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Akshay Kumar Bio, Age, Wife, Movies, Family, Net Worth & Wiki

Akshay Kumar real name Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia is a well-known Canadian actor, martial artist, producer, and television personality. He mainly works in Bollywood, the commercial Hindi language film industry. Once a chef in Bangkok, Akshay has been one of the highest-paid actors in Bollywood. Over 29 years, Akshay has performed in over 100 movies and has received numerous awards, including a National Film Award and 2 Filmfare Awards.

Akshay Kumar was born in a Punjabi Hindu family on 9 September 1967 in Amritsar, Punjab, India. His father, Hari Om Bhatia, was a Government employee who served as an Army officer, later, resigned to become an Accountant at UNICEF. His mother, Aruna Bhatia, was a homemaker. He has a younger sister, Alka Bhatia.

Akshay Kumar was reported to have been in a relationship with Pooja Batra, Ayesha Jhulka, Rekha, Raveena Tandon, and Shilpa Shetty. Even after his marriage, Akshay was rumored to be in a relationship with Priyanka. Akshay fell in love with Twinkle Khanna, daughter of  Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna and, soon, they both tied a knot on 17 January 2001. The couple is blessed with a son, Aarav, and a daughter, Nitara.

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar Wiki/Bio

Birth NameRajiv Hari Om Bhatia
Nick Name• Akki
• Raju
• Mac
• Khiladi Kumar
Age(as in 2020) 53 Years
Debut• Film (Actor): Saugandh (1991)
• Film (Producer): Joker (2012)
ReligionHinduism
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignVirgo
Birth PlaceAmritsar, Punjab, India
Date of Birth9 September 1967
NationalityCanadian
Residence• Address 1: 203 A Wing, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri(West), Mumbai 400053
• Address 2: Ground Floor, Juhu Prime Beach Apartment, Gandhigram Road, Juhu, Mumbai – 400049
Home TownMumbai, India
HobbiesCollecting Posters of Old Bollywood Movies, Cooking, Martial Arts, Playing Volleyball and Cricket

Family

Mother's NameAruna Bhatia
Father's NameHari Om Bhatia (Died)
BrotherNot Known
SisterAlka Bhatia

Girlfriends/Affairs

Affairs/Girlfriends• Pooja Batra (Actress)
• Ayesha Jhulka (Actress)
• Raveena Tandon (Actress)
• Rekha (Actress)
• Shilpa Shetty (Actress)
• Priyanka Chopra (Actress)
• Twinkle Khanna (Actress)

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/SpouseTwinkle Khanna (Actress)
Marriage Date17 January 2001
Children• Daughter- Nitara
• Son- Aarav

Education

SchoolDon Bosco High School, Mirik, Darjeeling
College/UniversityGuru Nanak Khalsa College (King's Circle), Mumbai
Educational QualificationCollege Drop-out
ProfessionActor and Producer
Brands Endorsed• GoQii
• Honda
• Nirma
• Policy Bazaar
• Livguard Energy
• Kajaria Tiles
• Harpic
• Suthol
• Dollar
• Tata Motors
• Layer's Shot
• PCJeweller
• Lever Ayush
• Revital H
• Relaxo Footwears
• Prince pipes
• Lodha Group
• Swarn Saathi
Career ManagerNot Known

Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements

Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (Approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs

Figure Measurements

Chest Size42 inches
Biceps Size16 inches
Waist Size34 inches

Extra Ordinary Features

Caste / EthnicityPunjabi Rajput
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
S*xual OrientationStraight
Dress Size4 US
Shoe Size12 US
Tattoos• On His Left Shoulder: His wife's nickname "Tina"
• On His Back: His son's name "Aarav"

Style Quotient

Cars Collection• Porsche Cayenne
• Honda CRV
Bikes Collection• Yamaha VMax
• Harley Davidson

