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Akshay Kumar



--- About Akshay Kumar ---

Birth name: Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia

Meaning of the name: Akshay - Eternal, immortal, indestructable (Origin: Indian)

Date of Birth: September 9, 1967

Place of Birth: Amritsar, Punjab, India

Nationality: Indian

Religion: Sikh

Nicknames: Akki, Mac, Khiladi, Raju, King Kumar

Often referred as: Bruce Lee of India, Stunt Man of Bollywood

Occupation: Actor, producer, presenter

Zodiac sign: Virgo

Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)
Marital status: Married

Date of Mariage: 14 January 2001

Spouse: Twinkle Khanna

Kids: 2; Son Araav (born 15th September 2002) and daughter Nitara (born September 25, 2012)

Father: Hari Om Bhatia (was an Army Officer; died of cancer)

Mother: Aruna Bhatia 

Sisters: Alka Bhatia

Father-in-law: Rajesh Khanna (actor)

Mother-in-law: Dimple Kapadia (actress)

Brother-in-law: Surendra Hiranandani

Sister-in-law: Rinke Khanna (Actress)

Mother tongue: Punjabi

Languages: English, Hindi, Punjabi

Past love relationships: Shilpa Shetty, Raveena Tandon, Pooja Batra

Best friend from film industry: Saif Ali Khan

Education: School- Don Bosco School, Matunga, Mumbai; College- Khalsa College, Mumbai

Activities: Listening to music, rock climbing, swimming
Hobby: Doing tricks and magic

Political views: Active philanthropist, but is not expressly political

Sports: Kickbox, playing basketball (trice a week), swimming, maditating, jogging, practising yoga,
working out...

Body measurements: Chest-40 inch, Waist-38 inch

Shoe size: 12

Lucky number: 9

Motto: 'Just entertain your audience'

Trade mark: His fit body and energy

His role model of energy: Amitabh Bachchan
The worst quality of his wife Twinkle: "That she is always right."

Likes: Listening to music, rock climbing, swimming

Dislikes: Being typecast as an 'action' or a 'comedy' hero.

His weakness: Sweets 
Afraid of: Heights

He would never leave his home without: "Baseball cap… Gotta hide from those sneaky paparazzi."

His wardrobe essentials: Laceless Tiger pumps, white t-shirts, blue denim jeans and a baseball cap.

His style inspirations: George Clooney, Jude Law  and David Beckham

His first luxury high-end purchase: An Armani suit.

Previous jobs: Modelling; as a chef in a restaurant in Bangkok; as an instructor in Martial art; as an
assistant to Jayesh Sheth

Debut film: Saugandh (1991)

Debut Award: Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role for 'Ajnabee' (2001)

Some of the best movies in the career by now: Yeh Dillagi, Garam Masala, Namastey London,
Singh Is Kinng, Kambakkht Ishq, De Dana Dan, Housefull, Tees Maar Khan, Thank You, Desi Boyz,
Special 26, Holiday, Entertainment...

Host of TV Shows: Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 1 and 2); MasterChef India (season 1);
Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (season 4)

Formed popular team with: Sunil Shetty and Paresh Rawal

His 100th movie: Waqt: The Race against Time (2005)

Akshay Kumar in his childhood



--- Favourites ---

Favourite food: Thai, home made Punjabi khana, Chinese

Favourite fruit: Mango

Favourite dessert: Indian sweets

Favourite place: Mauritius

Favourite holiday spots: Goa and Canada

Favourite designers: Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana and his old faithful Unconditional.

Favourite actor: Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Chan

Favourite actress: Sridevi
Favourite heroines: Kareena Kapoor and Katrina Kaif

Favourite male co-star: Salman Khan

Favourite movies: Life is Beautiful, Deewar, Rocky

Favourite music: Melody

Favourite romantic song: 'Bheege Honth Tere'

Favourite colour: Black

Favourite perfume: Cool Waters

Favourite book: He doesn't read books

Akshay Kumar's childhood photos



--- Interesting Facts ---  


--> He is known as the Khiladi Kumar of Bollywood. He is known for his action films which made roars in
the B town.

--> After having obtained a black belt in Taekwondo while in India, he studied martial arts in Bangkok,
Thailand, where he learned Muay Thai and worked as a chef and waiter.

--> When he got back to Mumbai he started teaching martial arts.

--> One of his students recommended him to do modelling.For his two hours posing in front of the camera,
he got 5,000, compared to his previous monthly salary of 4,000.

--> One morning he missed his flight for an ad-shoot at Bangalore. Disappointed with himself, he went for
his usual rounds at various film studios with his portfolio. Luckily that same evening, Kumar was signed
for a lead role by producer Pramod Chakravarthy for the movie Deedar.

--> Deedar, co-starring Karisma Kapoor, was the first film Akshay Kumar signed, but Saugandh was his first

--> Akshay stays in shape with a combination of kickboxing, basketball, swimming, and other sports, as
well as working out.

--> He owns Hari Om Productions.

--> Dated Shilpa Shetty twice before his marriage to Twinkle Khanna.

--> He started performing martial arts when he was in 8th Standard and later learnt more about it in

--> When he was an Martial art instructor, one of his student suggested him to model.

--> In his early days he received offers for his dancing abilities and his dare-devilish stunts.

--> Akshay has sung for a Punjabi devotional album. The name of the song is, 'Nirgun Raakh Liya'. The
profit made by this album were donated to the victims of the train bombings of Mumbai on July 11.

--> He likes to be called as Super Dad.

--> He is an active stage performer.

