Akshay Kumar Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia (born 9 September 1967), known professionally as Akshay Kumar (pronounced [əkˈʂəj kʊˈmɑːɾ]), is an Indian-born naturalised Canadian actor and film producer who works in Hindi cinema. In over 30 years of acting, Kumar has appeared in over 100 films and has won several awards, including two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards. He received the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, from the Government of India in 2009. Kumar is one of the most prolific actors in Indian cinema. Forbes included Kumar in their lists of both highest-paid celebrities and highest-paid actors in the world from 2015 to 2020. Between 2019 and 2020, he was the only Indian on both lists.

Kumar began his career in 1991 with Saugandh and had his first commercial success a year later with the action thriller Khiladi. The film established him as an action star in the 1990s and led to several films in the Khiladi film series, in addition to other action films such as Mohra (1994) and Jaanwar (1999). Although his early tryst with romance in Yeh Dillagi (1994) was positively received, it was in the next decade that Kumar expanded his range of roles. He gained recognition for the romantic films Dhadkan (2000), Andaaz (2003), Namastey London (2007), and for his slapstick comic performances in several films including Hera Pheri (2000), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Phir Hera Pheri (2006), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007), and Singh Is Kinng (2008). Kumar won Filmfare Awards for his negative role in Ajnabee (2001) and his comic performance in Garam Masala (2005).

While his career had fluctuated commercially, his mainstream success soared in 2007 with four consecutive box-office hits; it was consistent until a short period of decline between 2009 and 2011, after which he reinforced his status with several films, including Rowdy Rathore (2012) and Holiday (2014). Moreover, around this time critical response to several of his films improved; his work in Special 26 (2013), Baby (2015) and Airlift (2016) was acclaimed, and he won the National Film Award for Best Actor for the crime thriller Rustom (2016). He earned further notice for his self-produced social films Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017) and Pad Man (2018), as well as the war film Kesari (2019), and set box-office records in 2019 with Mission Mangal, Housefull 4, Good Newwz, and the 2021 action film Sooryavanshi.

In addition to acting, Kumar has worked as a stunt actor. In 2008, He started hosting Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi and hosted four seasons. He also launched the TV reality show Dare 2 Dance in 2014 and his off-screen work includes ownership of the team Khalsa Warriors in the World Kabaddi League. The actor had also set up martial arts training schools for women safety in the country. Kumar is one of the India’s most philanthropic actor and supports various charities. He is a leading brand endorser celebrity in India.

Sometime during or after the 2011 Canadian federal election, the Conservative government granted Canadian citizenship to Kumar by invoking a little-known law which allowed circumventing the usual residency requirement for Canadian immigrants. According to a former Conservative Party minister, Tony Clement, the citizenship was awarded in return for Kumar’s offer of putting his “star power to use to advance Canada-Indian relations”, and Canada’s “trade relations, commercial relations, in the movie sector, in the tourism sector”.