Favourite Things

Favourite FoodThai Green Chicken Curry, Home Made Punjabi Food, Chinese
Favourite ActorsAmitabh Bachchan, Jackie Chan
Favourite ActresssesSridevi, Kareena Kapoor
Favourite ColorsBlack
Favourite DestinationMauritius
Favourite DessertIndian Sweets
Favourite FruitMango
Favourite PerfumeCool Waters
ControversiesAkshay Kumar was caught in a controversy when his wife, Twinkle Khanna unbuttoned his Jeans for promotion in Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

Life Journey

Akshay Kumar completed his schooling at Don Bosco High School, Mirik, Darjeeling, around the same time, he started learning Karate. Since childhood, Kumar was interested in martial arts and sports. Akshay was raised in Old Delhi and then relocated to Koliwada in Mumbai. Later, he took admission in Guru Nanak Khalsa College (King’s Circle) Mumbai but left out of college as he was weak in studies.

Akshay Kumar went to Bangkok and learned martial arts there. Kumar is a Black Belt in Taekwondo and has also learned Muay Thai (Thai Boxing). While in Bangkok, he worked as a chef and a waiter. On returning to Mumbai, he served as a peon for a travel organization in Kolkata and became a teacher of martial arts. Akshay was recommended to take up modeling by one of his students because of his good looks and dashing personality.

Akshay Kumar began his career in the glamour world with modeling tasks. Once successful in modeling, he changed his name from Rajeev Om Bhatia to Akshay Kumar, which was the stage name of an actor opposite to his favorite actress in a movie. He even worked as a background dancer in several movies and eventually stepped into Bollywood making his debut appearance on-screen in 1991 with the film Saugandh. In 1992. Kumar played the lead in the film Deedar. Since then, there has been no looking back for him.

Akshay Kumar Net Worth

Akshay Kumar has an estimated net worth of $240 Million.  HE earns $5 million to $10 million per film. Kumar also has profitable endorsement deals with more than 20 brands.

Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx)$240 Million
Estimated Net Worth in 2018(Approx)Under Review
SalaryINR 25 crore/film
Income SourceActor and Producer

Career

Akshay made his Bollywood acting debut in the year 1991 with the film Saugandh. In the year 1992, he again starred in the film Khiladi. In the year 1994, he acted in his first action film, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, and then Mohra which were the highest-grossing films of the year. Then he signed Yash Chopra’s film Yeah Dillagi which again was a success.
He received his first nomination for the Best Actor Award at the Filmfare and Star Screen ceremonies. Later, in the same year, Akshay acted in two films, Suhaag and Elaan which were also successful. He was then declared as one of the most successful actors of that year.

In the year 1995, he starred in the film Sabse Bada Khiladi, which was a hit. He tasted success with the Khiladi series. Then in the year 1996, he again acted in a Khiladi series Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi which was again the highest-grossing film of the year.

In the year 1997, Akshay was seen in a supporting role in the film Dil To Pagal Hai, which gave him a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award nomination. Then followed a comedy role in another Khiladi series, Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi, which failed at the box office.

Then in the year 1999, he starred in the films Sangharsh and Jaanwar, which did not make any profit initially but made money later.

In the year 2000, he acted in the film Hera Pheri, which was a hit. Then he acted in a romantic film Dhadkan which made an average profit. Later on that year he performed some dangerous stunts in Khiladi 420, where he climbed a running plane, stood on top of the plane flying a thousand feet in the air, and jumped from the plane onto a hot air balloon.

Then in 2001, for the first time, Akshay played a negative role in the film Ajnabee. The film won him much acclaim as well as his first Filmfare Award for Best Villain. Then he played a blind man’s role in Aankhen.

He then went on to do some comedy films like Awara Paagal Deewana in the year 2002 and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi in the year 2004 and Garam Masala in the year 2005. The films succeeded at the box office and then he won his second Filmfare Award, for Best Comedian. Then Akshay was seen in dramatic roles in films such as Ek Rishtaa in the year 2001, Aankhen in the year 2002, Bewafaa in the year 2005, and Waqt: The Race Against Time in the year 2005.

Then in the year 2006, he starred in the sequel of Hera Pheri, titled Phir Hera Pheri. The sequel became a huge success at the box office. Then later in the same year, he starred alongside Salman Khan in the romantic musical Jaan-E-Mann. It did not go down well with the audience. Then at the end of the year, he acted in another comedy film Bhagam Bhag which was again a success.

In the year 2007, he gave some four outright hits with no flops. His first release was Namastey London, which was a huge success and it earned him a Best Actor nomination at Filmfare Awards. This was followed by films like Heyy Babyy and Bhool Bhulaiyaa, which were box office successes. Next came Welcome which was extremely successful at the box office, receiving a blockbuster status and simultaneously becoming his fifth successive hit.

In the year 2008, his first film Tashan, which was with Yash Raj Films after 11 years, flopped. Then he acted in the film Singh Is Kinng which again was a huge success at the box office and broke the first-week worldwide record of Om Shanti Om. He did an animated film Jumbo. In that year he also came on the small screen, hosting a game show Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi.

Then in 2009, he acted in the film Chandni Chowk to China under Warner Bros – Rohan Sippy production, which was a flop. Then he acted in 8 x 10 Tasveer, which was again a flop. This was followed by Kambakkht Ishq and Blue. Blue collected about Rs 42 Crores at the box office. He then starred in De Dana Dan. In the year 2010, he starred in the film Housefull which made the second-highest opening weekend collection of all time.

Movies List

1991Saugandh
Dancer
1992Khiladi
Mr. Bond Mr. Bond
Deedar
1993Ashaant
Dil Ki Baazi
Kayda Kanoon Dawood
Waqt Hamara Hai
Sainik
1994Elaan
Yeh Dillagi
Jai Kishen
Mohra
Main Khiladi Tu Anari
Ikke Pe Ikka
Amaanat
Suhaag
Zakhmi Dil
Zaalim
Hum Hain Bemisaal
1995Paandav
Maidan-E-Jung
Nazar Ke Samne
Sabse Bada Khiladi
1996Tu Chor Main Sipahi
Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi
Sapoot
1997Lahoo Ke Do Rang
Insaaf: The Final Justice
Daava
Tarazu
Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi
Dil To Pagal Hai
Aflatoon
1998Keemat – They Are Back
Angaaray
Barood
1999Sangharsh
Aarzoo
International Khiladi
Zulmi
Jaanwar
2000Hera Pheri
Dhadkan
Khiladi 420
2001Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love
Ajnabee
2002Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya
Aankhen
Awara Paagal Deewana
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani
2003Talaash: The Hunt Begins...
Andaaz
2004Khakee
Police Force: An Inside Story
Aan: Men at Work
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
Hatya: The Murder
Aitraaz
Meri Biwi Ka Jawaab Nahin
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo
2005Insan
Bewafaa
Waqt: The Race Against
Garam Masala
Deewane Huye Paagal
Dosti: Friends Forever
2006Family
Mere Jeevan Saathi
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye
Phir Hera Pheri
Jaan-E-Mann
Bhagam Bhag
2007Namastey London
Heyy Babyy
Bhool Bhulaiyaa
Welcome
2008Tashan
Singh Is Kinng
Jumbo
2009Chandni Chowk to China
8 x 10 Tasveer
Kambakkht Ishq
Blue
De Dana Dan
2010Housefull
Khatta Meetha
Action Replayy
Tees Maar Khan
2011Patiala House
Thank You
Desi Boyz
2012Housefull 2
Rowdy Rathore
Joker
OMG – Oh My God!
Khiladi 786
2013Bhaji in Problem
Special 26
72 Miles – Ek Pravas
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara!
Boss
2014Holiday
Antar
Entertainment
The Shaukeens
2015Baby
Gabbar Is Back
Brothers
Singh is Bling
2016Airlift
Housefull 3
Dishoom
Rustom
2017Jolly LLB 2
Naam Shabana
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
2018Pad Man
Gold
2.0
Simmba
2019Kesari
Blank
Mission Mangal
Housefull 4
Good Newwz
2020Laxmii

