Last Updated: 06 Sep, 2023 | Views: 640
Other Profession(s): Producer
Famous For: Acted in Ram Setu (Movie)
Higher Education: College Dropout
Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, well-known as Akshay Kumar, is a famous Hindi actor, film producer, martial artist, and television personality who is Indian-born and naturalized in Canada. He has starred in over 100 films throughout his career and has won numerous awards, including two Filmfare Awards and a National Film Award for Best Actor. Kumar is one of Hindi cinema's most successful actors. By 2013, he had become the first Hindi film actor to have a domestic net lifetime collection of more than ₹20 billion (US$260 million).
On January 17, 2001, Akshay Kumar married Twinkle Khanna, the daughter of actors Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia.
In 1991 - Kumar made his debut as a lead actor opposite Raakhee and Shantipriya in the film "Saugandh."
In 2001 – He was praised for his performance in the film "Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love."
In 2007 – Kumar's film "Namastey London" was critically and commercially successful.
In 2014 – His performance in the film "Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty" gained him critical and financial success, and he became the highest-grossing actor in the world.
In 2016 – Kumar's films "Airlift" and "Rustom" were a critical and financial success for him. Rustom earned over ₹2 billion at the box office.
Achievements and Awards
• In 1994: His performance in the film "Yeh Dillagi" brought him his first Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actor.
• In 2004: His performance in the film "Mujhse Shaadi Karogi" acquired him his third nomination for best supporting actor and won the best comic role at the Filmfare Awards.
• In 2016: He received the National Film Award for Best Actor for his roles in "Airlift" and "Rustom."
• Kumar has got a Black Belt in Taekwondo. Before joining the Hindi film industry, he even attended martial arts courses in Bangkok.
• Kumar worked as a cook and a waiter in Bangkok. Then, to make ends meet, he returned to India and tried his hand at modeling and teaching martial arts.
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