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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’s Baby and Gabbar to release on the same day? We hear both the films will release next year on January 23 Akshay Kumar is in deep trouble. We say so because both his films - Baby and Gabbar - are slated to hit the theaters on the same day in 2015. While the release date of Gabbar was announced long back by producer Sanjay …
Did Akshay Kumar take a potshot at Aamir Khan? The Entertainment actor was recently quoted saying that it is not difficult to do four films a year... Akshay Kumar and Aamir Khan are two superstars who share immense popularity but have different styles of working. While Aamir prefers to concentrate on one film a year, Akshay …
When Deepika Padukone, Shriya Saran, Nargis Fakhri went nude… After Jennifer Lawrence's nude pictures leaked online today, we decided to take a look at some B-town babes who didn't shy away from taking their tops off Social media went wild today after nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and several other beauties …
Akshay Kumar: One should know about filmmaking before writing about a film! The Entertainment actor opens up on the movie review culture in Bollywood Akshay Kumar has revealed that he does not find it difficult to do three-four films a year and at the same time can easily find time for family. "I have been doing this since 24 years, I don't think …
Dare 2 Dance promo: Mayuresh dedicates his performance to Lord Ganesha Akshay Kumar’s new dance and adventure reality show is all set to air on Life OK Thirteen contestants are all geared up to put their lives at risk and attempt something outrageous, daring and exciting on Life OK’s Dare 2 Dance. We caught a glimpse of an act by Mayuresh of …
Ganesh Chaturthi 2014: Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Shahid Kapoor celebrate Ganpati! B-town celebs took on social media in conveying their wishes to fans on the auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi Friday, a string of celebrities including big stars like Shah Rukh Khan, Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra have wished that the lord …
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