Akshay Kumar, born Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia on September 9, 1967, in Punjab, India, is an acclaimed Bollywood actor, distinguished film producer, and accomplished martial artist.
Widely hailed as the “Khiladi” of Bollywood, Kumar has not only established himself as a prominent figure in the Indian film industry but has also gained immense international recognition.
His extraordinary journey from humble beginnings to becoming one of the highest-paid actors worldwide serves as a remarkable testament to his unwavering dedication, tenacity, and exceptional range of talent.
Early Life and Entry into Acting
Akshay Kumar was born into a middle-class Punjabi family, and his upbringing was marked by a strong emphasis on education and values. After completing his schooling, he pursued a college degree in Mumbai but had a passion for martial arts.
He began training in various forms of martial arts, including Muay Thai in Thailand, which would later become a defining aspect of his on-screen persona.
Kumar’s initial entry into the entertainment industry was not through acting but modeling. His handsome looks and charismatic personality quickly caught the attention of advertisers, and he began appearing in commercials.
However, his aspirations extended beyond modeling, and he set his sights on the world of acting.
Struggles and Breakthrough
Akshay Kumar’s early acting career was marked by struggles. He made his film debut in 1987 with the film “Aaj,” but it went unnoticed.
For the next few years, he appeared in a series of forgettable films, unable to make a significant impact on the industry. It wasn’t until 1992 that he found his breakthrough with the film “Khiladi.”
“Khiladi” was a suspense thriller that not only gave Kumar his first taste of success but also coined his iconic nickname, the “Khiladi” of Bollywood.
The film’s success marked a turning point in his career, and he went on to star in a series of action-packed films like “Main Khiladi Tu Anari,” “Sabse Bada Khiladi,” and “Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi,” solidifying his position as one of Bollywood’s leading actors.
Versatility and Beyond the Khiladi Image
While Kumar initially gained fame for his action-packed roles, he didn’t limit himself to a single genre. He displayed his versatility by taking on a wide range of roles, from comedy to drama.
Films like “Hera Pheri,” “Dhadkan,” and “Hera Pheri” showcased his comedic timing and emotional depth. This willingness to experiment with diverse roles allowed him to connect with a broader audience.
One of the most significant turning points in Kumar’s career was his foray into comedy. He found massive success with films like “Hera Pheri,” where his impeccable comic timing and chemistry with co-stars Paresh Rawal and Suniel Shetty created a winning formula.
This marked the beginning of his reign as the “King of Comedy” in Bollywood, a title he held alongside his “Khiladi” persona.
Social Impact and Philanthropy
Beyond his acting prowess, Akshay Kumar has consistently used his platform for social causes. He actively promotes health and fitness and is an advocate for martial arts.
He also takes a keen interest in promoting education, especially for underprivileged children. In 2015, he launched the “Bharat Ke Veer” initiative to support the families of martyred Indian soldiers.
Furthermore, Kumar has been vocal about issues such as menstrual hygiene and sanitation. He starred in the film “Pad Man,” which shed light on the lack of awareness and access to sanitary pads in rural India. His involvement in such projects reflects his commitment to using his celebrity status for the betterment of society.
Box Office Dominance and Global Recognition
In the early 2000s, Akshay Kumar’s films consistently performed well at the box office, further cementing his status as one of Bollywood’s most bankable stars.
His ability to deliver hit films across various genres, from action and comedy to drama and romance, showcased his range and contributed to his enduring popularity.
Kumar’s popularity extended beyond Indian borders as well. He gained recognition in international markets and diaspora communities, making him a global ambassador for Bollywood cinema.
His films like “Singh is Kinng” and “Housefull” series found success not only in India but also in overseas markets, reflecting his appeal to a diverse audience.
Continued Success and Recent Ventures
As Kumar’s career progressed, he continued to explore different avenues within the entertainment industry. He ventured into film production with his company, Hari Om Entertainment, and later founded Grazing Goat Pictures.
