Akshay Kumar was born in Amritsar, Punjab as Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. He kicked off his tryst with Bollywood as a stunt man, before becoming Bollywood’s most loved action hero. Even today, he insists on performing most of his on screen stunts on his own, and is also known as the ‘Indian Jackie Chan’!
Akshay began his acting career in the 1990s, when he primarily starred in action films and was known for his appearances in films of the “Khiladi series” as well as other action films such as Waqt Hamara Hai (1993), Mohra (1994), & Elaan (1994). His love affair with action films continues till date, with his stellar performances in Baby, Gabbar Is Back & Holiday.
He is now happily married to erstwhile actress Twinkle Khanna, and they have 2 children together - Aarav & Nitara.