[30] One morning, he missed his flight for an ad-shoot in Bangalore. Directed by Nikhil Advani, the film was a critical and commercial failure at the box office. This incident sparked a controversy which led to a police case being filed against them.[218]. She added that he was "in total control as the bad guy. While reviewing the film, Taran Adarsh wrote "Akshay Kumar is plain mediocre. I only believe in being Indian". [135][136][137] His last release in 2009 was Priyadarshan's De Dana Dan. ", "Akshay Kumar meets Jackie Chan in Hong Kong", "Will Akshay Kumar's 100th Film Make 100 Crores? It failed to perform well at the box office. [54] He received critical acclaim for his roles in the films Sangharsh and Jaanwar. In an event in Delhi he appealed for people to donate to the Bharat Ke Veer cause, and ₹129.3 million (equivalent to ₹140 million or US$2.0 million in 2019) was collected. "[119] Kumar's chemistry with lead actress Katrina Kaif also generated immense appreciation, with Nikhat Kazmi of The Times of India describing their pairing as "refreshing. In author Shobha De's 1991 released fictional book "Starry Nights", the main characters name is "Akshay Kumar". [42] Further success came later that year when he starred in Yash Chopra-produced romance Yeh Dillagi, opposite Kajol. [108] Later that year he starred alongside Salman Khan and Preity Zinta in the Shirish Kunder-directed romantic musical film Jaan-E-Mann. Akshay was praised for his performance in Rustom which garnered him numerous award nominations. Akshay Kumar was also known as Prem in the 1996 film Sapoot. [60] Hindustan Times noted the film's "intense portrayal of the surreality of the human condition". [15] and the only Bollywood actor on the list. Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Riteish Deshmukh Have A Warning For You", "Is Akshay Kumar starrer Kanchana remake titled Laaxmi Bomb? [234][235], Sometime during or after the 2011 Canadian federal election, the Conservative government there granted Canadian citizenship to Kumar by invoking a little-known law which allowed circumventing the usual residency requirement for Canadian immigrants. The show was held in O2 Arena in London as part of the inaugural function of the World Kabaddi League. [79][80] Taran Adarsh wrote "only Munish[Armaan] Kohli and Akshay Kumar leave an impact. Next, he starred in a sequel to Hera Pheri titled Phir Hera Pheri. Kumar made his first appearance as the lead actor opposite Raakhee and Shantipriya in Saugandh (1991). Akshay Kumar real name Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia is the original name of professionally as Akshay Kumar he was born on 9 September 1967 in Amritsar city in a Punjabi family. Akshay Kumar real name is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. [34] The following year he starred in Abbas Mustan-directed suspense thriller, Khiladi, widely considered his breakthrough role. Nitara Kumar is the name of Akshay Kumar’s daughter. [229] Kumar also had donated a sum of ₹9 million to drought hit farmers in Maharashtra in 2015. The film established him as an action star in the 1990s and was the first of several films starring Kumar which would later become commonly known as the Khiladi film series, in addition to a string of other action films. He stated that he wants to "give them a normal childhood. The film received positive reviews. [197][198][199][200], In 2019, Kumar appeared in Karan Johar's film Kesari opposite Parineeti Chopra, based on the story of the Battle of Saragarhi. After being engaged twice to actress Twinkle Khanna, the daughter of actors Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, Kumar married her on 17 January 2001. His last film of 2011 was Rohit Dhawan-directed Desi Boyz (2011), which co-starred John Abraham, Chitrangada Singh and Deepika Padukone. In a review for Hindustan Times, Anupama Chopra wrote that Kumar "makes a stellar killer". The movie received mixed reviews;[172][173][174] it performed poorly at the box office netting ₹540 million (equivalent to ₹690 million or US$9.7 million in 2019) domestically. The film is about the story of scientists at Indian Space Research Organisation who contributed to the Mars Orbiter Mission, which marked India's first interplanetary expedition. ", "Top 5: 'J.W.M.' Hari Om Bhatia is the name of Akshay Kumar’s father. [113], 2007 proved to be Kumar's most successful year during his career in the