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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: Dare 2 Dance is risky yet exciting! Khiladi Kumar said the talent show will put participants out of their comfort zone Bollywood's action titan Akshay Kumar, who has played host host of TV adventure reality series Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi in the past, will now be seen as the anchor and mentor to …
Akshay Kumar: Before giving tasks to contestants on Dare 2 Dance I would try them first! Khiladi Kumar will be host and mentor of the show Indian superstar Akshay Kumar, who is returning to TV with an unique talent hunt Dare 2 Dance (D2D), says he borrowed the concept of the reality show from his recent visit to his son's school on sports day. The show will …
Akshay Kumar’s Shaukeen title changed to The Shaukeens! Producer Murad Khetani feels The Shaukeens sounds cooler The title of the Akshay Kumar-Lisa Haydon starrer Shaukeen has been now changed. It’s now called The Shaukeens. Talking about the change in title, producer Murad Khetani says, “Though our film is a remake of Shaukeen, …
Have Akshay Kumar and Farah Khan buried the hatchet? Akshay recently visited the sets of Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, a show which Farah judges Akshay Kumar and Farah Khan may well be letting bygones be bygones. Kumar was the hero of Farah’s Tees Maar Khan and later acted in her husband Shirish Kunder’s Joker. He …
Akshay Kumar promotes Entertainment on the sets of Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hain- View pics! Read on to find out what happened when Akki bumped into a family of aliens... It was a fun evening for the alien family of Badi Dooooor Se Aaye Hain as the quirky Akshay Kumar made an appearance with his friend Krushna Abhishek and his doggy buddy Entertainment on the …
Revealed: Akshay Kumar is a part of Salman Khan’s Kick! The Khiladi Kumar has a role in Kick Many of you might know this, but Akshay Kumar is a part of Salman Khan-Jacqueline Fernandez starrer Kick, which is all set to the theatres today. Now before you get your thoughts running high, let us tell you that the Khiladi Kumar is not …
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