Akshay Kumar Biography
‘Khiladi’ Akshay Kumar entered the film industry as an action hero, but proved his mettle at comic as well as romantic roles. Let’s know more about Akshay Kumar Biography, his Profile Info, Age, Wife and Life History Details. Akshay Kumar belongs to a Punjabi family and birth place is Amritsar.
Akki was raised in Delhi where he studied at Don Bosco School and then Guru Nanak Khalsa College, after moving to Mumbai he learned martial arts in Bangkok and also has worked as a chef.
Overview on Akhsay Kumar:
Akshay Kumar was honored with the Padmashri award in the year 2009 for his contribution to cinema. Known for his affairs, the playboy Akshay married Twinkle Khanna in the year 2001.
Akshay Kumar Biography
|Real Name||Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia|
|Nickname||Akki, Khiladi Kumar|
|Profession||Actor, Producer, Presenter|
Later, he moved to Mumbai and there he’s teaching martial arts, as on his passion about martial’s interest is, one of his students suggested him to do modeling. Soon after he tried and got some assignments, Kumar was offered a role in the film Deedar (in year 1992) and too as the lead actor!
|Date of Birth||September 9, 1967|
|Age (as in 2016)||45 Years|
|Birth Place||Amritsar, Punjab, India|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Virgo|
|Hometown||He used to live in Chandni Chowk,|
Delhi but he is now settled in Mumbai
|School||Don Bosco School, Mumbai|
|College||Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Mumbai|
|Debut Movie||Saugandh (1991)|
|Most Successful Movies||Khiladi, Hera pheri, Namastey London,|
Welcome, Singh is King, Rowdy Rathore
|Successful Period||2007- Current|
|Father||Hari Om Bhatia (He was an Army officer)|
|Religion||Hindu, Devout Sikh|
|Home||Benzer Appartments, Lokhandwala Complex,|
|Best Friends||Ajay Devgan, John Abraham|
|Hobbies||Collecting posters of old bollywood movies,|
Volleyball, Martial Arts, Cricket
|Believe’s||Everyone should love and respect their Parents|
|Likes||Holiday in Goa and Canada|
Akki’s entry in Bollywood was made on his acting debut with the film Saugandh in the year 1991, which was followed by the 1992 thriller then Khiladi. In the year 1994, at the beginning of his action films Main Khiladi Tu Anari and Mohra are the two that were among the highest grossing films of the same year.
After these two hits in the same year, he was seen in Yeh Dillagi that was also a successful one. During the same year, Kumar also had success with films like Suhaag and the low budget action film Elaan. All these achievements, promoted Kumar as one of the most successful actors of that year.
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In Akshay Kumar Biography, alongside with akki’s share of some failed movies in the year 1995, he starred Sabse Bada Khiladi and this was a hit one as the third film in his khiladi series. The fourth successful film with khiladi in the title was, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, where kumar starred opposite Rekha and Raveena Tandon. The film became one of the highest grossing films of the year.
In the year 1997 akki was seen in a supporting role Dil To Pagal Hai and later in the same year, akki’s attempts in a comedy role with the fifth film in the Khiladi series, Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi; the film actually failed commercially. All his next Khiladi releases in the following years went on to fail at the box office.
Khiladi’s professional story is quite amazing… yes, as he started his career in bollywood being a professional martial artist. Kumar achieved a black belt while living in Taekwondo (India) and afterward he studied martial arts in Thailand. In all, in the year 2012 has established Kumar as a dependable star and expectations are high from his three releases in 2013. And his career in bollywood started from the movie (Saugandh) where he played the role of Shiva.
|Car Collection||Porsche Cyannie, Bentley, Mercedes, Honda CRV and Fiat|
|Bike Collection||Yamaha VMax, A Harley Davidson bike gifted by John Abraham|
|Brand Endorsements||Canadian Tourism, Eveready Batteries, Red Label, Dollar Club, Micromax Mobile, Sure man Deo, LG Electronics, Manappuram gold loan, Honda India, Realxo Sparks, Levis Jeans|
In the year 1999 when akki performed in the films Sangharsh and Jaanwar, he received a particular appreciation for his roles. Then our khiladi tried to act upon comedy which is quite successfully in 2000 with Hera Pheri, which was a laugh riot. His film with Shilpa Shetty and Sunil Shetty, Dhadkan, also was a good performer at the box office. His negative role in Ajnabee (2001) was well received and won him a Filmfare.