industry, and as described by box office analysts, "probably the best ever recorded by an actor, with four outright hits and no flops. [69] Next, he played a negative role in the Abbas Mustan-directed film Ajnabee. He was interested in dancing, acting and martial arts from his childhood. The film and Kumar's acting received mixed reviews. [193] PM Modi called it a good effort to further the message of cleanliness, as per Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. In one such chapter titled Screen Names in the GK textbook of Class 7, pictures and screen names of actors Katrina Kaif, Dilip Kumar, Akshay Kumar, Rajnikanth, Rekha, Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Tiger Shroff and Govinda were given and students asked to write their real names. He appeared as himself and produced it. [75][76][77] Next, he starred in the Vikram Bhatt-directed comedy Awara Paagal Deewana. She was born on 25 September 2012 in Mumbai, In 2020 her age is 8 years in November, and on 25 September 2021, she will be of age 9 years. This action drama earned both critical and commercial success entering the 1 billion elite club and became the highest grosser of 2014. Kumar's last release of the year, the Anees Bazmee-directed Welcome, did extremely well at the box office, receiving a blockbuster status and simultaneously becoming his fifth successive hit. The film received mixed reviews and Rediff.com called Kumar the real hero of the film. Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia is the real name of Akshay Kumar. Taran Adarsh wrote "Akshay Kumar does well in a role that fits him like a glove. Akshay Kumar. [190] Both Airlift and Rustom earned him the National Film Award for Best Actor. 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In 2009, he was awarded the Padma Shri the fourth-highest civil honour by the Government of India. [99] In the latter he starred opposite Sridevi. Given something even slightly different to do, he does rise to the occasion. He is busy in Film career for about 25 years and he had appeared in hundreds of movies and won several film awards, including the National Film Award for Best Actor in the film Rustom (2016), and two Filmfare Awards for film Ajnabee (2001) and film Garam Masala (2005). [37] His next release was the Raj Sippy-directed detective film Mr. [186], His first release was Airlift released on 22 January 2016 was critically and commercially successful,[187] and second Housefull 3 was released on 3 June 2016. [111][112] The film was commercially successful. As of November 2020, his upcoming films are Sooryavanshi directed by Rohit Shetty,[210][211] which are releasing in 2020. Aruna Bhatia is the name of Akshay Kumar’s mother. "[1] Although Kumar had earlier appeared in a campaign event for Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Brampton, Ontario, a city with a large Indo-Canadian population,[236] and praised Harper, Clement denied that the citizenship was a reward for partisan support. [98] Talking about the character Kumar said that it is realistic and could be described as a "new-age metrosexual" man. Akshay Kumar, original name Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, (born September 9, 1967, Amritsar, Punjab, India), Indian actor who became one of Bollywood’s leading performers, known for his versatility.. Bhatia was the son of a government worker in a country in which acting often runs in the family. Whether it is earnings or movies, superstar Akshay Kumar leads the game everywhere. The role hardly offers him scope to try out anything different. [40] In 1994, he appeared in 11 feature films. [220] The following year Kumar was awarded the highest Japanese honour of "Katana" and a sixth degree black belt in Kuyukai Gōjū-ryū karate. [143] Akshay's performance was praised. [243][244] The following year, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. It’s been almost 19 long years that the two have been enjoying their marital … Akki is a bit superstitious and has never written anything on a page unless he writes an ‘Om’ on it. [131][132][133] Kumar's next release was 8 x 10 Tasveer, an action-thriller directed by Nagesh Kukunoor that failed commercially. Last year, the Supreme Court gave its historic decision on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri … [19] His other films included Vikram Bhatt-directed action comedy romance film Deewane Huye Paagal and Suneel Darshan