Akshay Kumar

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Full Name Akshay Kumar
Age 53 Years Old
Nick Name Akshay Kumar
Gender Male
Birth Date September 9th, 1967
Birth Place Amritsar, Punjab, India

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About Akshay Kumar

An India-born naturalized Canadian actor, producer, and television personality, "Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia" is professionally known as Akshay Kumar. He is also a  martial artist too. He is best known for his appearance in action films like Khiladi (1992), Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996), Khiladi 420 (2000), Khiladi 786 (2012), Good Newwz (2019), Housefull 4 (2019) and more. He appeared in the film "Saugandh" for his role as Shiva in 1991, which was his first film from where he received the "Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut" for his contribution to the film. He debuted on television in 2008 with the hosting of reality TV series Fear "Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 1)". He was given the Padma Shri Award by the Government of India in recognition of his outstanding contributions as a performer. He has also been called the Indian "Jackie Chan" because of his willingness to perform dangerous stunts. He has worked in a restaurant named “Metro Guest House” in Bangkok previously. He has won several awards in his careers such as  Filmfare Awards, National Film Award for Best Actor, and many others. Recently, Akshay Kumar in an Instagram live session with wildlife adventurer Bear Grylls shared a little secret of his fit physique by revealing that he drinks cow urine every day.

Famous For 

  • Being an Indian professional actor, producer, and television personality as well as a martial artist too.
  • For his appearance in action films like Khiladi, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, Kesari, Good Newwz, Housefull 4, Pad Man and more.

Akshay Kumar in the movie, Kesari

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Early Life of Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar was born on 9th September 1967 in Amritsar, Punjab, India. His full name or real name is "Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia". Indian is his nationality and Asian (Indian) is his ethnicity. Similarly, he is from the Sikhism religion. His zodiac sign is Virgo whereas he has fair skin. He celebrates his birthday on 6th September of every year and he had celebrated his 53rd birthday as of 2020. His father Hari Om Bhatia worked in the Indian Military Force whereas his mother Aruna Bhatia is a producer. He has a sister named Alka Bhatia. His other family members are, Rajesh Khanna (Father-in-law) (Actor) (Died on 18th July 2012), Dimple Kapadia (Mother-in-law) (Actress), Rinke Khanna (Sister-in-law) (Actress). Akshay attended Don Bosco School in Mumbai, Maharashtra, and then Guru Nanak Khalsa College in Mumbai.

