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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.

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Akshay Kumar, Sunny Leone, Sonakshi Sinha – Which celeb impressed you with their ALS ice bucket challenge? Vote! Here is a fun compilation video of Bollywood celebs doing the ALS ice bucket challenge. Watch it and tell us which is your favourite The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was created to help create awareness and funds for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou …
Akshay Kumar performs a deadly stunt with Lisa Haydon for The Shaukeens-view pic! The stunt is said to have been inspired by the iconic cartoon series Tom and Jerry BollywoodLife recently informed you about a stunt performed by Akshay Kumar and Lisa Haydon for their upcoming film The Shaukeens. The interesting fact about the same is that the stunt is …
Kajal Aggarwal, not Aditi Rao Hydari, finalised for playing Chandramukhi in Sudhir Mishra’s adaptation of Devdas! The cult novel is once again going to be adapted onscreen, but this time there is a twist to it. Read on to find out... Were you all left wondering about Kajal Aggarwal when you saw Ajay Devgn-Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer Singham Returns? Everyone was. But we have some news of …
Lisa Haydon: I am extremely excited about Shaukeen The model-turned-actress says she is blessed to be part of Akshay starrer Lisa Haydon is excited to be part of the Shaukeen remake and says that working in the film has been a learning experience for her. Seasoned actors like Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Paresh Rawal along …
Naaigal Jaakirathai teaser: Sibiraj’s doggy trouble leaves you in splits! The 52 second long teaser takes you on a hilarious ride as the hero and canine engage in an endless squabble After Akshay Kumar gave Bollywood a fun filled animal film with Entertainment, its now Kollywood's turn to experiment with the canines. Produced by veteran actor …
Sidharth Malhotra doesn’t fit into his clothes anymore! The Ek Villain actor is beefing up for his next with Akshay Kumar After playing a villain, Sidharth Malhotra is gearing up to play a Warrior with Akshay Kumar. The actor has gained about eight to nine kilos for his role and we hear that the bulky avatar has rendered all his old …
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