The tragic life of late actor Vinod Mehra you probably didn't know about

Updated: 30 October, 2020 11:31 IST | Nikita Wagh
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    Vinod Mehra, a popular 70s actor, was born on February 13, 1945. He made his debut as a child artist in the film Raagni. Mehra played the role of a young Kishore Kumar in the film, which released in the late 50s. (All photos/mid-day archives and Instagram)

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    Vinod Mehra was 26 when he started off his film career as an adult. He starred in 1971's Ek Thi Rita along with Tanuja, which went on to become a smash hit. The film was based on the English play, A Girl Called Rita. Vinod Mehra went on to star in critically-acclaimed films like Amar Prem and Anuraag.

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    Though Vinod Mehra earned a chocolate boy image in the film industry, his personal life, however, was marred with controversies.

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    Vinod Mehra enjoyed a massive female fan following, but he left the world while being on a quest for true love. The actor led a tumultuous life and passed away on October 30, 1990, after battling heart-related issues.

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    Vinod Mehra's personal life was full of heartbreaks and unrequited love. The actor was married three times. He was first married to Meena Broca, through an arranged match.

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    Vinod Mehra's marriage did not survive, as he fell in love with actress Bindiya Goswami and left his first wife to marry the latter.

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    Vinod Mehra and Bindiya Goswami had a fairytale romance.

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    Vinod Mehra was head over heels in love with his second wife, Bindiya Goswami.

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    Bindiya Goswami, however, left Vinod to elope with her lover filmmaker J P Dutta. The two remain married even today.

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    Vinod Mehra was left heartbroken and remained single for a long time.

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    In the meanwhile, Vinod Mehra was also battling serious heart ailments and his acting career seemed to be suffering. He reportedly had an affair with actress Rekha, but that too ended on a bitter note.

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    Vinod Mehra finally found love and what seemed like a dream run with Kiran, the daughter of a businessman from Kenya. The couple had 2 kids - Rohan and Soniya.

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    However, his dreams of a 'happily ever after' were cut short as the actor passed away due to a heart attack in 1990, leaving his young wife all alone with two young children.

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    Vinod Mehra died on October 30, 1990. He was only 45.

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    His son Rohan was an infant when Vinod passed away. Kiran moved with her children to Kenya, which is where her children were raised.

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    Today, Rohan and Soniya are all grown up. While Soniya was last seen in the film Ragini MMS 2, Rohan made his Bollywood debut in 2018's Bazaar with actor Saif Ali Khan.

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Vinod Mehra, well-known for his chocolate boy looks, lived a tragic life and passed away at an early age. On his death anniversary on October 30, here's a look at the talented actor's short-lived career and life.

First Published: 13 February, 2019 10:45 IST