The first action star of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar is today among the superstars of Indian cinema.
Age and Height
Akshay Kumar was born on 9 September 1967 and is 51 years old as of 2018. He stands 5 feet 11 inches tall.
Throughout his career, Akshay has been linked with several of his co-stars. These include Rekha, Pooja Batra, Priyanka Chopra, Ayesha Jhulka, Raveena Tandon and Shilpa Shetty.
Akshay married actress Twinkle Khanna on 17 January 2001.
Akshay was born in Amritsar as Rajeev Bhatia to Om and Aruna Bhatia. He has a sister, Alka Bhatia. He has two kids: son Aarav and daughter Nitara.
Akshay got his film debut in 1991 with Saugandh and Dancer, but both movies performed poorly. The next year he starred in Khiladi, which was a success and became a breakthrough role for him. Despite this, most of his films in the next 2 years flopped. In 1994, he starred in a total of 12 films, of which Mohra, Main Khiladi Tu Anari and Suhaag were commercial successes, while Yeh Dillagi earned him acclaim. In the next 5 years, he only received a handful of successes like Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi and Mr and Mrs Khiladi, which left his career dwindling.
In 1999, he starred in Jaanwar, a role which earned him much critical acclaim. This was followed by the 2000 comedy Hera Pheri, which was a huge success and brought Kumar his stardom back. After that, he limited his projects to a few every year. In the next 5 years, he gave many commercial and critical successes like Ajnabee, Aankhen, Andaaz, Khakee, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Aitraaz. Kumar focused primarily on comedy roles, giving amazing films like Garam Masala.
In 2007, he gave a critically-acclaimed performance in Namastey London, followed by 3 commercially hit films: Heyy Babyy, Welcome and Bhool Bhulaiyya. With this, Kumar became one of the top actors of India. Since then, despite many flops, he has given hit films like Housefull, Desi Boyz and OMG-Oh My God!
Since 2013, Kumar turned towards doing serious movies. In 2013, he starred in Special 26, followed by Baby and Gabbar is Back in 2015, Airlift in 2016, Jolly LLB 2 and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha in 2017, and Pad Man and Gold in 2018. All these movies were met with critical acclaim. He also starred in the ambitious film 2.0 opposite Rajnikanth in the year 2019.
During a fashion show, Akshay had his jeans unbuttoned by his wife Twinkle, which resulted in a lawsuit against the couple for obscenity. It was rumoured that Kumar, despite being married, was involved with Priyanka Chopra, which forced Twinkle to step in.
Akshay Kumar considers himself a foodie and loves eating all things home-made, particularly Punjabi food. He also loves eating mangoes. Amitabh Bachchan and Jackie Chan are his favourite actors. He also loves rock climbing.
Kumar has won 2 Filmfare Awards, 3 IIFA awards, 10 Stardust awards and 1 Screen award. He also won the Dadasaheb Phalke Best Actor award for Rowdy Rathore and Nation Award for Best Actor for Rustom. He is a recipient of Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding achievements in Bollywood and an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Windsor, Canada.
In the early days of his career, Akshay was type-casted as an action hero and intentionally not offered serious roles. Kumar is a professional martial artist. He has learnt Muay Thai and has a black belt in Taekwondo.
|Real Name||Akshay Kumar|
|Famous Role||Vikram Bajaj in Ajnabee|
|Height (In Cm)||180|
|Figure Measurement||| inch|
|Eye color||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||1967-9-9|
|Home Town||Not known|
|Birth Place||Amritsar, Punjab, India|
|Sun Sign||Not known|
|College||Guru Nanak Khalsa College (Kings Circle)|
|Education Qualification||College Drop-Out|