Akshay Kumar is a well-known actor, model, philanthropist in India. He predominantly works in Hindi cinema and is one of the highest-paid actors in the Indian film industry. He has given many blockbusters movies and popularly known as Khiladi Kumar.
He is also known for his extreme fitness and strict daily routine which he follows in his life. He is one of the best action heroes in our film industry and is a big inspiration for coming actors. He also worked as a producer and stuntman in the Indian film industry.
Akshay Kumar Wiki/Biography
Born on 09 September 1967, Akshay Kumar’s age is 53 years as of 2020. He was born and brought up in a middle-class family from Amritsar, Punjab, India.
Akshay Kumar Childhood Photo
His born name is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. He completed his initial schooling from Don Bosco High School, Mirik, Darjeeling. After that, he moved to Delhi with his family and later on, went to Koliwada, Mumbai, and settled down there.
Akshay Kumar (Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia)
Date of Birth
09 September 1967
Amritsar, Punjab, India
Actor, Model and Philanthropist
Indian and Canadian
Don Bosco High School, Mirik, Darjeeling
College / University
Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Mumbai
He enrolled himself at the Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Mumbai but after some time, he dropped out from college as he was not good at studies. He was inclined towards sports and martial arts and started learning karate since childhood. He also went to Bangkok from where he got professional training in Karate and also learned Thai boxing there. He is a black belt in Taekwondo and a martial arts expert.
Family, Girlfriend & Relationships
Akshay Kumar belongs to a middle-class Hindu Punjabi family from Amritsar, Punjab, India. He holds Canadian nationality and has a belief in the Hinduism religion.
His father’s name is Hari Om Bhatia who is a retired Army officer and also worked as an accountant at UNICEF.
Akshay Kumar Father
His mother’s name is Aruna Bhatia who is a homemaker.
Akshay Kumar Mother
He also has one sibling, his younger sister’s name is Alka Bhatia who is married and living happily with her family.
Akshay Kumar Sister
Akshay Kumar’s marital status is married. He is married to Twinkle Khanna who is also a well-known actress in the Indian film industry.
Akshay Kumar Wife
She is the daughter of legendary actor Rajesh Khanna and actress Dimple Kapadia. The couple dated each other for a long time after which they decided to get married in a private ceremony on 17 January 2001 in the presence of their loved ones. The couple is also blessed with two children, his elder son’s name is Aarav Bhatia and his daughter’s name is Nitara Bhatia.
Before his marriage, Akshay Kumar is known as one of the playboys in the entertainment industry. He had affairs with many actresses in the industry like Pooja Batra, Ayesha Jhulka, and Rekha. He was also in rumors of dating Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon, they dated each other for a long span of three years after that they got separated due to some personal reasons. He also dated actress Shilpa Shetty but later they got separated as Shilpa came to know that Akshay was cheating on her.
He was in rumors of dating actress Priyanka Chopra even after his marriage. The couple never accepted these rumors in public. Later on, Akshay’s wife Twinkle put a restriction on him not to work with the actress.
Hari Om Bhatia
Pooja Batra, Ayesha Jhulka, Rekha, Raveena Tandon, Shilpa Shetty and Priyanka Chopra
Aarav Bhatia and Nitara Bhatia
Akshay Kumar is one of the heartthrobs in the Indian film industry and is one of the fittest actors in the industry. He has a dashing personality with an impressive physique and body measurements. He is a fitness enthusiast who performs regular exercises like swimming, kickboxing, and many other heavy workouts. He is 5 feet and 11 inches tall and his body weight is around 80 Kg.
His hair color is black and his mesmerizing black color eyes add to his charming personality. There are many tattoos inked on his body, he has inked his wife’s name on his left shoulder and his son’s name on his back.
Akshay Kumar started his career as a martial arts professional. He went to Bangkok to get professional training in Karate and martial arts. He also becomes a black belt in Taekwondo and also got training in Thai boxing. He also worked as a chef and a waiter while living in Bangkok. After that he made his return to India and started working as a peon in a travel agency in Kolkata, side by side he also started his career as a martial arts instructor.
After his initial struggle, he made his appearance in the industry as a model and worked in various modeling projects. After gaining some success in the fashion industry he changes his born name and got popular with his screen name Akshay Kumar. He also worked as a background dancer during his initial days in the film industry and worked very hard to achieve his dreams.
He made his acting debut with his appearance in the popular Hindi movie “Saugandh” in the year 1991 as a lead actor. After that, he appeared in many Hindi movies like “Dancer”, “James Bond”, “Deedar”, and “Khiladi”. After his appearance in the movie “Khiladi”, he got a massive breakthrough in the industry and since then he is not looking back.
He has worked in over 150 movies in the industry and also appeared in countless brand advertisements and modeling shoots. He also sang a devotional Punjabi song titled “Nirgun Raakh Liya” for a social cause. He is one of the biggest superstars in our film industry who had so many blockbuster movies under his name.
Akshay Kumar has won many prestigious awards and honors throughout his career in the Indian film industry. He has won IIFA Best Villain Award, Bollywood Fashion Award, IIFA Best Comedian Award, Filmfare Award for Best Comedian, and Best Actor Award at Screen Awards.
He also received one of the biggest honors in India “Padam Shri” in the year 2009. He also won the Best Actor Popular Award, Best Actor Searchlight Award, Star of the Year, Best Actor in Comedy and Romance, Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award, and Box Office 1000 Crore Club Hero Award.
He also won Apsara Film and Television Producers Awards, National Film Awards, and many more prestigious awards and honors.
Akshay Kumar was involved in a controversy when his wife Twinkle Khanna unbuttoned his jeans during a brand promotion at the Lakme Fashion event in Mumbai. He had to face criticism for this incident among his followers.
Facts and Information
He likes non-vegetarian food especially chicken curry, homemade Punjabi food, Chinese cuisine, and Indian sweets. He admires the acting skills of actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Jackie Chan and actresses like Sridevi and Kareena Kapoor.
He likes listening to music, rock climbing, swimming, and gymming as hobbies. He never parties late at night and never consume alcohol and done smoking. He started learning martial arts since he was in the 8th standard.
Along with his acting career, Akshay Kumar made his appearance in many television shows like Seven Deadly Arts With Akshay Kumar, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi, Master Chef India, and Dare to Dance as a host.
He also worked as a philanthropist and participated in many social causes and has done many charities for needy people and martyred soldiers. Akshay Kumar has a soft corner for the Indian Armed Forces, he also developed a charity mobile application titled “Bharat Ke Veer” for the welfare of martyred soldier’s families.
He also listed among Forbes list of the 10 highest-paid actors in the world and secured 4th position. His net worth is approximately 980 crore. In the year 2018, he was also honored with the prestigious “The Honorary Doctorate of Law” from the University of Windsor and listed among “The Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine.
He worked in many patriotic movies like Holiday, Baby, Gabbar is Back, and Airlift. He also worked in movies based on social awareness like Toilet Ek Prem Katha.