Mahendra Sandhu

Mahendra Sandhu (born 18 April 1947) is an Indian film actor, who worked in Hindi film and Punjabi films, most known for Agent Vinod (1977), produced by Rajshri Pictures.[1]

Mahendra Sandhu
Born (1947-04-18) 18 April 1947
OccupationFilm actor, director
Years active1973–1992, 2004
ChildrenCheena Rajani
Jassi sandhu

Early life and education

Sandhu was born into a Sandhu Jatt family in the city of Patiala, Punjab. He graduated from Mohindra College, Patiala. He was very active in doing plays and was associated with Harpal Tiwana & Balwant Gargi. In 1970, he joined the Film and Television Institute of India Pune, and did two years acting course.[2]


Mahendra Sandhu started his career in 1973 with Khoon Khoon, a movie inspired by Dirty Harry. He has acted in 30 films, most famously in Agent Vinod (1977), produced by Rajshri Pictures. He had impressed Tarachand Barjatya with his performance in Khoon Ki Keemat and was offered two movies. He refused those, but agreed to work in Agent Vinod.[3]

Directorial career

Mahendra Sandhu directed the movie Kisme Kitna Hai Dum in 1992.

Later career

Mahendra Sandhu made an appearance in the 2004 film Mitter Pyare Nu Haal Mureedan Da Kehna, but was credited as "Mohinder Sandhu". He later purchased land in Boisar, about 90 minutes from Mumbai airport and is currently building weekend homes.

He was approached for a cameo role in Agent Vinod in 2011, but it did not work out. However, there is a dialogue in the film that is a tribute to him. When Saif Ali Khan's character is being interrogated at a base in Pakistan/Afghanistan, he reveals the identity of Ravikishan's character as an Indian spy named Major Mahendra Sandhu.

After his film career, Sandhu started a real estate business, and divided time between Mumbai and Punjab.[4]



Film Year Role
Khoon Khoon 1972 Anand
Joshila 1973
Madhosh 1974
Khoon Ki Keemat 1974
Goonj 1974
Agent Vinod 1977 Agent Vinod
Vidhesh 1977 CBI Agent Vinod
Khoon Ka Badla Khoon 1977
Guru Ho Ja Shuru 1979 Mohan/CBI Inspector Suraj
Chambal Ki Rani 1979
Main Aur Mera Haathi 1981 Raka
Khoon Ki Takkar 1981
Paanch Qaidi 1981 Kaaka
Jwala Daku 1981 Jwala
Meharbaani 1982
Ek Aur Sangram 1982
Yahan Se Shehar Dekho 1983
Inteqam Ki Aag 1986
Kaun Kitney Pani Mein Hain 1987
Kisme Kitna Hai Dum 1992
Mitter Pyare Nu Haal Mureedan Da Kehna 2004


Film Year
Kisme Kitna Hai Dum 1992

See also


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