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Overview (4)

Born in Amritsar, Punjab, India
Birth NameRajiv Hari Om-Bhatia
Nicknames Akki
Mac
Khiladi
Khiladi Kumar
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Akshay Kumar, born September 9, 1967, is an actor. He studied martial arts in Hong Kong. It was a student that suggested that he try modeling. Because of his success as model, he was offered films. Along with his good looks and excellent martial art skills, he was always the first choice to do adventurous movies. He does his own stunts in his films. His breakthrough performance was in Saugandh (1991). He was well known for his Khiladi series, an Indian version of James Bond, such as Mr. Bond (1992), Khiladi (1992), Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi (1997) and Khiladi 420 (2000). He dated strings of his co-stars including Raveena Tandon, Shilpa Shetty Kundra, Pooja Batra and Rekha. His recent critically acclaimed performances include Airlift (2016), Baby (2015) and Rustom (2016).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Alindalia

A long road traveled; from a waiter in Bangkok, to the most successful actor in Bollywood, Akshay Kumar has come a long way. As an instructor in martial artist, Rajiv Bhatia always dreamed of making it big in that field but when a student suggested that with his good looks and a good built, he should take up modeling, the anonymous Rajiv Bhatia began his journey as Akshay Kumar who then slowly but surely worked his way up to becoming one of the most talented stars of the industry. Stunned at the pay package and his success as a model, Akshay took the next obvious step, and entered into films. However unlike most of the other stars in his time, Akshay neither had star parents, nor a godfather to launch him. Although his first few films were unsuccessful at the box office, they helped Akshay get noticed for his dancing abilities and his dare-devilish stunts. His first true hit film was Khiladi (1992) and although it was a success, the top banners continued to be elusive until Yeh Dillagi (1994) which not only got him recognition but marked his position as a top league actor. Though Jai Kishen (1994) and Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) were quite successful at the box office, it was Mohra (1994) and Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995) that it catapulted Akshay to fame and established his position as one of the top most heroes of the industry. With a series of 'Khiladi' movies including the "Khiladiyon Ke Khiladi', Akshay became the quintessential "action hero'. But with 'Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi', 'Dil To Pagal Hai' and 'Aflatoon', he attempted new genres in order to change his stereotypical image, and he was quite successful at it. Another attempt at a new role with 'Ajnabee', where he played the villain, was again well portrayed and well received by audiences and critics alike. 'Dhadkan', where he starred opposite Shilpa Shetty reaffirmed the fact that aside from being an action hero, Akshay Kumar was also the perfect romantic lead. In the same year came another memorable performance with the film "Hera Pheri' which brought to the forefront his strength in comedy and superb timing as he held his ground with the seasoned Paresh Rawal and Suniel Shetty. Akshay Kumar continued to improve with every film, from "Khakee, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi', "Aitraaz, Waqt', 'Awara Pagaal Deewana', "Garam Masala' to the recently released "Phir Hera Phiri' proved that Akshay was a sure-fire hit at the box-office as well. Today he is one of the most sought after actors who commands a strong box-office opening. His forthcoming films include Jaaneman, Saamna, London Namaste and Welcome.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: sharmanandan223@gmail.com

Spouse (1)

Twinkle Khanna (14 January 2001 - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (3)

Performs his own stunta
Heavy, yet raspy voice
6 ft tall

Trivia (66)

