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Acting promises tremendous glory, publicity, fame and of course wealth. Nonetheless, only a substantial number of aspiring actors get to achieve this fete and more so if you are doing it anywhere else and not in Hollywood. But imagine slowly rising up the ranks in to become among the highest paid global actors boasting incomes similar to Hollywood sensations such as Mark Walberg. Bollywood sensation Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia alias Akshay Kumar is one such example. The 49-year-old actor has slowly captivated a global fan base that sets him apart from his Indian counterparts.
Unmistakable for his stunning looks, there is more than meets the eye with this renowned actor. Starting off as a model, his background in martial arts has made him a first choice in every adventurous movie role. Moreover, he is skilled in production and has even produced a solid 10 movies.
Akshay Kumar is an Indian based actor born in Punjab, India on September 9, 1967, to Hari Om Bhatia, a military officer, and Aruna Bhatiya. He is the elder of two siblings, him and his younger sister Alka Bhatia.
Akshay attended Mumbai-based Don Bosco School and later graduated in the same city from Guru Nanak Khalsa College. His education did not just focus on basic learning as he diversified and attended Taekwondo classes where he was awarded with a Black belt and later traveled to Bangkok, Thailand where he completed Muay Thai martial art course.
Akshay is currently married to the daughter of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, coincidentally Bollywood legendary actors, Twinkle Khanna on 17 January 2001. She is the daughter of legendary actors Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia. The couple is blessed with two children, Aarav and Nitara Kumar.
Akshay Kumar made his debut into the Bollywood acting scene back in 1991 where he was featured in the movie Saugandh. As opposed to numerous actors who have to wait a year before their major breakthrough, Akshay’s success was almost immediate with his second movie-‘Khiladi’ becoming an instant block buster at the Box office. He diversified his career scope to television and made a debut as a TV host for the show Fear Factor- Khatron Ke Khiladi back in 2008.
His proficiency ad skills in the acting industry have seen him feature and play roles in more than 100 films and have earned him a nomination for best supporting actor in the Film fare Award and Rajiv Gandhi Award for his contribution to the Bollywood Film Industry. Aside from being an actor, Kumar is a wonderful producer who has 10 movies to his name and a producing company, ‘Hari Om Entertainment’ established back in 2009.
Akshay Kumar fanatics will be delighted at the news that they will get to see him in a new upcoming movie GOLD which will be Reema Kagti directed and produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. The story line is based on India’s major achievement in the Olympics having acquired their first Olympic Gold medal since 1948 when they attained Free State capacity. The movie will see a guest appearance of Amitabh Bachchan and will reunite Akshay with Sonam who appeared together in a movie, Thank You back in 2011.
Akshay Kumar will feature as a scientist by the name Richard in a sci-fi film, 2.0 (Enthiran 2/Robot 2) set to be directed by Shankar, Amy Jackson, and Rajnikanth. He is also set to make appearance in a host of other movies such as Jolly LLB 2 set to be released in 2017 and ‘Namastey England’ where he will star alongside Sonakshi Sinha.