Bobby Khanna is a Bollywood film and television actor, who is most remembered for his role in Mansoor Khan’s sports drama, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, released in 1992. The film became a superhit at the box office, and went on to win the Filmfare Award for the Best Film and Best Editing. The film also got remade into various regional languages.
In 1993, he appeared in a minor role in Ashutosh Gowariker's directorial debut, Pehla Nasha. The movie was a Hindi remake of the Hollywood film, Body Double, released in 1984. The film received negative reviews on its release and bombed at the box office.
After a long break, he appeared in Rajkumar Santoshi’s 2008 drama,
Halla Bol. The film took inspiration from the Jessica Lal murder case, the RTI act, and the Narmada Bachao Andolan. Critics gave the film mixed reviews.
In 2010, Khanna appeared in Milind Ukey’s, ‘
Paathshaala’. The film depicted the shortcomings of the Indian education system, and was inspired by Ukey’s Marathi film, ‘Shaala’. The film had a pretty good opening at the box office, but soon slowed down and was declared ‘below average’.
Presently, Khanna appears as Leena Jumani’s father and Shabbir Ahluwalia’s father-in-law in Zee TV’s soap opera,
Kumkum Bhagya. The series takes slight inspiration from Jane Austen’s novel, Sense and Sensibility. At the 21st Lions Gold Awards, the series won the Best Television Fiction Show Award, and has been rated as one of the most watched TV shows in the country.