Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar

Actor
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Life Story

Akshay Kumar, born September 9, 1967, is an actor. He studied martial arts in Hong Kong. It was a student that suggested that he try modeling. Because of his success as model, he was offered films. Along with his good looks and excellent martial art skills, he was always the first choice to do adventurous movies. He does his own stunts in his films. His breakthrough performance was in Saugandh (1991). He was well known for his Khiladi series, an Indian version of James Bond, such as Mr. Bond (1992), Khiladi (1992), Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi (1997) and Khiladi 420 (2000). He dated strings of his co-stars including Raveena Tandon, Shilpa Shetty, Pooja Batra and Rekha. His recent critically acclaimed performances include Airlift (2016), Baby (2015) and Rustom (2016).

Family

Twinkle Khanna (14 January 2001 - present) (2 children)

Trivia

Was a martial arts teacher. One of his students suggested he model and he was soon offered films after his success as a model.
Has a son with wife Twinkle Khanna named Araav born 15th September 2002. Became an uncle when sister-in-law Rinke Khanna gave birth to a baby girl on 19 October 2004.
Won Best Villain award for Ajnabee (2001) as it was his first ever award since his career started in 1991.
He is the son-in-law of India and Hindi Film Industry's first ever Superstar, Rajesh Khanna and actress, Dimple Kapadia, as well as the brother-in-law of actress Rinke Khanna.
Was working as a chef in a restaurant in Bangkok before entering films.
Studied martial arts in Bangkok before becoming an actor.

Personal Quotes 

Controversies are a package deal in this industry. You just have to understand that and accept it.
I savour the adulation and love I have been getting from my fans and the blessings of elders in my family. Fourteen years have given me a lot and I can't thank God and the industry enough.
Look at what destiny had in store for me. I married my idol's daughter! I still can't believe it. Who wasn't his fan in the 1970s and 80s? I remember queuing up for hours with parents to watch repeatedly Aradhana, Amar Prem, Kati Patang, Prem Kahani, Aap Ki Kasam, Chhailla Babu, Anurodh, Amardeep and then watching as a teenager in theaters Bandish, Kudrat, Aanchal, Ashanti,Souten, Awaaz, Dharm Aur Qanoon, Maqsad, and many more. These are among my favorite films of all times.

Filmography

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