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Akshay Kumar

Fullname: Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia aka Akshay Kumar

Nicknames: Akki, Khiladi, Khiladi Kumar

Date of Birth: September-9-1967

Zodiac: Virgo

Height: 6-1

Marital Status: Twinkle Khanna (wife)

Bio:Akshay Kumar was born in Amritsar, Punjab as Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia on September 9, 1967. He studied at Don Bosco School in Delhi, and later moved to Mumbai and studied in Khalsa College. He earned a Black Belt in Taekwondo and his passion for martial arts took him to Bangkok where he learnt Muay Thai. He worked as a chef and waiter to earn money so that he can fund his own studies. Back here in India when he started off as a martial arts instructor, one of his students said that Akshay’s good looks will help him become a model. Akki decided to try his hand at modeling, and not only did he land up with an assignment, he also got paid a whopping Rs 5000 for it. Money drove him to pursue this field, and as luck would have it, he was spotted by producer Pramod Chakravarthy who offered him his first film Deedar. But it was Saugandh which released first and remains his debut vehicle in Bollywood. There has been no looking back ever since. His dare-devilry stunts earned him the ‘action star’ tag, mainly accredited to the Khiladi series - Khiladi in 1992, followed by Main Khiladi Tu Anari in 1994, Sabse Bada Khiladi in 1995, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi in 1996 and so on. Known primarily for his action roles in these films, the Yash Raj banner introduced Akshay as the romantic hero in Yeh Dillagi starring Saif Ali Khan and Kajol too. After a spate of action films and dabbling in romance, it was time for comedy and negative shades. Akki took on both these genres by storm, with the 2000 hit film Hera Pheri co-starring Sunil Shetty and Paresh Rawal, and the 2001 movie Ajnabee cementing his position as the versatile hero. Ajnabee also won him his first Filmfare Award for the Best Villain and the IIFA for Best Performance in a Negative role. But it was action and adventure that Akshay always held close to his heart. And reinforcing his numero uno position as the Khiladi of Bollywood, he stepped on to the small screen as the host of Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi. With this venture, success and stardom caught up with Akki both on the small screen and the 70 mm. At a time when Rs 100 crore club was the new business norm in B-town and films were setting newer benchmarks, Akshay imprinted his stamp here too – his films Housefull 2 and Rowdy Rathore went on to enter this coveted club . With professional acclaim, came personal peace too. Akshay Kumar married Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia’s daughter Twinkle Khanna in 2001. Their son Aarav was born in 2002 and baby girl Nitara Khanna Bhatia in 2012.

News & Gossip:

Akshay Kumar: Entertainment is a necessity of life! Khiladi Kumar feels that entertainment is the only way to cheer up people Akshay Kumar is going all the way to promote his upcoming film Entertainment, as he feels entertainment is a necessity of life. During a unique promotional event held in Mumbai, Akshay recorded a live …
Akshay Kumar: To sing in front of the mike is not easy! Khiladi Kumar talks about his live singing experience Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has supported the growing trend of actors taking to singing in films, saying it shows their versatility. "What is wrong in actors singing a song? In Hollywood people act and sing at the same …
Beintehaa: Akshay Kumar and Tamannaah promote Entertainment on Zain and Aaliya’s show – watch video! The situation at Barkat Villa is tense with Surraiyya finally succeeding in creating differences between her son and daughter-in-law Zain (Harshad Arora) and Aaliya (Preetika Rao) are going through a lean phase in their relationship. With her mother-in-law trying hard to create …
Pawan Kalyan’s Gopala Gopala first look to be unveiled on Janmashtami! The makers think Lord Krishna's birthday would be perfect occasion to release film's first look The first look of Telugu remake of Hindi superhit Oh My God!  would be out on August 16 on the occasion of Krishna Jayanti. All eyes are on Pawan Kalyan who is making his …
Akshay Kumar records a song for Entertainment live in front of media- View pics! It was a proud moment for Akki the entertainer to be the first ever actor/singer to ever record a song live in front of the media! Akshay Kumar recently revealed that he wanted fans to know how a song gets recorded. The actor thought it to be an exciting promotional technique …
Bigg Boss 8 contestant list: Rashmi Desai, Tina Dutta and Karan Kundra to participate in Salman Khan’s show! The buzz around Colors high drama reality show has already begun Salman Khan is back to host Bigg Boss 8 in his trademark style, despite many suggestions of Bollywood A-listers like Shah Rukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor and Akshay Kumar competing for this coveted host title. Now …
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