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Vinod Khanna (born 6 October 1946) is an Indian actor and producer of Bollywood films. He is also an active politician. He is the sitting MP from Gurdaspur Pathankot (Lok Sabha constituency) Gurdaspur Pathankot.
In 1997, Khanna joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and was elected from Gurdaspur Pathankot (Lok Sabha constituency) in Punjab in the next year’s Lok Sabha poll. In 1999, he was re-elected to the Lok Sabha from the same constituency. Later, he became union minister for culture and tourism in July 2002. Six months later, he was moved to the more important ministry of external affairs (MEA) as Minister of State. In 2004 he won re-election from Gurdaspur Pathankot. However, Khanna lost out in the 2009 Lok Sabha poll. In 2014 general election he is again elected for 16th Loksabaha from Gurdaspur Pathankot constituency .