He also hosted the popular television show “Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi,” further expanding his presence in the entertainment world.
In recent years, Akshay Kumar has been part of socially relevant and content-driven films that address significant issues. Movies like “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha,” which highlights the importance of sanitation, and “Mission Mangal,” which celebrates India’s Mars Orbiter Mission, demonstrate his commitment to meaningful storytelling.
Top Movie By Akshay Kumar
|Serial No.||Movie Title||Release Year||Genre||Main Cast|
|1||Khiladi||1992||Action, Thriller||Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Jhulka|
|2||Mohra||1994||Action, Thriller||Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty|
|3||Hera Pheri||2000||Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal|
|4||Dhadkan||2000||Drama, Romance||Akshay Kumar, Shilpa Shetty|
|5||Mujhse Shaadi Karogi||2004||Comedy, Romance||Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan|
|6||Singh is Kinng||2008||Comedy, Action||Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif|
|7||Welcome||2007||Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor|
|8||Housefull||2010||Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone|
|9||Rowdy Rathore||2012||Action, Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha|
|10||Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty||2014||Action, Thriller||Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha|
|11||Airlift||2016||Drama, Thriller||Akshay Kumar, Nimrat Kaur|
|12||Rustom||2016||Drama, Thriller||Akshay Kumar, Ileana D’Cruz|
|13||Toilet: Ek Prem Katha||2017||Drama, Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar|
|14||Kesari||2019||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra|
|15||Good Newwz||2019||Comedy, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan|
|16||Mission Mangal||2019||Drama, Sci-Fi||Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan|
|17||Laxmii (formerly Laxmmi Bomb)||2020||Comedy, Horror||Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani|
|18||Bell Bottom||2021||Thriller, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor|
|19||Sooryavanshi||Upcoming||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif|
|20||Bachchan Pandey||Upcoming||Action, Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon|
|21||Phir Hera Pheri||2006||Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal|
|22||Namastey London||2007||Romance, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif|
|23||Bhool Bhulaiyaa||2007||Horror, Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan|
|24||Housefull 2||2012||Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Asin|
|25||Special 26||2013||Thriller, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Kajal Aggarwal|
|26||Gabbar is Back||2015||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Shruti Haasan|
|27||Baby||2015||Action, Thriller||Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu|
|28||Brothers||2015||Drama, Action||Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra|
|29||Jolly LLB 2||2017||Comedy, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Huma Qureshi|
|30||Gold||2018||Drama, Sports||Akshay Kumar, Mouni Roy|
|31||Housefull 3||2016||Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Jacqueline Fernandez|
|32||2.0||2018||Sci-Fi, Action||Akshay Kumar, Rajinikanth|
|33||Kesari||2019||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Parineeti Chopra|
|34||Good Newwz||2019||Comedy, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan|
|35||Mission Mangal||2019||Drama, Sci-Fi||Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan|
|36||Laxmii (formerly Laxmmi Bomb)||2020||Comedy, Horror||Akshay Kumar, Kiara Advani|
|37||Bell Bottom||2021||Thriller, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Vaani Kapoor|
|38||Sooryavanshi||Upcoming||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif|
|39||Bachchan Pandey||Upcoming||Action, Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Kriti Sanon|
