Date/ Place of birth:
11 September 1967, Amritsar, Punjab, India
Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, better known as Akshay Kumar, has seen it all. From being a waiter to a martial arts expert, his foray into films happened with Suagandh. He went absolutely unnoticed with his debut flick, however, he was noticed enough to get Khiladi, a film that changed his life.
Known as an icon hero since the early 90s, he has established himself as one of the leading actors of the industry.
In 1997, he made an extended guest appearance in Yash Chopra’s hit film Dil To Pagal Hai, for which he received a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award nomination. In 1999, he received critical acclaim for his roles in the films Sangharsh and in the box office hit Jaanwar.
In 2000 he starred in the comedy Hera Pheii (2000) which was a success and showcased his talent at doing comedy just as well as action or romantic roles. Apart from his action, comedy and romantic roles he also displays a flair for dramatic roles.
A brand ambassador for products like XBOX 360, Thumps Up etc., he is an active stage performer. He led the Heat 2006 world tour which also starred Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen and Celina Jaitley. He is also planning on having a solo world tour after backing out from the Unforgettable 2008 world tour with the Bachchans.
After being engaged to actress Twinkle Khanna, the daughter of veteran actors Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, they finally tied the knot on January 14, 2001 and have a son named Araav.