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Akshay Kumar Height, Age, Wife, Family, Children, Biography & More

Akshay Kumar

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Bio/Wiki
Real NameRajiv Hari Om Bhatia
Nickname(s)Akki, Raju, Mac and Khiladi Kumar
Profession(s)Actor and Producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet inches- 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 42 Inches
- Waist: 34 Inches
- Biceps: 16 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm (Actor): Saugandh (1991)
Akshay Kumar debut film Saugandh
Film (Producer): Joker (2012)
Akshay Kumar Production Debut Joker
Awards/HonoursFilmfare Awards
2002: Best Villain for Ajnabee
2006: Best Comedian for Garam Masala

National Film Awards
2017: Best Actor for Rustom

Government Of India Awards
2009: Padma Shri by the Government of India

Other Awards
2004: Rajiv Gandhi Award for his Outstanding achievements in Bollywood

Note: Along with these, he has many other awards, honours, and achievements to his name.
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 September 1967
Age (as in 2018)51 Years
BirthplaceAmritsar, Punjab, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
SignatureAkshay Kumar Signature
NationalityCanadian
HometownMumbai, India
SchoolDon Bosco High School, Mirik, Darjeeling
College/UniversityGuru Nanak Khalsa College (King's Circle)
Mumbai
Educational QualificationCollege Drop-out
ReligionHinduism
CastePunjabi Rajput
EthnicityPunjabi
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressAddress 1: 203 A Wing, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri(West), Mumbai 400053
Address 2: Ground Floor, Juhu Prime Beach Apartment, Gandhigram Road, Juhu, Mumbai – 400049
Akshay Kumar House
HobbiesCollecting Posters of Old Bollywood Movies, Cooking, Martial Arts, Playing Volleyball and Cricket
Likes/DislikesLikes: Listening to Music, Rock Climbing, Swimming
Dislikes: Being typecast as an 'action' or a 'comedy' hero
Tattoo(s)On His Left Shoulder: His wife's nickname "Tina"
Akshay Kumar Tattoo On Left Shoulder
On His Back: His son's name "Aarav"
Akshay Kumar Tattooed His Son Aarav's Name
ControversyAkshay Kumar was caught in a controversy when his wife, Twinkle Khanna unbuttoned his Jeans for promotion in Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.
Akshay Kumar Levis controversy
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsPooja Batra (Actress)
Akshay Kumar With His Ex-Girlfriend Pooja
Ayesha Jhulka (Actress)
Akshay Kumar With His Ex-Girlfriend Ayesha
Raveena Tandon (Actress)
Akshay Kumar With His Ex-Girlfriend Raveena Tandon
Rekha (Actress)
Akshay Kumar With Rekha
Shilpa Shetty (Actress)
Akshay Kumar With His Ex-Girlfriend Shilpa Shetty
Priyanka Chopra (Actress)
Akshay Kumar With His Ex-Girlfriend Priyanka
Twinkle Khanna (Actress)
Marriage Date17 January 2001
Family
Wife/SpouseTwinkle Khanna (Actress, 2001-present)
Akshay Kumar with his wife
ChildrenDaughter- Nitara
Akshay Kumar wife and daughter
Son- Aarav
Akshay Kumar with his son
ParentsFather- Late Hari Om Bhatia
Mother- Aruna Bhatia
Akshay Kumar with his mother
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Alka Bhatia
Akshay Kumar with his sister Alka Bhatia
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Thai Green Chicken Curry, Home Made Punjabi Food, Chinese
Favourite FruitMango
Favourite DessertIndian Sweets
Favourite Actor(s)Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Chan
Favourite ActressesSridevi, Kareena Kapoor
Favourite ColourBlack
Favourite DestinationMauritius
Favourite PerfumeCool Waters
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionPorsche Cayenne,
Akshay Kumar In His Car Porsche Cayenne
Honda CRV,
Akshay Kumar In His Car Honda CR-V
Bikes CollectionYamaha VMax and Harley Davidson
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)₹25 crore/film
Income (as in 2018)₹185 crore/annum [1]Forbes India
Net Worth (approx.)₹980 crore

Akshay Kumar

Some Lesser Known Facts about Akshay Kumar

  • Does Akshay Kumar Smoke?: No
  • Does Akshay Kumar Drink alcohol?: No
  • Akshay was born in Amritsar in a Punjabi family and raised in Old Delhi, but later, he shifted to Koliwada in Mumbai.
  • Since his childhood, he was interested in acting and martial arts and began his training in class 8.
  • Prior to joining the film industry, he learnt Muay Thai in Bangkok and is also a Black Belt in Taekwondo.
  • He worked as a waiter in a restaurant named Metro Guest House in Bangkok to earn his living where his initial salary was ₹1,500.
  • After returning to Mumbai, he even worked as a peon for a travel organisation in Kolkata. He then taught martial arts to people.
  • He tried his luck in modelling when one of his students, who was a photographer, recommended him to a modelling agency. After achieving success in this, he changed his name from Rajeev Om Bhatia to Akshay Kumar; as he saw a movie in which the actor opposite to his favourite actress was named Akshay.
  • When he came to Mumbai, he had his portfolio shoot at the same place which he owns now i.e., his Juhu Bangalow.
  • In the film “Aaj” in 1987, he did his 17-second debut performance as a Karate Instructor. Here’s a glimpse of his performance in the movie:

