Akshay Kumar is a famous Indian actor, martial artist and a producer who is best known for his stunts in the movies and his perfect comedy timings. He has appeared in more than hundred Bollywood movies and in all type of genres, be it action, romantic or comedy. He has proved his skills and versatility over the course of his working years.
Akshay started off his acting career in the 1990s with the movies that mainly depicted action. He was best known at that time for the Khiladi series that he acted in. Gradually, he started to test the waters and acted in a number of movies starting from the very famous Mohra (1994) to Sapoot (1996) and Janwaar (1998).
Some of the most popular and superhit romantic movies that he has been part of include Dhadkaan (2000), Namastey London (2007) and also a family drama movie Waqt (2005) which got him a lot of credit and appreciation for the featured stunts in the movie. Some of the latest released movies include Housefull 3 (2016) and Rustom (2016).
Early life and education
Akshay Kumar was born as Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia on September 09, 1967 to Hari Om Bhatia and Aruna Bhatia. His father was a military officer while his mother was a home maker. He was born and brought up in Chandni Chowk in Delhi and was recognised as a performer right from his childhood. He was a great dancer as well. He has a sister named Alka Bhatia.
Akshay completed his schooling from the Don Bosco School and later enrolled himself in the Guru Nanak Khalsa College which is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He dropped out after a year from the college and went to Bangkok to learn about the different martial art forms. He achieved his black belt in Taekwondo before going to Bangkok to gain further knowledge.
Later in Bangkok, he took lessons of Muay Thai and soon received the black belt for that as well. Amidst his stay in Bangkok, he worked as a chef and also a waiter in restaurants there. He later returned to Mumbai and continued giving classes of martial arts. It was a student of his that recommended him to do modelling and later ended up signing a modelling contract.
Wife and children
- Akshay Kumar married the famous Bollywood actress Twinkle Khanna on January 17, 2001. The couple are proud parents of two children, their son, Aarav and their daughter Nitara.
Akshay Kumar – Height
The 1.8 meter tall actor is among the tallest actors in Bollywood.
Career and Best Movies
Akshay Kumar has always been very determined and hardworking when it came to his profession. After starting his career as a model, he started taking up small roles here and there and even danced in the background of several scenes. His very first break was the lead role in Deedar after he was signed by Pramod Chakravarthy.
That’s where it all started and he hasn’t looked back since. He then got several offers in a number of movies including Waqt Humara Hain, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Hera Pheri, Housefull, Singh is King, Aankhein and the list goes on. He has been nominated for a number of times in the Filmfare Awards and has also won two times. Akshay Kumar’s best films include Khiladi, Hera Pheri, Mohra, Bhool Bhulaiya, Namastey London, Gabbar is Back, Airlift, Rustom and Jolly LLB 2.
Akshay Kumar – Net Worth
Akshay Kumar has a net worth of $150 million. He is the only Bollywood actor whose successful movies have collectively minted more than $20 billion at the box office. Akshay Kumar with earnings at $32.5 million was placed 9th among the list of the richest actors in the world.
Akshay Kumar stays with his family in their sea-facing house in Juhu, Mumbai. He also owns a duplex in Bandra and a couple of homes in Lokhandwala, Andheri. He also a Portuguese Bungalow in Anjuna Beach. He also owns a few properties in Mauritius and Canada. Known to be one of the prominent tax-paying citizens, Akshay Kumar is also financially savvy.