In the Indian film industry, Vinod Mehra is a name who is often referred as a versatile actor. His bag was filled with different awards. He started his career as a child artist and his life with posthumous films. His dedication towards the film industry is unsurpassing and make us to remember him always, even after his death of so many years. His acting with stalwarts is unspeakable.
Vinod Mehra was born on 13th February 1945 in Amritsar. He started his film career as a child artist in Bollywood films. In the late 1950s and early 1960s he played the role of child artist and got the confidence and gradually became a matured actor. His film career as an adult actor came up in the year 1971, and acted almost in 100 films. He had acted in supportive roles also as a brother, friend, uncle or a police officer. In his debut film ‘
’, he was applauded by the viewers for his child role, played the role of junior
His adult film ‘Pardey Ke Peechey was released in 1971 and had put a feather of success in his cap. After that he did not turn back.He gave one after another successful film. Almost two decades, he had ruled over films. He had worked with many stalwarts like Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjeev Kumar, Rajesh Khanna, and with Dharmendra , but he never lost his nerve and felt shaky rather he acted with confidence in equal level in comparison to them. In his debutante film ‘Pardey Ke Pichey’ Jogeeta Bali played the lead role.This film was followed by two other films-‘Elaan’ with Rekha and ‘Ek Thi Rita’ with Tanuja.
He had tested his hands in direction and production too. He started his direction to the film ‘Gurudev’, but unfortunately he could not complete his film and died from a heart attack on 30th October 1990. After his death Raj Sippy came with a helping hand and completed this film and it was released in 1993.
His married life was not peaceful. He married thrice in his life. His first wife was Meena Brace who did not continue to stay with him as he was suffering from a heart attack.His second wife was
who also did not continue her marital life with Vinod Mehra. His married life was satisfied with his third wife Kiran but this time his fate had gone against luck. He had two children from this third wife Kiran. He died at the age of 45, leaving his family alone and grief stricken.