Schooling and Education
Akshay Kumar did his initial schooling at Don Bosco School, Mumbai and enrolled in Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Mumbai to pursue higher studies. However, he dropped out and went to Thailand to learn Martial Arts.
Parents: Hari Om Bhatia (Father), Aruna Bhatia (Mother)
Siblings: Alka Bhatia (Sister)
Wife: Twinkle Khanna
Children: Aarav (Son), Nitara (Daughter)
Lovelife & Affairs
Akshay has been in the headlines many times for his relationships with his costars. Although being married, he has a list of ladies in his life.
1- Akshay Kumar dated Pooja Batra before entering the acting industry. Pooja was a successful model and paved a path for Akshay Kumar. However, the couple parted ways to make their individual identities.
2- Akshay Kumar and Ayesha Jhulka’s on-screen chemistry gave him the Khiladi tag and made them stars overnight. Their off-screen chemistry attracted headlines as well but it didn’t last long.
3- Akshay became friends with Raveena Tandon during the shooting of their movie Mohra but soon they came close and their budding romance was the talk of the town. They had a relationship for almost 3 years before they broke up.
4- After the release of Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, Akshay and Rekha’s growing proximity shocked Bollywood. It came to an end when his current girlfriend Raveena Tandon took the charge and suggested Rekha to stay away. In an interview, she also cleared that it wasn’t Akshay’s fault.
5- Akshay Kumar had his name linked to Shilpa Shetty as well and their alleged relationship went on for a year until Akshay developed proximity for Twinkle Khanna who was a close friend of Shilpa Shetty.
6- Akshay Kumar got engaged twice to Rajesh Khanna’s daughter and his co-star Twinkle Khanna and married her on 17 January 2001. The couple gave birth to two children- Aarav and Nitara.
7- Even after getting married, Akshay couldn’t overcome his Casanova image and had link-up rumors with Priyanka Chopra. His extramarital affair put him in trouble and Twinkle Khanna gave him the ultimatum to never work with Priyanka Chopra in future films.
Journey to Stardom
After obtaining a black belt in Taekwondo, Akshay started teaching martial arts where one of his student’s father suggested him pursue modeling. Upon getting good returns from his first modeling project, he worked with photographer Jayesh Seth free for 18 months to shoot his first portfolio which ultimately led him to get his first project in the movie Deedar.
However, the production of Deedar got delayed and Akshay debuted with Saugandh opposite Raakhee. His next appearance was in Dancer which received poor reviews but it didn’t stop Akshay from achieving success and his next thriller movie Khiladi turned out to be a gem and served as a launchpad for his fame in Bollywood.
Akshay Kumar kept on performing different characters in a variety of movies and despite his ups and downs, he remained a household name in the Indian acting industry. It was the year 2007 when Akshay’s career took a boost when he gave back to back blockbusters like Namastey London, Heyy Babyy, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, and Welcome.
Currently, Akshay Kumar stands as one of the most versatile actors of Bollywood and has been a part of over a hundred films.
Akshay Kumar made his name on his own and came a long way to stand as one of the best actors of Bollywood. Akshay currently co-produces most of his movies and takes profit shares. However, the charges are 40-45 crore INR per movie for different producers.
Akshay Kumar charges a huge amount for acting in movies and he charges in the same way for brand endorsements. Akshay is a businessman and a film producer as well. Known as one of the highest taxpayers of this country, Akshay holds a net worth of 1000 crore INR.
Being one of the biggest celebrities of India, Akshay Kumar also holds the position of one of India’s biggest car lovers. Akshay Kumar has a wide range of luxuries supercars in his garage along with many high-end bikes.
Akshay owns Rolls Royce Phantom, Bentley Continental Flying Spur, Range Rover Vogue, Porshe Cayenne, Mercedes Benz GLS, Mercedes Benz GL 350 CDI, and Honda CR-V. In the collection of the bike, Akshay Kumar has Honda XRV 750, Custom-made Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350, Yamaha YMAX, and Harley Davidson V-Rod.
1- During a ramp walk show for a denim brand, Twinkle Khanna buttoned opened Akshay’s jeans button as per the brand’s promotional motto. While the act didn’t intend profanity, a legal complaint was lodged against the couple.
2- After working with Priyanka Chopra in four movies, their budding romance caught many eyes and Akshay’veds extramarital affair rumors started taking rounds. If reports have to be believed, Twinkle Khanna took charge and threatened Priyanka to stay away from her husband. Akshay got bashed as well and was given an ultimatum to never work with Priyanka.
3- After the success of Akshay Kumar’s movie Rustom, Akshay went on to bid on his naval uniform in order to raise money for charity. However, it attracted much controversy when Major General GD Bakshi said that it is a crime to sell uniforms.
4- During the Tanushree Dutta and Nana Patekar controversy, a fake video of Akshay Kumar talking against Tanushree surfaced online. When Akshay learned about this edited video, he lodged an F.I.R.
1- Akshay Kumar loves martial arts and he has a black belt in Taekwondo. Akshay has learned Muay Thai in Bangkok which is a combat sport.
2- Akshay Kumar promotes a healthy lifestyle and uses stairs instead of lifts wherever he goes.
3- Akshay Kumar is very strict with his diet and he doesn’t smoke or drink. He also advises his fans to stay away from such habits.
4- Akshay Kumar has a thing for the ‘first’ and he loves to keep things that he buys for the first time like his first car and his first bike.
5- Akshay Kumar is superstitious and he always writes ‘Om’ on the top of the page before writing anything else.
1- In the year 2009, Akshay Kumar was honored with Padma Shri by the Government of India.
2- In the year 2008, the University of Windsor, Canada honored Akshay Kumar with Honorary Doctorate of Law for his outstanding performance in the film industry and philanthropy.
3- In the year 2017, Akshay Kumar won the Best Actor National Film Award for his patriotic performances in the movies Rustom and Airlift.
4- Akshay Kumar won his first Filmfare Award as Best Villian for his movie Ajnabee.
5- In the year 2006, his comedy movie Garam Masala earned him the Best Comedian trophy at Filmfare Awards.
6- Akshay Kumar won IIFA Best Villian Award and IIFA Best Comedian Award for his movies Ajnabee and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, respectively.