Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia is popularly known as Akshay Kumar born on Amritsar, Punjab, India. He is an Indian born Canadian producer, actor, martial artist, television personnel, stuntman, and a philanthropist working with Bollywood firms.
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Akshay Kumar Personal Life
From an early age, Akshay was interested in sports. He started schooling at Don Bosco School, he then proceeded with his studies and enrolled for higher education at Guru Nanak Khalsa College where he later dropped out since he wasn’t interested in his studies.
Akshay Kumar studied martial arts in Hong Kong. He got into the industry after his fellow student suggested he try modeling. His good looks, excellent martial skills, and success in modeling made him the first choice in adventurous movies. Before he started acting, he was a waiter in Bangkok.
Akshay Kumar Acting Career
Akshay Kumar made his debut in 1987 in a minor role Mahesh Bhatt directed Indian film. He primarily starred action films but later gained fame and become popular for his romantic, comic, and drama roles. His breakthrough was in the Saugandh (1991). He became a world-known superstar between 1990 to 2000 in his Khiladi series (Mr. Bond, Khiladi, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi, and Khiladi 420. He starred more than 110 films. He has also won several awards including National Film Award for the Best Actor in Rustom (2016) and the Filmfare awards in Garam Masala (2005) and Ajnabee (2001), and the Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actor in Dil Pagal Hai (1997).
Kumar is the most prolific Indian actor having starred over one hundred and ten films. According to Forbes as of 2018, he is among the top ten highest-paid actors. Akshay was the first actor in the entire Bollywood industry to have his films’ Domestic Net Lifetime Collection cross US$290 million by 2013 and US$430 million by 2016.
Apart from acting, Akshay Kumar is a stunt actor. He has performed several dangerous stunts that have made him earn the sobriquet – Indian Jackie Chan. He is a great businessman having founded several successive production companies such as Hari Om Entertainment in 2009 and Grazing Goats Pictures in 2012. Akshay Kumar launched the famous reality show Dare to Dance in 2014.
Akshay Kumar was given an honorary doctorate by Windsor University in recognition of his great contribution to the Indian Cinema. In 2009, the Indian government awarded him the Padma Shri. In 2011, Akshay Kumar was honored by the Asian Awards for his achievements in cinema.