Akshay Kumar Height, Age, Wife, Family, Children, Biography & More

Updated on 18 January 2021 | 16:32 IST

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Salary: ₹25 Crore/film
Age: 53 Years
Nationality: Canadian
Akshay Kumar Biography
Akshay Kumar Biography

Akshay Kumar Biography

Real Name Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia
Nickname(s) Akki, Raju, Mac, and Khiladi Kumar
Profession(s) Actor and Producer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet inches- 5’ 11”
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
Debut Film (Actor): Saugandh (1991)
Akshay Kumar debut film Saugandh
Film (Producer): Joker (2012)
Akshay Kumar Production Debut Joker
Awards/Honours Filmfare Awards
2002: Best Villain for Ajnabee
2006: Best Comedian for Garam Masala

National Film Awards
2017: Best Actor for Rustom

Government Of India Awards
2009: Padma Shri by the Government of India

Other Awards
2004: Rajiv Gandhi Award for his outstanding achievements in Bollywood

Note: Along with these, he has many other awards, honors, and achievements to his name.

Personal Life
Date of Birth 9 September 1967
Age (as of 2021) 54 Years
Birthplace Amritsar, Punjab, India
Zodiac sign Virgo
Signature Akshay Kumar Signature
Nationality Canadian
Hometown Mumbai, India
School Don Bosco High School, Mirik, Darjeeling
College/University Guru Nanak Khalsa College (King’s Circle)
Educational Qualification College Drop-out
Religion Hinduism
Caste Punjabi Rajput
Ethnicity Punjabi
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Address Address 1: 203 A Wing, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri(West), Mumbai 400053
Address 2: Ground Floor, Juhu Prime Beach Apartment, Gandhigram Road, Juhu, Mumbai – 400049
Akshay Kumar House
Hobbies Collecting Posters of Old Bollywood Movies, Cooking, Martial Arts, Playing Volleyball and Cricket
Likes/Dislikes Likes: Listening to Music, Rock Climbing, Swimming
Dislikes: Being typecast as an ‘action’ or a ‘comedy’ hero
Tattoo(s) On His Left Shoulder: His wife’s nickname “Tina”
Akshay Kumar Tattoo On Left Shoulder
On His Back: His son’s name “Aarav”
Akshay Kumar Tattooed His Son Aarav's Name
Controversy Akshay Kumar was caught in a controversy when his wife, Twinkle Khanna unbuttoned his Jeans for promotion in Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.
Akshay Kumar Levis controversy
Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Pooja Batra (Actress)
Akshay Kumar With His Ex-Girlfriend Pooja
Ayesha Jhulka (Actress)
Akshay Kumar With His Ex-Girlfriend Ayesha
Raveena Tandon (Actress)
Akshay Kumar With His Ex-Girlfriend Raveena Tandon
Rekha (Actress)
Akshay Kumar With Rekha
Shilpa Shetty (Actress)
Akshay Kumar With His Ex-Girlfriend Shilpa Shetty
Priyanka Chopra (Actress)
Akshay Kumar With His Ex-Girlfriend Priyanka
Twinkle Khanna (Actress)
Marriage Date 17 January 2001
Wife/Spouse Twinkle Khanna (Actress, 2001-present)
Akshay Kumar with his wife
Children Daughter– Nitara
Akshay Kumar wife and daughter
Son– Aarav
Akshay Kumar with his son
Parents Father– Hari Om Bhatia (Died)
Akshay Kumar With His Father
Mother– Aruna Bhatia (Died)
Akshay Kumar with his mother
Siblings Brother– None
Sister– Alka Bhatia
Akshay Kumar with his sister Alka Bhatia
Favorite Things
Favorite Food(s) Thai Green Chicken Curry, Home Made Punjabi Food, Chinese
Favorite Fruit Mango
Favorite Dessert Indian Sweets
Favorite Actor(s) Amitabh Bachchan, Jackie Chan
Favorite Actresses Sridevi, Kareena Kapoor
Favorite Colour Black
Favorite Destination Mauritius
Favorite Perfume Cool Waters
Style Quotient
Cars Collection Porsche Cayenne,
Akshay Kumar In His Car Porsche Cayenne
Honda CRV,
Akshay Kumar In His Car Honda CR-V
Bikes Collection Yamaha VMax and Harley Davidson
Money Factor
Salary (approx.) ₹25 crore/film
Income (between 1 June 2018, and 1 June 2019) $65 million (Rs. 466 crores)
Net Worth (approx.) ₹980 crore


Akshay Kumar Biography
Akshay Kumar Biography

Some Lesser Known Facts about Akshay Kumar Biography

  • Does Akshay Kumar Smoke?: No
  • Does Akshay Kumar Drink alcohol?: No
  • 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.