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Awara Paagal Deewana, the sequel, Phir Hera Pheri, Garam Masala, Andaaz and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi are the movies akki performed in later years 2003 to 2006. Apart from his action, comedy and romantic roles, Kumar displayed a flair for dramatic roles in films such as, Aankhen, Bewafaa and Waqt: The Race against Time.
|Sports||Cricket, Martial Arts, Sailing|
|Food||Home cooked dishes|
Akshay Kumar proved himself yet again in the year 2007 with almost all of his films ending up as hits:
- Namastey London
- Bhool Bhulaiyaa
Soon after he worked in Tashan which was failed in the year 2008, he also played a role of “Happy Singh” in Singh is Kinng which did exceptionally too well in India and overseas.
|Family & More|
|Shilpa Shetty, Twinkle Khanna|
|17 January, 2001|
|2 (Son and 1 Daughter)|
In the meantime Akshay also made his foray into television with the show Khatron Ke Khiladi (a franchisee of Fear Factor). However, in the past two years, Akshay’s stardom suffered as the actor saw several of his films flopping one after the other: Kambakkht Ishq, Blue, Action Replayy and Tees Maar Khan. In the year 2010 akki hosted another TV show that famous as Master Chef India.
Kumar’s Patiala House and Thank You are the movies that were failed at the box-office in 2011. But in the same year his other release ‘Desi Boyz’ actually tried a lot to do good business at the box-office.
Sajid Khan’s Housefull 2 was a successful movie of 2012. They have also announced for the sequel Housefull 3, starring Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh and now Abhishek Bachchan has jointhe club. Kriti Sanon has been roped in for the lead role.
In 2012, he was seen in Joker, which flopped at the box office. And Khiladi 786 was counted as an average at the box office. O.M.G - Oh My God was declared a blockbuster movie at the box office by collecting Rs 104.5 million.
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height in cm||180 cm|
|Height in meters||1.80 m|
|Height in Feet Inches||5 feet 11 inches (5′ 11″)|
|Real Height||5′ 10.8″|
|Weight in Kg||78-80 Kg|
|Weight in pounds||171-176 lbs|
|Weight in 2013||80 Kg/176 lbs|
|Measurements||– Chest: 42 inch|
– Waist: 32 inch
– Biceps: 15 inches
– Neck: 15 inches
|Eye Colour||Brown + Green|
|Best Feature||Charm of his own Unique style|
The Khiladi was seen in a Punjabi film Bhaji in Problemtoo. Later in 2013, Special 26 received positive reviews from critics and it was counted as an average. However, in the same year his other releases ‘Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara’ and Boss failed miserably at the box office.
The same trend was repeated in 2014. As his first release of 2014 Holiday, based on the life of an Indian army officer, was considered a hit whereas, its Entertainment wasn’t that entertaining at the box office. In The Shaukeens he did a cameo of himself in the moviebut the film did an average business at the Box Office.
The Khiladi Kumar will be seen in Baby, an action thriller movie which was released on January 2015. He will also starin Gabbar, which is an action drama film starring Shruti Haasan in lead role. Also, Akki will star in Prabhudheva’s Singh is Bling that will see him romancing Kriti Sanon. And Karan Malhotra’s Brother, produced by Karan Johar has been hit, which was released on October 2, 2015.
SOME UNKNOWN AKSHAY KUMAR FACTS
Does Akshay Kumar Smoke OR Drink? NO!!
- His father agreed to send him to Bangkok for martial arts training provided he scores first class in his board exams. Akshay secured 63 percent and had a ticket to Bangkok; there his uncle got him work at Metro Guest House where his initial salary was Rs 1,500. At night he used to sleep in the kitchen.
- Although his first released movie was Saughand, he initially signed Deedar. Akshay was the actual choice for Phool Aur Kaante but as he had given dates for Deedar, Phool Aur Kaante goes off to Ajay Devgan.
- He did all kinds of odd jobs before coming in to the film industry. He also worked in Kolkata as a peon for a travel organization for a year and a half.
- Akshay Kumar formed a famous team with Sunil Shetty and Paresh Rawal named Sampurn Media
- He was named the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine, India.
With his clean cut good looks and his training in martial arts, Akshay Kumar smoothly made a transition from action hero to a romantic hero and then into comedy, keeping movie buffs glued to their seats as they wait for what this Khiladi has to offer next.
Since Akshay’s career took-off he has been really dynamic, for instances you may consider that in the year 2004 on his own he has rolled in 9 movies! Akshay Kumar net worth is still growing at an amazing speed, although he is already in his forties. Upon his return to Mumbai, the future millionaire started working as a teacher. The salary for this job was very small and Akshay had difficulties trying to make the ends meet. Just like a good red wine does not really get old, but better with time, so does this actor.