Does Mukesh Khanna smoke?: No Hindustan Times.Does Mukesh Khanna drink alcohol?: No Hindustan Times.Mukesh Khanna is one of the most recognizable faces of Indian television and is best known for portraying Bhishma Pitamah in B. R.Chopras epic television show Mahabharat and giving India its first on-screen superhero Shaktimaan..Mukesh Khanna had a middle-class upbringing in Mumbai.After his schooling, he pursued graduation in science. Before getting himself enrolled in Master of Laws, he wanted to do Plastic Engineering. Dainik Bhaskar.After attaining his Master of Laws, he went to the Film and Television Institute of India (Pune) where he did an acting course.After his debut with the 1981 Hindi film Roohi, Khanna went on to appear in more than 60 Bollywood films in his career.Reportedly, his first break in films was given by the theatre director Narinder Bedi in his film Khooni. However, after the sudden demise of Bedi, the film got shelved. Dainik Bhaskar.Besides giving many flops in his film career, he has appeared in a few successful films too, such as Saudagar (1991), Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Barsaat (1995), Raja (1995), and Hera Pheri (2000) in which he played the role of Police Inspector Prakash. Mukesh Khanna in Saudagar.Although he didnt get the desired success in films, it was the television where he reached the pinnacle of success, especially with B. R.Chopras Mahabharat and Shaktimaan.