Kulbhushan Kharbanda is an Indian actor who debuted as Shakal in Shaan (film) inspired by the character of Blofeld from 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 did his graduation from Kirori Mal College (KMC), Delhi University, where was also part of the KMC Dramatic Society.
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 film are Aloo Chaatand Team-the force. He has acted in a number of Punjabi films. He had also portrayed the hero in the legendary film Chan Pardesi (1980) and also starred in the comedy Mahaul Theek Hai (1999).