Mahendra Sandhu is an actor and director in the Indian film industry. He has worked in both Punjabi and Hindi films. He was born in Patiala, Punjab. He is married to Sunita Sandhu, who is the daughter of the actor and singer '
Surendra'. Together they have two daughters by the name of Cheena Rajni and Rachna Monga. Cheena Rajni got married to a doctor who is currently in Mumbai on March 30, 1995. She has two kids, Simran, and Raoul. Rachna is settled in Atlanta and has a daughter by the name of Natalia. Mahendra Sandhu is the brother-in-law of Kailash Surendranath and Arti Gupta. Kailash is in the advertisement industry while his wife, Arti is an actress. In his career as an actor, he has done about 17 films.
His debut movie was Khoon Khoon, which got released in 1973. His most famous work was
Agent Vinod that came out in the year 1977. It was created and financially backed by Rajshri Pictures. Sandhu was offered the role in the movie by
Tarachand Barjatya, who was impressed by his work in the film Khoon Ki Keemat. He had first refused to work on two other projects that Tarachand had offered, before finally accepting the role in the movie, Agent Vinod.
In 1982, he acted in the film Paanch Qaidi, which also featured
Shakti Kapoor, and
Girish Karnad. He also acted in the movies like ‘Joshila’, ‘Madhosh’, ‘Goonj’, Jwala Daku and ‘
Videsh’. In 1992, he directed and produced the film Kisme Kitna Hai Dum. He appeared in Mitter Pyare Nu Haal Mureedan Da Kehna, in which the credits were given wrong. Currently, after his career in the film industry, he is in the real estate business and spends his time between Punjab and Mumbai. Recently he has bought land in Mumbai and is making weekend homes.