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Akshay Kumar

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Akshay Kumar is a Bollywood film actor, producer, presenter. He is based in Mumbai. Along with his good looks and excellent martial art skills, he was always the first choice to do adventurous movies. He did his own death defying stunts. He has established himself as a leading contemporary actor in the Hindi cinema.

In a career spanning more than twenty five years, Kumar has appeared in over a hundred Hindi films and has won several awards including the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Rustom and two Filmfare Awards.

Early Life

Akshay Kumar was born September 9, 1967 as Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. Kumar was born in India, but now has Canadian citizenship. His parents are Hari Om Bhatia and Aruna Bhatia. His father was a military officer. He lived and grew up in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk and later he moved to Mumbai where he lived in Koliwada, a Punjabi dominated area. He received his school education from Don Bosco School and enrolled in Mumbai’s Guru Nanak Khalsa College for higher education, but dropped out after a year and went to Bangkok to learn martial arts. Kumar also has a sister, Alka Bhatia.

Akshay Kumar

His breakthrough performance was in Saugandh (1991). Kumar recently dubbed for the Hindi version of the movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Kumar was the voice actor for the role of Optimus Prime. This is one of the key characters in the film. He did the dubbing role as a gift for his son, Aarav. Optimus Prime was Aarav’s favorite character so Kumar did it for free.

Kumar was the third highest paid actor in Bollywood in 2015. When he began his acting career in the 1990s, he primarily starred in action films and was known for his appearances in films of the Khiladi series as well as other action films such as Mohra (1994), Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Sapoot (1996) and Angaaray (1998). Later, Kumar also gained fame for his drama, romantic and comic roles. He earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of a hysterical professor in Sangharsh (1999) and a criminal in Jaanwar (1999). His performances in romantic films like Dhadkan (2000), Andaaz (2003) and Namastey London (2007); drama films like Waqt (2005) and Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007); comedy films like Hera Pheri (2000), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Garam Masala (2005), Bhagam Bhag (2006) and Singh Is Kinng (2008) were all well received.

In 2009, Kumar started the Hari Om Entertainment production company.[6] In 2012, Kumar launched his next production house Grazing Goat Pictures. Their first production, OMG – Oh My God!, had a slow opening, but because of word of mouth it picked up and then was declared a super hit.

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.

Profile


Name: Rajiv Hari Om-Bhatia
Other names: Akshay Kumar, Akki, Khiladi Kumar, Mac
Born: September 9, 1967
Star Sign: Virgo
Birth Place: Amritsar, Punjab, India
Height: 6 feet 1 inches
Education: Don Bosco School and Guru Nanak Khalsa College in Mumbai.
Profession: Actor, Producer, Presenter
Citizenship: Indian
Language: Hindi

Family

  • Wife: Twinkle Khanna(2001–present)
  • Father:
  • Mother: Aruna Bhatia
  • Sister: Alka Bhatia
  • Father-in-law: Rajesh Khanna
  • Mother-in-law: Dimple Kapadia
  • Kids: Aarav Kumar

Filmography

  • Robot 2 (2016)
  • Housefull 3 (2016)
  • Airlift (2016)
  • Singh Is Bliing (2015)
  • Brothers (2015)
  • Gabbar is Back (2015)
  • Baby (2015)
  • The Shaukeens (2014)
  • Entertainment(2014)
  • Holiday(2014)
  • Bha Ji in Problem(2013)
  • Boss(2013)
  • Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2(2013)
  • Special 26(2013)
  • Khiladi 786(2012)
  • OMG: Oh My God!(2012)
  • Joker(2012)
  • C.I.D. (TV series)(2012)
  • Rowdy Rathore(2012)
  • Housefull 2(2012)
  • Desi Boyz(2011)
  • Chalo Dilli(2011)
  • Thank You(2011)
  • Patiala House(2011)
  • Tees Maar Khan(2010)
  • Action Replayy(2010)
  • Khatta Meetha(2010)
  • Housefull(2010)
  • De Dana Dan(2009)
  • Blue(2009)
  • Kambakkht Ishq(2009)
  • 8 x 10 Tasveer(2009)
  • Chandni Chowk to China(2009)
  • Jumbo(2008)
  • Singh Is Kinng(2008)
  • Tashan(2008)
  • Welcome(2007)
  • Bhool Bhulaiyaa(2007)
  • Heyy Babyy(2007)
  • Namastey London(2007)
  • Bhagam Bhag(2006)
  • Jaan-E-Mann: Let’s Fall in Love… Again(2006)
  • Phir Hera Pheri (2006)
  • Humko Deewana Kar Gaye(2006)
  • Mere Jeevan Saathi (2006)
  • Family: Ties of Blood (2006)
  • Dosti: Friends Forever (2005)
  • Deewane Huye Paagal(2005)
  • Garam Masala (2005)
  • Waqt: The Race Against Time(2005)
  • Bewafaa (2005)
  • Insan (2005)
  • Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo(2004)
  • Aitraaz (2004)
  • Hatya: The Murder(2004)
  • Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004)
  • Meri Biwi Ka Jawab Nahin(2004)
  • Aan: Men at Work (2004)
  • Police Force: An Inside Story(2004)
  • Khakee (2004)
  • Mitter Pyare Nu Haal Mureedan Da Kehna(2004)
  • Andaaz (2003)
  • Talaash: The Hunt Begins… (2003)
  • Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani(2002)
  • Awara Paagal Deewana (2002)
  • Aankhen (2002)
  • Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya(2002)
  • Ajnabee(2001)
  • Bond of Love(2001)
  • Khiladi 420(2000)
  • Dhadkan(2000)
  • Hera Pheri(2000)
  • Jaanwar(1999)
  • Sangharsh(1999)
  • Zulmi(1999)
  • International Khiladi(1999)
  • Aarzoo(1999)
  • Barood(1998)
  • (1998)
  • Keemat: They Are Back(1998)
  • Aflatoon(1997)
  • Dil To Pagal Hai(1997)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi(1997)
  • Tarazu(1997)
  • Daava(1997)
  • Insaaf: The Final Justice(1997)
  • Lahoo Ke Do Rang(1997)
  • Sapoot(1996)
  • Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi(1996)
  • Tu Chor Main Sipahi(1996)
  • Sabse Bada Khiladi(1995)
  • Maidan-E-Jung(1995)
  • Paandav(1995)
  • Hum Hain Bemisaal(1994)
  • Zaalim(1994)
  • Nazar Ke Samne(1994)
  • Suhaag(1994)
  • Ikke Pe Ikka(1994)
  • Amaanat
  • Main Khiladi Tu Anari(1994)
  • Mohra(1994)
  • Jai Kishen(1994)
  • Yeh Dillagi(1994)
  • Elaan(1994)

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