Was a martial arts teacher. One of his students suggested he model and he was soon offered films after his success as a model.
Has a son with wife Twinkle Khanna named Araav born 15th September 2002. Became an uncle when sister-in-law Rinke Khanna gave birth to a baby girl on 19 October 2004.
Won Best Villain award for Ajnabee (2001) as it was his first ever award since his career started in 1991.
He is the son-in-law of India and Hindi Film Industry's first ever Superstar, Rajesh Khanna and actress, Dimple Kapadia, as well as the brother-in-law of actress Rinke Khanna.
Was working as a chef in a restaurant in Bangkok before entering films.
Studied martial arts in Bangkok before becoming an actor.
Formed a popular team with Sunil Shetty and Paresh Rawal.
He is good friends with fellow actor & superstar, Salman Khan. They have done two films together, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) and Jaan-E-Mann: Let's Fall in Love... Again (2006).
Has formed a popular on-screen pairing with Katrina Kaif after super hits such as Welcome (2007), Namastey London (2007) and Singh Is King (2008) together.
Started production company named 'Grazing Goats Production' to promote 'different' Hindi movies and support Regional cinema.
Has a daughter, born on September 25, 2012, named Nitara Rajesh Khanna in honor of his father-in-law Rajesh Khanna who passed away in 2012.
A major WWE wrestling fan. Met WWE Superstar Kane at his residence in India in 2010.
Son of producer Aruna Bhatia.
Niece's name is Simar (Kapoor) Bhatia. Simar had her name legally changed by her mother to Bhatia after she divorced Simar's father. Akshay Kumar sister Alka was earlier married to Vaibhav Kapoor. Vaibhav's mother Rani had a store called Shehnaaz Herbal Parlour in Mumbai.
Often mistaken as Master Rajiv Bhatia who debuted in Sanjay Khan's Abdullah (1980).
Auditioned for Deepak Tijori's role in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992) and was rejected.
Decided to keep his name Akshay in Bollywood after he had done a 15 second role in the film Aaj (1987).
While training in Bangkok for martial arts he worked has a waiter in hotel to support himself, in those days he admired Sridevi.
Akshay Kumar brother in law is Surendra Hiranandani . This is sister Alka's second marriage.
Director Pramod Chakravarthy gave him his first break in Saugandh (1991).
Starred in Mukesh Bhatt's Mulaqaat. Starring Akshay Kumar (replaced Aamir Khan) Rani Mukherjee (replaced Aishwarya Rai, Karishma Kapoor)Chandrachur Singh (Replaced Arvind Swamy).Music by Nadeem Shravan, directed by Vikram Bhatt (Replaced Mahesh Bhatt). The film was shelved after a few days of shooting.
Was engaged to actor Praveen Kumar daughter Nipunika Sobti in the year 1997.
Starred in Rajkumar Santoshi's shelved film "Saamna". Co starring Ajay Devgan, Nana Patekar, Ritesh Deshmukh, Urmila Matondkar, Mahima Chaudhry. Produced by Keshu . It was based on the fake god men of India with Nana Patekar playing a evil swami. This was in 2006.
Starred in Rituparno Gosh's shelved film "Rahgeer". Co starring Vidya Balan. The film was to be a remake of Dev Anand's Guide. The problem was Dev Anand did not grant the producers the legal rights to remake the film.
Starred in Keshu Ramsay's shelved film "Khiladi vs. Khiladi" directed by Umesh Mehra. The film was shelved after announcement. This was in 2001.
Starred in Ashish Balram Nagpal's shelved film "Jigarbaaz". Co starring Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala, Mamta Kulkarni, Bindu, Amrish Puri. Directed by Robin Mukherjee. This was in the year 1997.
Went for a world tour concert with Salman Khan in June 1995. They visited cities in Canada, America and England .
Went for a world tour concert with Rishi Kapoor, Shahrukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Raveena Tandon, Juhi Chawla. This was in September 1994. They visited cities in Canada, America, England.
Starred in the shelved movie, Creative Combines "Sitaron Se Aage" (Do Rang) (1993). Starring Akshay Kumar, Manisha Koirala (Replaced Pratibha Sinha), Sheeba, Farheen, Laxmikant Berde, Aruna Irani, Paresh Rawal, Music by Lamikant-Pyarelal, Directed by Poltoo Sen. 11 Reels.
Starred in the shelved film Mateshwari Films "Kunti Putra" (1995). Starring Akshay Kumar, Sonali Bendre, Farida Jalal, Music by Rajesh Roshan, Produced by Sanjay Bali, Lokesh Bali,K.C. Khanna, Directed by Guddu Dhanoa.
Starred in the shelved film Adhunica Movie Tone's "Abhimaan" (1996). Starring Akshay Kumar, Madhoo, Ronit Roy, Ektaa, Laxmikant Berde, Anupam Kher, Music by Bappi Lahiri, Directed by Shiv Kumar, Reels: 8.
