Akshay Kumar is an Indian film actor, producer and martial artist who has appeared in over a hundred Hindi films. When Akshay 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), Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995), Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996), International Khiladi (1999), and Khiladi 420 (2000), as well as other action films such as Mohra (1994).
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Akshay Kumar later gained more fame for his drama, romance and comedy roles. Akshay Kumar’s real name is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. Akshay’s movies like Yeh Dillagi, Dhadkan and Ek Rishtaa made him well known for his romantic hero image.
Akshay Kumar with a nose ornament
Akshay Kumar’s comic performances in comedy films such as Hera Pheri (2000), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), and Garam Masala (2005) met with acclaim. His success further rose in 2007, when he starred in four consecutive commercial hits. He has thus established himself as one of the leading actors in Hindi cinema.
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Akshay Kumar has also worked as a stunt actor apart from acting and has often performed many dangerous stunts in his films earning him the reputation as The Indian Jackie Chan. 2008 marked Akshay’s television debut as the host of the show Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi. In 2009, Akshay Kumar founded the Hari Om Entertainment production company.
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In 2008, the University of Windsor conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Law on Akshay Kumar in recognition of his contribution to the Indian cinema. The following year Akshay Kumar was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.