Biography / trivia
# Akshay Kumar‘s birth name is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. He was born in Amritsar, Punjab on 9th Sep 1967.
#He obtained a black belt in Taekwondo and later he wnet to Thailand to learn Muay Thai. During his stay in Thailand he worked as a waiter and chef for his livelihood.
# After coming back from Thailand he started martial arts school and one of his students who was a photographer recommended him to do modelling. In his first assignment for posing two hours before camera Akshay got Rs. 5,000 and his monthly salary was Rs. 4,000 then. It was that moment he decided to be in fassion and movies. After working for many small projects he landed in movies.
# His bollywood debut was with Saugandh in 1991 and his biggest commercial successful career started with “Khiladi series”.
# Akshay dated many co-stars during his early life. He had very long time relationship with Shilpa Shetty and Raveena Tandon. Later he was engaged to Twinkle Khanna and married her on 17th Jan 2001. The couple have a son named Aarav born in 2002 and they are expecting their second child in September 2012.
# Akshay still aggressively practices kickboxing, Karate and Muay Thai. Apart from martial arts he spends lot of time for basketball, swimming and gym.
# In 2008 Akshay was named the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine India.
# In 2009 Akshay was awarded “Katana” the highest Japanese honour.
# Akshay’s favourite cuisine is Thai and loves mango.
# Akshay is very sentimental about his ‘firsts’. He still keeps his first house, motorcycle, car etc.
# He actually lifted 350 pound weighing WWF champ Undertaker in Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi.
# Akshay prefers to be treated with Ayurvedic medicines and treatment methods.
# Akshay life was in danger while shooting a scene for Aankhen. He was swimming alongside a shark but after few moments the shark went mad, luckily he was rescued immediately.
# His favorite holiday places are Goa, Canada & Bangkok.
“Agility and athleticism are more important than building huge muscles. Any obsession with muscle-building is really unhealthy; it may lead to a lot of physical wear and tear. And unless you want to be a wrestler, all that bulk does not look too great either. Being lean and fit, I believe, is more graceful. It works for me, at least.”
“I love spending time with my family. Twinkle and I have a very good comfort level as she has worked in the industry as well. So we understand each other well. I began to understand what fatherhood is all about only after Aarav was born.”
“One thing I must tell you all is that don’t try dangerous stunts. Day before yesterday, my son tried to go through a glass door. He’s only five! He banged his head on the door and fell down. I said what are you trying to do! He said, ‘Daddy, aapne kiya tha. Maine dekha tha’ .”
“You know, there are some people who like to sit on all the rides in an amusement park, no matter how scary because it is fun. I am like that. I enjoy it. Also, in the park, you have to pay to get that kind of a thrill, but in films, they pay me to do experience those kinds of thrills.”
“I grew up in a large family in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk and though I excelled in sports in school, I always wanted to be an actor. I am lucky to have been able to convert some of my dreams to reality. After doing my stint in Bangkok, I did several things before getting a break as a model.”
“I cannot hide how overwhelmed and speechless I am, for this unexpected recognition of my work, my passion, but I must say that it’s all because of the people, my audiences I am only here today because of them,” [Padmashri award]
“I am a workaholic but I have done enough work, and I am financially secure enough to stop working when I feel like.”