directed romantic drama Dosti: Friends Forever. [90] His other releases included Dileep Shukla's crime film Police Force: An Inside Story. [215][216] He is known as a protective father and keeps his children away from the media. [170] Kumar received a nomination for Best Actor in a Negative Role at Zee Cine Awards. "[237] He was one of the 15 international celebrities invited for the Olympics torch-bearer rally to Canada. [145][146] His last film of 2010 was Tees Maar Khan. Titled Padman and having an image of a sanitary napkin in the background, the movie is the maiden production of former actress turned author and Akshay’s wife Twinkle Khanna. The film turned out to be an average grosser at the box office. [47] During the film's shooting Kumar was injured, and went on to receive treatment in United States. [91] Upon release it received negative reviews from critics. "[67] Padmaraj Nair of Screen, however, believed it was "the best performance of his career". "[82] Next, he starred in Raj Kanwar-directed romantic drama Andaaz alongside Priyanka Chopra and Lara Dutta. Kumar was initially a religious, practising Shaiva Hindu who regularly visited shrines and temples across the country, including the famed Vaishno Devi Mandir,[221][222][223][224] but in March 2020 he stated, "I don’t believe in any religion. [219] In 2004, he was honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Award for his outstanding achievements in Bollywood. [18][23] Kumar also has a sister, Alka Bhatia. Although a poll (conducted by Bollywood Hungama) named it the most anticipated release of the year,[126] the film under-performed at the box office grossing ₹279 million (US$3.9 million) in India. ", "Akshay Kumar Proclaims He's A 'Shiv Bhakt' As Well As His Grandfather", "Pic: Akshay Kumar signs 'Mogul' at the Lord Shiva temple in Maheshwar", "Maha Shivaratri: Akshay Kumar tweeted the best Shiva message. "[239][240], Kumar has been recipient of two Filmfare Awards from 13 nominations: Best Villain for Ajnabee (2002) and Best Comedian for Garam Masala (2006), and a National Film Award for Best Actor for the films Rustom and Airlift (both 2016). 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[219][228] He helped Khanna with editing the drafts of her debut book Mrs Funnybones. In 2014, Kumar launched the TV reality show Dare 2 Dance. Along with his good looks and excellent martial art skills, he was always the first choice to do adventurous movies. The film was declared a "flop" by Box Office India. To make their job easy, nine names were given in the hint box. [147][148][149], In 2011 he starred in Patiala House and Thank You. Although his early tryst with romance in Yeh Dillagi (1994) was positively received, it was in the next decade that Kumar expanded his range of roles. Akshay Kumar was born on 9 September 1967 (age 53 years; as in 2020) in Amritsar, Punjab, India. Kumar said of Pacino's response: "A touch of appreciation is always held dearly in an actor's arms, even if it's from the simplest of people like our beloved spot boys. Because of his success as model, he was offered films. Blue received negative reviews and collected about ₹ 420 million at the box office. The film's production was delayed following the break-up of the lead actors Tandon and Kumar. "[109] Though the film under-performed, his role as a shy, lovable nerd was praised. The age of Akshay Kumar in November 2020 is 53 years but in September 2021 he will age 54 years it means after 4 months from now. He paid ₹190 million (US$2.7 million) as advance tax payment in that year. As was the former, the sequel became a huge success at the box office. Akshay Kumar was born in Amritsar in the Indian state of Punjab. Making of the song has been uploaded on YouTube. Again on 20 January 2018, he participated in the launch of an Anthem for the initiative. Laxmii is a 2020 Indian Hindi-language comedy horror film written and directed by Raghava Lawrence, marking his directorial debut in Hindi film industry.A remake of his own Tamil film Kanchana (2011), it stars Akshay Kumar and Kiara Advani in the lead roles, whilst Ayesha Raza Mishra, Rajesh Sharma, Ashwini Kalsekar and Sharad Kelkar play pivotal roles. [51] Considerable success, however, came with another dual role in the romantic action film Aflatoon. In 2008, the University of Windsor conferred an honorary doctorate on Kumar. [141] Kumar's next release was Khatta Meetha, directed by Priyadarshan which was an average grosser. The film received mixed reviews. [185] His next release was Singh is Bling was released on 2 October 2015 and is produced by Grazing Goats Pictures. This film depicted the serious of issue of Toilets in certain regions of the country. I was so humbled, not only as an actor but as a fan of his legendary work. 