Vinod Mehra was a renowned actor from the Hindi film industry. Mehra made his debut as a child artist in the 1958 film Raagni. He has acted in over 100 films. His first film as an adult was Ek Thi Rita (1971) which was a hit. This was followed by the films like Parday Ke Peechhay , Elaan, Amar Prem and Lal Patthar, though it was Shakti Samanta's Anuraag (1972), which established him as an actor. Some of his prominent films were Nagin, Jaani Dushman, Ghar, Swarg Narak, Kartavya, Saajan Bina Suhagan, Jurmana, Ek Hi Raasta, Ye Kaisa Insaaf Sweekar Kiya Maine and Khud-Daar. He received Filmfare Nominations as Best Supporting Actor for Anurodh (1977), Amar Deep (1979), and Bemisal (1982). He also played the leading role in a Punjabi film Maujaan Dubai Diyaan in 1985. He was producer and director of the film Gurudev but the film was incomplete at the time of his death in 1990 at the age of 45. It was completed by director Raj Sippy and released 3 years after his death. Many of his delayed films were released after his death and dedicated to his memory such as Patthar Ke Phool (1991 film), Insaniyat (1994) and Aurat Aurat Aurat (1996).