Career of Akshay Kumar

  • Akshay Kumar commenced his acting career from the film "Saugandh" in 1991  as the lead actor opposite Raakhee and Shantipriya, as well as starred in "Dancer", and the suspense thriller, "Khiladi" in the following year.
  • His other film was "Mr. Bond", based on James Bond whereas "Deedar" was his last release of 1992.
  • After that, he starred in the bilingual film "Ashaant" in 1993. His other films of 1993 are Dil Ki Baazi, Kayda Kanoon, Waqt Hamara Hai, and Sainik.
  • Then, he appeared in the film "The Hard Way", "Main Khiladi Tu Anari", "Mohra" in 1994 and starred in "Yeh Dillagi", "Suhaag" and "Elaan" in the following year.
  • In the same year, he starred in an action thriller, "Sabse Bada Khiladi" and he proved to have success with the Khiladi series "Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi".
  • He has appeared in different films such as, "Dil To Pagal Hai" (1997),  "Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi", "Aflatoon", "Sangharsh", "Jaanwar".
  • Similarly, he appeared in the comedy "Hera Pheri" which was a remake of the Malayalam film "Ramji Rao Speaking", which became a commercial success.
  • Likewise, he appeared in the drama "Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love", which was his first release of 2001.
  • Comparably, his first release in 2002 was a romantic drama "Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya".
  • After then, he starred in the Vikram Bhatt-directed comedy "Awara Paagal Deewana" and his last film of the year was the horror film "Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani".
  • In 2003, he starred in Suneel Darshan's action film "Talaash: The Hunt Begins... ", and next appeared in the romantic drama "Andaaz".
  • Uniformly, he has appeared in different films in 2004 such as  Khakee,  Police Force: An Inside Story, Aan: Men at Work, and his other films included Abbas-Mustan directed Aitraaz, Meri Biwi Ka Jawaab Nahin.
  • The next year Kumar starred in "Bewafaa" and later acted in Vipul Amrutlal Shah's family drama "Waqt: The Race Against Time" and another Priyadarshan-directed comedy "Garam Masala".
  • His other films included Vikram Bhatt-directed action comedy romance film "Deewane Huye Paagal" and Suneel Darshan directed romantic drama "Dosti: Friends Forever".
  • The drama film, "Family - Ties of Blood" was his first release of 2006, and starred in a sequel to "Hera Pheri" titled "Phir Hera Pheri", the romantic musical film "Jaan-E-Mann",  comedy murder mystery film "Bhagam Bhag". And he led the "Heat 2006" world tour in the same year.
  • His first release of 2007,  "Namastey London" proved to be Kumar's most successful year during his career in the industry.
  • Similarly, his next two releases, "Heyy Babyy" and "Bhool Bhulaiyaa" which get success as well. 
  • Kumar's last release of the year, "Welcome", did extremely well at the box office, receiving a blockbuster status and simultaneously becoming his fifth successive hit, and his role on "Om Shanti Om" was listed as no. 3 on the Top 10 Cameos in Bollywood list of MensXP.com.
  • Vijay Krishna Acharya-directed action thriller "Tashan", which was his first film of 2008.
  • In the following year, he made his small screen debut as the host of the successful show "Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi" and later returned to host the show's second season in 2009. In the same year, he was seen in "Chandni Chowk to China" as the opposite Deepika Padukone which was a commercial failure at the box office, as well as his next release, was "8 x 10 Tasveer" which also got commercially failure.
  • His next release was Sabbir Khan's battle-of-the-sexes comedy "Kambakkht Ishq" which was the first Indian film to be shot at Universal Studios. The film was poorly received by critics but became an economic success, earning over 840 million INR (US$12 million) worldwide.
  • On 16th October 2009, his film "Blue" was launched, but it received negative reviews and collected about 420 million INR at the box office. And then, he was seen in the next film "De Dana Dan".
  • In 2010, he appeared in the comedy, "Housefull" whereas his next release was "Khatta Meetha" which received negative reviews. His last film of 2010 was Tees Maar Khan. 
  • His first release of 2011 was  "Patiala House" and "Thank You" whereas his last film of that year was "Desi Boyz"
  • He also co-produced a film with Russell Peters titled "Breakaway" which is reminiscent of his own "Patiala House".
  • Likewise, his first release of 2012 was "Housefull 2" whereas his next film of that year was Rowdy Rathore,  Oh My God, and Khiladi 786.
  • "Special Chabbis" was his first film of 2013, which gained positive critical reception and was moderately successful at the box office. 
  • He starred in the gangster film "Once Upon ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara!," the sequel to "Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai" as the character of Shoaib Khan.
  • His next release was Anthony D Souza's "Boss" which got failure at Box office grossing 54 crore net domestically. Then he came back strongly with "Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty", the Hindi remake of the 2012 Tamil film "Thuppakki".
  • He has also sung a song for his recent film "It's Entertainment", and his last film of 2014 was "The Shaukeens" whereas he starred in the thriller "Baby and Gabbar is Back".
  • His other 2015's films are "Brothers", "Sing is Bling".
  • On 22nd January 2016, his first release was "Airlift", which got critically and commercially successful, and the second "Housefull 3" was released in the following year. And his other film of 2016 is "Rustom" which also got success.
  • In 2017, he was seen in "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" which was only the film of that year.
  • Whereas, he appeared in the social drama film "Pad Man" in 2018, and later made his Tamil cinema debut in the science-fiction thriller "2.0", co-starring Rajinikanth as the role of Pakshirajan.
  • He also appeared in Karan Johar's film "Kesari" in 2019, which grossed over 200 crore INR (US$28 million) worldwide.
  • He has played an outstanding role in several films of 2019 such as "Mission Mangal", "Housefull 4", "Good Newz".
  • His upcoming films are "Laxmmi Bomb" directed by Raghava Lawrence, a remake of the Tamil horror comedy film "Kanchana 2" (2015), "Sooryavanshi" and Yash Raj Films' "Prithviraj" which are releasing in 2020.
  • He will next be appearing in the 2021 film "Bachchan Pandey".