|40||OMG: Oh My God!||2012||Comedy, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal|
|41||De Dana Dan||2009||Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty|
|42||Mujhse Shaadi Karogi||2004||Comedy, Romance||Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan|
|43||Heyy Babyy||2007||Comedy, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan|
|44||Boss||2013||Action, Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Aditi Rao Hydari|
|45||Tees Maar Khan||2010||Comedy, Action||Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif|
|46||Waqt: The Race Against Time||2005||Drama, Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan|
|47||Bhagam Bhag||2006||Comedy, Mystery||Akshay Kumar, Govinda|
|48||Welcome||2007||Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor|
|49||Chandni Chowk to China||2009||Action, Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone|
|50||Housefull||2010||Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone|
|51||Desi Boyz||2011||Comedy, Drama||Akshay Kumar, John Abraham|
|52||Patiala House||2011||Drama, Sports||Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma|
|53||Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Dobaara!||2013||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Imran Khan|
|54||Entertainment||2014||Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Tamannaah Bhatia|
|55||Tashan||2008||Action, Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan|
|56||Eight: The Power of Shani||2006||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Shiva|
|57||International Khiladi||1999||Action, Thriller||Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna|
|58||Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love||2001||Drama, Family||Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan|
|59||Insaan||2005||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn|
|60||Dosti: Friends Forever||2005||Drama, Romance||Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol|
|61||Aankhen||2002||Comedy, Thriller||Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan|
|62||Sapoot||1996||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty|
|63||Ek Aur Ek Gyarah: By Hook or by Crook||2003||Comedy, Action||Akshay Kumar, Govinda|
|64||Zulmi||1999||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna|
|65||Yeh Dillagi||1994||Romance, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan|
|66||Angaaray||1998||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Nagarjuna|
|67||Dil Ki Baazi||1993||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Jhulka|
|68||Dil Toh Pagal Hai||1997||Romance, Musical||Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan|
|69||Mere Jeevan Saathi||2006||Romance, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Karisma Kapoor|
|70||Bewafaa||2005||Drama, Romance||Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan|
|71||Ajnabee||2001||Thriller, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan|
|72||Itihaas||1997||Drama, Romance||Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna|
|73||Ikke Pe Ikka||Not Released||Comedy, Action||Akshay Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha|
|74||Barood||1998||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon|
|75||Keemat: They Are Back||1998||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon|
|76||Khiladi 420||2000||Action, Thriller||Akshay Kumar, Mahima Chaudhry|
|77||Teri Meherbaniyan||1985||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Poonam Dhillon|
|78||Dancer||1991||Drama, Romance||Akshay Kumar, Mohini|
|79||Bhagam Bhag||2006||Comedy, Mystery||Akshay Kumar, Govinda|
|80||Jai Kishen||1994||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Jhulka|
|81||International Khiladi||1999||Action, Thriller||Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna|
|82||Jaanwar||1999||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Karisma Kapoor|
|83||Aflatoon||1997||Action, Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Urmila Matondkar|
|84||Talaash: The Hunt Begins…||2003||Action, Thriller||Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor Khan|
