Akshay Kumar is a well-known and successful actor in Bollywood. Originally from Canada, Akshay Kumar’s name is also Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. He is known as the actor who has done the five superhit films in a year. Due to his work in the Khiladi series, he has also been called the Khiladi Kumar of Bollywood.
Akshay Kumar was born in Amritsar, Punjab in a Punjabi family. His father’s name is Hari Bhatia and his mother’s name is Aruna Bhatia.
The career life of Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar started his film career with the Bollywood film Saugadh. The film Saugandh was released in 1991 and in this film, and he was in the role of Shiva. The film could not make much impact at the box office, so it was not appreciated. After this, he did two more films but he also did not do any special performance. His first hit film was the 1992 film Khiladi. It was a thriller film in which he played the role of Raj Malhotra.
Akshay Kumar went to Bangkok to take a martial arts education. There he also worked as a cook. After taking martial arts education, he came back to Mumbai and started teaching martial arts in Mumbai itself. While teaching martial arts, one of his students advised him to do modeling. That student gave Akshay Kumar a modeling assignment in a company. Akshay Kumar’s earlier salary was Rs 4000 per month. And in doing this modeling, he used to get 5000 rupees for posing in front of the camera for just 2 hours. This was the most important reason for him to become a model. He kept on modeling for about 2 months. After two months, Pramod Chakraborty gave her a chance to work in his film.
The year 1993 was not good for Akshay Kumar, because all his films that came in that year almost flopped.
When he gave hit movies
In 1993, the names of the films he did were Ashant, Dil Ki Baazi, Qaida Kanoon wakt hai Hamara, and Sainik. The year 1994 was much better than 1993. He was nominated for the Filmfare Best Actor in 1994 for his film Yeh Dillagi. This year, 11 films of Akshay Kumar were released at the box office whose names are Elan, Yeh Dillagi, Jai Kishan, Mohra, mai Khiladi tu anari, ikke par ikka, Amanat, Suhag , najar ke samne, jakhmi dil , jalim, hum hai bemisaal. Among all, Mohra and Main Khiladi Tu Anari were some of the most successful films of the year. His successful films that year and the Filmfare Best Actor nomination brought him to the fore as a successful actor.
In the year 1995, he had three films, Pandav, maidan-e-Jung, and Sabse Bada Khiladi. The film Sabse bada Khiladi among three was a huge hit. After that in 1996, after working in the film Tu Chor Main Sipahi, his next film Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi was released. It was the next film in Akshay Kumar’s Khiladi series which was the most successful film of that year. In this film, he was in the role of Akshay Malhotra, and he was also accompanied by Rekha and Raveena Tandon in this film.
In this way, Akshay Kumar has worked in over 145 films along with doing one on one film. He has received many awards. He has done 8 films in the Khiladi series, in which all have achieved success. Akshay Kumar has worked in all types of films such as action films, romantic films, thriller films,s and comedy films.
He gave consecutive hit films
In 2007, Akshay Kumar has given 4 consecutive hits. It is a big deal for an actor that he consistently made hit films without any flops. The first film in this was Namastey London, in which he worked with Katrina Kaif. This film made a place in the hearts of the audience. His next film was Hey Baby. In this, he acted in the role of the father of a small girl. This film was also a super hit movie. After this came to his next film Bhulbhulaiya. And at the end of the year his next superhit film Welcome was released. It was a comedy film which was well-liked by the audience. In this way, Akshay Kumar gave Bollywood five consecutive successful films.
Married life of Akshay Kumar
As happens with everyone, so also happened with Akshay Kumar. While working in Bollywood, his name was linked with many actresses like Raveena Tandon, Shilpa Shetty, etc. But Akshay Kumar married Twinkle Khanna. Twinkle Khanna is the daughter of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia. Twinkle and Akshay met during a photoshoot. Gradually, the closeness between them started growing. They spent a lot of time with each other during the shooting of International Khiladi. Ultimately, on January 17, 2001, both of them tied the knot. Even after 21 years, their love for each other never decreased. They have two children, son’s name is Aarav and daughter’s name is Nitara.
He got too many awards
Akshay Kumar has worked in hundreds of successful films, so he has a long list of awards. It also includes the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award. This award was given to Akshay Kumar by the Government of India in 2009. Along with this, he has also received the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Best Achievement in Bollywood. He has twice received Filmfare Awards for Best Actor. These two met for his two films Ajnabee and Garam Masala.
Apart from films, Akshay Kumar is also interested in social work. He has contributed to many social works in many places. Because of this, he has also been honored in Canada. The University of Windsor, located in Ontario, Canada, was awarded an honorary doctorate in 2008 for his contributions to films and social work. Apart from all this, he has been honored with Zee Cine Award, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, Global Indian film awards, Indian Television award, IIFA awards, star screen award, and many other awards.
If there is talk of the most punctual and fit actor in Bollywood, it is Akshay Kumar. His fitness is also discussed outside India. He himself has said in many shows that he sleeps on time and gets up on time. He doesn’t party at night like other celebrities.