Filmography / all movies list
|1991||Saugandh||Raj Sippy||Raakhee Gulzar,Shanti Priya,Rupa Ganguly|
|1992||Dancer||Kishore Vyas||Kirti Singh,Dalip Tahil,Mohnish Bahl|
|–||Mr. Bond||–||Akshay Kumar|
|–||Khiladi||Abbas Mustan||Ayesha Jhulka,Sabeeha|
|–||Deedar||P Chakravorti||Karishma Kapoor,Tanuja,Anupam Kher|
|–||Dil Ki Baazi||–||Akshay Kumar|
|–||Kayda Kanoon||–||Akshay Kumar|
|–||Waqt Hamara Hai||–||Akshay Kumar|
|–||Yeh Dillagi||Naresh Malhotra||Kajol,Saif Ali Khan,Saeed Jaffrey|
|–||Jai Kishen||–||Akshay Kumar|
|–||Mohra||Rajiv Rai||Raveena Tandon,Naseeruddin Shah|
|–||Main Khiladi Tu Anari||Sameer Malkan||Shilpa Shetty,Saif Ali Khan|
|–||Ikke Pe Ikka||–||Akshay Kumar|
|–||Suhaag||SandeshKohli||Ajay Devgan,Karishma Kapoor,Nagma|
|–||Nazar Ke Samne||–||Akshay Kumar|
|–||Zakhmi Dil||–||Akshay Kumar|
|–||Hum Hain Bemisaal||–||Akshay Kumar|
|–||Maidan-E-Jung||K.C. Bokadia||Karishma Kapoor,Dharmendra,Jayapradha|
|–||Sabse Bada Khiladi||Umesh Mehra||Mamta Kulkarni,Sadashiv Amrapurkar|
|1996||Tu Chor Main Sipahi||Guddu Dhanoa||Tabu,Saif Ali Khan,Pratibha Sinha|
|–||Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi||Umesh Mehra||Raveena Tandon,Rekha,Gulshan Grover|
|1997||Sapoot||Jagdish A.Sharma||Sunil Shetty,Karisma Kapoor,Sonali Bendre|
|–||Lahoo Ke Do Rang||Mehul Kumar||Naseeruddin Shah,Karishma Kapoor|
|–||Insaaf||DayalNihalani||Akshay Kumar,Shilpa Shetty|
|–||Mr. and Mrs.Khiladi||DavidDhawan||Juhi Chawla,Kadar Khan,Paresh Rawal|
|–||Dil To Pagal Hai||Yash Chopra||Shahrukh Khan,Madhuri Dixit|
|–||Aflatoon||Guddu Dhanoa||Urmila Matondkar,Shazia Malik|
|1998||Keemat||–||Raveena Tandon,Saif Ali Khan|
|–||Barood||–||Raveena Tandon,Omrish Puri|
|1999||Aarzoo||Lawrence D’Souza||Saif Ali Khan,Madhuri Dixit,Amrish Puri|
|–||International Khiladi||Umesh Mehra||Twinkle Khanna,Rajat Bedi|
|–||Sangharsh||Tanuja Chandra||Preity Zinta,Ashutosh Rana|
|–||Jaanwar||Suneel Darshan||Karisma Kapoor,Shilpa Shetty|
|2000||Hera Pheri||Priyadarshan||Sunil Shetty,Tabu|
|–||Dhadkan||Dharmesh Darshan||Sunil Shetty,Shilpa Shetty,Mahima Chaudhry|
|–||Khiladi 420||–||Akshay Kumar|
|2001||Ek Rishtaa||Suneel Darshan||Amitabh Bachchan,Karisma Kapoor|
|–||Ajnabee||Abbas Burmawalla||Kareena Kapoor,Bobby Deol,Bipasha Basu|
|2002||Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya||Dharmesh Darshan||Abhishek Bachchan,Karisma Kapoor|
|–||Aankhen||Vipul Amrutlal Shah||Amitabh Bachchan,Arjun Rampa|
|–||Awara Paagal Deewana||Vikram Bhatt||Aftab Shivdasani,Sunil Shetty|
|–||Jaani Dushman||RajkumarKohli||Sunny Deol,Sunil Shetty|
|2003||Talaash.||SuneelDarshan||Kareena Kapoor,Pooja Batra|
|–||Andaaz||Raj Kanwar||Priyanka Chopra,Lara Dutta|
|2004||Ghar Grihasti||–||Akshay Kumar|
|–||Khakee||Rajkumar Santoshi||Amitabh Bachchan,Ajay Devgan|
