Akshay Kumar Biography and Family
Akshay Kumar’s real name is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia He was born on 9 September 1967 in Amritsar Punjab. He is a Canadian by nationality he is a common name in the Indian household for his outstanding performance in various movies. He made his debut with the movie Saugandh in the year 1991. He has worked in more than 50 Hindi movies till date and is still very active in cinema.
He is the son of Hari Om Bhatia and Aruna Bhatia. Right from his childhood, he was very talented; he was a performer and was excellent as a dancer. He completed his schooling at the Don Bosco School and later went to complete his higher education from Guru Nanak Khalsa College but dropped from college within a year. He soon joined martial arts in Bangkok Thailand and also obtained a black belt in Taekwondo. He also worked as a waiter and chef in Thailand for a living. He always aspired to become an actor. He began his career with modeling assignments where he made a decent income. He also worked with the reputed photographer Jayesh Sheth. He worked as an assistant photographer for about 18 months before he joined films.
Although Akshay’s initial movies like ‘Aaj’, ‘Dancer’ performed very poorly at the box office however he rose to fame with Abbas-Mustan movie ‘Khiladi’. The word Khiladi is associated with his name and he is popularly known as Khiladi Akshay. He has starred in 7 movies which have the word Khiladi in the film title. Soon he tasted success and has starred in hit movies like ‘Rustom’, ‘Airlift’, ‘Hera Pheri’, ‘Dhakan’, ‘Housefull’, ‘Holiday’, ‘Baby’ and the Khiladi series to name a few. He has acted in different genres and his performance in comic roles, action movies, and character roles has been outstanding. He has been awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India. He is one of the highest paid actors and he is the only actor who has done all his stunt scenes by himself till date.
Akshay Kumar’s Net Worth – $170 Million
As per the sources, Akshay Kumar’s net worth is approximate $170 Million. He earns handsomely from movies and endorsements. He is among the top 5 Actors in India who receive the highest pay for their work. In the recent past, almost all his movies have done well at the box office. Some of his highest grossing movies till date are below:
Rowdie Rathore – 134 crores
Airlift – 128 crores
Rustom – 127 crores
Housefull 2 – 116 crores
Holiday – 113 crores
Housefull 3 – 109 crores.
In 2016, Akshay’s all movies have crossed the 100 crore club and have done well in both India and Overseas. He has also been listed among the top 10 highest earning actors in the World by Forbes Magazine. In the year 2016, he was ranked at a 10th position along with Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt. His earnings were 33.5 Million Dollars. In 2017, he has again made it to the Forbes list and is ranked in 9th spot with earnings of 32.5 Million Dollar. He is ahead of Hollywood superstars like Johny Depp and Dwayne Johnson.
Akshay Kumar’s Business Model
In addition to being a successful Actor, he is also a successful entrepreneur. He owns two production companies: ‘Hari Om Entertainment Production Company’ and ‘Grazing Goat Pictures’. He also launched the TV reality dance show ‘Dare 2 Dance’. He is also the owner of ‘Khalsa Warriors’ in the Kabaddi league. Recently he announced the launch of the first celebrity shopping channel named ‘Best Deal TV’ along with partners like Shilpa Shetty, Sonakshi Sinha, and Raj Kundra.
Akshay Kumar’s car collection
Akshay is passionate about cars and has a good collection of them. He considers them to be his most priced asset. To top the chart of his cars is the Porsche Cayenne. He is also a big fan of Mercedes and owns them along with one of the most expensive Mercedes cars named Bentley Flying Spur. He along with his family members mostly drives the Honda CRV. His garage also includes car like Rolls Royce, BMW 7 series and Fiat, Ferrari and Nissan.
Home and Family
Akshay owns a sea facing Bungalow in Juhu where he resides with his wife Twinkle Khanna and his 2 kids. Akshay is the son of Hari Om Bhatia and Aruna Bhatia. He also has a sister named Alka Bhatia. After marrying Twinkle Khanna, his in- laws are the superstar late. Rajesh Khanna and mother-in-law Dimple Kapadia.
Akshay is a superstar and despite his busy schedule, he spends time with his family. He was last seen in the movies ‘Airlift’ and ‘Rustom’. His first release in 2017 will be Jolly LLB 2. He is a destiny’s child and a born star. He is a vegetarian and very down to Earth. He has played diverse roles in cinema and continues the same till date.