Akshay Kumar is one of the top rated Bollywood actors today, who is known for his dare devil action stunts. He has earned the title of Khiladi Kumar and is a versatile actor, with forte in various genres including action, comedy, drama and romance.
Net Worth: $ 70 million
Income Sources: Besides making money from movies, Akshay Kumar also endorses some brand. Some of the leading brands hosted by this handsome hunk are Coca Cola, Eveready Battery, Red Label Tea, LG, Dollar Club, Honda and Mannapuram Gold Loan. He has hosted the popular reality shows “Fear Factor: Khatron ke Khiladi” and “Dare 2 Dance”, and also the first season of a famous cookery show called “Masterchef India”. He owns a film production houses called Hari Om Entertainment and Grazing Goat Productions, besides having purchased a team called Khalsa Warriors in the World Kabaddi League.
Born: 9th September, 1967 (47 years old)
Real Name: Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia
Marital Status: Akshay Kumar had tumultuous affairs with Bollywood divas Raveena Tandon and Shilpa Shetty, but these relationships did not materialize. Now, he is married to Twinkle Khanna, the daughter of the erstwhile romantic super star Rajesh Khanna and beautiful actress, Dimple Kapadia. They have a son and a daughter.
Height/Weight: 5 feet 10 inches, 78 kg
Akshay Kumar was born in Amritsar, Punjab in a Punjabi family. He started his life as a trained martial artist and also worked as a chef in Bangkok. Later he entered the modeling world, followed by a successful career in Bollywood. He is a dedicated family man, devoted husband and loving father.
After some modeling, Akshay got his first opportunity in Hindi films with the action drama “Saugandh”, which came in 1991, which turned out to be a commercial success. But the real biggie came in 1992, with the action thriller “Khiladi”, which established Akshay as the best action star of Bollywood. he went on to do a number of action movies like “Mohra”, “Elaan”, “Main Khiladi Tu Anari”, “Khiladiyon Ke Khiladi” and “Sangharsh”. Then he decided to change his image and started acting in emotional and comedy movies, which also fetched him great success. Some of the later hits in other genres were “Yeh Dillagi”, “Dhadkan”, “Waqt:Race Against Time”, “Andaaz” and “Namaste London”. He went on to give big hits like “Hera Pheri”, “Garam Masala”, “Bhaagam Bhaag”, “Housefull”, “OMG”, “Holiday” and many more, crossing the landmark of hundred films in Bollywood. He has a great following around the globe and is giving tough competition to young stars of Bollywood. besides receiving a number of commercial awards and nominations, Akshay has been honored with the prestigious Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2011, for his glorious contribution to the Indian cinema.
House and Cars
Akshay Kumar is one of the richest actors in Mumbai, who owns several posh properties around Mumbai and resides in a luxurious bungalow known as “Prime Beach”. He has a discerning taste in luxury cars and expensive bikes. Some of the expensive cars in his fleet are Mercedes Benz, Nissan and Ferrari.