Akshay Kumar

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Akshay Kumar
ACTOR
Born: September 09, 1967

EARLY LIFE

The Khiladi of Bollywood, Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, better known as Akshay Kumar, spent a few years in Bangkok, working as a chef and a waiter before he carved an identity for himself in the Bollywood film fraternity. On returning to Mumbai, he worked as a martial arts instructor and later made a foray into modelling. He made his first appearance as a lead actor in the film Saugandh (1991). In the same year, he was seen in the movie Dancer, directed by Kishore Vyas which got poor reviews. He then went on to do the movie Khiladi in 1992, which was considered as his quantum leap after which, he was seen in Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1993) and Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996).

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

Akshay Kumar is known for performing his own stunts. He established himself as the conventional action hero of the Bollywood world. Apart from action films, Kumar’s body of work is also inclusive of family-oriented dramas, comic and romantic comedies. Films like Mohra (1994) and Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995), established him as one of the top actors of the Hindi film industry. His film Hera Pheri (2000) went on to become one of the most renowned films of Bollywood. In 2001, Akshay Kumar won his first ever Filmfare Award for the film Ajnabee, in which he played a villain. He then starred in a string of hits, which include Welcome (2007), Namastey London (2007), Heyy Babyy (2007), Bhool Bhulaiyaa(2007), Singh Is Kinng (2008), Tashan(2008), Housefull (2010), Desi Boyz (2011) and Special 26 (2013). For his contribution to cinema, Akshay was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2009. He has also collaborated with international artists like Snoop Dogg in Singh Is Kinng (2008) and Kylie Minogue in Blue (2009). Turning Producer in 2011, he launched Grazing Goat Pictures which brought about films like OMG – Oh My God! (2012) and Fugly (2014). Being the super-talented artist that he is, Kumar also hosted reality TV shows like Seven Deadly Arts with Akshay Kumar (2004), MasterChef India (2010) and 3 seasons of Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (2008, 2009, 2011). Last seen in films like Baby (2015), Gabbar is Back (2015), Brothers (2015), Singh Is Bliing (2015) and Airlift (2016). Akshay Kumar’s next film Housefull 3 is set to release in 2016.

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