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Akshay Kumar

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   Akshay Kumar (born as Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia on September 9, 1967) is an Indian actor working in Bollywood. Kumar worked as a waiter in Bangkok before starting work in films. He studied martial arts in Hong Kong and is sometimes referred to as the "Bruce Lee of India". His first Bollywood film was Saugandh. Though most of his movies are action films, Kumar recently played Amitabh Bachchan's son in Waqt (2005) which also was his 100th movie, at only 38. He has also done some comic roles in films such as Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Garam Masala. He has given good performances in his films and has an enormous growing fan base.

   He won the Filmfare Best Villain Award for his role in Ajnabee. He also won Best Actor in a Comic Role for Mujhse Shaadi Karogi at the 2005 IIFA Awards. He won himself the first ever "Actor of the Year" Award at Kenster Stardust Max Awards 2006 for his role as 'Mac' in Garam Masala.
2005 was a good year for Akshay career-wise as he gave big hits with the films Bewafaa , Waqt, Mere Jeevan Saathi, Garam Masala, Deewane Huye Pagal and Dosti:Friends Forever. He was named Actor of the Year 2005 by a leading New York publication, and acclaimed organizations such as Rediff. Also he has earned the title of the top grossing star overseas outside of the 'Khans', with this year giving his movies over a three million pound grossing in just the UK itself.

Personal life

He has dated stars Pooja Batra, Raveena Tandon, Rekha and Shilpa Shetty. He is now married to Twinkle Khanna, the daughter of Bollywood actors Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia. Their first son, Araav Bhatia, was born on September 15, 2002. Akshay is close friends with another Bollywood actor, Bobby Deol

Awards and nominations

Awards of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA)

  • 2002: Winner, Best Villain for Ajnabee
  • 2005: Winner, Best Comedian for Mujhse Shaadi Karogi

Filmfare Awards

  • 2002: Winner Best Villain for Ajnabee
  • 2006: Winner Best Comedian for Garam Masala

Stardust Awards

  • 2002: Winner, Best Performance in a Negative Role for Ajnabee
  • 2006: Winner, Actor of The Year Award for Garam Masala & Nomination, Star of the Year for Waqt

Star Screen Awards

  • 2006: Winner, Best Editor Award for Garam Masala & Deewane Huye Pagal & Nomination, Best Comedian for Garam Masala (Requested his name be taken out of the nomination list on behalf of the actor's opinion, and was done so)