  • Akshay was about to start his modelling projects at Bangalore, but he missed out his flight and started wandering in Natraj Studio, where he met Pramod Chakravorty and signed the film Deedar.
  • In the early 90s, he went for the audition in Rajesh Khanna’s film “Jai Shiv Shankar” and waited at the sets for around 4 hours, but getting auditioned was another thing, he was not even able to meet him.
  • He was the first choice for the film “Phool Aur Kaante,” but his demand for more money passed the role to Ajay Devgn.
  • His first signed film was Deedar whereas Saugandh was his first release.
  • While his shoot for the film “Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi,” he lifted Brian Lee (weighed 350 pounds), which resulted in back pain, following which he was even hospitalised for some time.

    Akshay Kumar Lifting Brian Lee

    Akshay Kumar Lifting Brian Lee

  • After giving a number of flops in a row, his comical performance in “Hera Pheri” rocked the audience and rolled them in the aisles. After this movie, it was stated in media that a new Akshay Kumar was born with a comic talent.

Akshay Kumar In Hera Pheri

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  • Although the sequel to Hera Pheri- Phir Hera Pheri was again a big super hit, Akshay criticised the film by saying it a big nonsense.
  • He got engaged to actress Twinkle Khanna twice, daughter of famous actor Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, and married her on 17 January 2001. They are blessed with two children: one son and one daughter and Akki prefers keeping his children away from media and giving them a normal lifestyle.

    Akshay Kumar's Marriage Picture

    Akshay Kumar’s Marriage Picture

  • He was invariably seen in the news getting blamed for cutting short the roles of his co-stars. He was also held responsible for removing John Abraham‘s and Govinda‘s role in Garam Masala and Bhagam Bhag respectively.
  • Besides acting, he has also hosted in numerous TV shows titled Seven Deadly Arts with Akshay Kumar, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (Season 1,2,4), MasterChef India (Season 1), and Dare 2 Dance.
  • In his film career, he has played double roles in the movies named Jai Kishan, Aflatoon, Khiladi 420, Chandni Chowk To China, and Rowdy Rathore.
  • Apart from acting, he has also sung Punjabi devotional song “Nirgun Raakh Liya” and whatever the profit was made from the album, was donated to the victims of the train bombings of Mumbai. Here’s the video of the devotional song, which was sung by him:

  • In 2008, he was honoured with the Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Windsor for his outstanding acting career. The same year, he was listed among “The Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine.”
  • In his film, OMG: Oh My God, the bike Akshay rode worth 1 million rupees.
  • Akshay’s performance in Gabbar Is Back was critically acclaimed by the audience, but his daughter was not happy with his long beard, which he grew to get into his character- Aditya.

Akshay Kumar In Gabbar Is Back

  • He is pretty emotional about the ‘firsts’ in his life, as he has still kept his first car, motorcycle, and house.
  • Akshay is popularly given the name “Khiladi Kumar of Bollywood,” as he has done 8 films with the title Khiladi in it- Khiladi, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Sabse Bada Khiladi, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, International Khiladi, Mr and Mrs Khiladi, Khiladi 420, and Khiladi 786.
  • He is a fitness freak and does activities like basketball, swimming, kickboxing, and working out to stay in shape.
  • In an episode of Koffee With Karan, his co-star Lara Dutta revealed that he is very much terrible at dialogues. To assist him in his dialogues, the crew members use different tactics including holding a piece of paper in front of him, sometimes on the costumes of the heroine, and many others.
  • In 2016, his extraordinary role in Rustom, which was based on the real-life incident of Naval Officer K. M. Nanavati, was his first time that he acted as a Parsi and was highly admired by the audience.

    Akshay Kumar As Parsi In Rustom

    Akshay Kumar As Parsi In Rustom

  • Akshay Kumar is also addressed as “New-Age Manoj Kumar aka Bharat Kumar” due to his phenomenal performances in the films named Namastey London, Holiday, Baby, Gabbar Is Back, and Airlift.
  • Akki is a bit superstitious and has never written anything on a page unless he writes an ‘Om’ on it.
  • Akshay has played the role of a police officer in 15 films.
  • For his role as a Kuwait-based businessman in Airlift, he learned Arabic.
  • He has also done movies concerning social awareness to raise and eradicate some social malpractices or taboos- “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” and “Padman” are few of them.

    Akshay Kumar In Padman And Toilet Ek Prem Katha

    Akshay Kumar In Padman And Toilet Ek Prem Katha

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