Vikas Khanna, born on November 14, 1971, is an Indian Michelin star chef, cookbook writer, filmmaker, restaurateur, and humanitarian. He is based in New York. He was born with misaligned feet and was not able to run until he was 13.
He began developing recipes at a very young age and he used to host family functions and weddings when he was just 17. In 1991 he graduated from Manipal Academy of Higher Education. He went to Newyork as an aspiring Chef. He studied at Cornell University, Culinary Institute of America, and Newyork University. He received an honorary doctorate at GD Goenka University as a recognition for his outstanding work in culinary art, philanthropy, altruism, and humanitarian and global reach as a chef.
In India, he worked for the Taj Hotels, Oberoi group, Welcome group, and Leela Group of Hotels. He has cooked for the Obamas and worked with Gordan Ramsay. He hosted the 2nd season of MasterChef India, he was invited as a guest judge on MasterChef Australia in Season 6. He has hosted four seasons of the show Twist of Taste on Fox Life. Khanna appeared as a judge and an Indian-cuisine specialist on the two-part season finale of Hell's Kitchen. He has appeared on Throwdown! with Bobby Flay as a judge and as a guest chef on The Martha Stewart Show.
My mum lives alone in Amritsar and I thought what if she needed help and there was no one to help her?
Vikas Khanna turned out to be a real-life hero in this pandemic as with the shut down of business across the country, huge numbers of people had to live without food and shelter but Vikas and his team created food stations located in petrol stations in states of UP and Bihar. He also initiated #FeedIndia and carried out his initiative in 125 cities.