Akshay Kumar Wiki Biography, Height, Age, Wife, Family, Children
Akshay Kumar is an Indian actor, producer, martial artist, and television personality. He was born on September 9, 1967, in Amritsar, Punjab, India. He began his career in the late 1980s and has since appeared in over 150 Bollywood films.
Akshay Kumar’s parents are Hari Om Bhatia and Aruna Bhatia. He is married to Twinkle Khanna, daughter of legendary Bollywood actors Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia. They have two children together, a son named Aarav and a daughter named Nitara.
Some of Akshay Kumar’s popular films include “Khiladi,” “Mohra,” “Dhadkan,” “Hera Pheri,” “Singh is Kinng,” “Rowdy Rathore,” “Special 26,” “Baby,” “Airlift,” “Pad Man,” “Mission Mangal,” and “Sooryavanshi.” He has won several awards for his performances, including the National Film Award for Best Actor and the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
Apart from acting, Akshay Kumar is also involved in philanthropic work and has been appointed as the brand ambassador of various social causes such as road safety, hygiene, and cleanliness. He is known for his disciplined lifestyle, love for martial arts, and his commitment to fitness.
As of 2023, Akshay Kumar’s net worth is estimated to be around $400 million USD, making him one of the highest-paid actors in the world.
|Real Name||Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia|
• Khiladi Kumar
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 185 cm|
in meters- 1.85 m
in feet inches- 6’ 1”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 80 kg|
in pounds- 176 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||– Chest: 42 Inches|
– Waist: 34 Inches
– Biceps: 16 Inches
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Debut||Film (Actor): Saugandh (1991)|
Film (Producer): Joker (2012)
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
2004: Rajiv Gandhi Award for his Outstanding achievements in Bollywood
2021: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India named actors Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar its Most Beautiful Vegetarian Celebrities of the year
2022: He received an honorary certificate from the Income Tax Department as the ‘highest taxpayer’ in the country.
Note: Along with these, he has many other awards, honours, and achievements to his name.
|Date of Birth||9 September 1967|
|Age (as of 2022)||55 Years|
|School||Don Bosco High School, Darjeeling|
|College/University||Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Mumbai (King’s Circle)|
|Educational Qualification||College Dropout|
|Address||Address 1: 203 A Wing, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri(West), Mumbai 400053|
Address 2: Ground Floor, Juhu Prime Beach Apartment, Gandhigram Road, Juhu, Mumbai – 400049
|Hobbies||Collecting Posters of Old Bollywood Movies, Cooking, Martial Arts, Playing Volleyball and Cricket|
|Likes/Dislikes||Likes: 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”|
On His Back: His son’s name “Aarav”
|Controversy||Akshay Kumar was caught in a controversy when his wife, Twinkle Khanna unbuttoned his Jeans for promotion in Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.|
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Girlfriends||• Pooja Batra (Actress)|
• Ayesha Jhulka (Actress)
• Raveena Tandon (Actress)
• Rekha (Actress)
• Shilpa Shetty (Actress)
• Priyanka Chopra (Actress)
• Twinkle Khanna (Actress)
|Marriage Date||17 January 2001|
|Wife/Spouse||Twinkle Khanna (Actress, 2001-present)|
|Parents||Father– Hari Om Bhatia (Died)|
Mother– Aruna Bhatia (died on 8 September 2021 in Mumbai)
Sister– Alka Bhatia
|Food||Thai Green Chicken Curry, Home Made Punjabi Food, Chinese|
|Actor(s)||Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Chan|
|Actresses||Sridevi, Kareena Kapoor|
|Cars Collection||Porsche Cayenne,|
|Bikes Collection||Yamaha VMax and Harley Davidson|
|Salary (approx.)||$3.36 million (INR 25 crore/film)|
|Assets/Properties ||• He owns a sea-facing duplex in Mumbai.|
• In January 2022, he bought a sprawling apartment worth Rs. 7.8 crore in Mumbai’s Khar West area; the 1,878 sq ft flat is on the 19th floor of a high rise.
• The actor also owns houses in Goa and Mauritius.
• He owned a flat in the Transcon Triumph-Tower 1, A-2104 in Andheri West, Mumbai that he sold to Daboo Malik and his wife Jyoti Malik in August 2022; Daboo Malik is the father of famous musicians Armaan Malik and Amaal Malik. Reportedly, Akshay bought the property in November 2017 for Rs 4.12 crore.
|Income (between 1 June 2018, and 1 June 2019)||$65 million (INR 466 crores)|
|Net Worth (approx.)||$131.77 million (INR 980 crore)|
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.
- His father and Dara Singh were acquaintances.Akshay Kumar Childhood Photo With Dara Singh
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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 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.
- He shares his birthday with his Ex-girlfriend, Shilpa Shetty‘s husband Raj Kundra.
- 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
- In 2019, he took 4th spot in Forbes’s highest-paid actor’s list. He collected $65 million between 1 June 2018 and 1 June 2019. Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson was on the top of the Forbes list of the 10 highest-paid actors, collecting $89.4 million.
- In an Instagram live session, while talking with wildlife adventurer Bear Grylls, he talked about the benefits of drinking cow urine, a practice that he follows daily.
- On 7 February 2022, the Uttarakhand government announced him ‘Brand Ambassador’ of the state. The announcement came after he met Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami at his Dehradun residence. Akshay Kumar receiving a replica of Kedar Nath temple from Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami