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Akshay Kumar Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography

Akshay Kumar Height Weight Age Biography Family Wiki Net Worth, Affairs, Marriage & much more. Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia (born 9 September 1967), known professionally as Akshay Kumar, is an Indian-born naturalized Canadian actor, film producer, martial artist and television personality who works in Bollywood, the commercial Hindi language film industry based mainly in Mumbai. Over 29 years, Kumar has appeared in over 100 films and has won several awards, including a National Film Award for Best Actor and two Filmfare Awards. Kumar is one of the most successful prolific actors of Hindi cinema. Having starred in 113 films, 52 of which were commercially successful, he was the first Bollywood actor whose films’ domestic net lifetime collections crossed ₹20 billion (US$270 million) by 2013, and ₹30 billion (US$400 million) by 2016.

Kumar began his career in 1991 with Saugandh, but his first mainstream success came a year later with the action thriller Khiladi. The film established him as an action star in the 1990s and was the first of several films starring Kumar which would later become commonly known as the Khiladi film series, in addition to a string of other action films. 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) and Namastey London (2007), as well as drama films such as Waqt (2005) and Patiala House (2011). His comic performances in films such as Hera Pheri (2000), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007) and Singh Is Kinng (2008) met with acclaim.

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 in India; it was consistent until a short period of professional setbacks between 2009 and 2011, after which he reinforced his status with several films, including Rowdy Rathore (2012) and Holiday (2014). Moreover, around this time the critical response to several of his films improved; after favorable reviews came his way for his work in Special 26 (2013), Baby and Airlift (2016), he won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in the crime thriller Rustom (2016). He earned further notice for the social films Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017) and Pad Man (2018) and the war film Kesari (2019).

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”. In 2008, he hosted the show Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi. In 2008, the University of Windsor conferred an honorary doctorate on Kumar. In 2009, he was awarded the Padma Shri the fourth-highest civil honour by the Government of India. In 2009, he founded the Hari Om Entertainment production company and Grazing Goat Pictures production company in 2012. In 2014, Kumar launched the TV reality show Dare 2 Dance. He also owns the team Khalsa Warriors in the World Kabaddi League. As of 2015 and 2019, Kumar was on the Forbes list of highest-paid entertainers in the world, ranking 52nd with earnings of $48.5 million. and the only Bollywood actor on the list. In 2020, he was ranked as the highest-paid Bollywood actor by Forbes.

Sometime during or after the 2011 Canadian federal election, the Conservative government granted Canadian citizenship to Kumar by invoking a little-known law that 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”.

Early life and Background

Kumar was born in Amritsar, Punjab, India, to Hari Om Bhatia and Aruna Bhatia in a Punjabi 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 in Delhi where he sold Kundan jewelry. 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 modeling which ultimately led to a modeling 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 modeling 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 and Off-screen Work

After being engaged twice to actress Twinkle Khanna, the daughter of actors Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, Kumar married her 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 stays in shape with a combination of kickboxing, basketball, swimming and Parkour as well as working out. While in standard eighth he had started practising Karate. He intended to open a martial arts school and the state government of Maharashtra allotted land for the school in Bhayandar. In 2004, he was honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Award for his outstanding achievements in Bollywood. In the same year, he presented the television series Seven Deadly Arts with Akshay Kumar for free. The following year Kumar was awarded the highest Japanese honour of “Katana” and a sixth-degree black belt in Kuyukai Gōjū-ryū karate.


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”. He is a teetotaller but has endorsed for a liquor brand in the past. Half of the sum was given for daan (charity work), of which he has been doing more of in recent times. He has also donated ₹5 million (US$66,000) to Salman Khan’s Being Human Foundation. As of 2013, Kumar has been the Hindi film industry’s highest advance taxpayer for six consecutive years. He paid ₹190 million (US$2.5 million) as advance tax payment in that year.

On 9 August 2014, Kumar performed at his 500th live show. The show was held in O2 Arena in London as part of the inaugural function of the World Kabaddi League. His first live show was held in 1991 in Delhi. Kumar owns Bengal Warriors a team in the Indian Kabbadi League. He helped Khanna with editing the drafts of her debut book Mrs Funnybones. Kumar also had donated a sum of ₹9 million to drought-hit farmers in Maharashtra in 2015. He has also donated ₹5 million to aid drought-affected people through the Maharashtra government’s Jalyukt Shivar Abhiyan. In March 2013, he started a 30-bed cancer shelter for policemen in Naigaon.

On 9 April 2017, Kumar and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh promoted a mobile phone app, Bharat Ke Veer, which allows users to donate money to families of people who sacrificed their lives for India. Again on 20 January 2018, he participated in the launch of an Anthem for the initiative. In an event in Delhi he appealed for people to donate to the Bharat Ke Veer cause, and ₹129.3 million (equivalent to ₹150 million or US$2.0 million in 2020) was collected.

