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 Wiki/Bio
|Birth Name||Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia|
|Nick Name||• Akki|
• Khiladi Kumar
|Age||(as in 2023) 56 Years|
|Debut||• Film (Actor): Saugandh (1991)|
• Film (Producer): Joker (2012)
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Virgo|
|Birth Place||Amritsar, Punjab, India|
|Date of Birth||9 September 1967|
|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 Town||Mumbai, India|
|Hobbies||Collecting Posters of Old Bollywood Movies, Cooking, Martial Arts, Playing Volleyball and Cricket|
|Mother's Name||Aruna Bhatia|
|Father's Name||Hari Om Bhatia (Died)|
|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/Spouse||Twinkle Khanna (Actress)|
|Marriage Date||17 January 2001|
|Children||• Daughter- Nitara|
• Son- Aarav
|School||Don Bosco High School, Mirik, Darjeeling|
|College/University||Guru Nanak Khalsa College (King's Circle), Mumbai|
|Educational Qualification||College Drop-out|
|Profession||Actor and Producer|
|Brands Endorsed||• GoQii|
• Policy Bazaar
• Livguard Energy
• Kajaria Tiles
• Tata Motors
• Layer's Shot
• Lever Ayush
• Revital H
• Relaxo Footwears
• Prince pipes
• Lodha Group
• Swarn Saathi
|Career Manager||Not 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
|Chest Size||42 inches|
|Biceps Size||16 inches|
|Waist Size||34 inches|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Caste / Ethnicity||Punjabi Rajput|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Dress Size||4 US|
|Shoe Size||12 US|
|Tattoos||• On His Left Shoulder: His wife's nickname "Tina"|
• On His Back: His son's name "Aarav"
|Cars Collection||• Porsche Cayenne|
• Honda CRV
|Bikes Collection||• Yamaha VMax|
• Harley Davidson
|Favourite Food||Thai Green Chicken Curry, Home Made Punjabi Food, Chinese|
|Favourite Actors||Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Chan|
|Favourite Actressses||Sridevi, Kareena Kapoor|
|Favourite Dessert||Indian Sweets|
|Favourite Perfume||Cool Waters|
|Controversies||Akshay Kumar was caught in a controversy when his wife, Twinkle Khanna unbuttoned his Jeans for promotion in Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.|
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.
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Akshay Kumar Net Worth
Akshay Kumar has an estimated net worth of $350 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 2023 (Approx)||$350 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)||$325 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)||Under Review|
|Salary||INR 25 crore/film|
|Income Source||Actor and Producer|
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.
Mr. Bond Mr. Bond
Dil Ki Baazi
Kayda Kanoon Dawood
Waqt Hamara Hai
Main Khiladi Tu Anari
Ikke Pe Ikka
Hum Hain Bemisaal
Nazar Ke Samne
Sabse Bada Khiladi
|1996||Tu Chor Main Sipahi|
Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi
|1997||Lahoo Ke Do Rang|
Insaaf: The Final Justice
Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi
Dil To Pagal Hai
|1998||Keemat – They Are Back|
|2001||Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love|
|2002||Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya|
Awara Paagal Deewana
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani
|2003||Talaash: The Hunt Begins...|
Police Force: An Inside Story
Aan: Men at Work
Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
Hatya: The Murder
Meri Biwi Ka Jawaab Nahin
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo
Waqt: The Race Against
Deewane Huye Paagal
Dosti: Friends Forever
Mere Jeevan Saathi
Humko Deewana Kar Gaye
Phir Hera Pheri
Singh Is Kinng
|2009||Chandni Chowk to China|
8 x 10 Tasveer
De Dana Dan
Tees Maar Khan
OMG – Oh My God!
|2013||Bhaji in Problem|
72 Miles – Ek Pravas
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara!
Gabbar Is Back
Singh is Bling
|2017||Jolly LLB 2|
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
TV Shows & Serials List
|2004||Seven Deadly Arts with Akshay Kumar|
|2008–9, 2011||Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi|
|2014||Dare 2 Dance|
|2017||The Great Indian Laughter Challenge|
|2019||Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 9|
|2020||Into the Wild with Bear Grylls|
Facts About Akshay Kumar
- Does Akshay Kumar Drink alcohol?: No
- Does Akshay Kumar Smoke?: No
- Kumar’s first signed movie was Deedar whereas Saugandh was his first release.
- Akshay got engaged to actress Twinkle Khanna twice.
- Invariably, Kumar was seen in the news getting blamed for cutting short his co-stars’ scenes. In addition, he was held responsible for deleting John Abraham’s and Govinda’s roles in Garam Masala and Bhagam Bhag respectively.
- The money made from Kumar’s Punjabi devotional album Nirgun Raakh Liya was donated to the victims of the Mumbai train bombings in addition to his acting career.
- His outstanding acting career earned him an Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Windsor in 2008. In the same year, People magazine named Kumar one of the sexiest men alive.
- In class 8, Kumar began training in martial arts and sports, which he has been interested in since he was a child.
- His father and Dara Singh were best friends.
- In Bangkok, Akshay worked as a waiter for Metro Guest House, earning an initial salary of INR 1,500.
- He had his portfolio shoot at the same place he owns now, namely his Juhu bungalow, when he first came to Mumbai.
- During 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 was not even able to meet Khanna.
- In his film, OMG: Oh My God, the bike he rode worth 1 million rupees.
- Since Kumar still has his first car, motorcycle, and house, he is quite emotional about the ‘firsts’ in his life.
- He got a famous name Khiladi Kumar of Bollywood, as he has done 8 movies with the title Khiladi in it.
- To stay fit, Kumar does activities such as swimming, basketball, kickboxing, and working out.
- 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.
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.