Vikas Khanna

Vikas Khanna

Vikas Khanna is an Indian chef (born November 14, 1971) he is also a restaurateur, cookbook writer, filmmaker and humanitarian, etc. . He is one of the top judges of the Star Plus show The MasterChef India. He was born in Amritsar [Punjab], to his father named Davinder and mother Bindu Khanna. He completed his schooling at St. Francis School, that’s also in Amritsar. He was born with a leg disability (club foot) And couldn’t able to run or walk properly until he was 13 years old. He was inspired by his Biji his grandmother who loved to cook and try new recipes.

Career and Education:

Khanna began to experiment with recipes at the age of only 17 and had opened Lawrence Gardens Banquets to host wedding ceremonies and family functions. He graduated from WelcomGroup school of hotel management and administration as a constituent of the Manipal Academy of Higher Education in the year 1991.

Vikas Khanna also achieved a doctorate at GD Goenka University which is a recognition for his fabulous work in culinary art philanthropy and humanitarianism and his global reach as an outstanding Indian chef.


When Khanna was in India, he worked for the Taj Hotels, Oberoi group, Welcome group, Leela Group, and several other famous Hotels.

Khanna had also worked at Salaam Bombay and at The Café at the Rubin Museum of Art that was in New York, later he joined Junoon a topmost Indian restaurant in the Flatiron district. Junoon once received a favorable review from Sam Sifton in The New York Times and was awarded a Michelin star by the Michelin Guide in the year 2011 for six consecutive years.

He has worked with several top chefs including Gordon Ramsay, Eric Ripert, Bobby Flay, etc. After that, he opened a restaurant called Kinara situated in Dubai in 2019.

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