Akshay Kumar was born Rajiv Bhatia. Akshay Kumar was a chef, a martial arts instructor and a model before he turned into an actor with his debut film Saugandh in 1991. Akshay’s knowledge of martial arts and his rugged looks earnt him quite a few roles in action and thriller films in Bollywood. After a string of unsuccessful films, Kumar finally tasted success in the 2000 with Dharmesh Darshan’s Dhadkan. He followed it up with comedies like Hera Pheri, Awara Pagal Deewana and Garam Masala. Kumar went on to become a super successful actor with each of his films doing thumping business at the box office. In 2007, Akshay experienced critical acclaim in addition to commercial success in Bollywood.
Akshay has been quite a ladies’ man. After dating several actresses, Akshay finally married Twinkle Khanna in 2001. They have a 8 year old son, Aarav.