Akshay Kumar 10 Personal Facts, Bio, Wiki
Indian-Canadian actor Born: September 9, 1967 (age 55 years), Amritsar, India Upcoming movie: Selfiee Spouse: Twinkle Khanna (m. 2001) Children: Aarav Kumar, Nitara Kumar Parents: Aruna Bhatia, Hari Om Bhatia Height: 1.78 m Nationality: Canadian Real Name Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia Nickname(s) • Akki • Raju • Mac • Khiladi Kumar Profession(s) • Actor • Producer Height (approx.) in centimeters- 185 cm in meters- 1.85 m in feet inches- 6’ 1” Weight (approx.) in kilograms- 80 kg in pounds- 176 lbs Body Measurements (approx.) – Chest: 42 Inches – Waist: 34 Inches – Biceps: 16 Inches Eye Colour Dark Brown Hair Colour Black Date of Birth 9 September 1967 Age (as of 2022) 55 Years Birthplace Amritsar, Punjab Zodiac sign Virgo Nationality Canadian Hometown Mumbai, Maharashtra School Don Bosco High School, Darjeeling College/University Guru Nanak Khalsa College, Mumbai (King’s Circle) Educational Qualification College Dropout Religion Hinduism Caste Punjabi Rajput Ethnicity Punjabi Tattoo(s) On His Left Shoulder: His wife’s nickname “Tina” On His Back: His son’s name “Aarav” Marital Status Married Affairs/Girlfriends • Pooja Batra (Actress) • Ayesha Jhulka (Actress) • Raveena Tandon (Actress) • Rekha (Actress) • Shilpa Shetty (Actress) • Priyanka Chopra (Actress) • Twinkle Khanna (Actress) Marriage Date 17 January 2001 Wife/Spouse Twinkle Khanna (Actress, 2001-present) Children Daughter- Nitara Son- Aarav Parents Father- Hari Om Bhatia (Died) Mother- Aruna Bhatia (died on 8 September 2021 in Mumbai) Siblings Brother- None Sister- Alka Bhatia
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Kumar married Twinkle Khanna, the daughter of actors Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, on 17 January 2001. Together they have a son, and a daughter. He is known as a protective father and keeps his children away from the media. He stated that he wants to “give them a normal childhood.” In 2009, while performing at a show for Levis at Lakme Fashion Week, Kumar asked Twinkle to unbutton his jeans. This incident sparked a controversy which led to a police case being filed against them. Kumar was initially a religious, practising Shaiva Hindu who regularly visited shrines and temples across the country, including the famed Vaishno Devi Mandir, but in March 2020 he stated, “I don’t believe in any religion. I only believe in being Indian”. Sometime during or after the 2011 Canadian federal election, the Conservative government there granted Canadian citizenship to Kumar by invoking a little-known law which allowed circumventing the usual residency requirement for Canadian immigrants. According to a former Conservative Party minister, Tony Clement, the citizenship was awarded in return for Kumar’s offer of putting his “star power to use to advance Canada-Indian relations,” and Canada’s “trade relations, commercial relations, in the movie sector, in the tourism sector.” Although Kumar had earlier appeared in a campaign event for Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Brampton, Ontario, a city with a large Indo-Canadian population, and praised Harper, Clement denied that the citizenship was a reward for partisan support. Kumar had received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Windsor, and in a 2010 interview with the Economist claimed he had “dual citizenship.” He was one of the 15 international celebrities invited for the Olympics torch-bearer rally to Canada. In December 2019, Kumar stated that he has applied for an Indian passport and plans to give up his Canadian citizenship. Akshay was born in Amritsar in a Punjabi family and raised in Old Delhi, but later, he shifted to Koliwada in Mumbai. Since his childhood, he was interested in acting and martial arts and began his training in class 8. His father and Dara Singh were acquaintances. Prior to joining the film industry, he learnt Muay Thai in Bangkok and is also a Black Belt in Taekwondo. He worked as a waiter in a restaurant named Metro Guest House in Bangkok to earn his living where his initial salary was ₹1,500. After returning to Mumbai, he even worked as a peon for a travel organisation in Kolkata. He then taught martial arts to people. He tried his luck in modelling when one of his students, who was a photographer, recommended him to a modelling agency. After achieving success in this, he changed his name from Rajeev Om Bhatia to Akshay Kumar; as he saw a movie in which the actor opposite to his favourite actress was named Akshay. When he came to Mumbai, he had his portfolio shoot at the same place which he owns now i.e., his Juhu Bangalow. In the film “Aaj” in 1987, he did his 17-second debut performance as a Karate Instructor. Here’s a glimpse of his performance in the movie: Akshay was about to start his modelling projects at Bangalore, but he missed out his flight and started wandering in Natraj Studio, where he met Pramod Chakravorty and signed the film Deedar. In the early 90s, he went for the audition in Rajesh Khanna’s film “Jai Shiv Shankar” and waited at the sets for around 4 hours, but getting auditioned was another thing, he was not even able to meet him. He was the first choice for the film “Phool Aur Kaante,” but his demand for more money passed the role to Ajay Devgn. His first signed film was Deedar whereas Saugandh was his first release. While his shoot for the film “Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi,” he lifted Brian Lee (weighed 350 pounds), which resulted in back pain, following which he was even hospitalised for some time. After giving a number of flops in a row, his comical performance in “Hera Pheri” rocked the audience and rolled them in the aisles. After this movie, it was stated in media that a new Akshay Kumar was born with a comic talent. Although the sequel to Hera Pheri- Phir Hera Pheri was again a big super hit, Akshay criticised the film by saying it a big nonsense. He got engaged to actress Twinkle Khanna twice, daughter of famous actor Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, and married her on 17 January 2001. They are blessed with two children: one son and one daughter and Akki prefers keeping his children away from media and giving them a normal lifestyle. He was invariably seen in the news getting blamed for cutting short the roles of his co-stars. He was also held responsible for removing John Abraham‘s and Govinda‘s role in Garam Masala and Bhagam Bhag respectively.