Why Akshay Kumar Is The Best Actor In Bollywood?
Akshay Kumar was born in Amritsar, India to Hari Om Bhatia and Aruna Bhatia. His father was a military officer. From a young age, Kumar was recognised as a performer, particularly as a dancer. He lived and grew up in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk and later he moved to Mumbai where he lived in Koliwada, a Punjabi dominated area. He received his school education from Don Bosco School and enrolled in Mumbai’s Guru Nanak Khalsa College for higher education, but dropped out after a year and went to Bangkok to learn martial arts. Kumar also has a sister, Alka Bhatia. When Kumar was a teenager, his father asked him what he aspired to be. Kumar expressed his desire to become an actor.
After having obtained a black belt in Taekwondo while in India, he studied martial arts in Bangkok, Thailand, where he learned Muay Thai and worked as a chef and waiter. Upon his return to Mumbai, he commenced the teaching of martial arts. One of his students, an aspiring photographer, recommended Kumar into modelling which ultimately led to a modelling assignment. Kumar effectively made more money within the first two days of shooting, in comparison to his entire month salary, and therefore chose a modelling career path. He worked as an assistant for photographer Jayesh Sheth for 18 months without payment to shoot his first portfolio. He also worked as a background dancer in various films. One morning, he missed his flight for an ad-shoot in Bangalore. Disappointed with himself, he visited a film studio along with his portfolio. That evening, Kumar was signed for a lead role by producer Pramod Chakravarthy for the movie Deedar.
Akshay Kumar, one of the most successful actors in the history of Indian Cinema. The Khiladi Kumar started his career in 1991 with the movie ‘Deedar’ which was released later, his first appearance as a lead was in the film ‘Saugandh’. But his breakthrough role was in the suspense-thriller ‘Khiladi’. Acting in Bollywood was never a dream of Akshay, it all happened by a coincidence when he missed his flight for an ad-shot, and ended up getting signed for a lead role the same day.
Akshay Kumar also performs his own stunts while many of the actors in Bollywood rely on using stunt-doubles for a scene. In 2015, Forbes ranked Akshay Kumar 9th in the Global list of highest-paid actors. He even surpassed the giants like Dwayne Johnson, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp in terms of earning. Akshay Kumar does 3-4 Bollywood movies a year, his movies are blockbusters. In 2013, he became the first actor to earn Rs 2000 crore in his lifetime.
He is the ‘King of Comedy’.
It is said that tragedy is easy, but comedy is hard. Comedy requires some serious skills, it’s one of the most difficult genres. When it comes to comedy, Akshay is a hit. His comic timing is brilliant, his expressions, and to make even a simple ordinary dialogue sound hilarious is amazing. His comedy movies like Hera Pheri, Garam Masala, Welcome, Housefull series has made him the undisputed King of Comedy.
The Real Action Hero.
Most of the actors don’t do their stunts, they have their body doubles to do the dangerous stunts. But Akshay Kumar is an exception, he does his own stunts. That’s why he’s called the ‘Khiladi Kumar’, known for his dangerous and death-defying stunts. Who can forget his 160 feet jump from the edge of the cliff in 8 X 10 Tasveer or jumping off an airplane, after it is a thousand feet up in the air, onto a hot air balloon, all in one shot.
Most Franchise Film Star
Akshay Kumar has the most franchise films and it is surely a big secure future to the actor. He has franchise films like Housefull series, Jolly LLB series, Khiladi series, Hera Pheri series, now Welcome series and many others. On the other hand, SRK has Don, Salman has Dabangg and now Tiger series. Aamir doesn’t have any series.
The Fitness Guru.
Once Akshay was asked to perform 100 push-ups by a fan in an interview, he did 200. Akshay Kumar starts his day early in the morning around 5:30. He eats dinner early at around 7.30 pm, he’s in bed by 9 pm, his day ends early too. While most of the people think fitness is about hitting the gym, having a six-pack abs, a muscular body, fitness for Akshay is keeping your body active and alert. He never took any supplements, steroids, powders of any protein shakes. He believes that ‘Health Comes First’, he avoids alcohol, smoking, nicotine and caffeine.
A Good Husband and A Super Cool Dad
The couple first met during a shoot interview for the Filmfare magazine, they fell in love with each other during the shooting of International Khiladi. However Akshay has had a controversial love history, many alleged love affairs. Well nobody is perfect. Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna have been together for 15 years now. After marriage, Twinkle left her career as an actor and became an interior decorator. Her never ending support and unparalleled love is the reason behind Akshay’s success. Whenever Twinkle is away for a shoot, Akshay babysits at home. Twinkle has even tweeted about this. Akshay has inked his son Aarav’s name on the back, his wife’s name above his hear, his daughter Nitara’s name on his left shoulder.
A Good Citizen.
Akshay Kumar has been the highest tax paying actor in the Bollywood. In 2013, Akshay Kumar became the Mumbai’s top advance taxpayer for the sixth consecutive year, beating all the Khans of the industry. He deposited a tax of Rs 19 crore in 2013. However in 2015, Salman Khan became the highest tax paying actor by depositing a tax of Rs 20 crore while Akshay paid Rs 16 crore in 2015. He helped the drought hit farmers in Maharashtra by donating them 90 Lakh. Look at this Akshay Kumar’s 2011 Facebook post which will inspire you and make you realize your responsibilities as a proud citizen of the county.
Most Amazing And Looking Forward Projects In Hands.
If we see the Akshay Kumar upcoming films the this actor has the most ambitious and looking forward projects like 2.0 (sequel of Robot), Padman( Arunachalam Muruganantham biopic), Gold (Balbir Singh biopic), Mogul (Gulshan Kumar biopic), Super 30 (Anand Kumar’s biopic) and many other projects for which he is in talks with makers.
How Kumar will Celebrate his 50th Birthday
Akshay Kumar will turn a year older on September 9 and owing to the fact that he will turn 50 this year, he plans to mark the celebrations in two different ways – one with his wife and kids and one with his parents and in laws. Although earlier he had maintained that it will be a low-key affair with lunch or dinner date with family, it seems that it was his daughter Nitara’s idea to do something more elaborate.
In fact, his five year old daughter has expressed her desire to see the snow and knowing Akshay’s love for his children, the actor was more than happy to oblige. The family, which includes his wife Twinkle Khanna and his son Aarav, will take off to Switzerland for a four day trip during the birthday weekend. But that is not the only part of the celebrations.
From what we hear, the celebrations of Akshay Kumar’s 50th birthday will kick start from the first week itself, wherein there will be a puja held at his Mumbai residence. Besides his wife and children, it will be attended by his mother Arun Bhatia, sister Alka, mother-in-law Dimple Kapadia and sister-in-law Rinke Khanna Saran. On the film front, Akshay Kumar was recently working on his wife and former actress Twinkle Khanna’s debut production PadMan. Besides this, the actor will be seen in Reema Kagti’s Gold as well as Bhushan Kumar’s Mogul.