Akshay Kumar is an Indian actor, born on 9 September 1967 in Amritsar, Punjab.
Akshay Kumar was born as name Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia to a Punjabi Family. His father was a government employee. He was grown up in Chandni Chowk, Delhi. Then they moved to Koliwada, Mumbai. He studied at Don Bosco School. And he completed his college in Guru Nanak Khalsa College where he participated in sports with Janpal Singh.
Then he went to Bangkok to study Martial art and he worked as a Chef over there. After that he came back to Mumbai to start his own martial art school. A student of his was a photographer and recommended him for modelling. Akshay got Rs 5000 his posing for two hour in front of camera. Thats why he choosed to be a model. His first movie was Deedar which was directed by Pramod Chakravarthy.
Kumar earlier dated Shilpa Shetty and Raveena Tandon. Then he engaged with actress Twinkle Khanna and they both married on 14 January 2001. They have a son Aarav who was born on September 2002.
Akshay made his Bollywood acting debut on year 1991 with film Saugandh. Then on year 1992 he again starred in film Khiladi. On year 1994 he acted in his first action film Main Khiladi Tu Anari and then Mohra which were the Highest grossing films of the year. Then he signed for Yash Chopra’s film Yeah Dillagi which again was a success. He recived his first nominations for Best Actor award at the Filmfare and Star Screen ceremonies. Later on the same year, Akshay made another two films Suhaag and Elaan which was a success. He was then declared as one of the most successful actors of that year.
In year 1995, he starred in film Sabse Bada Khiladi, which was a hit. He got success with the Khiladi series. Then in year 1996 he again did a khiladi series Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi which was again a highest grossing film of the year.
In year 1997, Akshay was seen in a supporting role in film Dil To Pagal Hai, which gave him Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award nomination. Then with a comedy role in another Khiladi series Mr and Mrs Khiladi, it failed on box office.
Then in year 1999 he starred in film Sangharsh and Jaanwar, which did not made any profit initially but went good later.
In year 2000 he acted in film Hera Pheri which was a hit. Then he did a romantic film Dhadkan which went about average. Then later on that year he made some dangerous stunts in Khiladi 420, where he climbed a running plane, stood on top of the plane flying a thousand feet in the air, and jumped from the plane onto a hot air balloon.
Then in 2001, for the first time Akshay played a negative role in film Ajnabee.The film won him much acclaim as well as his first Filmfare Award for Best Villain. Then he played a blind man role in Aankhen.
He then went into some comedy films like Awara Paagal Deewana in year 2002 and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi in year 2004 and Garam Masala in year 2005. The films successded at the box office and then he won his second Filmfare Award, for Best Comedian. Then Akshay was seen in a dramatic roles in films such as Ek Rishtaa in year 2001, Aankhen in year 2002, Bewafaa in year 2005 and Waqt: The Race Against Time in year 2005.
Then in year 2006 he starred in the sequel of Hera Pheri titled Phir Hera Pheri. The sequel became a huge success at box office. Than later on the same year he starred alongside Salman Khan in the romantic musical Jaan-E-Mann. It did not went well on box office. Then at the end of the year he played another comedy film Bhagam Bhag wich was again a success.
In year 2007 he gave some four outright hits and with no flops. He first released Namastey London, which was a huge success which earned him a Best Actor nomination at Filmfare. Then films he did films like Heyy Babyy and Bhool Bhulaiyaa, which were box office successes. Then on the last of the year he did film Welcome which was extremely well at box office, receiving a blockbuster status and simultaneously becoming his fifth successive hit.
On year 2008, his first film Tashan which was with Yash Raj Films after 11 years got floped. Then he came in film Singh is Kinng which again made a huge success at box office and broke the first week worldwide record of Om Shanti Om which was the previously highest figure. He did a animated film Jumbo. On that year he also came in small screen show hosting a game show Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi.
Then in 2009 he came in a film Chandni Chowk to China under Warner Bros – Rohan Sippy production which was a flop. Then 8 x 10 Tasveer which was again a flop. Then he released Kambakkht Ishq film. Blue collected about Rs 42 Crores at box office. He then starred in De Dana Dan film.
On year 2010 he starred in film Housefull which made the second highest opening weekend collection of all time. Then he made Khatta Meetha which went average. He starred in Action Replayy later that year which was a failure.
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