--> He is the first Indian actor to have been given a four-film-deal with Adlabs company.

--> Prefers to do adventurous movies in which he does all his stunt scenes by himself.

--> Has lead 'Heat 2006 world tour' which also starred Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen and
Celina Jaitley.

--> Akshay is a big fan of Ayurvedic medicine and treatments.

--> Akshay Kumar is superstitious. He will never write anything on a page unless he first heads it with
an ‘Om’.

--> Stardom is like a pencil, it becomes smaller with use. 

--> The day I open my mouth, all those who claim to give the press inside information won't know where
to hide.

--> His house number and car numbers always sum up to 9.

--> His every fifth movie had named or tagged with the term ‘Khiladi’.

--> Akshay is an early morning person and starts his wor at 6AM.

--> In 2014, he launched TV realty show Dare 2 Dance.
--> He also owns the team Khalsa Warriors in the World Kabaddi League.

--> Akshay Kumar never works on Sundays. A true family man, he takes holidays 6-7 times in a year
and each holiday consists of 6-7 days. The actor also takes an annual holiday of a month-long period.

Akshay is a passionate collector of shoes. He has more pairs of shoes than his wife Twinkle.

Akshay & Twinkle wedding day
 --- Personal Quotes ---

"I was born to rob watches from family members and teachers, then ask them the time and hand it
back to them with a cheeky grin. That’s why many, including Ranbir Kapoor, won’t play cards with me
on Diwali. I can do things with cards that will have you figuring out ‘how’ for days. Ask Riteish
Deshmukh, he’s tried to work out many of my tricks but failed. And he’s probably the most intelligent
person I know. Magic is a hobby I’ve always had up my sleeve."

"I have saved myself of lots of things from just beeing silent."
"I have dabbled with action, romance, dance, emotion and comedy. I think I've done well in all.
It's important to keep doing something different and reinvent oneself to avoid stagnation from
creeping in."

"Controversies are a package deal in this industry. You just have to understand that and accept it."

"I see the friends I made over the years who have become family today, people I became acquainted
with who have achieved so much in their lives. They taught me something with each meeting."

"I have finally become a husband and I am genuinely enjoying every moment of it."

"It takes two hands to clap! I cannot be solely blamed for what happened in my relationships! If things
soured, it happened because of both parties. Not just me!"

"I'll do at least one action film every year because of my fans. This is my promise to them."

"I like to keep fit, I am a very positive person and I am humble. I know that my success is as much
because of God’s grace as it is because of my hard work. I guess it is these positive attitudes that
people recognise."

"I think too much competition and negativity lead to a lot of stress, which gets your energy levels down.
I believe in positive energy."

"Agility and athleticism are more important than building huge muscles. Any obsession with
muscle-building is really unhealthy—it may lead to a lot of physical wear and tear. And unless you want to
be a wrestler, all that bulk does not look too great either. Being lean and fit, I believe, is more graceful."

"I'd never do a film that would hurt anyone's sentiments, be it Indian or not."

"When baseless rumours circulate, it bothers and angers me. My wife and I laugh over these
controversies but at some level they irritate too."

"My son thinks I am quite funny, whereas my wife thinks I am not. She doesn’t laugh at my jokes at all.
She doesn’t like them."

"I never get into fights. I don’t like fights. I don’t enjoy it. I try to avoid it."

"It is always great to know that the audience has put both its money and its faith on a film I have chosen
to work in. As I have never wearied of repeating - hits and misses always matter and a good Friday keeps
the home fires going."

"I grew up in a large family in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk and though I excelled in sports in school, I always
wanted to be an actor. I am lucky to have been able to convert some of my dreams to reality. It was

"I love spending time with my family. Twinkle and I have a very good comfort level as she has worked in
the industry as well. So we understand each other well. I began to understand what fatherhood is all
about only after Aarav was born."

"You know, there are some people who like to sit on all the rides in an amusement park, no matter how
scary because it is fun. I am like that. I enjoy it. Also, in the park, you have to pay to get that kind of a
thrill, but in films, they pay me to do experience those kinds of thrills. Whether it is underwater scenes
or leaping from planes or buildings…"

"I am a human being and there’s a limit to my patience. One day, I will react. I am not reacting yet.
I can take names and point fingers at people, but that is not me. I want to go back to the kind of person
I was. And ignore stuff."

"I just do my work. I don’t get involved in any politics or games. I have achieved whatever I have, due to
my own hard work and no one can take that away from me."

"I take a very minimal amount, and I have a stake in the film. If the film does well, I make money, and
so does the producer. And if it doesn’t, then we both get a very small amount. So even if my movie
doesn’t do well, the producer will always repeat me because of the simple strategy."

"I am a workaholic but I have done enough work, and I am financially secure enough to stop working
when I feel like."

"When I am standing on the edge, just before I jump, that’s the scariest moment, but then I go ahead
and jump. I don’t know how to explain it. It’s thrilling."

"My dad was a Punjabi from Amritsar and my mom is a Punjabi from Kashmir. My dad was a soldier in
the Indian Army. He left the army to join as an accountant in UNICEF in Delhi where I was born."

Akshay and his wife Twinkle


--- Connect With Akshay ---


His home address: 203 A Wing, Benzer, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri (W), Mumbai 400 053

Akshay on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/akshaykumarofficial

Akshay on Twitter: https://twitter.com/akshaykumar

kshay on Instagram: http://instagram.com/akshaykumar

Akshay on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/akshaykumar



Akshay's son Aarav


Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna's daughter, Nitara






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