    Akshay Kumar Childhood Photo With Dara Singh

    Akshay Kumar Childhood Photo With Dara Singh

  • Prior to joining the film industry, he learned 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 organization in Kolkata. He then taught martial arts to people.
  • He tried his luck in modeling when one of his students, who was a photographer, recommended him to a modeling 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 favorite 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 modeling projects in Bangalore, but he missed out on 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 hospitalized for some time.

    Akshay Kumar Lifting Brian Lee

    Akshay Kumar Lifting Brian Lee

  • 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 the media that a new Akshay Kumar was born with comic talent.

Akshay Kumar In Hera Pheri

  • Although the sequel to Hera Pheri- Phir Hera Pheri was again a big super hit, Akshay criticized the film by saying it was 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.

    Akshay Kumar wedding

    Akshay Kumar’s Marriage Picture

  • 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 roles in Garam Masala and Bhagam Bhag respectively.
  • Besides acting, he has also hosted numerous TV shows titled Seven Deadly Arts with Akshay Kumar, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi (Season 1,2,4), MasterChef India (Season 1), and Dare 2 Dance.
  • In his film career, he has played double roles in the movies named Jai Kishan, Aflatoon, Khiladi 420, Chandni Chowk To China, and Rowdy Rathore.
  • Apart from acting, he has also sung the Punjabi devotional song “Nirgun Raakh Liya” and whatever the profit was made from the album, was donated to the victims of the train bombings of Mumbai. Here’s the video of the devotional song, which was sung by him:
  • In 2008, he was honored with the Honorary Doctorate of Law from the University of Windsor for his outstanding acting career. The same year, he was listed among “The Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine.”
  • In his film, OMG: Oh My God, the bike Akshay rode worth 1 million rupees.
  • Akshay’s performance in Gabbar Is Back was critically acclaimed by the audience, but his daughter was not happy with his long beard, which he grew to get into his character- Aditya.
Akshay Kumar In Gabbar Is Back
Akshay Kumar In Gabbar Is Back – Akshay Kumar Biography
  • He is pretty emotional about the ‘firsts’ in his life, as he has still kept his first car, motorcycle, and house.
  • Akshay is popularly given the name “Khiladi Kumar of Bollywood,” as he has done 8 films with the title Khiladi in it- Khiladi, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Sabse Bada Khiladi, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, International Khiladi, Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi, Khiladi 420, and Khiladi 786.
  • He is a fitness freak and does activities like basketball, swimming, kickboxing, and working out to stay in shape.
  • In an episode of Koffee With Karan, his co-star Lara Dutta revealed that he is very much terrible at dialogues. To assist him in his dialogues, the crew members use different tactics including holding a piece of paper in front of him, sometimes on the costumes of the heroine, and many others.
  • In 2016, his extraordinary role in Rustom, which was based on the real-life incident of Naval Officer K. M. Nanavati, was the first time that he acted as a Parsi and was highly admired by the audience.
    Akshay Kumar As Parsi In Rustom
    Akshay Kumar As Parsi In Rustom
  • Akshay Kumar is also addressed as “New-Age Manoj Kumar aka Bharat Kumar” due to his phenomenal performances in the films named Namastey London, Holiday, Baby, Gabbar Is Back, and Airlift.
  • Akki is a bit superstitious and has never written anything on a page unless he writes an ‘Om’ on it.
  • Akshay has played the role of a police officer in 15 films.
  • He shares his birthday with his Ex-girlfriend, Shilpa Shetty‘s husband Raj Kundra.
  • For his role as a Kuwait-based businessman in Airlift, he learned Arabic.
  • He has also done movies concerning social awareness to raise and eradicate some social malpractices or taboos- “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” and “Padman” are a few of them.
    Akshay Kumar In Padman And Toilet Ek Prem Katha
    Akshay Kumar In Padman And Toilet Ek Prem Katha
  • In 2019, he took 4th spot in Forbes’s highest-paid actor list. He collected $65 million between 1 June 2018 and 1 June 2019. Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson was on the top of the Forbes list of the 10 highest-paid actors, collecting $89.4 million.
  • In an Instagram live session, while talking with wildlife adventurer Bear Grylls, he talked about the benefits of drinking cow urine, a practice that he follows daily.
  • On 8th September 2021, his mother (Aruna Bhatia) dies at Hiranandani Hospital, Mumbai. She was hospitalized on September 3 and was in critical condition.

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