Akshay Kumar Movies & News
Akshay Kumar Movies & News

Akshay Kumar

  • Actor

Sep 09, 1967

Akshay Kumar is an Indian actor, TV host, and producer who is known as the Khiladi of Bollywood because he has been part of over eight movies with the word Khiladi in it. Before entering Bollywood, the actor was an aspiring martial artist, and was in Bangkok to study the art form. While there, he pursued cooking for a living. From being a cook in Bangkok to becoming a famous Bollywood star, Akshay Kumar is a role model for those who dream big. He made his mark in the industry on sheer talent and hardwork, despite his good looks and pleasant personality. He first came into the limelight with the movie Khiladi and went on to become a top Bollywood actor with Yeh Dillagi.

Kumar has also appeared on television and has hosted reality adventure series Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi, and also launched a dance reality show called Dare 2 Dance. In the year 2008, the actor started his own production company called Hari Om Productions. Under this banner, Akshay Kumar co-produced several movies, in which he appeared too, such as Singh Is Kinng, Action Replayy, and Tees Maar Khan to name a few. In 2011, Kumar co-founded another film and TV production house, Grazing Goat Pictures, and its first project was OMG - Oh My God!, which he co-starred in with actor Paresh Rawal.

He is best remembered for his roles in Namastey London, Hera Pheri, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, and Airlift among many others. From drama and action to comedy, Akshay Kumar is one actor who's done it all.

He has been honored with the Rajiv Gandhi Award in 2004 for his great contributions to Bollywood, and has also been awarded with the Padma Shri in 2009, the fourth highest civilian award in India, for his contribution in Indian cinema. The University of Windsor recognized his contribution to Indian cinema by presenting to him an Honorary Doctorate of Law.
Did you Know?
- Akshay Kumar worked as a chef and waiter in Bangkok before becoming a superstar.

- Akshay Kumar was also a martial art teacher and it was during one of the martial art classes that one of his students suggested that he try modelling.

- He has named his daughter Nitara Rajesh Khanna to honour his late father-in-law Rajesh Khanna.

- Akshay Kumar's original name is Rajeev Bhatia. He decided to stick to the name Akshay post his role in the film Aag.

- Although he made his debut in 1987, Akshay Kumar's first award was the Best Villain Award for the movie Ajnabee (2001).

- Akshay Kumar is known for his disciplined life. He reportedly wakes up at 5 am in the morning, everyday.

- Akshay Kumar launched his production house Grazing Goats to support low budget films.

- He keeps his body fit through running, martial arts and kickboxing. He avoids weightlifting completely.

- Akshay Kumar is a black belt in Taekwondo and specialises in Muay Thai, a combat sport popular in Thailand.

- Akshay Kumar worked as an assistant to ace photographer Jayesh Seth to earn enough money for his portfolio shoot.

- Akshay Kumar is known to do most of his film stunts without any body double.

- After 30 years of being in the industry, Akshay Kumar was honored with his first National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in the movie Rustom.

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