Starred in the shelved movie, Shiv Sai Movies "Huqum"(1995). Starring Jeetendra, Jaya Pradha,Ronit Roy (Replaced Akshay Kumar), Harish, Somy Ali, Reymon Singh, Raman Trikha, Rupali, Mukesh Rishi, Govinda (Special Appearance) Music by Bappi Lahiri, Directed by Kader Kashmiri. Reels: 8.
Starred in the shelved movie Prince & Prince International's "Prince" (1995). Starring Akshay Kumar, Monica Bedi (Replaced Manisha Koirala), Suresh Oberoi, Alok Nath, Mohan Joshi, Paresh Rawal. Music by Anand Milind, Directed by Sameer Malkan. Reels: 2.
Starred in the shelved movie "Parinaam" (1993) Starring Akshay Kumar,Divya Bharti,Danny Denzongpa,Pran,Directed by Partho Ghosh. The film was shelved due to her death.
Akshay Kumar was gone for some action training and he lost 20 kilograms for his roll in his upcoming new comedy movie HouseFull 3.
Starred in the shelved movie "Rudra" (1994). Starring Akshay Kumar , Shilpa Shetty.
After Mohra, Rajiv Rai had signed Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty for "Kaurav". He decided to shelve the film.
Was engaged to model Dimple Varma in 1991. She is the daughter of Banglore based director of Mahindra & Mahindra..
Starred in the shelved film "Dil Ka Saudagar" (1993). Directed by Sunil Agnihotri.
Starred in the shelved film "Sipahee" (1993) directed by Ram Shetty.
Starred in the shelved film " Kashmakash"(1994). Starring Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Deepti Bhatnagar, Anu Aggarwal. Not to be confused with the other shelved Sunil Shetty film "Kashmakash" directed by Priyadarshan.
Prakash Mehra had a script with him for many years. He started a film in the 1980' s as the much hyped " Kaayar" with Amitabh Bachchan, Anita Raaj and Raj Babbar. The film was shelved because it was too similar to Manoj Kumar's Sanyasi. Prakash Mehra then restarted Kaayar with a different subject with Sanjay Dutt and Akshay Kumar. Akshay agreed to the film, but asked Prakash Mehra to replace Sanjay Dutt. Akshay told Ptakash he would not be comfortable to work with Sanjay Dutt due to his problems during the making of Amaanat. Prakash Mehra decided to replace Akshay with Puru Raajkumar. Again he had to shelve the film because the second half of the film was the exact same as the Rishi Kapoor, Nana Patekar film Hum Dono. Prakash Mehra then decided to make a new film. He chose the subject of Bal Brahmachari and decided to launch Puru Raj Kumar in a solo hero film.
Went for a world tour concert with Sunil Shetty in July 2001. They visited cities in Canada, America and England.
In 1992, producer Ram Dayal had signed him for a film to be directed by Ravi Tandon. Akshay walked out of the film when it became a two hero project .
Was signed for the film Khilona. The original cast was Akshay Kumar, Rahul Roy Tisca Chopra. Due to date issues Rahul Roy had to drop out of the project. Ayub Khan replaced him. Next to leave the film was Akshay Kumar. Aditya Pancholi came in his place.Then Tisca was replaced with Monica Bedi. Mahesh Bhatt also opted out after directing the introduction.
Starred in the shelved film Rohitasha Movies "Chura Lenge Ankhon Se Kajal" (1991) Starring Akshay Kumar (Replaced by Raman Kapoor), Karishma Kapoor (Replaced by Raveena Tandon).Music by Bappi Lahiri, Produced by Suresh Grover, Directed by Vijay Anand. Suresh Grover claims he signed Akshay and Karishma with out seeing the rushes of their in production film Deedar. Once Vijay Anand finally saw the rushed of Deedar, he was terribly upset with Akshay Kumar and Karishma Kapoor's performances. He wanted them replaced. But Akshay gave the story he was unable to give the required dates needed due to his signing many films. He expected the film to be shot and done in one schedule. But the film kept getting postponed. He finally had to leave the film.
Starred in Keshu Ramsay shelved film "Lalkaar" opposite Pooja Bhatt. The film was to be a remake of Indiana Jones.
Starred in Yashraj's Untitled Venture in 1994. Starring Akshay Kumar, Juhi Chawla, Produced by Yash Chopra, Directed by Manmohan Singh. The film got shelved after it was announced.