Akshay Kumar Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Akshay Kumar Wiki and Biography
NameRajiv Hari Om Bhatia
Nick-nameRaju, Akki and Khiladi Kumar
Date Of Birth9 September 1967
Age55 Years (as in 2023)
Profession / OccupationActor, Producer  (Hindi, Kannada, Marati, Punjabi)
Mother TonguePunjabi
NationCanadian and Indian
CastePunjabi Rajput
Zodiac SignVirgo
Height / Weight5′ 11” / 80kg
First MovieSaugandh (1991)
First Debut MovieKhiladi (1992)
Money Factor25 Crores/film
Akshay Kumar Family and Relatives
FatherLate. Hari Om Bhatia
MotherAruna Bhatia
SistersAlka Bhatia
Marital StatusMarried (2001-present)
WifeTwinke Kanna
Girlfriends/ AffairsPooja Batra, Ayesha Jhulka, Raveena Tandon, Rekha, Shilpa Shetty, Priyanka Chopra (Bollywood Actress)
Akshay Kumar Height, Weight and Body Measurements
Height in Centimeters180 cm
Height in Meters1.80 m
Height in Feet Inches5′ 11”
Body Measurement42-34-16
Chest Size42 inches
Waist Size34 inches
Biceps Size16 inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Akshay Kumar Favorites
Favorite ColourBlack
Favorite ActorAmitabh Bachchan, Jackie Chan
Favorite ActressSridevi, Kareena Kapoor
Favorite FoodHome Made Punjabi Food, Chinese, Thai Green Chicken Curry
HobbiesCollecting Posters of Old Bollywood Movies, Cooking, Martial Arts, Playing Volleyball and Cricket
Favirote FruitMango
Favorite MoviesNot Known
Favorite Dessert Indian Sweets
Favorite PerfumeCool Waters
Favorite SportCricket and Vollyball
Favorite DestinationMauritius
Akshay Kumar Education School and Colleges
Education QualificationCollege Drop-out
SchoolDon Bosco High School, Mirik, Darjeeling
College / UniversityGuru Nanak Khalsa College (King’s Circle) Mumbai
OthersNot Known
Akshay Kumar Residence and Contact Address
Birth PlaceAmritsar, Punjab, India
Home TownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Present ResidenceGround Floor, Juhu Prime Beach Apartment, Gandhigram Road, Juhu, Mumbai 
House Address203 A Wing, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri(West), Mumbai 
Phone No / Mobile NoNot Known
Email IDNot Known
WebsiteNot Known
Akshay Kumar Awards, Honours, Achievements
Civilian Awards2009: Padma Shri by the Government of India
National Awards2017: Best Actor for Rustom
National Filmfare Awards2002: Best Villain for Ajnabee
2006: Best Comedian for Garam Masala
Other Awards2004: Rajiv Gandhi Award for his Outstanding achievements in Bollywood
Akshay Kumar Social Media

Early life and background

Kumar was born in AmritsarPunjab, India, to Hari Om Bhatia and Aruna Bhatia in a Punjabi Hindu family. His father was an army officer. From a young age, Kumar was very interested in sports. His father too enjoyed wrestling. He lived and grew up in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk and later he moved to Bombay (present-day Mumbai) when his father left Army to become an accountant with UNICEF.[ Soon, his sister was born and the family lived in Koliwada, a Punjabi dominated area of Central Bombay.

He received his school education from Don Bosco High School, Matunga, simultaneously learning Karate. He enrolled in Guru Nanak Khalsa College for higher education, but dropped out as he was not much interested in studies. He requested his father that he wanted to learn martial arts further, and his father somehow saved money to send him to Thailand. Kumar went to Bangkok to learn martial arts and lived in Thailand for five years learning Thai Boxing. Kumar also has a sister, Alka Bhatia. When Kumar was a teenager, his father asked him what he aspired to be. Kumar expressed his desire to become an actor.

After having obtained a black belt in Taekwondo while in India, he studied martial arts in Bangkok, Thailand, where he learned Muay Thai and worked as a chef and waiter.[ After Thailand, Kumar went to work in Calcutta (present-day Kolkata) in a travel agency, in Dhaka in a hotel as a chef and Delhi where he sold Kundan jewellery. Upon his return to Bombay, he commenced the teaching of martial arts.

During this time, the father of one of his students, himself a model co-ordinator, recommended Kumar into modelling which ultimately led to a modelling assignment for a furniture showroom. Kumar effectively made more money within the first two days of shooting than in his entire month’s salary, and therefore chose a modelling career path. He worked as an assistant for photographer Jayesh Sheth for 18 months without payment to shoot his first portfolio. He also worked as a background dancer in various films. One morning, he missed his flight for an ad-shoot in Bangalore. Disappointed with himself, he visited a film studio along with his portfolio. That evening, Kumar was signed for a lead role by producer Pramod Chakravarthy for the movie Deedar.

Personal life

Kumar married Twinkle Khanna, the daughter of actors Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, on 17 January 2001. Together they have a son, and a daughter. He is known as a protective father and keeps his children away from the media. He stated that he wants to “give them a normal childhood.” In 2009, while performing at a show for Levis at Lakme Fashion Week, Kumar asked Twinkle to unbutton his jeans. This incident sparked a controversy which led to a police case being filed against them.

Kumar was initially a religious, practising Shaiva Hindu who regularly visited shrines and temples across the country, including the famed Vaishno Devi Mandir, but in March 2020 he stated, “I don’t believe in any religion. I only believe in being Indian

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