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Akshay Kumar is a famous actor in the Bollywood industry. He is also one of the leading performers in Bollywood, known for his versatility. Akshay is an Indian-born naturalized Canadian actor, film producer, martial artist, and TV personality. He has been working in this industry for 29 years. Kumar has also appeared in over a hundred films and has won several awards, including a national film award for Best Actor and two Filmfare Awards.

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About Akshay Kumar

Born9 September 1967
Age (as of 2021)54 years
BirthplaceAmritsar, Punjab, India
Real nameRajiv Hari Om Bhatia
Nick namesAkki
• Raju
Mac 
• Khiladi Kumar
Salary25 Crore /movie
Heightin centimeters- 185 cm
meters- 1.85 m
in feet inches- 6’ 1”
Weightin kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Body measurementsChest: 42 Inches
– Waist: 34 Inches
– Biceps: 16 Inches
Eye colourDark brown
Hair colourBlack

Early life and family of Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar’s original name is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. He was born on September 9, 1967. His birthplace is Amritsar, Punjab, India. Moreover, Akshay’s parents are Hari Om Bhatia and Aruna Bhatia. He also belongs to a Punjabi family. Also, his father was an army officer and an accountant with UNICEF. Then he has a sister named Alka Bhatia. Hence, he belonged to a well yo do family. 

Education

Akshay Kumar also completed his schooling at Don Bosco High School, Matunga. Afterward, for higher education, he got enrolled in Guru Nanak Khalsa College. Then he went to Bangkok to learn martial arts and lived in Thailand for several years. He also has earned a black belt in Taekwondo. Afterward, he worked as a chef in a travel agency. He also sold Kundan jewelry. 

Career

Akshay Kumar started his career in the glamour industry through modeling. Then he worked as an assistant for photographer Jayesh Sheth. He also worked as a background dancer in various films. He then worked as a stunt actor and has performed many dangerous stunts in his movies. Akshay also made his first appearance in 1991 as a lead actor in the movie Saugandh. He acted opposite Raakhee in this movie. Then in 1991, he performed in the movie Dancer directed by Kishore Vyas. However, this movie was not a great success. Afterward, he came into the spotlight through the suspense thriller movie Khiladi directed by Abbas Mustan. 

His next movie was the detective film Mr. Bond, based on James Bond, directed by Raj Sippy. Afterward, his last release of 1992 was the movie Deedar. However, it failed to perform well at the box office.

Akshay’s acting skills were well displayed in action films such as Main Khiladi tu Anari (1994; I’m the Expert, You’re the Novice). Here he played a police inspector protecting a star witness. He then portrayed a conflicted policeman in Mohra, one of the most popular Indian films of 1994.

Despite his success in those high-intensity roles, Kumar’s good looks also led him to star in romantic comedies such as Yeh Dillagi (The Game of Love) in 1994. Then he appeared in Sabrina, and Dhadkan in 2000. story of arranged marriage in which Kumar’s character must win over his reluctant bride. He then appeared in Ajnabee (2001).

His spotlight movies

Afterward, he came with the comedy film Hera pheri in 2000. However, Hera pheri was a remake of the Indian film Ramji Rao Speaking (1989). Later it was popular enough to lead to Phir Hera Pheri in 2006. He also appeared in the movie Garam masala in 2005. 

His later films included –

  • Heyy Babyy (2007), 
  • Singh Is Kinng (2008), 
  • OMG: Oh My God! (2012), 
  • Toilet: Ek prem Katha(2017; “Toilet: A Love Story”), 2.0 (2018), 
  • Good Newwz (2019),
  • and Laxmii (2020).
  • He also starred in the popular Housefull series of comedy films (2010, 2012, 2016, and 2019).

Recently, he is also going to appear in Bacchan Pandey. Kriti Sanon and Jacqueline Fernandes are also going to appear in this movie. This movie is going to release on 28 February 2022 at 11:30 am. Here’s the trailer: 

Awards of Akshay Kumar

In 2009 Kumar received one of the Indian government’s highest civilian honors, the Padma Shri, recognizing his contribution to India’s cultural life.

Filmfare Awards

2002: Best Villain for Ajnabee

2006: Best Comedian for Garam Masala

National Film Awards

2017: Best Actor for Rustom

Government Of India Awards

2009: Padma Shri by the Government of India

Other Awards/Honours

2004: Rajiv Gandhi Award for his outstanding achievements in Bollywood

2021: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India named actors Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar its Most Beautiful Vegetarian Celebrities of the year.

Note: Along with these, he has many other awards, honors, and achievements to his name.

Affairs 

  • Pooja Batra (actress)
  • Ayesha Jhulka (actress)
  • Raveena Tandon (actress)
  • Rekha (actress)
  • Shilpa Shetty (actress)
  • Priyanka Chopra (actress)
  • Twinkle Khanna (actress) (present wife).

Personal Life

He got engaged to actress Twinkle Khanna twice, daughter of famous actor Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia. The couple got married on 17 January 2001. They are also blessed with two children: one son and one daughter, and Akki prefer keeping his children away from media and giving them a normal lifestyle.

Controversies

Controversial fashion show: The bold act of unzipping his jeans by his wife Twinkle Khanna at a fashion show sparked controversy. As revealed by Twinkle Khanna on Koffee with Karan, she was later arrested for doing so.  Akshay’s comment on Mallika Dua: The Khiladi of Bollywood made an inappropriate comment on Mallika Dua on “The Great Indian Laughter Challenge.” His comment didn’t go down well with many, including Mallika Dua’s father Vinod, who called out the actor and apologized.  Akshay’s citizenship: The controversy revolving around his citizenship has been making headlines for a long time. The actor made headlines after not casting his vote in the Lok Sabha 2019 elections.  

Some interesting facts about Akshay Kumar

  • Akshay Kumar was born in Amritsar in a Punjabi family and raised in Old Delhi. Afterward, he shifted to Koliwada in Mumbai.
  • Since his childhood, he has been interested in acting and martial arts and began training in class 8.
  • His father and Dara Singh were acquaintances.
  • He worked as a waiter in a restaurant named Metro Guest House in Bangkok to earn his living, where his initial salary was ₹1,500.
  • When he came to Mumbai, he had his portfolio shoot at the same place he now owns, i.e., his Juhu Bangalow.
  • Although the sequel to Hera Pheri- Phir Hera Pheri was again a big super hit, Akshay criticized the film by saying it was big nonsense.
  • He is emotional about the ‘firsts’ in his life, as he has still kept his first car, motorcycle, and house.
  • Also, he is a fitness freak.
  • Akki is a bit superstitious and has never written anything on a page unless he writes an ‘Om’ on it.
  • Akshay has played the role of a police officer in 15 films.
  • On 7 February 2022, the Uttarakhand government announced him ‘Brand Ambassador’ of the state.

Also read: Bhumi Pednekar

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