Akshay Kumar whose real name was Rajiv Bhatia started his career with a fifteen-second role in 1987’s Aaj. Before entering into films, Akshay Kumar was a martial arts instructor in Bangkok. It was a student that suggested that he try modelling. Because of his success as a model, he was offered films. Along with his good looks and excellent martial art skills, he was always the first choice to do adventurous movies.
Akshay Kumar was born to Hari Om Bhatia and Aruna Bhatia on September 9th in 1967. Being a native of Punjab, Akshay Kumar referred as Khiladi and Indian version of James Bond in Bollywood cinema. With over $ 32.5 Million income in an annual year, he stood 76th richest actor according to Forbes.
Akshay Kumar is best known for his action and comic timing and karate kicks in films. He neither had star parents, nor a godfather to launch him in the films. He made his film debut in the year 1991 in the movie Saugandh directed by Raj Sippy. Later on, he was seen in Khiladi what turned out to blockbusters.
In an acting career of 25 years with more than 150 films, Akshay Kumar claimed many awards relating to Cinema. He received not only national awards but also International Awards, which says his popularity around the globe. Let us peep into major awards that were Akshay Kumar was honoured.
2015 Screen Award for Best Actor (Popular Choice) for Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty
2014 Star Box Office India Awards for Box Office 1000 cr hero at the domestic box office in last five years
2013 IIFA Award for Best Supporting Actor for OMG: Oh My God!
2013 Stardust Best Actor in Action/Thriller for Rowdy Rathore and Khiladi 786
2013 Stardust Star of the Year Award for Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore and OMG: Oh My God!
2012 Stardust Best Actor in Comedy/Romance for Desi Boyz
2012 Big Cine Star Award for Most Entertaining Actor in an Action Thriller Role for Rowdy Rathore.
2012 Big Cine Star Award for Complete Entertainer of the Year
2012 Big Cine Star Award Most Entertaining Social Film for OMG: Oh My God!
2011 Stardust Best Actor in Comedy/Romance for Housefull and Tees Maar Khan
2011 The Asian Awards- Outstanding Achievement in Cinema.
2010 Star Dust Best Actor Popular Award for Blue
2010 Star Dust Best Actor Award for 8 x 10 Tasveer
2009 IIFA Star of the Decade
2009 Asian Film Award for Best Actor for Singh Is Kinng
2009 Stardust Readers Choice Best Film Award for Singh Is Kinng.
2009 Radio Mirchi Presents Best Television Personality.
2008 IIFA Special Award from the host country, Thailand
2008 Asia’s Sexiest Man Alive
2008 Star Guild Award for Best Entertainer of the Year 2007
2006 IIFA Best Comedian Award for Garam Masala.
2005 IIFA Best Comedian Award for Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.
2004 Rajiv Gandhi Award for his outstanding achievements in Bollywood.
2002 IIFA Best Villain Award for Ajnabee.
Other Awards and Recognitions:
2013 Dadasaheb Phalke Best Actor for Rowdy Rathore.
2009 National Honour: IIFA-FICCI Frames, “Most Powerful Entertainer of the Decade Award” for his contribution to Indian cinema.
2009 – He was one of the 15 international celebrities invited for the Olympics torchbearer rally to Canada.
2009 – Padma Shri (fourth highest civilian award in Republic India).
2008 – Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Windsor in Ontario.
Akshay Kumar, who turned 48 today, is undoubtedly a Super Star in Indian Cinema. His contribution to Indian Cinema cannot be valued. Hope he forever stays in the Stardom and win hearts of many people.
Chitramala wishes him a very Happy Birthday.