TV Shows & Serials List

2004Seven Deadly Arts with Akshay Kumar
2008–9, 2011Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi
2010–11MasterChef India
2014Qubool Hai
2014–2017Jamai Raja
2014Dare 2 Dance
2017The Great Indian Laughter Challenge
2019Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9
2020Into the Wild with Bear Grylls

Facts About Akshay Kumar

  • Does Akshay Kumar Drink alcohol?: No
  • Does Akshay Kumar Smoke?: No
  • Since his childhood, Kumar was interested in martial arts and sports and started his training in class 8.
  • His father and Dara Singh were best friends.
  • Akshay worked as a waiter in a restaurant named Metro Guest House in Bangkok to earn his living where his initial pay was INR 1,500.
  • When Kumar came to Mumbai, he had his portfolio shoot at the same place which he owns now i.e., his Juhu Bangalow.
  • In the early 90s, Akshay went for the audition in Rajesh Khanna’s movie Jai Shiv Shankar and waited at the sets for around four hours, but taking auditioned was another thing, he was not even able to meet him.
  • Kumar’s first signed movie was Deedar whereas Saugandh was his first release.
  • Akshay got engaged to actress Twinkle Khanna twice
  • Kumar was invariably seen in the news getting blamed for cutting short the scenes of his co-stars. He was also held responsible for deleting John Abraham‘s and Govinda‘s roles in Garam Masala and Bhagam Bhag individually.
  • Apart from acting, Kumar has also sung the Punjabi devotional song Nirgun Raakh Liya and whatever the money was made from the album, was donated to the victims of the train bombings of Mumbai.
  • In the year 2008, he was awarded the Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Windsor for his outstanding acting career. The same year, Kumar was placed among The Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine.
  • In his film, OMG: Oh My God, the bike he rode worth 1 million rupees.
  • Kumar is pretty emotional about the ‘firsts’ in his life, as he has still kept his first car, motorcycle, and house.
  • He got a famous name Khiladi Kumar of Bollywood, as he has done 8 movies with the title Khiladi in it.
  • Kumar is a fitness freak and does activities like swimming, basketball, kickboxing, and working out to stay in shape.
  • He is a bit credulous and has never written anything on a page unless he writes an Om on it.
  • He has played the role of a police officer in 15 movies.
  • For his role as a Kuwait-based businessman in Airlift, Akshay learned Arabic.

FAQs

Which is Akshay Kumar’s 100th movie?

Akshay Kumar’s 100th movie is Joker.

Is Akshay Kumar’s Housefull 4 flop?

Akshay Kumar’s film has breached the Rs 150-crore mark and its total box office collections stand at Rs 156 crore. With this, Housefull 4 has become Akshay Kumar’s second-highest grosser of 2019 after Kesari (Rs 154.51 crore).

Who is best, Akshay Kumar or Shah Rukh Khan, in the present?

By box office collections, hit consistency, and experimentation standards Akshay Kumar is way ahead of every actor in Bollywood. SRK on the other hand should be lauded for his offbeat roles in Fan, Raees, Love you Zindagi. However, he hasn’t found the kind of success that Akshay has got in recent years despite doing different roles.

What can we learn from Akshay Kumar?

Here are a few life lessons that you can learn from him- Never forget where you came from, Find time for your hobbies, Be a dog lover, there is no one else more faithful than them in the whole wide world, Stealing the spot is not very difficult if you are dressed right, Keep fit, Find time to workout, Love your body!

Why Akshay Kumar is loved by many?

Akshay Kumar promotes a healthy life. Every chance he gets, he lectures people not to get caught in the six-pack abs fad, and just eat healthily and exercise, and stay away from steroids. He is a self-made man. He made it to the top purely on the strength of his hard work. Whenever he meets elders, he always touches their feet. His mantra: respect your elders and gather all the blessings that you can.

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