Akshay Kumar's 2021 film Bachhan Pandey

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  • As a piece of fresh news, Akshay recently went live on his Instagram handle with Huma Qureshi and Bear Grylls. They were in conversation with Bear Grylls about the upcoming episode of Into The Wild featuring Akshay Kumar. During the live session, Akshay Kumar revealed that he had an accident with sharks while shooting for his film, Blue. 
  • He said, "I had a big incident. I remember breaking my head down and the blood was coming out and there was chaos, but I got saved." Check out the entire live session video below. The video is shared by Akshay Kumar on his Instagram handle. He wrote, "Into the Live with Bear Grylls, Huma Qureshi & I". 

Awards and Achievements of Akshay Kumar

  • Outstanding Achievement in Cinema
  • Best Actor Awards
  • National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues
  • Best Villain Award
  • Best Comedian Award
  • Screen Award for Best Actor (Popular Choice) and more.

Personal Life of Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar with hs wife, Twinkle Khanna

Source: @bollywoodhungama

Reflecting on Akshay Kumar's personal life, he is a married guy. He tied a knot with his wife, Twinkle Khanna, on 17th January 2001. She is also an Indian professional and famous actress. Akshay is not only an actor, but he is also a father too. He has a son and a daughter. He is known as a protective father and keeps his children away from the media. Regarding his sexual orientation, he is straight.

Furthermore, while performing at a show for Levis at Lakme Fashion Week in 2019, Kumar asked Twinkle to unbutton his jeans. This incident sparked a controversy that led to a police case being filed against them.

Kumar was awarded the highest Japanese honor of "Katana" and a sixth-degree black belt in Kuyukai Goju-Ryu karate.  Kumar stated that he has applied for an Indian passport and plans to give up his Canadian citizenship in December 2019.

Net worth of Akshay Kumar

Moving towards Akshay's net worth, he is an Indian film actor, producer, and martial artist who has a net worth of $240 million as of 2020. He was made the brand ambassador for "Swachh Bharat Mission" in Uttar Pradesh in 2017. Akshay's rank and earnings saw a drop with the actor placed on the 52nd spot with estimated $48.5 million earnings (approximately Rs 366 crore); he was on the 33rd spot last year with earnings of $65 million. Forbes called Akshay "Bollywood's top-earning star". Furthermore, his main source of income is from an acting career. He has also done endorsement work for several brands such as Sparx Shoes, Dollar Club Big Boss Innerwear, Honda Dream Yuga, Sugar-Free, Eveready batteries, Micromax Mobile, Signature Premier, Lloyd LED TV, Grasim Suitings, Manappuram Gold Loan, etc from where he earns a fine amount of money.

Body Measurement of Akshay Kumar

As a martial artist, Kumar has an excellent body. He has a perfect height of 5 ft 11 in or 180 cm whereas his body weight is around 75 kg or 165 pounds. He stays fit by incorporating in his fitness regime kickboxing, swimming, basketball, Parkour, and other workouts. His hair color is black and his eyes are dark brown. It is believed that Akshay Kumar has the biggest shoe size (size 12) in the Indian film industry. In addition, his body build type is athletic and body measurement is Chest: 42 Inches - Waist: 34 Inches - Biceps: 16 Inches.