Akshay Kumar, an actor that redefined the meaning of action in Bollywood, is a man known for delivering top-of-the-line performances in the movies.
Named Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia primarily, he adopted the stage name of Akshay Kumar while entering the Bollywood fraternity.
Having made his debut almost three decades into the past, this man set the benchmark in the action flicks before stepping stone onto the comedy scene.
Here’s a look through his career to find out what remains as the top ten best movies of all time. Time to raise the curtains, aye?
10) Jaanwar (1999)
- This movie revived back the career of Akshay Kumar when it went a slight downhill.
- The movie had Akshay, Karishma Kapoor and Shilpa Shetty in pivotal roles.
- The movie was a commercial and critical hit.
9) Mohra (1994)
- Mohra was a movie based on socio-political action thriller and had Akshay Kumar alongside Naseeruddin Shah, Sunil Shetty and Raveena Tandon sharing leads.
- The movie had a fine storyline and became one of the top grosser of the year.
- The movie earned 9 Filmfare nominations in the annual year awards.
8) Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995)
- The third installment in the Khiladi series after Khiladi and Main Khiladi Tu Anari, this one had Akshay Kumar, Mamta Kulkarni, Monish Behl in the leads.
- The movie is adapted from the novel Lallu by Ved Prakash Sharma.
- This one was one of the top grosser of the year and Akshay Kumar was lauded for his action skills in the movie.
7) Special 26 (2013)
- An Indian heistdrama film based on the true events of 1987 Opera House Heist, this one is something everyone really needs to watch.
- Playing the role of themain lead alongside other actors like Paresh Rawal, Manoj Bajpayee and more, Akshay Kumar leads the movie immaculately.
- The movie remains one of the best to have released over the last decade and earned immense acclaim.
6) Hera Pheri (2000)
- An Indian comedy flick, this one is ranked as one of the best comedy films to have been made in Bollywood.
- This movie had Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal, and Akshay Kumar shares the screens in alead
- The movie earned Paresh Rawal the Filmfare Award for Best Comedian.
5) Gabbar is Back (2015)
- An Indian vigilante-action-drama film, this one had issues like socio-political in its agenda. The movie is a slap work on the existing corruption in the nation.
- The movie earned its way into one of the bigger hits of the year.
- The movie had a nice storyline and earned Akshay Kumar immense acclaim for his portrayal of Gabbar in aparallel
4) Airlift (2016)
- The movie based on the true story of largest human evacuation in the world.
- The movie had Akshay Kumar portray the role of Kuwaiti businessman Ranjit Katwal while Nimrat Kaur played the supporting cast.
- The movie was super hit and earned immense praise across the nation.
3) Baby (2015)
- An Indian movie based on the spy-thriller story, this one was directed by Neeraj Pandey and featured AkshayKumar, Danny, Rana Daggubatti in the leads.
- The movie opened to rave reviews from the critics for its portrayal and earned praise for the director and Akshay Kumar for his role.
- The movie still ranks as one of the best of all time.
2) Rowdy Rathore (2012)
- Akshay Kumar lived up to his past billings of action-hero via this movie.
- The movie had action-drama plot and was directed by Prabhu Deva.
- The movie featured Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in the leads.
- It was one of the top grosser of the year and earned the status of Blockbuster in India.
- Akshay Kumar essayed a dual role of a thief and a policeman.
1) Khiladi (1992)
- The top of the line belongs to the Khiladi, the first one in the installment of Khiladi series.
- The movie was the breakthrough of Akshay Kumar in the Bollywood and gave ample boost to his career going forward.
- The movie had Akshay Kumar, Ayesha Jhulka, Dipak Tijori and more share screens.
- It remains the first super-hit movie in the career of this fine actor.
It really was a hard time coming to a top ten list for such an actor with multiple great movies. Honorable mentions need to go to Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, Dhadkan, Garam Masala, Phir Hera Pheri and more.
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