25 Facts You Didn’t Know About Akshay Kumar

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Akshay Kumar has become a well-known name in the Bollywood industry. He has been working here for more than two decades during which he has produced several remarkable performances in some of his super hit films. The actor is well known for his humbleness and flawless acting. He has done complete justice to any type of role that he has been entrusted with be it romantic, comic or action he has played it all with complete authority. However, although most of us are aware of his filmy career there are many things about this celebrity actor that very few of us know about. Let’s check out some of these lesser-known facts about this superstar.

  1. The real name of Akshay Kumar is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia.
  2. The actor was born in Amritsar. His father Hari Om Bhatia was a military officer.
  3. He lived and grew up in the Chandni Chawk area of New Delhi and later moved to Mumbai.
  4. He had done his schooling from Don Bosco School.
  5. The actor joined the Guru Nanak Khalsa College for higher education but dropped out a year later and went to Bangkok to learn the Martial art.

  1. The actor has a younger sister namely Alka Bhatia.
  2. He has got professional training in martial art and Mua Thia from Bangkok and Thailand.
  3. He actually worked as a waiter in a restaurant in Bangkok before joining Bollywood.
  4. He worked as a light boy for a photographer in return to shoot his portfolio.
  5. He holds dual citizenship of both India and Canada.

  1. Most of the film he made in the 90’s had done quite badly in the Box office and were a super flop. Some of his flop films include “Ikke Pe Ekka”(1994), “Hum Hain Bemisal”(1994) and “Amanat”(1994).
  2. Most of the movies where he received widespread acknowledgment and appreciation were released after 2010.
  3. His movie “Baby”(2015) was a great blockbuster hit and received a widespread acknowledgment from the audience and critics. Riding on its success a sequel of this movie was also made in 2017 namely “Naam Shabana” where he had done a cameo role.
  4. Some of his blockbuster hit films that were released after 2010 includes “Special 26″(2013), “Baby”(2015), “Airlift”(2016), “Rustom”(2016), “Toilet: A Love Story”(2017), “Johny LLb2″(2017) and “Gold”(2018).
  5. He has got a production company of his own and has made several films under the banner.

  1. The actor has also participated in several TV reality shows like “Dance 2 Dance.”
  2. The actor has received several awards for his contribution to Indian cinema which includes the prestigious Padma Shri offered by the Govt of India.
  3. The actor got his first breakthrough in the film “Khiladi.”
  4. He acted in 8 of those film which had the word “Khiladi” in its title: “Khiladi”, “Main Khiladi Tu Anari”, Sabse Bada Khiladi”, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’, “International Khiladi”, Mr. and Mrs. Khialdi, “Khiladi 420” and “Khiladi 786.”
  5. Akshay is a bold man. He doesn’t need any stuntman for doing any risky shot. He performs all the action on his own. During the performance of one such scene in the film ” Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi”, he received an injury for which he had to be hospitalized.

  1. He got married to Twinkle Khanna and the duo have two kids, a son, and a daughter. However, he wants his kids to keep a low key profile and remain away from the media.
  2. In the year 2013, the overall box office collection of Akshay Kumar’s movies crossed the $300 million making him the first and the only Bollywood actor to do so.
  3. Since the year 2007 none of the film made by the actor have flopped and suffered any financial loss at the box office.
  4. The actor ranks amongst the highest paid actors of Bollywood and earns about 35-40 crore per film.
  5. The actor had donated half of his earning from the movie “Baby” to the Indian Army.

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