Kulbhushan Kharbanda is an Indian actor who debuted as Shakal in `Shaan` (film) inspired by the character of Blofeld from the James Bond movies. He later appeared in all three parts of Deepa Mehta's Elements trilogy, `Fire` (1996), `Earth` (1998), and `Water` (2005). Kharbanda is a critically acclaimed actor who has also worked in mainstream cinema.
Kharbanda appeared in `Gupt`, `Border`, `Monsoon Wedding`, and `Shaan`. He portrayed Reema Lagoo's husband and Raj Babbar's brother in Filmwala's Production, `Kalyug`. He has also appeared in period pieces such as `Jodha Akbar` and `Lagaan`. His most recent films are Aloo Chaat` and `Team: The Force`. He has acted in a number of Punjabi films, and has portrayed the hero in the legendary film `Chan Pardesi` (1980). He starred in the comedy `Mahaul Theek Hai` (1999). He has also worked in a German film .
He did his graduation from Kirori Mal College (KMC), Delhi University, where he was also part of the KMC Dramatic Society.