Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia a.k.a Akshay Kumar was born in Amritsar, Punjab on November 9th, 1967. He is nicknamed Akki and Mac.

He learnt martial arts in Hong Kong and has also worked as a waiter in Bangkok. While he was teaching martial arts, one of his students suggested him to go for modelling. Subsequently, he joined Bollywood with the movie “Saugandh” in 1991. He is known to perform his own stunts and is famous for his Khiladi movies-Khiladi(1992) with Ayesha Jhulka, “Main Khiladi Tu Anadi”(1994) with Saif Ali Khan, “Mr. and Mrs Khiladi”(1997) with Juhi Chawla and “Khiladi 420” in 2000. He has also done family dramas like “Dhadkan” in 2001 with Shilpa Shetty and Suniel Shetty, Waqt(2005) with Amitabh Bachchan. Of late, he is known for his comedy movies like “Hera Pheri” in 2000 with Paresh Rawal and Suniel Shetty, Garam Masala(2005) with John Abraham and “Phir Hera Pheri” and “Mujhse Shaadi Karogi” in 2004 with Priyanka Chopra and Salman Khan. His last released movie was “Tees Maar Khan” (2010), directed by Farah Khan. He won the Best Villain award for “Ajnabee” in 2001, co-starring Bobby Deol.

Akshay has been linked with most of his heroines, namely Pooja Batra, Raveena Tandon, Rekha and Shilpa Shetty, before tying the knot with Twinkle Khanna in 2001. He has a son, Aarav, who was born in 2002.

From being a waiter to a Bollywood star, Akshay Kumar has come a long way. Today, Akshay Kumar is considered to be one of the most dependable stars of Bollywood.

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Akshay, Riteish, Abhishek in London for 40-day shooting schedule

The third instalment of comedy franchise ‘Houseful 3’ which started its filming process a couple of weeks ago has begun its London leg of shooting. The cast and crew of the film will be in London for a 40-day schedule. ‘Housefull 3’ stars Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh, who have appeare ... read more

Watch: Akshay survives major accident in a stunt gone wrong

Action star Akshay Kumar has done many daring stunts in his movies and his upcoming film ‘Singh Is Bliing’ is no exception. But this time, one of the stunts proved life threatening. A major accident happened while shooting for the song ‘Tung Tung Baje’ from the film. There was a sequence i ... read more

Check out! Shah Rukh Khan riding his new pair of wheels

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is a busy actor and has to keep shuttling from one set to the other to keep up with his chock-a-block shooting schedule. But now, he will not have any problem reaching the sets on time as he has got himself a wonderful pair of wheels to travel. The ‘Happy ... read more

Twinkle spills secrets about Akshay, Aamir at her book-launch

Actress-turned-entrepreneur-turned-columnist Twinkle Khanna who worked with Aamir Khan in Dharmesh Darshan’s 2000 film ‘Mela’ revealed that the actor had secretly cried on the sets of the film because the director refused to listen to his point of view. Aamir Khan was the special guest at ... read more

‘Brothers’ mints in Rs 72.6 crore in the opening week

Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra’s ‘Brothers’ minted in Rs 72.6 crore in the opening week. The film directed by Karan Malhotra becomes the second biggest opening of the year, the first being Salman Khan starrer ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’.  The film is in the race of 100 crore club. The of ... read more

Abhishek, Akshay, Riteish begin shooting for 'Housefull 3'

The third instalment of the comedy franchise ‘Housefull 3’ has begun its shooting with its recurring cast Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh joined by Abhishek Bachchan. Riteish announced the filming of ‘Housefull 3’ on Twitter. “And the Madness begins #HouseFull3,” the 36-year-old actor po ... read more