After Yalgaar, Feroz was toying around with several ideas for his next film. He wanted to remake his film Dharmatma as "Agnikund" with Anil Kapoor as the Godfather. Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty were to play his sons. Music was by Anu Malik. He earlier wanted to make the same film with himself, Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff Sri Devi and Sonam in 1987 with the title "Yalgaar". But that film was shelved due to Anil Kapoor disagreeing when Feroz Khan dropped Jackie from the film. He later started Yalgaar with himself and Sanjay Dutt, but with a different subject and story line. Anil Kapoor refused "Agnikund" in 1994 because he did not want to play father to Akshay Kumar and Sunil Shetty. Feroz Khan had sold the audio , the overseas video and theatrical rights To Venus for 2.4 crores. Feroz Khan shelved the idea once again when the casting did not work. Feroz Khan shelved the idea once again. Some how the story of Agnikund leaked out and the film Sapoot was made in 1996. Feroz then started Prem Agga in 1995 with Akshaye Khanna and Mamta Kulkarni. He decided to shelve that project and start Janasheen with the same starcast . When Fardeen arrived in India, he told his father about his desire to join films. Feroz decided to shelve Janasheen and restarted Prem Aggan with Fardeen Khan and Meghna Kothari.
He actually holds a Canadian citizenship and since India does not allow dual citizenship, he is now regarded as a Canadian actor.
Starred in shelved film "Crack" (2017) starring Akshay Kumar in the lead role. The film was shelved due to unknown differences and script development.
In author Shobha De's 1991 released fictional book "Starry Nights", the main characters name is "Akshay Kumar". The book was about an affair between a south Indian actress and a Punjabi superstar actor. This was done unintentionally as Shobha did not know who Akshay Kumar was in 1991.
Akshay Kumar went to Rajesh Khanna's office to audition for a role in Jai Shiv Shankar. He was not able to meet Khanna that day because he was busy. But he met Dimple Kapadia at the office who gave him words of encouragement. Chunky Pandey was signed for the role eventually.
Starred in the shelved film O My Darling (1991). Starring Akshay Kumar,Rajeshwari Sachdev. Music by Jatin Lalit. Directed by Surendra Gupta.
Starred in the shelved film "Gehri Chaal" (1993). Directed by Anil Ganguly.
Was signed for A.Krishnamurthy's "Aag" in 1991. He was dropped once Saugandh and Dancer flopped. Govinda was then signed.
As a child Akshay Kumar took part in the wedding sequence of the film "Harjaee". Akshay was seen serenading Randhir Kapoor with flowers. The scene was edited out in some versions released on DVD. The VHS video has this scene.
Was offered Sanjay Khanna's Anth but refused due to date problems.
The Indian Government honored him with Padma Shri award in the year 2009, which is the fourth highest civilian award in the Republic of India.
He is a martial arts champion. Akshay Kumar has a black belt in Taekwondo and he learned Muay Thai in Bangkok.
Had verbally agreed to do the film Tune Mera Dil Le Liya (Pinjra). But backed out at the last minute. This caused B.B.Bhalla to vent his anger against Akshay in the media.
Starred in the shelved film "Dwarpaal" (1991). Starring Akshay Kumar,Siddharth, Manjeet Kullar,Shanti Priya, Produced by Ravi Srivastav,Story,Produced,Directed by Pradeep Maini.
In 1993, there was a announcement of a film titled "Yeh Hain Mumbai Mere Jaan" Starring Akshay Kumar,Ayesha Jhulka and Nana Patekar. The film eventually got shelved. This film is not be confused with the Saif Ali Khaj film with the same title that released in 1999.
Starred in the shelved project Rajan Films "Mere Apne"(1993). Starring Naseeruddin Shah,Akshay Kumar (Replaced Kamal Sadanah), Pooja Bhatt(Replaced Zeba Bhaktiar). The film was going to be a remake of Regarding Henry .
In 2000,Akshay Kumar signed a untitled film with Raveena Tandon and Aftab Shivdsani. The film got shelved.
Akshay Kumar was always mistaken for Baby Bunty from Aakhri Khat. The film had just released and many thought they both resembled each other.

Personal Quotes (3)

Controversies are a package deal in this industry. You just have to understand that and accept it.
I savour the adulation and love I have been getting from my fans and the blessings of elders in my family. Fourteen years have given me a lot and I can't thank God and the industry enough.
Look at what destiny had in store for me. I married my idol's daughter! I still can't believe it. Who wasn't his fan in the 1970s and 80s? I remember queuing up for hours with parents to watch repeatedly Aradhana, Amar Prem, Kati Patang, Prem Kahani, Aap Ki Kasam, Chhailla Babu, Anurodh, Amardeep and then watching as a teenager in theaters Bandish, Kudrat, Aanchal, Ashanti,Souten, Awaaz, Dharm Aur Qanoon, Maqsad, and many more. These are among my favorite films of all times.

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