Akshay Kumar Height Weight Age Body Statistics Biography

Bio/Wiki
Real NameRajiv Hari Om Bhatia
Nickname(s)• Akki
• Raju
• Mac
• Khiladi Kumar
Profession(s)• Actor
• Producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 185 cm
in meters- 1.85 m
in feet inches- 6’ 1”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)– Chest: 42 Inches
– Waist: 34 Inches
– Biceps: 16 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Career
DebutFilm (Actor): Saugandh (1991)

Film (Producer): Joker (2012)
Awards/HonoursFilmfare Awards
2002: Best Villain for Ajnabee
2006: Best Comedian for Garam Masala

National Film Awards
2017: Best Actor for Rustom

Government Of India Awards
2009: Padma Shri by the Government of India

Other Awards/Honours
2004: Rajiv Gandhi Award for his outstanding achievements in Bollywood
2021: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India named actors Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pednekar its Most Beautiful Vegetarian Celebrities of the year

Note: Along with these, he has many other awards, honours, and achievements to his name.
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 September 1967
Age (as of 2021)54 Years
BirthplaceAmritsar, Punjab
Zodiac signVirgo
Signature
NationalityCanadian
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra
SchoolDon Bosco High School, Darjeeling
College/UniversityGuru Nanak Khalsa College, Mumbai (King’s Circle)
Educational QualificationCollege Dropout
ReligionHinduism
CastePunjabi Rajput
EthnicityPunjabi
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressAddress 1: 203 A Wing, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri(West), Mumbai 400053
Address 2: Ground Floor, Juhu Prime Beach Apartment, Gandhigram Road, Juhu, Mumbai – 400049
HobbiesCollecting Posters of Old Bollywood Movies, Cooking, Martial Arts, Playing Volleyball and Cricket
Likes/DislikesLikes: Listening to Music, Rock Climbing, Swimming
Dislikes: Being typecast as an ‘action’ or a ‘comedy’ hero
Tattoo(s)On His Left Shoulder: His wife’s nickname “Tina”
On His Back: His son’s name “Aarav”
ControversyAkshay Kumar was caught in a controversy when his wife, Twinkle Khanna unbuttoned his Jeans for promotion in Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Girlfriends• Pooja Batra (Actress)
• Ayesha Jhulka (Actress)
• Raveena Tandon (Actress)
• Rekha (Actress)
• Shilpa Shetty (Actress)
• Priyanka Chopra (Actress)
• Twinkle Khanna (Actress)
Marriage Date17 January 2001
Family
Wife/SpouseTwinkle Khanna (Actress, 2001-present)
ChildrenDaughter– Nitara
Son– Aarav
ParentsFather– Hari Om Bhatia (Died)
Mother– Aruna Bhatia (died on 8 September 2021 in Mumbai)
SiblingsBrother– None
Sister– Alka Bhatia
Favorites
FoodThai Green Chicken Curry, Home Made Punjabi Food, Chinese
FruitMango
DessertIndian Sweets
Actor(s)Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Chan
ActressesSridevi, Kareena Kapoor
ColourBlack
DestinationMauritius
PerfumeCool Waters
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionPorsche Cayenne,

Honda CRV,
Bikes CollectionYamaha VMax and Harley Davidson
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)$3.36 million (INR 25 crore/film)
Income (between 1 June 2018, and 1 June 2019)$65 million (INR 466 crores)
Net Worth (approx.)$131.77 million (INR 980 crore)

