Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, who we all know as Akshay Kumar, turns a year older today. Akshay’s irresistible good looks and a physique to-die-for, has made him one of the most adored men among the women folks not just in India but overseas too.
Bollywood daredevil Akshay Kumar celebrates his 47th birthday today (September 9).
He is seldom seen at Bollywood’s social dos and prefers maintaining a lifestyle that is in sharp contrast to that of his colleagues in the industry.
Akshay apparently made a 7 second appearance in Mahesh Bhatt’s film ‘Aaj’. His presence obviously went unnoticed. ‘Saugandh’ gave Akshay his first break in Hindi films. But it was with ‘Khiladi’ in the subsequent year that Akshay garnered the much needed attention. And since then, he was offered an avalanche of films with the Khiladi theme and thus emerged the undisputable Khiladi of Bollywood. Akshay will be soon seen in Prabhudheva’s ‘Singh is Bling’.
The actor, who is considered to be one of Bollywood’s best stunt men, has given us a number of hits in both the comedy and action genre.
With no Godfather or guide in the industry, Akshay managed to create a niche for himself. He is now one of the heavyweights and a brand.
Akki is married to Tina Khanna (Twinkle) daughter of India’s first superstar- Late Rajesh Khanna- and Dimple Kapadia. He has a son named Aarav and daughter -Nithara.
- Here are a few interesting facts you never would have guessed about the Bollywood Khiladi.
Akshay is said to have been very mischievous as a child. He had very little interest in academics but excelled in sports including cricket and valley Ball. Akshay started doing Martial arts when he was in 8th standard. He later traveled to Bangkok to study martial arts and to Thailand to learn ‘Muay Thai’ where he worked as a Chef and waiter. Not many know that Akshay auditioned for Deepak Tijori’s role in ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander’, but, was rejected.
Akshay is a huge WWE wrestling fan. He Met WWE Superstar Kane at his residence in India in 2010.
Akshay Kumar is a blackbelt winner in Taekwondo. Akshay Kumar lost a bet to Anupam Kher when the box office collections of their film ‘Special 26’ exceeded expectations. Akshay had to dance on top of a table to fulfill his side of the wager.
In 2008, the University of Windsor conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Law on Akshay Kumar in recognition of his contribution to Indian cinema. Akshay Kumar is said to be superstitious and believes that 9 is his lucky and gifted number. He believes all good things have happened in his life around number 9 including the birth of his children, which took place in the ninth month.
Akshay Kumar has a strict fitness regime. He jogs every morning irrespective of his shooting schedule. When abroad, the actor hits the gym and turns himself in by 10 pm.
Stars like Hrithik Roshan and Sonakshi Sinha took to Twitter to wish the action titan, whose new TV reality show “Dare 2 Dance” has been appreciated.
- Here’s how they wished Akshay:
Hrithik Roshan: To a man I consider an industry by himself. @akshaykumar happy birthday my friend. Blast away!
Sonakshi Sinha: Happppppy Birrrrrthday Rowdy Rathore @akshaykumar!
Shruti Haasan: Wishing @akshaykumar sir a very very happy birthday, may the day and year be filled with light n love thanks for being such a lovely co-star!
Kabir Sadanand: Happy birthday to one of the finest people I know with a super heart and soul @akshaykumar have a great one sir!
Ashvini Yardi: A very happy bday to my better half of @GrazingGoatPix n my dearest friend @akshaykumar… Have a fantastic year.
Sophie Choudry: Happy b’day to the super cool, ultra fit, younger by the day.. BOSS @akshaykumar! Have an amazing year! Much love!
Manish Paul: Happy birthday @akshaykumar sir!!!have a gr8 year ahed!!!loads of love.
Here’s wishing Akshay Kumar, a very Happy Birthday 47th birthday and all the very best for his future endeavours.
By Shamim Noorani.
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