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Vikas Khanna

Vikas Khanna is an Indian-born filmmaker, cookbook writer, chef, restaurateur, and humanitarian. He gained popularity as one of the judges on the cooking show MasterChef India.

With a passion for Indian cuisine, Khanna has made a name for himself in India and internationally.

Profile

  • Full Name: Vikas Khanna
  • Date of Birth: November 14, 1971
  • Age: 52 years old
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Amritsar, Punjab, India
  • Nationality: Indian
  • Profession: Chef, Restaurateur, Cookbook Writer, Filmmaker, Humanitarian
  • Height: 178cm
  • Parents: N/A
  • Siblings: Radhika Khanna (sister)
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship Status: N/A
  • Net Worth: $5 million

Early Life & Education

Vikas Khanna, currently 42 years old, was born on November 14, 1971, in Amritsar, Punjab, India.

Growing up in a Punjabi family, he developed a deep connection with his culture’s rich flavors and diverse culinary traditions.

Khanna faced a physical challenge in his early years, being born with a leg deformity known as club foot. Despite this, he persevered and overcame his limitations, unable to run until age 13.

Khanna completed his schooling at St. Francis School in Amritsar. He then pursued his passion for the culinary arts by studying hotel management at Manipal Academy of Higher Education, where he graduated in 1991.

He sought further knowledge and expertise and attended the Culinary Institute of America and New York University.

Vikas Khanna

Personal Life

Vikas Khanna has been quite private about his personal life, and limited information about his romantic relationships is available.

There is no confirmed information regarding his current marital status or whether he has children.

Career

Khanna’s culinary career took off in India, where he worked for prestigious hotel chains such as Taj Hotels, Oberoi Group, Welcome Group, and Leela Group of Hotels.

However, his move to New York City brought him international recognition. He worked at renowned establishments like Salaam Bombay and The Café at the Rubin Museum of Art before becoming the executive chef at Junoon, an upscale Indian restaurant in Manhattan’s Flatiron district.

With his expertise in Indian cuisine, Khanna has had the opportunity to collaborate with renowned chefs such as Gordon Ramsay, Eric Ripert, Bobby Flay, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

He has also appeared on various cooking shows, including MasterChef Australia and Hell’s Kitchen.

In addition to his culinary pursuits, Vikas Khanna has made significant contributions as a filmmaker. He has produced documentaries like Holy Kitchens and Kitchens of Gratitude, exploring the relationship between food and faith.

Khanna also made his directorial debut with the film The Last Color, which focuses on the struggles of the underprivileged in Banaras, India.

Net Worth

Vikas Khanna has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

His success as a chef, restaurateur, author, and filmmaker has contributed to his financial prosperity.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: @vikaskhannagroup
  • Twitter handle: @TheVikasKhanna

Filmography

  • The Last Color (Director)
  • Holy Kitchens (Producer)
  • Kitchens of Gratitude (Producer)

Books

  • Ayurveda The Science of Food and Life
  • The Spice Story of India
  • New York Chefs Cooking for Life
  • Modern Indian Cooking
  • Flavors First: An Indian Chef’s Culinary Journey
  • My Great India Cookbook
  • Khanna Sutra: Food Lessons in Love
  • Everyone Can Cook
  • Young Chefs
  • Bliss of Spices The Essence of Indian Kitchen
  • Hymns from the Soil A Vegetarian Saga
  • Amritsar Flavours of the Golden City
  • Barefoot Empress
  • Imaginary Rain
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