Akshay was born in Amritsar in a Punjabi family and raised in Old Delhi, but later, he shifted to Koliwada in Mumbai. He tried his luck in modelling when one of his students, who was a photographer, recommended him to a modelling agency. After achieving success in this, he changed his name from Rajeev Om Bhatia to Akshay Kumar; as he saw a movie in which the actor opposite to his favourite actress was named Akshay.
In the film “Aaj” in 1987, he did his 17-second debut performance as a Karate Instructor. Here’s a glimpse of his performance in the movie. His first signed film was Deedar whereas Saugandh was his first release.
He got engaged to actress Twinkle Khanna twice, daughter of famous actor Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, and married her on 17 January 2001. They are blessed with two children: one son and one daughter and Akki prefers keeping his children away from media and giving them a normal lifestyle.
Besides acting, he has also hosted in numerous TV shows titled Seven Deadly Arts with Akshay Kumar, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (Season 1,2,4), MasterChef India (Season 1), and Dare 2 Dance.
Apart from acting, he has also sung Punjabi devotional song “Nirgun Raakh Liya” and whatever the profit was made from the album, was donated to the victims of the train bombings of Mumbai. Here’s the video of the devotional song, which was sung by him.
Akki is a bit superstitious and has never written anything on a page unless he writes an ‘Om’ on it. Akshay has played the role of a police officer in 15 films. He has also done movies concerning social awareness to raise and eradicate some social malpractices or taboos- “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” and “Padman” are few of them.
|Address||Address 1: 203 A Wing, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri(West), Mumbai 400053
Address 2: Ground Floor, Juhu Prime Beach Apartment, Gandhigram Road, Juhu, Mumbai – 400049
|Likes/Dislikes||Likes: Listening to Music, Rock Climbing, Swimming
Dislikes: Being typecast as an ‘action’ or a ‘comedy’ hero
|Tattoo(s)||On His Left Shoulder: His wife’s nickname “Tina”
On His Back: His son’s name “Aarav”
|Controversy||Akshay Kumar was caught in a controversy when his wife, Twinkle Khanna unbuttoned his Jeans for promotion in Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.|
Home Town: Mumbai, India
Qualifications: College Drop-out
Kids: Daughter- Nitara, Son- Aarav
Annual Income: ₹25 Crore/film
Net Worth: ₹980 Crore
|Favourite Food(s)||Thai Green Chicken Curry, Home Made Punjabi Food, Chinese|
|Favourite Dessert||Indian Sweets|
|Favourite Actor(s)||Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Chan|
|Favourite Actresses||Sridevi, Kareena Kapoor|
|Favourite Perfume||Cool Waters|
Collecting Posters of Old Bollywood Movies, Cooking, Martial Arts, Playing Volleyball and Cricket