granted bail. The Bombay High Court directed the police to charge Khanna and her husband in July 2013. The home of Khanna and her sister was sold for 85 crores in 2014. Since November 2014, she has maintained a Twitter account.

Twinkle Khanna Career

Khanna made her acting debut in Rajkumar Santoshi's romance Barsaat, co-starring Bobby Deol (1995). Dharmendra chose Khanna for the role, and before the movie's premiere, she committed to two other films. She won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for her performance, and the movie did well at the box office, rising to the sixth-highest earning position of the year.

She starred with Ajay Devgn and Saif Ali Khan in Lawrence D'Souza's romance Dil Tera Diwana and Raj Kanwar's action movie Jaan the following year. Jaan did well at the box office whereas Dil Tera Deewana struggled. Khanna "does not appear like a normal Hindi actress," according to K.N. Vijiyan of the New Straits Times.

According to Vijiyan's assessment of Dil Tera Diwana, Khanna "looks pretty nice in all her sequences and she can act well, unlike her earlier movies." Uff! Yeh Mohabbat and Itihaas, two movies with her in them, were both released in 1997. These two movies did poorly at the box office. Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai, her sole film release in 1998, portrayed her as Salman Khan's love interest and was a commercial success.

Khanna appeared in two action movies with Akshay Kumar: International Khiladi and Zulmi (both 1999). She portrayed a news reporter in the earlier film who develops feelings for a convict she interviews. Both had low box office results. The Telugu movie Seenu teamed her with Daggubati Venkatesh (1999).

In the 1999 film Baadshah, which starred Shah Rukh Khan as a detective, Khanna played the lead part. She co-starred with Saif Ali Khan in Mahesh Bhatt's romance comedy Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan that same year. She appeared in Dharmesh Darshan's Mela with Aamir Khan (2000). The plot was comparable to The Seven Samurai, and it earned an average amount at the box office. Khanna had a guest cameo in Chal Mere Bhai (2000) in addition to playing the lead opposite Govinda in the comedy Joru Ka Ghulam. She appeared in Jodi No. 1, a comedy directed by David Dhawan (2001).

The film received negative reviews for her performance. In an interview, director Karan Johar said that he had originally intended for Khanna to play Tina in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai; but, when she declined, Rani Mukerji was chosen instead.

She left the business in 2001 after being married to Akshay Kumar, saying she was no longer interested in performing. Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001), an adaptation of the Telugu film Money, was her last motion picture (1993). It was a mediocre box office performer and starred her opposite Fardeen Khan.

Khanna participated in the Amazing Foursome event at Malaysia's Shah Alam Outdoor Stadium in August 1999 and the Magnificent Five show in Birmingham, England in October 1999. She appeared with Juhi Chawla, Shah Rukh Khan, and Salman Khan in the former, and Aamir Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Akshaye Khanna, and Rani Mukherjee in the latter.

She was on the Femina Miss India judging panel the following year. In February 2001, she made her stage debut as the female lead in Feroz Khan's All The Best. Along with her old friend Gurlein Manchanda, Khanna launched her own interior design shop, The White Window, in Crawford Market, Bombay, in 2002.

The retailer has since been honored with the Elle Decor International Design Award. She has established a second location for the shop in Mumbai. She spent two years working with an architect to master the techniques even though she doesn't have a professional degree. She used CAD to practice maps and designs when she was pregnant.

Rani Mukerji, Reemma Sen, Tabu, Kareena Kapoor's Bandra apartment from 2008, and Poonam Bajaj's design studio all had interiors designed by Khanna. She requested a firm to create a golden toilet seat on behalf of one of her customers. L'Oréal's Indian brand ambassador is Khanna.

Moreover, Khanna provided support and design work for Supertech's ORB project in Noida as well as another residential project in Pune. Khanna, however, brought a lawsuit against Supertech for failing to pay endorsement payments of 10.4 million (US$130,000). [63] She also oversees the Academy of Interiors at the International Institute of Fashion Designing. Khanna is a co-founder of Grazing Goat Productions and co-produced the movies Patiala House and Tees Maar Khan (2010). (2011).

She made a cameo appearance in the earlier movie as well. Moreover, Khanna co-produced 72 Miles, Thank You (2011), and Khiladi 786 (2012). (2013). She has also promoted Coca-Cola and Micromax Mobile in addition to serving as the brand ambassador for the watch company Movado. Khanna started her producing company Mrs. Funnybones Pictures in December 2016, and it finally co-produced Pad Man.

Khanna writes a weekly column for The Times of India and Daily News and Analysis. According to Penguin Random House, Khanna's novel Mrs. Funnybones debuted at number two on the Nielsen bestseller list in its first week of sales.

When the book was released on August 18, 2015, in Bombay, it quickly rose to the top of Crossword's bestseller list and won plaudits from both fans and the media, making Khanna the year's best-selling female novelist in India. More than 100,000 copies of Khanna's second book, The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad, a compilation of four short stories, were sold after its November 2016 release.

According to Nielsen BookScan India, her most recent book, Pyjamas Are Forgiving (Juggernaut Books, 2018), which was published in September 2018, has elevated her to the position of the highest-selling female author in India for the whole year. The book sold over 100,000 copies and debuted at the top of the Nielsen BookScan All-India Bestseller List, according to the publisher.

Khanna has consistently promoted the need for good menstrual hygiene. She teamed up with Save the Children to advocate for children and slum communities' access to menstruation hygiene. In 2018, she received a speaking invitation from the University of Oxford.

She was also asked to participate on a distinguished panel at the United Nations in New York and spoke about menstrual hygiene and sanitation throughout the world on the BBC World Impact show. Khanna also introduced Tweak in 2019, a multilingual platform for women's digital media.

Twinkle Khanna Timeline of her Movies

Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega (2001)

Jodi No.1 (2001)

Joru Ka Ghulam (2000)

Mela (2000)

Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan (1999)

Baadshah (1999)

Zulmi (1999)

International Khiladi (1999)

Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998)

Itihaas (1997)

Uff! Yeh Mohabbat (1997)

Dil Tera Diwana (1996)

Jaan (1996)

Barsaat (1995)

Twinkle Khanna Awards and Achievements

National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues for "Pad Man", 2019

Crossword Book Award(Popular) For Fiction for "Pyjamas Are Forgiving", 2019

India Today Woman Writer of the Year for "The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad", 2017

Vogue Opinion Maker of the Year, 2017

Outlook Social Media Award, 2016

Crossword Popular Non-Fiction Award for "Mrs Funnybones", 2016

Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut for "Barsaat", 1996

Twinkle Khanna Net worth

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Twinkle Khanna Controversies

Twinkle Khanna, an actor, and author, recently discussed "The Kashmir Files wave" in her column. Days after it generated some controversy, she moved to Twitter. While Twinkle did not specifically address the controversy in her article, it appeared that she was encouraging people to maintain positive attitudes despite attempts to do so by others.