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He is the “Khiladi” Bollywood fans would like to think of Kumar as a sportsman or someone who’s … [35][36] A review in The Indian Express called the film "an engrossing thriller" and described Kumar as impressive in the lead part, noting his physical appearance, strong screen presence, and commending him for being "perfectly at ease". Although film was panned by critics it grossed 700 million at the domestic box office. in centimeters- 180 cm in meters- 1.80 m in feet inches- 5’ 11” Weight … He earned further notice for the social films Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017) and Pad Man (2018) and the war film Kesari (2019). Kumar's next film was the Prabhudeva-directed action drama Rowdy Rathore in which he played a double role opposite Sonakshi Sinha. On the first day of the year, Akshay Kumar revealed his calendar for 2017. Both of these films grossed over ₹1 billion (US$14 million) at the box office. [175][better source needed] Kumar came back strongly with Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, the Hindi remake of the 2012 Tamil film Thuppakki. Out of the four movies- Jolly LLB 2, 2.o, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Padman that he announced, the last one has got many intrigued. Akshay Kumar Age, Son Name, Wife Name, House Photos, Hairstyle Name, and More, Body Measurement, Height, Weight, Hair Color, Eye Color [160], His last release in 2012 was Khiladi 786, the eighth instalment in his famous Khiladi series as well as the comeback of the series after 12 years. My wife, my children are Indian. We are already sending it to friends", "Akshay Kumar reveals what he feels is the true meaning of 'mandir, "Akshay Kumar: 'I don't believe in any religion, I only believe in being Indian, "Teetotaller Akshay endorses alcohol but for 'charity, "Akshay Kumar Bollywood's top advance taxpayer", "Akshay Kumar's 500th live show in London", "Twinkle Khanna's Mrs Funnybones is now a book". He is a Canadian actor, producer, martial artist, television personality, stuntman, and philanthropist who works in Bollywood films. [233], On 9 April 2017, Kumar and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh promoted a mobile phone app, Bharat Ke Veer, which allows users to donate money to families of people who sacrificed their lives for India. As of 2015[14] and 2019, Kumar was on the Forbes list of highest paid entertainers in the world, ranking 52nd with earnings of $48.5 million. [61] He also starred in the Dharmesh Darshan-directed romantic drama Dhadkan later that same year. He took the dubbing role for his son, Aarav, and did so for free. ", "Once Upon sequel – first film shot in exotic Oman", "Zee Cine Awards 2014: Complete list of nominations", "Review: Akshay Kumar's Boss: All title, no thunder! [1] According to a former Conservative Party minister, Tony Clement, the citizenship was awarded in return for Kumar's offer of putting his "star power to use to advance Canada-Indian relations," and Canada's "trade relations, commercial relations, in the movie sector, in the tourism sector. The year also saw Kumar making his small screen debut as the host of the successful show Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi. Kumar is not only a 'Khiladi of Bollywood', but he is also a khiladi in real life. Akshay real name is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. [128] His next film was the animated film Jumbo, directed by Kompin Kemgumnird. But my 15th film worked and I never looked back. He played the role of Raja, an aspiring musician who pursues his love interest Anjali (played by Kareena Kapoor) even after she is married to Aditya Sahai (played by Anil Kapoor). He even worked in Kolkata as a peon for a travel agency for a year and a half. [230][231] He has also donated ₹5 million to aid drought affected people through the Maharashtra government's Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan. "[100][101] Later that year he acted in Vipul Amrutlal Shah's family drama Waqt: The Race Against