Bio: Kulbhushan Kharbanda is an Indian actor, who works in Hindi and Punjabi films. He is best known for his role as the antagonist Shakaal in Shaan (1980), inspired by the character Blofeld from James Bond movies. Starting off with the Delhi-based theatre group Yatrik in the 1960s, he then moved to films with Sai Paranjpye's Jadu Ka Shankh in 1974. He worked in several parallel cinema films before working in the mainstream Hindi film industry. He later appeared in Mahesh Bhatt's classic Arth (1982), Ek Chadar Maili Si (1986), and in all three parts of Deepa Mehta's Elements trilogy; Fire (1996), Earth (1998), and Water (2005).
Born: 21 October 1944 (age 73), Hasan Abdal, Pakistan
Spouse: Maheshwari Devi Kharbanda
Children: Shruti Kharbanda