Akshay Kumar is an Indian film actor, producer, and television host who is popularly referred as the Khiladi of Bollywood. Before entering Bollywood, he was in Bangkok as an aspirant of martial art. Now, he becomes a role model for people who dream big. Though he has good looks with pleasant personality, Akshay made his mark in the Indian cinema only through his sheer talent & hard work. With the film “Yeh Dillagi”, he rose to fame as the topmost bollywood actor.
Akshay Kumar Biography, Height, Weight, Age, Filmography, Images & More
On September 9, 1967, Akshay was born in Amritsar but brought up in Old Delhi. Later, he was moved to Mumbai to complete his schooling at Don Bosco School. For the purpose of higher education, he enrolled in Guru Nanak Khalsa College from where he was dropped out and traveled to Bangkok for learning martial arts.
Once returned from Bangkok after completing his martial arts training, Akshay started to teach the art form in Mumbai. Then, he tried his luck in the field of modeling, which paved his way into the Bollywood industry. Besides modeling, he was also worked as a stunt actor and a background dancer. Finally, he appeared on the big screen through the movie “Saugandh” starring Raakhee and Shantipriya. Followed by his debut, Akshay was seen in Dancer. But the movie has failed to receive him any applause.
After a series of unsuccessful commercial movies, he appeared in Mohra and Main Khiladi Tu Anari. Both of the films were amongst the highest-grossing films of the year 1994. In the same year, Akshay starred opposite Kajol in Yeh Dillagi, which was directed by Yash Chopra. This film garnered him a nomination for the Filmfare award in the category of Best Actor. After delivering many successful movies, he came out as a successful actor in the Bollywood film industry.
More recently, he was signed-up to work with Rajinikanth in the movie 2.0. His upcoming projects include Mogul, which is a biopic drama portraying the life of Gulshan Kumar, the emperor of Indian music. Despite this biopic, he will also be seen in a sports history drama named Gold, which is based on the story of getting a first gold medal at Olympics by India as an independent country.
Some lesser unknown facts about Akshay Kumar:
- Before entering into the Bollywood film industry, he did almost all kinds of jobs. Even, he worked as a peon for a Kolkata based Travel Company for about 1 ½ years
- He made his Bollywood debut as a karate instructor who appeared in the movie for just 7 seconds
- He is one among the most disciplined and fittest actors in Bollywood
- For his astonishing acting career, he was honored with the Honorary Doctorate of Law by the University of Windsor
- The Government of India was also honored him with the Prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Award and Padma Shri Award