• September 9, 1967
  • Amritsar, Punjab
  • Male
  • Indian

Akshay Kumar

Biography

Akshay Kumar, is an Indian-born Canadian actor, who was born in Amritsar, India to Hari Om Bhatia and Aruna Bhatia.From childhood, Akshay kumar had got recognition for his talent in dance. After completing his school education from Don Bosco School, he joined Guru Nanak Khalsa College in Mumbai for higher education. But he dropped out after an year to learn combat sports. He obtained a black belt in Taekwondo, a Korean Martial Art, while in India. Later he went to Bangkok, Thailand and learnt Muay Thai while working as a waiter and chef. Then he returned to Mumbai, and started teaching martial arts where one of his students, who was aspiring to become a photographer, recommended Kumar into modeling. He got a modelling assignment. Akshay made more money in just two days in comparison to his entire months salary. Hence he chose modeling as his career. He assisted photographer Jayesh Sheth for 18 months without any payment to shoot his first portfolio. He also worked as a background dancer in many movies. He first had appeared as a martial arts instructor in the movie “Aaj”, which was directed by Mahesh Bhatt. But he did not receive any credits for the role. His first debut as a lead actor was in the movie “Saugandh”. “Khiladi” was a breakthrough movie for Akshay. His other famous movies include Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Mohra, Mr & Mrs Khiladi ,Yeh Dillagi, Ajnabee, Dhadkan, Waqt, Khake, Mujhse Shaadi Karoge,Garam Masala, Phir Hera Pheri, Namastey London, Welcome, Housefull, Tees Maar Khan, Oh My God, Rowdy Rathore, Holiday, Airlift and the most recent Jolly LLB 2. Akshay Kumar married Twinkle Khanna, the daughter of  Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia. For his outstanding achievements in Bollywood Cinema, he has been honoured with the Asian Awards and Rajiv Gandhi Award. He has also been awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Padman 2018-02-09
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha 2017-08-11
Naam Shabana 2017-03-31
Jolly LLB 2 2017-02-10