Filmography

YearTitleRole
1987AajKarate instructor
1991SaugandhShiva Kirplani
DancerRaju
1992KhiladiRaj Malhotra
Mr. BondMr. Bond
DeedarAnand Malhotra
1993AshaantVijay
Dil Ki BaaziVijay
Kayda KanoonDawood
Waqt Hamara HaiVikas Sabkuchwala
SainikLt. Suraj Dutt
1994ElaanVishal Chaudhary
Yeh DillagiVijayendra “Vijay” SaigalNominated —Filmfare Award for Best Actor
Jai KishenJai / KishenDual role
MohraAmar Saxena
Main Khiladi Tu AnariKaran Joglekar
Ikke Pe IkkaRajiv
AmaanatAmar
SuhaagRaj Sinha
Zakhmi DilJaidev Anand
ZaalimRavi
Hum Hain BemisaalVijay Sinha
1995PaandavInspector Vijay Kumar
Maidan-E-JungKaran
Nazar Ke SamneJai Kumar
Sabse Bada KhiladiVijay Kumar / Lallu
1996Tu Chor Main SipahiAmar Verma
Khiladiyon Ka KhiladiAkshay Malhotra
SapootPrem
1997Lahoo Ke Do RangSikandar Davai
Insaaf: The Final JusticeVikram
DaavaArjun
TarazuRam Yadav
Mr. and Mrs. KhiladiRaja
Dil To Pagal HaiAjay SahniNominated —Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
AflatoonRocky / RajaDual role
1998Keemat – They Are BackDev Rana
AngaarayAmar
BaroodJai Sharma
1999SangharshAman Verma
AarzooVijay Khanna
International KhiladiDevraj
ZulmiRaj
JaanwarBaadshah / Babu Lohaar
2000Hera PheriRaju
DhadkanRam Bhan Verma
Khiladi 420Dev / Anand MalhotraDual role
2001Ek Rishtaa: The Bond of LoveAjay Kapoor
AjnabeeVikram BajajFilmfare Award for Best Villain
2002Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar KiyaRaj Malhotra
AankhenVishwas Prajapati
Awara Paagal DeewanaGuru Gulab Khatri
Jaani Dushman: Ek Anokhi KahaniAtul Agrawal
2003Talaash: The Hunt Begins…Arjun Raichand
AndaazRaj Malhotra
2004KhakeeShekhar Verma
Police Force: An Inside StoryVijay Singh
Aan: Men at WorkHari Om Pattnaik
Mujhse Shaadi KarogiArun Khanna / SunnyNominated —Filmfare Award for Best Comedian
Nominated —Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Hatya: The MurderRavi Lal
AitraazRaj Malhotra
Meri Biwi Ka Jawaab NahinAjay Khanna
Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan SaathiyoRajeev Singh
2005InsanAmjad Khan
BewafaaRaja
Waqt: The Race Against TimeAditya Thakur
Garam MasalaMakrand “Mac” GodboleFilmfare Award for Best Comedian
Deewane Huye PaagalRocky Hiranandani
Dosti: Friends ForeverRaj
2006FamilyShekhar Bhatia
Mere Jeevan SaathiVicky
Humko Deewana Kar GayeAditya Malhotra
Phir Hera PheriRaju
Jaan-E-MannAgastya Rao
Bhagam BhagBunty
2007Namastey LondonArjun Singh
Heyy BabyyAarush Mehra
Bhool BhulaiyaaDr. Aditya Srivastava
Om Shanti OmHimselfSpecial appearance
WelcomeRajiv Saini
2008TashanBachchan Pandey
Singh Is KinngHappy SinghNominated —Filmfare Award for Best Actor
2009Chandni Chowk to ChinaSidhu Sharma
8 x 10 TasveerJai Puri / Jeet PuriDual role
Kambakkht IshqViraj Shergill
BlueAarav Malhotra
De Dana DanNitin Bankar
2010HousefullAarush Awasthi
Khatta MeethaSachin Tichkule
Action ReplayyKishen Kumar
Tees Maar KhanTabrez Mirza Khan / Tees Maar Khan
2011Patiala HouseParghat Singh “Gattu” Kahlon / Kali
Thank YouKishen
Desi BoyzJignesh “Jerry” Patel / Rocco
2011Chalo DilliVikram Rana
2012Housefull 2Suneel “Sunny” Pujari
Rowdy RathoreVikram Rathore / ShivaDual role
JokerRajkumar / Agastya
OMG – Oh My God!Krishna Vasudev YadavNominated —Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
Khiladi 786Bahattar Singh / Tehattar SinghDual role
2013Bhaji in ProblemAkshay Kumar
Special 26Ajay Singh
72 Miles – Ek PravasProducer
Marathi language film
Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara!Shoaib Khan
BossSuryakant “Boss” Shastri
2014HolidayVirat Bakshi
AntarProducer
Marathi language film
EntertainmentAkhil Lokhande / Akhil Johri
The ShaukeensHimselfspecial appearance
2015BabyAjay Singh Rajput
Gabbar Is BackGabbar / Aditya
BrothersDavid Fernandes
Singh is BlingRaftaar Singh
2016AirliftRanjit Katyal
Housefull 3Sanket “Sandy” Sehgal / Sundy
DishoomSameer GaziCameo
RustomRustom PavriNational Film Award for Best Actor
2017Jolly LLB 2Jagdishwar “Jolly” Mishra
Naam ShabanaAjay Singh RajputCameo appearance
Toilet: Ek Prem KathaKeshav SharmaNominated —Filmfare Award for Best Actor
2018Pad ManLakshmikant Chauhan
GoldTapan Das
2.0Pakshi RajanTamil film
SimmbaDCP Veer SooryavanshiSpecial appearance
2019KesariHavildar Ishar Singh
BlankHimselfSpecial Appearance in the song “Ali Ali”
Mission MangalRakesh Dhawan
Housefull 4Rajkumar Bala Dev Singh / Harry SinhaDual role
Good NewwzVarun Batra
2020LaxmiiAsif Ahmed
2021Bell BottomAnshul Malhotra / Bell Bottom
SooryavanshiDCP Veer Sooryavanshi
Atrangi ReSajad Ali Khan
2022Prithiviraj Films that have not yet been releasedPrithviraj Chauhan
Bachchan Pandey Films that have not yet been releasedBachchan PandeyCompleted
Raksha Bandhan Films that have not yet been releasedRaghuCompleted
Ram Setu Films that have not yet been releasedRam KumarFilming
Mission Cinderella Films that have not yet been releasedTBACompleted
OMG 2 – Oh My God! 2 Films that have not yet been releasedLord ShivaFilming
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan Films that have not yet been releasedBade Miyan Chote MiyanPre Production
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