|85||Tarazu||1997||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Sonali Bendre|
|86||Keemat: They Are Back||1998||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon|
|87||Mere Humsafar||1994||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty|
|88||Tu Chor Main Sipahi||1996||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan|
|89||Bhool Bhulaiyaa||2007||Horror, Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan|
|90||Bhagam Bhag||2006||Comedy, Mystery||Akshay Kumar, Govinda|
|91||8 x 10 Tasveer||2009||Thriller, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Takia|
|92||Khiladi 786||2012||Action, Comedy||Akshay Kumar, Asin|
|93||Speedy Singhs||2011||Sports, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Vinay Virmani|
|94||Naam Shabana||2017||Action, Thriller||Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Pannu|
|95||Joker||2012||Comedy, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha|
|96||Mera Pati Sirf Mera Hai||1990||Drama, Romance||Akshay Kumar, Zeenat Aman|
|97||Yeh Dillagi||1994||Romance, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan|
|98||Keemat: They Are Back||1998||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon|
|99||Dil Toh Pagal Hai||1997||Romance, Musical||Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan|
|100||Eight: The Power of Shani||2006||Action, Drama||Akshay Kumar, Shiva|
Top Songs By Akshay Kumar
|Serial No.||Song Title||Movie||Year|
|1||“Tip Tip Barsa Paani”||Mohra||1994|
|2||“Chura Ke Dil Mera”||Main Khiladi Tu Anari||1994|
|3||“Main Koi Aisa Geet Gaoon”||Yes Boss||1997|
|4||“Mast Kalandar”||Heyy Babyy||2007|
|5||“Bhool Bhulaiyaa”||Bhool Bhulaiyaa||2007|
|6||“Tera Hone Laga Hoon”||Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani||2009|
|7||“Papa Toh Band Bajaye”||Housefull 2||2012|
|8||“Hookah Bar”||Khiladi 786||2012|
|11||“Teri Meri Kahaani”||Gabbar Is Back||2015|
|12||“Chura Ke Dil Mera 2.0”||Hungama 2||2021|
|13||“Shaitan Ka Saala”||Housefull 4||2019|
|15||“Bottle Mein Main”||Tharki Chokro||2014|
|16||“Tung Tung Baje”||Singh is Bliing||2015|
|17||“Dil Kare Chu Che”||Singh is Bliing||2015|
|18||“Teri Ore”||Singh is Kinng||2008|
|19||“Laung Da Lashkara”||Patiala House||2011|
|20||“Dhadang Dhadang”||Rowdy Rathore||2012|
|21||“Tera Rasta Chhodoon Na”||Chennai Express||2013|
|22||“Hookah Bar”||Khiladi 786||2012|
|23||“Mujh Mein Tu”||Special 26||2013|
|24||“Har Kisi Ko Nahi Milta”||Boss||2013|
|25||“Sauda Khara Khara”||Good Newwz||2019|
|26||“Dil Cheez Tujhe Dedi”||Airlift||2016|
|27||“Soch Na Sake”||Airlift||2016|
|28||“Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast”||Mohenjo Daro||2016|
|29||“Go Pagal”||Jolly LLB 2||2017|
|30||“Hans Mat Pagli”||Toilet: Ek Prem Katha||2017|
|31||“Bakheda”||Toilet: Ek Prem Katha||2017|
|32||“Laagi Na Choote”||A Gentleman||2017|
|33||“Mere Saath Chalte Chalte”||Humko Deewana Kar Gaye||2006|
|34||“Gore Gore”||Hum Tum||2004|
|35||“Gela Gela Gela”||Aitraaz||2004|
|36||“Tumse Milna”||Tere Naam||2003|
|37||“Tera Bina”||Aap Ka Surroor||2007|
|41||“Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai”||Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi||2008|
|42||“Tum Hi Ho Bandhu”||Cocktail||2012|
|43||“Har Kisi Ko”||Boss||2013|
|44||“Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita”||Rowdy Rathore||2012|
|45||“Bakhuda Tumhi Ho”||Kismat Konnection||2008|
|46||“Ae Meri Zindagi”||Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage||2002|
|47||“Aankhon Mein Base Ho Tum”||Takkar||1995|
|48||“Baaton Ko Teri”||All Is Well||2015|
|49||“Sauda Khara Khara”||Good Newwz||2019|
|50||“Dil Cheez Tujhe Dedi”||Airlift||2016|
|51||“Soch Na Sake”||Airlift||2016|
|52||“Go Pagal”||Jolly LLB 2||2017|
|53||“Hans Mat Pagli”||Toilet: Ek Prem Katha||2017|
|54||“Bakheda”||Toilet: Ek Prem Katha||2017|
|55||“Laagi Na Choote”||A Gentleman||2017|
|56||“Mere Saath Chalte Chalte”||Humko Deewana Kar Gaye||2006|
|57||“Gore Gore”||Hum Tum||2004|
|58||“Gela Gela Gela”||Aitraaz||2004|
|59||“Tumse Milna”||Tere Naam||2003|
|60||“Tera Bina”||Aap Ka Surroor||2007|
|64||“Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai”||Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi||2008|
