Akshay Kumar is a dashing and handsome hunk of the Bollywood film industry. He was born on 7 September 1967 in Amritsar, India. His real name is Rajiv Hariom Bhatia. He learned martial arts and worked as a chef in Hong Kong before emerging as an actor. He tied the knot with famous actress Twinkle Khanna and the couple was blessed with a son named Aarav. He is often referred to as Bruce Lee of India for his proficiency in martial arts.
It was at the request of his friends that Akshay decided to try his god luck in the acting arena. After successfully completing several modeling projects, he finally got an offer from film director Raj Sippy to appear in his film titled Saugandh, which did not earn well at the Indian box office. It was an exciting film by Abbas Mastan titled ‘Khiladi‘, which made him an overnight superstar. He has only acted in action and thriller films like Ellan, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Sabase Bada Khiladi, Khiladiyo Ka Khiladi and Mohra. Akshay Kumar has also appeared in many romantic films like Dhadakan, Andaaz and Yeh Dillagi. He has acted in many films such as Khiladi such as Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi, Khiladi Ke Khiladi and International Khiladi.
Akshay Kumar’s comic appearance in the film Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi was not so well appreciated. However he eventually established his flair and confirmed that he could appear in romantic films, action films or even comedy films with the same level of spontaneity. In 2000, the film Hera Pheri was released which became a megahit. Akshay later became a major choice of film directors in comedy films like Mujhse Shadi Karogi, Awara Pagal Deewana, Phir Hera Pheri and Garam Masala. Her courageous roles in films like Vakth: The Race Against Time, Bewafa, Ek Rishta were appreciated by the audience. His upcoming release “Namaste London” did well at the Indian box office. Akshay Kumar also won several awards, including the Filmfare Award for Best Villain in Stranger, Filmfare Award for Best Comedian in Garam Masala, IIFA Award for Best Villain in Stranger and IIFA Award for Best Comedian in Mujhse Shadi Karogi.
Personal Information of Akshay Kumar
|Nickname:||Akki, Raju, Mac and Khiladi Kumar|
|Full Name:||Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia|
|Age:||52 years old (in 2020)|
|Date of Birth:||September 9, 1967|
|Birthplace:||Amritsar, Punjab, India|
Height, Weight & Physical Stats
|Height||5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m)|
|Weight||80 kg (176 lbs)|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|School||Don Bosco High School, Mirik, Darjeeling|
|College||Guru Nanak Khalsa College (King’s Circle)Mumbai|
Family & Relatives
|Father||Late Hari Om Bhatia|
|Wife/Girlfriend||Twinkle Khanna (Actress, 2001-present)|
- Pooja Batra (Actress)
- Raveena Tandon (Actress)
- Shilpa Shetty (Actress)
- Priyanka Chopra
|Hobbies||Collecting posters of old Bollywood movies, cooking, martial arts, playing volleyball and cricket|
|Actor||Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh|
|Food||Thai green chicken curry, miso soup, sushi, sashimi, chocolate fudge|
|Destination||Mauritius, Goa, Canada|
Akshay Kumar Career
|Debut Movie||Saugandh (1991)|
|Salary||25 Crores/film (INR) approx|
|Net Worth||USD $150 million approx.|
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Facts About Akshay Kumar!
- Is Akshay Kumar addicted to smoking?: No
- Akshay Kumar is an alcoholic?: No
- He is from a Punjabi family and grew up in Old Delhi, though later, he moved to Koliwara in Mumbai city.
- In his childhood, he was highly attracted to martial arts and started his martial arts training in the 8th.
- Akshay Kumar also worked as a chef in a restaurant called Metro Guest House and earned his first salary for the purpose of living with ₹ 1,500.
- After settling in Mumbai, he also worked as a peon for a travel agency. He later taught martial arts to individuals.
- Once he settled in Mumbai, his own portfolio shoot took place at what is now his own Juhu bungalow.
- In the film titled Aaj, he portrayed his 17-second debut as a karate coach.
- Akshay Kumar’s name was Rajiv Bhatia, but he changed Akshay before entering Bollywood and was born in Amritsar, India to Hariom Bhatia and Aruna Bhatia.
- Akshay lived and grew up in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk and later moved to Mumbai where he lived in Koliwara, a Punjabi dominated area.
- Akshay received his schooling from Don Bosco School and enrolled in Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Mumbai for higher education, but dropped out after a year and moved to Bangkok to learn martial arts.
- Akshay worked as an assistant to photographer Jayesh Sheth for 18 months without paying to shoot his first portfolio. He also acted as a background dancer in various films.
- Akshay Kumar is known for his discipline, in fact, he wakes up at 5 am and most of his interviews are scheduled at 6 am.
- Michael Jackson’s. After beating This Is It, Akshay Kumar starrer boss entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest poster.
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