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.

All About Akshay Kumar

Watch! Akshay Kumar works out with ‘cute little goons’

Akshay Kumar, who was busy shooting for his wife Twinkle Khanna’s maiden production venture ‘Padman’ in Indore, is back home. A fitness freak that he is, the actor got on with his workout sessions. But this time it was a special workout as he exchanged punches with pugs. The ‘Lolly LLB 2’ ... read more

Twinkle Khanna left ‘humiliated’ by her teenage son

Former actress-turned-writer Twinkle Khanna is one smart lady who has a way with words. There is no beating her when it comes to wisecracks and witty comebacks. She left Karan Johar speechless on his show ‘Koffee with Karan 5’ and took digs at popular personalities in her columns, but was at a lo ... read more

Adorable Pic: Akshay, Twinkle hold hands for a new journey

Actress turned writer Twinkle Khanna has donned the hat of the producer. She returns to the showbiz with her debut production venture, titled, ‘Padman’. As Twinkle embarks on a new journey, Akshay shares an adorable picture of his and Twinkle holding hands at the river bank. Captioning th ... read more

First Look: Akshay Kumar, Radhika Apte shoot for ‘Padman'

Akshay Kumar and Radhika Apte kick-started the shooting of ‘Padman’ in Maheshwar, Madhya Pradesh. The pictures shows Radhika and Akshay cycling at various locations. The couple was shooting for a song. Radhika plays Akshay’s wife in ‘Padman’ which is based on the true story of Arunachalam Mu ... read more

Akshay Kumar donates Rs 9L each to the kin of martyred CRPF

Akshay Kumar donates Rs 9 lakh each to the families of the 12 soldiers of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), who were killed during a recent Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh. CRPF took to their Twitter handle to thank the 49-year-old star and wrote, “Akshay Kumar actor a true Patriot s ... read more