Time alongside Amitabh Bachchan, another Priyadarshan-directed comedy Garam Masala alongside John Abraham. [168] Built on an approximate budget of ₹1 billion (US$14 million),[169] it was the first major Hindi language film to be shot in Oman. [28][29] He also worked as a background dancer in various films. Akshay Kumar’s Height is 1.78 m / 178 cm / 5 ft 10 inches Akshay Kumar turns 53 years old today. All of his films released during 1993, including Dil Ki Baazi, Kayda Kanoon, Waqt Hamara Hai and Sainik did not perform well commercially. The lovely damsel walked down the aisle with a stupendous martial arts expert, a self-made superstar, Akshay Kumar. Together they have a son, and a daughter. His next release was Sabbir Khan's battle-of-the-sexes comedy Kambakkht Ishq. Kumar began his career in 1991 with Saugandh, but his first mainstream success came a year later with the action thriller Khiladi. Updated on 18 January 2021 | 16:32 IST Quick Info→ Salary: ₹25 Crore/film Age: 53 Years Nationality: Canadian Akshay Kumar Biography Real Name Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia Nickname(s) Akki, Raju, Mac, and Khiladi Kumar Profession(s) Actor and Producer Physical Stats & More Height (approx.) [144] The film received mostly negative reviews. He is also famous from other names as Akki, King Kumar, Khiladi, Mac, The King of Bollywood, Raju. He is College Dropped Out from Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Mumbai. The following year he starred in Abbas Mustan-directed suspense thriller, Khiladi, widely considered his breakthrough role. [232] In March 2013, he started a 30-bed cancer shelter for policemen in Naigaon. However, he manages a decent performance as the sober and suave Anand. The real name of Akshay Kumar is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. It received mixed to negative reviews from critics, praising the performance of Kumar, but criticised the writing and screenplay of the film. His father’s name was Hari Om Bhatia, who was a military officer and his mother’s name is Aruna Bhatia.He has a sister named Alka Bhatia. She was born on 29 December 1973 in Pune, In 2020 her age in November is 46 years and she will be age 47 years on 29 December 2021. "[49], Kumar played a supporting role in Yash Chopra-directed romance, Dil To Pagal Hai (1997), co-starring Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit and Karisma Kapoor, for which he received his first nomination for the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award. [66] Sukanya Verma wrote "Negative roles and Akshay Kumar don't go hand-in-hand. One of my closest friends who stays in Canada told me come here and we will work together’. His timing is fantastic and the conviction with which he carries off the evil streak in his personality is bound to be talked-about in days to come. While many people know Akshay Kumar's real name, most don't know why the actor changed his name in the first place. [182] He played the lead role in the thriller Baby and Gabbar is Back. He also owns the team Khalsa Warriors in the World Kabaddi League. He also appeared in Vipul Shah's Action Replayy, which was a box office failure. But it isn’t the case; it is real stories Special 26 Starring Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher and Manoj Bajpayee was about a con team conning people posing as IT officer. [189] Rustom which was produced by Neeraj Pandey and marked his 3rd release of 2016. He worked as an assistant for photographer Jayesh Sheth for 18 months without payment to shoot his first portfolio. [171], His next release was Anthony D Souza's Boss alongside Shiv Panditt and Aditi Rao Hydari. Kumar expressed his desire to become an actor. [205][206], His only release in 2020 was the horror comedy Laxmii, directed by Raghava Lawrence, an official remake of the Tamil film Kanchana opposite Kiara Advani. Waqt: The Race Against Time was a family drama film. He recalled making his Bollywood debut with Mahesh Bhatt’s Aaj in 1987. Akshay Kumar a celebrity who was born in Amritsar, Punjab, India as Rajiv Hari Om-Bhatia The Zodiac Sign is Virgo. [6][7] Having starred in 113 films, 52 of which were commercially successful, he was the first Bollywood actor whose films' domestic net lifetime collections crossed ₹20 billion (US$280 million) by 2013, and ₹30 billion (US$420 million) by 2016.[8][9][10].

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