Akshay Kumar is an Indian-born Canadian multi-talented personality who is one of the most bankable Bollywood actors in the history of Indian Cinema. With a career spanning more than 25 years, he has appeared in more than a hundred films and became the first Bollywood actor whose movies crossed Rs 2000 crore in 2013 and Rs 3000 crore in 2016, respectively. He is one of the highest-paid actors in the world. He has created a brand for himself in Indian cinema and has received several accolades including a National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Rustom. Of all the films he has acted in so far, these are some of the critically acclaimed films – Good Newwz, Pad Man, Kesari, Holiday, Rustom, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Khiladi film series, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Khatta Meetha, Housefull film series, OMG – Oh My God!, Garam Masala, Dil To Pagal Hai, and Singh Is Kinng.
Akshay Kumar Biography
Akshay Kumar was born on the 9th of September 1967, in Amritsar, Punjab, India. He’s currently 55 years old.
|Birth Name||Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia|
|Nickname||Akki, King Kumar, Khiladi, Mac, The King of Bollywood, Raju|
|Date of Birth||September 9, 1967|
|Place of Birth||Amritsar, Punjab, India|
|Age||55 years old|
|Profession||Actor, Producer, Martial Artist, Stuntman, TV Personality|
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
Family and Education
Akshay Kumar is the son of Hari Om Bhatia, a retired army officer, and Aruna Bhatia, a film producer. His mother passed away on September 8, 2020. He has a sister named Alka Bhatia. Actor Rajesh Khanna was his father-in-law, who died on July 18, 2012. Actress Dimple Kapadia is his mother-in-law and actress Rinke Khanna is his sister-in-law.
Akshay attended Don Bosco School in Mumbai, Maharashtra, and then Guru Nanak Khalsa College in Mumbai.
Akshay Kumar Wife
Akshay Kumar started dating actress Twinkle Khanna, who is the daughter of actors Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia in 2001. The couple got engaged twice before getting married on January 17, 2001. They have two children – a son named Aarav (born – in September 2002), and a daughter named Nitara (born – on September 25, 2012).
Prior to his marriage, he dated actress Shilpa Shetty for five years from 1995 to 2000, actress Raveena Tandon and actress Pooja Batra.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 11 inches|
Centimeters – 180 cm
Meters – 1.8 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 75 kg|
Pounds – 165 lbs
|Body Measurements||Chest – 44 inches|
Biceps / Arms – 15 inches
Waist – 32 inches
|Shoe Size||12 (US)|
|Distinctive Features||Heavy and raspy voice|
He debuted in the 1991 Bollywood film Saugandh as Shiva for which he won Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.
He first appeared on television in 2008 as a host of the reality TV series Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 1).
Akshay has been associated with numerous brands and appeared in their commercials including Sparx Shoes, Dollar Club Big Boss Innerwear, Honda Dream Yuga, Sugar-Free, Eveready batteries, Micromax Mobile, Signature Premier, Lloyd LED TV, Grasim Suitings, Manappuram Gold Loan, Sonic, Sure Men Deo, Pearls Group, Red Label, Canadian Tourism, LG Electronics, etc.
- Cuisine – Thai, homemade Punjabi food
- Movies – Bandish (1980), Kudrat (1981), Aanchal (1980), Ashanti (1982), Souten (1983), Awaaz (1984), Dharm Aur Qanoon (1984), Maqsad (1984), Life is Beautiful (1997)
- Fruit – Mango
- Actors – Kamal Haasan, Ranveer Singh
Akshay Kumar Net Worth
Being one of the highest-paid actors in the world by Forbes magazine, Akshay Kumar has a net worth of $240 million US dollars. He charges between $5 to $10 million per film as a salary for his work, and of course, one of the best-in-class actors in the Indian cinema whose movies have made millions of dollars against their making budget. He earned over $65 million between June 2018 and June 2019.
Some of his highest-grossing movies are –
- Rowdie Rathore – 134 crores
- Airlift – 128 crores
- Rustom – 127 crores
- Housefull 2 – 116 crores
- Holiday – 113 crores
- Housefull 3 – 109 crores.
He is a car guy who has some expensive exotic cars in his garage, including Porsche Cayenne, Rolls Royce, BMW 7 series, Honda CRV, Bentley Continental GT, and cars from other brands like Mercedes, Fiat, Ferrari, and Nissan. He lives in a sea-facing Bungalow in Juhu with his family. Apart from that, he also owns a handful of properties across the country. In January 2022, Akshay Kumar purchased a new 1,878 sq feet house on the 19th floor of the Joy Legend building at Khar for INR 7.8 crores.
Social Media Profiles
- Facebook – akshaykumarofficial
- Instagram – akshaykumar
- Twitter – akshaykumar
Akshay Kumar Facts
He holds dual citizenship of Canada as well as India, likely an Overseas Citizen of India.
Being mastered martial arts, and he worked as a martial arts instructor in the past. He owns a black belt in Taekwondo.
He briefly did modeling before establishing himself as an actor in Indian cinema. He also worked as a chef whilst he was in Bangkok, Thailand.
He likes rock climbing, swimming, and listening to music.
In 2004, he was honored with the Rajiv Gandhi Award for his outstanding achievements in Bollywood.
In 2008, the University of Windsor conferred an Honorary Doctorate on Kumar in recognition of his contribution to Indian cinema.
Akshay Kumar was often called “Indian Jackie Chan” for his exclusive and dangerous stunts without using body doubles. He has also worked as a stunt man during the early days of his showbiz career.
He has his own production company called Hari Om Entertainment through which he produces films that adds great value to his net worth.
in 209, Akshay was conferred with Padma Shri by the Government of India. In 2011, The Asian Awards honored Kumar for his outstanding achievement in Cinema.
In 2012, he founded another production company called Grazing Goat Pictures.
He also owns the team Khalsa Warriors in the World Kabaddi League.
As of August 2017, he is the tenth highest-paid actor in the world, according to Forbes.
Akshay Kumar was one of the 15 international celebrities invited to the Olympics torch-bearer rally in Canada.
He calls his army of fans Akkians.
Forbes named him the fourth highest-paid actor in the world and the highest-paid actor in India in 2019.
In July 2022, Akshay Kumar received the ‘Taxpayers Award’ from the Indian Government for his contribution towards nation building.