Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar (born Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia on 9 September 1967) is an Indian film actor, producer and martial artist who has appeared in over a hundred Hindi films. He has been nominated for Filmfare Awards several times and won two times. When he began his acting career in the 1990s, he primarily starred in action films and was particularly known for his appearances in feature films commonly called the "Khiladi series", which included Khiladi (1992), Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994), Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995), Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996), Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi (1997), International Khiladi (1999), and Khiladi 420 (2000), as well as other action films such as Waqt Hamara Hai (1993), Mohra (1994), Elaan (1994), Suhaag (1994), Sapoot (1996), Angaaray (1998), Keemat – They Are Back (1998) and Sangharsh (1999).

Later he also gained fame for his drama, romance and comic roles. He started becoming known for his performances in romance films like Yeh Dillagi (1994), Dhadkan (2000) and Namastey London (2007), as well as drama films such as Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005) and Patiala House (2011). His comic performances in comedy films such as Hera Pheri (2000), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Garam Masala (2005), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007), and Singh Is Kinng (2008) met with acclaim. His success had soared in 2007, when he starred in four consecutive commercial hits. Kumar hit a rough patch since 2009 to 2011 but came back with two successes, Housefull 2 (2012) and Rowdy Rathore (2012) with both of them grossing over 100 crore (US$18.2 million). He has thus established himself as one of the leading actors in Hindi cinema.

Apart from acting, Kumar has worked as a stunt actor; he has often performed many dangerous stunts in his films, which has earned him a reputation as the "Indian Jackie Chan". 2008 marked his television debut as the host of the show Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi. In 2009, Kumar founded the Hari Om Entertainment production company. In 2008, the University of Windsor conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Law on Kumar in recognition of his contribution to Indian cinema. The following year he was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. In 2011 Asian Film Awards honoured Kumar for his outstanding achievement in Cinema.

Read more about Akshay KumarEarly Life, Personal Life, Filmography, Producer, Television Appearances

Other articles related to "akshay kumar, kumar":

Singh Is Kinng - Music
... was launched officially at the IIFA Awards in Bangkok on 8 June 2008 where Akshay Kumar and RDB performed two songs from the soundtrack ... tracks from the film include Track Singer Duration Notes Singh Is Kinng Snoop Dogg, RDB, Akshay Kumar 455 Pictured On Akshay Kumar, Snoop Dogg and RDB ...
Bollywood Films Of 2004 - 2004
... Raima Sen Comedy, Drama Aabra Ka Daabra Dheeraj Kumar Hansika Motwani, Shweta Tiwari, Vishal Lalwani, Archana Puran Singh Fantasy Aan Men at Work Madhur Bhandarkar Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Lara ... Raj Nidimoru Anupam Mittal, Jicky Schnee, Pooja Kumar, Reef Karim Drama Garv Pride and Honour Puneet Issar Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Arbaaz Khan ... Rakesh Bapat, Kader Khan Romance Khakee Rajkumar Santoshi Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgan, Aishwarya Rai, Tusshar Kapoor, Atul Kulkarni Action ...
Bollywood Films Of The 1990s - 1994
... N Sippy Sanjay Dutt, Heera Rajagopal, Akshay Kumar Action Adventure 1942 A Love Story Vidhu Vinod Chopra Anil Kapoor, Manisha Koirala, Jackie Shroff, Anupam Kher, Pran, Danny Denzongpa Romance, Social Andaz ... Shekhar Kapur Seema Biswas Biography, Social Dulaara Vimal Kumar Govinda, Karishma Kapoor Thriller Ekka Raja Rani The Gentleman Mahesh Bhatt Juhi Chawla, Chiranjeevi Action Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! Sooraj R ... Bhagvant Thakur Ronit Roy, Priyanka, Kiran Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Tinnu Anand, Dalip Tahil Action Adventure Main Khiladi Tu Anari Sameer Malkan Akshay Kumar, Saif Ali Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Raageshwari Action, Comedy ...
Bollywood Movie Award – Best Supporting Actor
... Year Actor Film 2007 Vivek Oberoi Omkara 2006 Akshay Kumar Phir Hera Pheri 2005 Abhishek Bachchan Yuva 2004 Arshad Warsi Munnabhai MBBS 2003 Akshay Kumar Awara Paagal ...