Sunday, April 10, 2011

Akshay Kumar

Birthday 9 September 1967 , Amritsar, Punjab
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Weight 80 – 82 kgs
Nickname Akki, Raju

Akshay Kumar Biography/Profile

Akshay Kumar, actual name Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, has acted in more than 100 Bollywood movies and is known as a famous action hero and for performing dangerous stunts himself in his movies. Because of the dangerous stunts that he performs so effortlessly, Akshay is often termed as “Indian Jackie Chan”. Akshay Kumar has been nominated for Filmfare Award several times. He has won twice. His acting career started in the 1990s. Initially, he won acclaim for his appearances in action films mainly. Later on he excelled in drama, comedy and romance too. His career saw a phenomenal success in 2007 when he produced four huge box office hits. In 20013, it was reported that Akshay Kumar’s box office collection surpassed 2,000 crores.

Recently, he has also established himself as a popular Hindi comedian. He rode to success in his initial days pairing with actresses such as Shilpa Shetty and Raveena Tandon. Later on he had been successful with Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai, and Priyanka Chopra. Among the best known awards received by him all through his career was the Rajiv Gandhi Award for his contribution to the Hindi cinema, which was awarded in the year 2004. Then again in 2008 the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada awarded him with Honorary Doctorate of Law for his outstanding contribution in the film industry and also for his support to the various philanthropical causes. In the same year, Akshay Kumar was named the "Sexiest Man Alive" by People (India) magazine. In 2009, he was awarded the highest Japanese honour of "Katana" and a sixth degree Black Belt in Kuyukai Gojuryu Karate. Akshay Kumar is one of the only 15 international celebrities who have been invited as the Olympic torch bearer in the rally to Canada. He was chosen the Brand Ambassador and was responsible for promoting Canadian tourism till 2012.

He is happily married to Twinkle Khanna, the daughter of ace actor Rajesh Khanna and legendary heroin Dimple Kapadia. He has got a number of interesting movies lined up in the recent future. He is an icon when it comes to physical fitness. Through years he has maintained his superb physic in shape through a combination of kickboxing, basketball, swimming, parkour and other sports, and a lot of physical working out regimes.

Popular/Hit songs of Akshay Kumar

Tees Maar Khan and Wallah Re Wallah, Tees Maar Khan
Rola Pe Gaya and Laung da Lashkara, Patiala House
Zor Ka Jhatka and O Bekhabar O Bekadar, Action Replayy
Papa Jag Jayega, Oh Girl You Are Mine and Aapka Kya Hoga (Dhanno), Housefull
Teri Ore, Jee Karda, Bhootni Ke and Singh Is Kinng, Singh Is Kinng

Popular/Hit movies of Akshay Kumar

Patiala House
Tees Maar Khan
Action Replayy
Singh Is Kinng

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