Filmography

  • Hey Baby (2006) ... (announced)
  • Welcome (2006) ... (filming)
  • Saamna (2006) ... (filming)
  • Sanj Mahobataan De (2006) ... (filming)
  • Jaaneman (2006) ... (filming)
  • Phir Hera Pheri (2005) ... (post-production)
  • Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye (2006) ... (post-production)
  • Family (2006) ... Shekhar
  • Deewane Huye Pagal (2005) ... Rocky
  • Dosti: Friends Forever (2005) ... Raj
  • Garam Masala (2005) ... Mac (Winner, Filmfare Best Comedian Award)
  • Mere Jeevan Saathi (2005) ... Vicky
  • Waqt (2005) ... Aditya Sharawat
  • Bewafaa (2005) ... Raja
  • Insaan (2005) ... Amjad
  • Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo (2004) ... Major Rajeev
  • Aitraaz (2004) ... Raj Malhotra
  • Hatya: The Murder (2004) ... Ravi
  • Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) ... Sunny Khurana/Khosla/Arun
  • (Nominated, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award) & (Nominated,
  • Filmfare Best Comedian Award)
  • Meri Biwi Ka Jawaab Nahin (2004) ... Inspector Ajay
  • Aan: Men at Work (2004) ... DCP Hari Om Patnaik)
  • Police Force: An Inside Story (2004) ... Vijay Singh
  • Khakee (2004) ... Sr. Inspector Shekhar Verma
  • Ghar Grihasti (2004) ... Special appearance
  • Andaaz (2003) ... Raj Malhotra
  • Talaash: The Hunt Begins... (2003) ... Arjun
  • Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi Kahani (2002) ... Atul
  • Awara Paagal Deewana (2002).... Guru Gulab Khatri
  • Aankhen (2002) ... Vishwas Prajapati
  • Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya (2002) ... Raj Malhotra
  • Ajnabee (2001) ... Vikram Bajaj (Winner, Filmfare Best Villain Award)
  • Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of Love (2001) ... Ajay Kapoor
  • Khiladi 420 (2000) ... Dev Kumar/Anand Kumar
  • Dhadkan (2000) ... Ram
  • Hera Pheri (2000) ... Raju
  • Jaanwar (1999) ... Badshah/Bapu Lohar
  • Sangharsh (1999) ... Professor Aman Varma
  • Zulmi (1999) ... Raj
  • International Khiladi (1999) ... Devraj/Rahul
  • Aarzoo (1999) ... Vijay Khanna
  • Barood (1998) ... Jai Sharma
  • Angaaray (1998) ... Amar
  • Keemat (1998) .... Dev
  • Aflatoon (1997)... Rocky/Raja/Parimal Chaturvedi
  • Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) ... Ajay
  • Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi (1997) ... Raja
  • Tarazu (1997) ... Inspector Ram Yadav
  • Daava (1997) ... Arjun
  • Insaaf (1997) ... Vikram
  • Lahu Ke Do Rang (1997) ... Sikandar Davai
  • Sapoot (1996) ... Prem
  • Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996) ... Akshay Malhotra
  • Tu Chor Main Sipahi (1996) ... Amar Varma
  • Sab Se Bada Khiladi (1995) ... Vijay Kumar
  • Maidan-E-Jung (1995) ... Karan
  • Paandav (1995) ... Vijay
  • Hum Hain Bemisaal (1994) ... Vijay Sinha
  • Zaalim (1994) ... Ravi
  • Zakhmi Dil (1994) ... Jayadev Anand
  • Nazar Ke Samne (1994) ... Jai Kumar
  • Suhaag (1994) ... Raj
  • Amanat (1994) ... Amar
  • Ikke Pe Ikka (1994) ... Rajiv
  • Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) ... Inspector Karan Joglekar
  • Mohra (1994) ... Amar Saxena
  • Jai Kishen (1994) ... Jai Verma/Kishen
  • Yeh Dillagi (1994) ... Vijay Saigal
  • Elaan (1994) ... Vishal Chaudhry
  • Sainik (1993) ... Suraj Dutt
  • Waqt Hamara Hai (1993) ... Vikas Kumar
  • Kayda Kanoon (1993) ... Daud
  • Dil Ki Baazi (1993) ... Vijay
  • Ashaant (1993) ... Vijay
  • Deedar (1992) ... Anand Malhotra
  • Khiladi (1992) ... Raj Malhotra
  • Mr. Bond (1992) ... Mr. Bond
  • Dancer (1991) ... Raja
  • Saugandh (1991) ... Shiva

Akshay Kumar QUICK FACTS:

Nickname: Akki, Raju
Birth name: Rajiv Hari Om-Bhatia Date of Birth: 9 September 1967
Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'1" or 1.85 m
Weight: 82 kgs
City:
Country:
India
Mother:
Father:

Siblings: sister
Children: son Araav
Marital status: married
Spouse: Twinkle Khanna (daughter of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia)
Education: he was never much interested in studies, started doing martial arts when he was in 8th standard
Likes:
Favorite food: eat everything but never eat food from outside
Favorite color:
His hero:

His heroine:
Other facts:
he trains himself every morning for 1.5 hrs
Hobbies: does a lot of outdoor sports (volleyball and cricket)
Occupation: background dancer/bollywood actor/model/fight master/distributor
Languages: hindi, english

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