Lesser Known Facts About Akshay Kumar

Lesser Known Facts About Akshay KumarAs actor turns 48 today, we bring you some Lesser Known Facts About Akshay Kumar. Bollywood ‘khiladi’ Akshya Kumar is loved by the audiences for his variety of roles and deep involvement with his characters with flawless comic timing on-screen. This ‘Delhi’ boy has rose to the scaling heights of a superstar. From doing low-budget films to being hailed as the top notch actor in B-Town—Akshay has come a long way. After surviving the competitive industry for more than two decades now, let’s take a look at some of the lesser known facts about him. All his fans and followers would love to know him more as we all know Akshay Kumar is a unique and daredevil character. So Check out the 10 Most Unknown Facts about Akshay Kumar below.

Lesser Known Facts About Akshay Kumar

  1. Did you know Akshay Kumar’s movie Boss comes in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest poster after beating Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’. Later the record was broken by Bahubali: The Beginning.
  2. Akshay Kumar is a Black Belt in Taekwondo. Akshay was interested in martial arts since childhood and began training in class VIII. While in Bangkok, he learnt Muay Thai prior to joining the film industry in India.
  3. In Bangkok he worked as a chef and a waiter.
  4. Akshay is currently 9th highest paid actor in the world with 32 Million Dollars according to Forbes.
  5. In 2011, Akshay Kumar launched a production house called Grazing Goats with the main objective of supporting the low budget films. The production house successfully produced 5 films 72 Miles, Bhaji in Problem, Fugly, Singh is Bling and OMG – Oh My God.
  6. Akshay is known as ‘Khiladi Kumar’ for a reason. kumar earned this ‘Khiladi’ titled after featuring in eight movies. His ‘khiladi films include ‘Khiladi’, ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari’, ‘Sabse Bada Khiladi’, ‘Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi’, ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’, ‘International Khiladi’ and ‘Khiladi 420’ and ‘Khiladi 786’.
  7. He auditioned for Deepak Tijori’s role in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander but got rejected.
  1. Let’s talk about his on screen names. He has played a character named Raj Malhotra in 5 Bollywood movies. Khiladi, Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya, Andaaz, Aitraaz and Dosti: Friends Forever.
  2. Akshay Kumar’s real name is Rajeev Bhatia but he changed it to Akshay before entering Bollywood. The actor used Hari Om, his father’s name as his middle name. Akshay has also named his production house (Hari Om Productions) after his father’s name, Hari Om Bhatia
  3. Long before he became a superstar, Akshay made a blink-and-miss appearance as martial arts instructor in Mahesh Bhatt’s film ‘Aaj’.

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