Akshay Kumar is a Bollywood actor and producer who has appeared in over a hundred Hindi films. He began his acting career in the 1990s and has since become one of the most successful and highest-paid actors in the Indian film industry.
Kumar is known for his versatility and ability to perform a wide range of roles, from action and comedy to drama and romance. He has won several awards for his performances, including the National Film Award for Best Actor and the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award in India.
Akshay Kumar Biography
|Birthdate||September 9, 1967|
|Birthplace||Amritsar, Punjab, India|
|Spouse||Twinkle Khanna (2001-present)|
|Awards||National Film Award for Best Actor, Padma Shri, several Filmfare Awards|
|Notable works||Khiladi series, Hera Pheri, Namastey London, Rustom, Housefull series, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Kesari, Laxmmi Bomb, Sooryavanshi, Bell Bottom|
Note: This table is indicative and may not be completely accurate, as there could be more awards and works done by him after the knowledge cutoff.
Early Life and Career:
Akshay Kumar, whose birth name is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, was born on September 9, 1967, in Amritsar, Punjab, India. He was raised in Delhi and later moved to Mumbai to pursue a career in acting. Before entering the film industry, Kumar worked as a chef and a martial arts instructor. He made his acting debut in 1991 with the film “Saugandh” but it was not successful.
He then appeared in several B-grade films in the early 1990s, but it was not until the release of the 1992 film “Khiladi” that he gained recognition as an actor. The film was a commercial success and established Kumar as an action hero. He then starred in several successful films in the Khiladi series, as well as in other action and comedy films like “Hera Pheri”, “Namastey London”, “Singh Is Kinng” and many more.
Rise to Fame:
Akshay Kumar established himself as one of the leading actors in Bollywood with his performances in films like “Hera Pheri”, “Namastey London”, and “Welcome” which were both commercial and critically successful. He also starred in several drama and romance films, such as “Rustom” and “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” which were both commercial and critically successful. He also appeared in several critically acclaimed films such as “Oh My God” and “Baby”.
Awards and Recognition:
Kumar has won several awards for his performances, including the National Film Award for Best Actor and the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian award in India. He has also been honored with several Filmfare awards, Screen awards, and many more. He has also been honored by the government of India with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan awards.
Producer and Entrepreneur:
Akshay Kumar is also a successful producer and has produced several films under his own production company Hari Om Entertainment. He also has several business ventures and is a stakeholder in several companies. He is also a fitness enthusiast and has released his own fitness DVDs and opened several fitness centers.
Akshay Kumar is married to former Bollywood actress Twinkle Khanna and they have two children together. He is known for his philanthropic work and supports various charitable organizations. He is also an advocate for environmental conservation and has been involved in several campaigns to raise awareness about the importance of protecting the environment.