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Akshay Kumar


Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia (born 9 September 1967), better known as Akshay Kumar, is a film actor, producer, martial artist, stuntman and philanthropist who works in Bollywood films. Kumar was born in India, but now has Canadian citizenship. In a career spanning more than twenty five years, Kumar has appeared in over a hundred Hindi films and has won several awards including the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Rustom and two Filmfare Awards. Box Office India has listed Kumar as one of the most successful actors in the history of Indian cinema.[2][3][4] He became the first Bollywood actor whose movies have crossed respectively the Rs 2000 crore (₹20 billion (US$280 million) in 2013 [5] and Rs 3000 crore (₹30 billion (US$420 million)) in 2016 [6] in their domestic net lifetime collection. Having done so, he has established himself as one of the prominent actors of the Hindi cinema.[7][8] When he began his acting career in the 1990s, he primarily starred in action films. Kumar also gained fame for his drama, romantic and comic roles. Apart from acting, Kumar has worked as a stunt actor; he has often performed many dangerous stunts in his films, which has earned him the sobriquet "Indian Jackie Chan".[9][10] In 2008, he hosted the show Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi. In 2009, he founded the Hari Om Entertainment production company [11] and Grazing Goat Pictures production company in 2012. In 2014, Kumar launched TV realty show Dare 2 Dance. He also owns the team Khalsa Warriors in the World Kabaddi League. As of August 2018, he is the seventh-highest-paid actor in the world, according to Forbes.[12] In 2008, the University of Windsor conferred an Honorary Doctorate on Kumar in recognition of his contribution to Indian cinema. In 2009, he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. In 2011, The Asian Awards honored Kumar for his outstanding achievement in cinema.

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Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar is a handsome and dashing hero of Bollywood. Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia is popularly known as Akshay Kumar. He was born on 7th September 1967. Before becoming an actor he studied martial arts in Hong Kong and worked as a chef there. He tied the nuptial knot with Twinkle Khanna and their son Aarav was born on 15th September 2002. For his expertise in martial arts he is often called the Bruce Lee of India. It was at the insistence of his friends that Akshay Kumar decided to try his luck in acting. After working for a few modeling assignments, he received an offer from Raj Sippy to act in his film Saugandh(1991), which however couldn’t do well in the box office. It was Abbas-Mustan’s thriller ‘Khiladi’ which made him a star. He has mostly acted in thrillers and action movies like Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1993), Elaan (1994), Mohra(1994), Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995) and Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996). He even did few romantic films such as Yeh Dillagi (1994), Dhadkan (2000) and Andaaz (2003). He did a number of films with the name Khiladi such as ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’, ‘Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi’ and even an ‘International Khiladi’. Akshay Kumar’s comic role in Mr and Mrs Khiladi (1997) was not quite successful. But finally he established his talent and proved that he could act in action movies , romantic movies and even in comedies with equal ease. In the year 2000, Hera Pheri was released which became a hit. He then became a first choice for directors in comedies such as Awara Paagal Deewana (2002), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Garam Masala(2005) and Phir Hera Pheri. His dramatic roles in films like Ek Rishta (2001), Bewafaa (2005) and Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005) was appreciated by his fans. His recent release Namastey London(2007) did fairly well at the box office.

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