Akshay Kumar, an iconic superstar, is a well known and established actor of Indian Film Industry. His journey from a stuntman to a ‘National Award’ winning actor is commendable. Akshay Kumar is a self-made man who has achieved every success by his own. He had started off his filmy career without any God Father in Indian Film industry and also no background support. Akshay came from a middle class family with army background that’s why he was not financially strong enough. He had seen many failures in starting years of his film career but didn’t loose hope and today he is an inspiration for many youngsters. Akshay Kumar is a reel actor but in real life also he is not less than any hero. He is a social person who loves to help needy people and when it comes to serve nation, he is always ready in every sense.
Personal Life of Akshay Kumar
- The real name of Akshay Kumar is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. He was born in Amritsar on 9th September 1967, later his family moved to Delhi. His father was a military officer. Akshay grew up in Chandni Chowk, Delhi.
- Akshay went to Bangkok to learn Martial Art, where he learnt ‘Muay Thai’. There he also worked as chef and waiter to earn his bread and butter.
- He had started off his career with modeling assignments and also worked as background dancer and a stuntman in many Bollywood films during his struggling period. He is also known as ‘Khiladi of Bollywood’.
- Akshay had tied the knot with Twinkle Khanna in 2001. Twinkle was also an actress but after marriage she left her acting career. Later Twinkle had opted writing as her career.
- Akshay Kumar has two children, Aarav Kumar (born in 2002) and Nitara Kumar (born in 2012).
- Although, Akshay is an Indian actor but he has Canadian citizenship.
- Akshay Kumar is a multitasking man; he is an Actor, Producer, Television Personality, Stuntman, Martial Artist and Social Activist.
- Akshay is the founder of ‘Hari Om Entertainment’ and ‘Gazing Goat Pictures’ production companies and also owns the team in ‘World Kabaddi League’ named ‘Khalsa Warriors’.
- Akshay has a huge and crazy fan following at all social media platforms. He is one of the highly paid actors in Indian Film Industry.
The Reel Life of Akshay Kumar
- Akshay’s first appearance on big screen in a minor role was in the year 1987, Mahesh Bhatt’s movie ‘Aaz’.
- He banged his first lead role in movie ‘Saugandh’ in year 1991. Later in 1992 he got his first breakthrough with a suspense thriller ‘Khiladi’, the first film of Khiladi series. Akshay did all 8 films of Khiladi series. Akshay is a versatile actor. He tried his hand in all genres like Romance, Action, Comedy, Negative role and the best part is that he did justice with every role. Like other actors, Akshay has also seen many ups and down in his 27 years of big film career. Some movies did very well on big screen like Khiladi, Mai Khiladi Tu Anari, Mohra, Yeh Dillagi, All Khiladi Series Movies, Dil To Pagal Hai, Hera Pheri, Dhadkan, Ajnabee, Andaaz, Mujhse Shadi Karoge, Aitraaz, Garam Masala, Waqt, Bhagam Bhaag, Bhul Bhulaiya, Namaste London, Hey Baby, Welcome, Singh is King, Houseful, Rowdy Rathore, Baby, Gabbar, Holiday etc.
- In last two years, Akshay gave back-to-back hits and big blockbusters like Airlift, Ruston, Toilet-Ek Prem Katha and Padman.
- His last two movies portrayed the serious issues in some regions of India. ‘Toilet-Ek Prem Katha’ has been inspired by ‘Swach Bharat Mission’. The second one is Padman, which has also raised voice against women hygiene and based on a real story.
Upcoming Movies of Akshay Kumar
Here are the few upcoming movies of Akshay Kumar:
- Gold (Release Date: 15 August, 2018)
- Kesari (Release Date: 2019)
- Robot 2.0 (Release Date: 2019)
- Housefull 4 (Release Date: 2019)
Akshay Kumar – The Real Life Hero
Akshay is truly a humble person in real life also. He is always active to spread social awareness among people. He is associated with many campaigns for social cause.
- Akshay Kumar took the initiative to help the families of martyred soldiers and officers who belong to Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). He has launched an app named ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ with the help of Government in April 2018, with this app civilians can donate as much as they want direct to the soldiers family (up to maximum 15 Laces). Akshay quoted “No amount of gratitude is enough for our soldiers. While they keep us alive, the least we can do is keep them alive in our hearts”.
- Akshay Kumar has launched New India Conclave in May 2018 with Maharashtra’s chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. This conclave will be focusing on different exposure of the growth of rural India.
- In January 2018, Akshay associated with the campaign of road safety named ‘MORTHRoadSafety’ run by Mumbai Police.
- In today’s world, Self Defence is must especially for women. Akshay is also known for his martial arts skills and his martial arts academy is running successfully in Mumbai. After seeing the increasing number of crime related to women day-by-day, he has launched a Women Self Defence Center (WSDC) with Aditya Thackeray. In this center, women can get one month self defence training free of cost.
Awards Won by Akshay Kumar
List of awards for Akshay Kumar:
- Akshay Kumar has won National Film Award for Best Actor in 2017 for the film Rustom.
- Has awarded with Asian Award for outstanding achievement in cinema in 2011.
- Akshay Kumar has also won the Padma Shri award for India’s fourth highest civilian category from the Government of India in 2009
- He has won two Film fare Awards in 2002 (Ajnabee) for best villain and in 2006 (Garam Masala) for best actor in comic role.
- Akshay has also won Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award, IIFA Award, Stardust Award, BIG Star Entertainment Award, Zee Cine Award and many more under various categories.
Akshay Kumar is a reel n real life hero, who is ruling the hearts of audience not only by his splendid acting skills but also his devotion and contribution for the nation as well. This tiny article is not sufficient to glorify his performance. We salute and praise him for his remarkable contribution to our county & our entertainment industry and wish him all the luck for all his future endeavours.