Indian actor and producer Akshay Hariom Bhatia, better known by his stage name Akshay Kumar, was born on September 9, 1967, and is mostly employed in the Hindi film industry. With more than 30 years of acting experience, Kumar has starred in more than 100 films and received several accolades, such as two Filmfare Awards and a National Film Award. In 2009, the Indian government awarded him the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian decoration in India. In Indian film, Kumar is among the most active performers. Forbes included Kumar on their rankings of the world's highest-paid actors and entertainers for the years 2015 to 2020. On both lists in 2019 and 2020, he was the only person from India.
Akshay Kumar was born into a Punjabi Hindu household in Old Delhi, Delhi, India. His parents were Hari Om Bhatia (later Brijmohan Bhatia) and Aruna Bhatia. An army officer was his father. Kumar had a strong interest in sports from an early age. His dad was a big fan of wrestling also. He was born and raised in Chandni Chowk, Delhi, and then migrated to Bombay, or modern-day Mumbai, after his father left the Army to work for UNICEF as an accountant. His sister was born shortly after, and the family moved to Koliwada, a mostly Punjabi neighbourhood in Central Bombay.
Commercially, his career had been inconsistent, but in 2007 he scored four straight box office hits that catapulted him to mainstream success. This trend continued until a brief downturn in 2009–2011, following which he cemented his reputation with a number of films, including Holiday (2014) and Rowdy Rathore (2012). Additionally, during this time, the reviews for a number of his films began to improve; he received praise for his roles in Special 26 (2013), Baby (2015), and Airlift (2016), and he was awarded the National Film Award for Best Actor for the criminal thriller Rustom (2016). His self-produced social films Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017) and Pad Man (2018), together with the war drama Kesari (2019), garnered him more recognition. In 2019, he broke box office records with Mission Mangal and Housefull 4.
In Saugandh, Kumar made his debut as the main character opposing Raakhee and Shantipriya. He starred in the critically panned dancer, Dancer, directed by Kishore Vyas, that same year. The next year, he appeared in what is mostly regarded as his breakout performance, the suspense thriller Khiladi, directed by Abbas Mustan. The Indian Express reviewed the movie as "an engrossing thriller" and praised Kumar for being "perfectly at ease" while praising his physical attributes and great screen presence in the main role. The James Bond-inspired detective film Mr. Bond, directed by Raj Sippy, was his next release. Deedar was his final release of 1992. At the box office, it did not do well.
On January 17, 2001, Akshay Kumar wed Twinkle Khanna, the actress's daughter of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia. They have a daughter and a boy together. He keeps his kids away from the media and is seen as a protective parent. In his own words, he wants to "give them a normal childhood." When Kumar was doing a 2009 Lakme Fashion Week show for Levis, he requested Twinkle to undo his trousers. Due to the outrage this act caused, a police report was made against them.
Citizenship In Canada.
Akshay Kumar declared in December 2019 that he intends to renounce his Canadian citizenship and that he has sought for an Indian passport. On August 15, 2023, in honour of Independence Day, Kumar said that, in accordance with Indian law, his Canadian citizenship had been revoked and that he had received his Indian citizenship back.