|–||Police Force||Dilip Shukla||Raveena Tandon|
|–||Aan||Madhur Bhandarkar||Sunil Shetty,Shatrughan Sinha|
|–||Meri Biwi Ka Jawaab Nahin||–||Akshay Kumar|
|–||Mujhse Shaadi Karogi||David Dhawan||Salman Khan,Priyanka Chopra|
|–||Aitraaz||Abbas Mustan||Priyanka Chopra,Kareena Kapoor|
|–||Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo||Anil Sharma||Amitabh Bachchan,Divya Khosla|
|–||Bewafaa||Dharmesh Darshan||Anil Kapoor,Sushmita Sen,Kareena Kapoor|
|–||Waqt||VA shah||Amitabh Bachchan,Priyanka Chopra|
|–||GaramMasala||Priyadarshan||Paresh Rawal,John Abraham|
|–||Deewane Huye Pagal||Vikram Bhatt||Shahid Kapoor,Sunil Shetty,Paresh Rawal|
|–||Dosti||Suneel Dharshan||Lara Dutta,Kareena Kapoor,Bobby Deol|
|2006||Family||Rajkumar Santoshi||Amitabh Bachchan,Bhoomika Chawla|
|–||Mere Jeevan Saathi||Suneel Darshan||Amisha Patel,Karisma Kapoor|
|–||Humko DeewanaKar Gaye||Raj Kanwar||Anil Kapoor,Katrina Kaif,Bipasha Basu|
|–||Phir Hera Pheri||Neeraj Vora||Suniel Shetty,Bipasha Basu|
|–||Jaan-E-Mann||ShirishKunder||Salman Khan,Preity Zinta|
|2007||Namastey London||V A Shah||Katrina Kaif,Clive Standen|
|–||Heyy Babyy||Sajid Khan||Vidya Balan,Fardeen Khan|
|–||Bhool Bhulaiyaa||Priyadarshan||Vidya Balan,Amisha Patel|
|–||Welcome||Anees Bazmee||Anil Kapoor,Katrina Kaif|
|2008||Tashan||V K Acharya||Saif Ali Khan,Anil Kapoor|
|–||Singh Is Kinng||AneesBazmee||Katrina Kaif,Javed Jaffrey,Neha Dhupia|
|2009||Chandni Chowk To China||Nikhil Advani||Deepika Padukone,Attaul Awal Hamid|
|–||Kambakth Ishq||Sabir Khan||Kareena Kapoor,Kunal Kapoor|
|–||Blue||Anthony Dsouza||Sanjay Dutt,Suniel Shetty,Katrina Kaif|
|–||Eight by Ten||Nagesh Kukunoor||Ayesha Takia,Sharmila Tagore|
|–||De DanaDan||Priyadarshan||Suniel Shetty,Katrina Kaif|
|2010||Housefull||Sajid Khan||Deepika Padukone,Lara Dutta|
|–||Action Replay||Vipul Shah||Aishwarya Rai,Neha Dhupia|
|–||Khatta Meeta||Priyadarshan||Trisha Krishnan,Urvashi Sharma|
|–||Tees MaarKhan||Farah Khan||Katrina Kaif,Akshay Khanna|
|2011||Patiala House||Nikhil Advani||Anushka Sharma,Rishi Kapoor|
|–||Thank You||Anees Bazmee||Suniel Shetty,Bobby Deol,Sonam Kapoor|
|–||Desi Boyz||Rohit Dhawan||John Abraham,Deepika Padukone|
|2012||Housefull 2||Sajid Khan||Asin Thottumkal,Jacqueline Fernandez|
|2012||Rowdy Rathore||Prabhu Deva||Sonakshi Sinha,Paresh Ganatra|
|2012||Joker||Shirish Kunder||Sonakshi Sinha,Minisha Lamba|
|2012||OMG: Oh My God!||Umesh Shukla||Paresh Rawal, Mithun Chakraborty|
|2012||Khiladi 786||Ashish R Mohan||Asin Thottumkal, Raj Babbar, Mithun Chakraborty|
|2013||Special 26||Neeraj Pandey||Kajal Aggarwal,Anupam Kher|
|2013||Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai 2||Milan Luthria||Imran Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Sonali Bendre|
|2013||Bhaji In Problem||–||–|