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.

Caste Punjabi Rajput
Ethnicity Punjabi
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
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
Nationality: Canadian
Qualifications: College Drop-out
Kids: Daughter- Nitara, Son- Aarav
Religion: Hinduism
Annual Income: ₹25 Crore/film
Net Worth: ₹980 Crore

Amazing Facts:

Favourite Food(s) Thai Green Chicken Curry, Home Made Punjabi Food, Chinese
Favourite Fruit Mango
Favourite Dessert Indian Sweets
Favourite Actor(s) Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Chan
Favourite Actresses Sridevi, Kareena Kapoor
Favourite Colour Black
Favourite Destination Mauritius
Favourite Perfume Cool Waters


Hobbies:

Collecting Posters of Old Bollywood Movies, Cooking, Martial Arts, Playing Volleyball and Cricket


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