Akshay Kumar Profile

Often referred to as the Bruce Lee of Bollywood, Akshay Kumar or Akki, has come a long way since his entry into the film industry. Originally known as Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, Akshay is considered to be one of the most handsome actors in Bollywood. With a towering height of 6’, Akshay kumar aims higher, he plans to do films out of the ordinary.

Born to a non-filmy family of Amritsar, on 9th September, 1967, Akshay has one sister. He began as a waiter in Bangkok and simultaneously learnt martial arts in Hong kong. He then joined modeling in the 1990’s and eventually entered films.

Akshay proved to be a superb action hero of the early 90’s. With films like Khiladi, Main Khiladi Tu Anadi, Mr. And Mrs. Khiladi etc, he was titled “Khiladi No. 1” of Bollywood. His acting skills and amazing stunts, got him a permanent place in the hearts of millions of his fans around the world.

Akshay married the elder daughter of the famous couple Dimple and Rajesh Khanna, Twinkle Khanna on 14th January 2001, after a fairly long courtship. Their son, Araav, is now 5 years old. From a long time he has been linked up with many of his co stars like Raveena Tandon, Shilpa Shetty and Pooja Batra, but Akki believes that rumours should be left as they are..just rumours.

From his debut film, Saugandh, Akshay has come full circle. He has achieved what many just dream of; name fame and commercial success. With films like Hera Pheri, Bhagam Bhag, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Garam Masala, this versatile actor has proved that even comedy is his forte and not just action.. From a romantic in Dil To Pagal Hai, to a serious son in Waqt, Akshay has consistently proved his ability in whichever role given to him. He has worked with stars like Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta and Karisma Kapoor.

Akshay has also endorsed a no. of brands like Thums-up, Microsoft and Metro Adlabs. His forthcoming release Bhool Bhulaiya, will see him as a psychiatrist. He believes in doing strong characters and doesn’t belong to any “camp” in the industry.

Many prestigious award functions like Filmfare, Stardust and IIFA have awarded Akshay for his commendable performance as an actor, villain or comedian. He has really come a long way from where he began his life. He is one actor who has carved out a niche for himself with his own hard work and determination.



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