|65||“Tum Hi Ho Bandhu”||Cocktail||2012|
|66||“Har Kisi Ko”||Boss||2013|
|67||“Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita”||Rowdy Rathore||2012|
|68||“Bakhuda Tumhi Ho”||Kismat Konnection||2008|
|69||“Ae Meri Zindagi”||Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage||2002|
|70||“Aankhon Mein Base Ho Tum”||Takkar||1995|
|71||“Baaton Ko Teri”||All Is Well||2015|
|72||“Chura Ke Dil Mera”||Main Khiladi Tu Anari||1994|
|73||“Teri Ore”||Singh is Kinng||2008|
|74||“Bhool Bhulaiyaa”||Bhool Bhulaiyaa||2007|
|75||“Tera Hone Laga Hoon”||Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani||2009|
|76||“Dil Cheez Tujhe Dedi”||Airlift||2016|
|77||“Soch Na Sake”||Airlift||2016|
|78||“Go Pagal”||Jolly LLB 2||2017|
|79||“Hans Mat Pagli”||Toilet: Ek Prem Katha||2017|
|80||“Bakheda”||Toilet: Ek Prem Katha||2017|
|81||“Laagi Na Choote”||A Gentleman||2017|
|82||“Mere Saath Chalte Chalte”||Humko Deewana Kar Gaye||2006|
|83||“Gore Gore”||Hum Tum||2004|
|84||“Gela Gela Gela”||Aitraaz||2004|
|85||“Tumse Milna”||Tere Naam||2003|
|86||“Tera Bina”||Aap Ka Surroor||2007|
|90||“Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai”||Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi||2008|
|91||“Tum Hi Ho Bandhu”||Cocktail||2012|
|92||“Har Kisi Ko”||Boss||2013|
|93||“Chinta Ta Ta Chita Chita”||Rowdy Rathore||2012|
|94||“Bakhuda Tumhi Ho”||Kismat Konnection||2008|
|95||“Ae Meri Zindagi”||Aap Mujhe Achche Lagne Lage||2002|
|96||“Aankhon Mein Base Ho Tum”||Takkar||1995|
|97||“Baaton Ko Teri”||All Is Well||2015|
|98||“Sauda Khara Khara”||Good Newwz||2019|
|99||“Dil Cheez Tujhe Dedi”||Airlift||2016|
|100||“Soch Na Sake”||Airlift||2016|
Akshay Kumar RealtionShip
- Twinkle Khanna: Akshay Kumar is married to Twinkle Khanna, who is also an actress, interior designer, and author. They got married on January 17, 2001. The couple has two children, a son named Aarav and a daughter named Nitara. Twinkle Khanna is the daughter of Bollywood actors Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia.
- Pooja Batra: Before his marriage to Twinkle Khanna, Akshay Kumar was rumored to be in a relationship with actress and model Pooja Batra.
- Raveena Tandon: During the early years of his career, Akshay Kumar was rumored to have had a relationship with actress Raveena Tandon. They appeared together in several movies and were considered a popular on-screen pair at that time.
- Shilpa Shetty: Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty also appeared together in several films and were rumored to be in a relationship. However, the details about their relationship are not entirely clear.
- Priyanka Chopra: Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra have worked together in multiple films. While there were rumors about their relationship due to their on-screen chemistry, both of them denied any romantic involvement.
- Katrina Kaif: Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif have shared the screen in several successful films. While there were speculations about their relationship, both actors maintained that they were good friends and professional colleagues.
- Nimrat Kaur: Akshay Kumar was rumored to be romantically linked with actress Nimrat Kaur during the filming of the movie “Airlift.” However, both Akshay and Nimrat denied these rumors.
Akshay Kumar Family
- Father: Hari Om Bhatia (Passed away in 2001) – Hari Om Bhatia was a Punjabi-speaking soldier in the Indian Army.
- Mother: Aruna Bhatia – Aruna Bhatia is a homemaker.
- Alka Bhatia: Akshay Kumar has a sister named Alka Bhatia. She is married to Surendra Hiranandani, a businessman.
- Twinkle Khanna: Akshay Kumar is married to Twinkle Khanna, also known as Tina Khanna. Twinkle Khanna is a former Bollywood actress, interior designer, and author. She is the daughter of veteran actors Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia.
- Son: Aarav Kumar – Aarav is Akshay and Twinkle’s son. He was born on September 15, 2002.
- Daughter: Nitara Kumar – Nitara is Akshay and Twinkle’s daughter. She was born on September 25, 2012.