Akshay Kumar needs no introduction! Its been his twenty years in Bollywood and he has never stopped being a source of inspiration to millions of his fans. He is a real example of “rags to riches”, a benchmark of physical fitness and the first Bollywood actor to earn 2,000 crore.
Early Life : Akshay Kumar, name Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, (born September 9, 1967, at Amritsar, Punjab, India), An actor who became one of Bollywood’s leading performers is known for his versatility. Rajiv Bhatia was the son of a government worker in a country in which acting often runs in the family. When he was a young man, he trained extensively in dance and martial arts, and his very first movie was nonspeaking and uncredited, was as a martial arts instructor in Aaj 1987. During his early yeras, he worked at a Bangkok food stall. After the insistence of his friends, Akshay Kumar decided to try his luck in acting. While working for a few modeling assignments, he received an offer of movie Saugandh(1991) from Raj Sippy which however couldn’t do well in the box office. It was in during those early stages of his career that he took the professional name Akshay Kumar.
Abbas-Mustan’s thriller ‘Khiladi’ was the one which made him a star. Most of his movies are thriller based and action movies like Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1993), Elaan (1994), Mohra(1994), Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995) and Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996). He has even done few romantic films such as Yeh Dillagi (1994), Dhadkan (2000) and Andaaz (2003). One thing to notice is that that he did a number of films with the name Khiladi such as ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’, ‘Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi’ and even an ‘International Khiladi’ and khiladi 786.
With movie project Hera pheri (2000), the versatile actor again took on a new kind of role—that of the comedic lead. The movie “Hera pheri” was a remake of the Indian film Ramji Rao Speaking (1989), a kidnapping caper, and it was popular enough to lead to a sequel (2006). Akshay Kumar continued to appear in comedies, and Garam masala (2005) garnered him a Filmfare Award, for best actor in a comedic role. Futher his later films included Heyy Babyy (2007), Singh Is Kinng (2008), OMG: Oh My God! (2012), and Toilet: Ek prem katha (2017) and he also starred in the popular Housefull series of comedy films (2010, 2012, and 2016). Another movie Ajnabee (2001) was a change of pace for the usually charming actor, and his turn as a philandering husband and murderer won him his first Filmfare Award, for best villain.
In the year 2006, he founded the Hari Om Entertainment production company, and became the host of the first season of the reality game show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi. In the following year 2009 Kumar was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award, for his services to the Indian film industry. Akshay Kumar hosted the first season of MasterChef India in 2010 and the following year he founded another production company, Grazing Goat Pictures, and even produced the Indo-Canadian hockey-based movie Breakaway, which is one of the highest grossing cross-cultural film at the Canadian box office. For year 2012 he received another Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award nomination for his portrayal of Lord Krishna in the Umesh Shukla-directed satirical comedy drama OMG – Oh My God!. Then he starred in the heist thriller Special 26 (2013) and the action thriller Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty (2014), which became one of the films to gross over ₹100 crore (US$14 million) at the box office, after which he hosted the reality show Dare 2 Dance. He followed this by playing an Indian security agent in the espionage film Baby and in 2016, Kumar received critical acclaim for his performances in Airlift and Rustom and for Rustom he won the National Film Award for Best Actor.
Known as lover boy, a stupendous martial arts expert, a self-made superstar, someone who believes in doing all his stunts himself- he certainly is the all-rounder of the glam world. He is devoted husband and a super-loving father in real life! His wife is a star kid, a beautiful actress, a talented blogger and designer, an amazing homemaker and now known as famous book author. While he waited tables at Bangkok, Twinkle was busy preparing herself for making an entry into Bollywood as an actress. Twinkle Khanna debuted in 1995 with Bobby Deol, with a Rajkumar Santoshi directed movie, Barsaat, which turned out to be a moderate hit Sarkari Result.
They both first met during a shoot for Filmfare magazine, in Mumbai, where Akshay developed an instant crush on Twinkle. During an interview with Filmfare, the actor confessed the same and said: “I met Twinkle for the first time during a photo session with Jayesh Seth for Filmfare. I still have that photograph. Thank you Filmfare!” And it was actually during the shooting of their film, International Khiladi, when the two fell for each other, and in one of the episodes of the popular TV show, Koffee With Karan, Akshay revealed that Twinkle was very fortunate of her upcoming release Mela Movie in 2000. She was certain that it would do well and told him that in case the movie fails to entertain at the box office, she would marry him. And Mr Khaladi got lucky, the movie flopped, and soon they got married on January 7, 2001, in designer duo as well as friends, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla’s residence, amidst a gathering of just 50 people, and that too in just two hours and the rest is history.
Here are reasons why he inspire the Indian youth!
Firstly the man rose from scratch. From the streets of Chandni Chowk to being a chef in Bangkok, and ultimately made to the list of highest paid actors in Bollywood, Akshay made himself shine without any help or favour, all thanks to his dedication and hard work bollywood latest news .
He never gave up on his way to the top.Akshay Kumar in his initial years didn’t taste any success in Bollywood. Around 17 to 18 of his movies flopped at the box office and the critiques wrote him off as a failed actor. For a long time, he wasn’t recognized at the Filmfare Awards. His patience took everything face-front and today, and his tremendous success as an actor proves that ‘failure breeds success’.
Thirdly, family before everything! Akshay is an ideal example of a real family man. Its been more than a decade into matrimony with Twinkle Khanna and blessed with two children, Akshay has always been vocal about his love for his family.
Patience and being consistent in his career earned him the tag of being a versatile actor. Akshay’s movies stand tall as proof of the fact that he has never shied away from taking up the roles that were way out of his comfort zone. Khiladi kumar has proven his mettle in all genres of cinema.
Next humility doesn’t come easy with all that fame and money but Akshay, throughout his time in Bollywood, has kept himself rooted.
Most important his dedication to fitness hardly needs to be spoken about. While many of his acting peers are busy getting botox and other cosmetic facelifts, he still believes in his daily run and cardio exercises. Along with kickboxing, basketball and swimming, Akshay has developed love for the very physically-demanding sport Parkour. Practicing Parkour at the age of 47 speaks a lot about his amazing fitness level. He is a sixth-degree black belt and still practises martial arts. Only a look at the superstar Kumar is enough to get all gym motivation back in line!
Lastly he has kept up with changing times. Akshay’s approach towards his movies keeps on evolving, and along with it he is also well aware of the internet age we live in. Weather it is Facebook or Twitter, Akshay has been pro-active on both the social platforms and routinely interacts with his fans.
In a gist we can say that Akshay Kumar is the epitome of what a man can achieve without giving up on his morals and ethics.
This article is written by filmywap