Akshay Kumar has entertained us for more than two decades now. His flawless acting along with a common man’s simplicity proves to be a lethal combination, that has affected masses of all age. He will leave you laughing, crying or biting your nails in the anticipation of what’s next. His acting and stunts are effortlessly real which always leave us craving for more of him. However there is more to the actor than just his action-packed films, let’s check out some facts about him you probably did not know.
wait.. what? his real name is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia.
While in Bangkok, Akshay worked in a restaurant called Metro Guest House to make ends meet.
He Has worked in seven films with Khiladi in the title — Khiladi, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Sabse Bada Khiladi, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, International Khiladi, Mr and Mrs Khiladi and Khiladi 420.
In Bangkok, he had posters of Sridevi, Sylvester Stallone, and Jackie Chan, later he worked with all of them.
While lifting the 350-pound weighing WWF champ Undertaker (Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi) proved to be a daunting task for the fit hero when he nearly broke his neck and back. He was eventually treated extensively, for the same, in the US.
Known for his daredevil stunts, the man almost has a face-off with a shark in Cape Town, South Africa, while shooting for Aankhen. A scene required him to swim alongside a shark. The shark, however, turned a bit hostile but Akki was rescued in the nick of time.
Fit and healthy is Akshay’s mantra in life. He enjoys jogging, trekking, volleyball and adventure sports.
If not an actor, Akki would probably end up as, no surprise here, a martial arts teacher!
Akshay told in an interview that the one decision that changed his life was marrying Twinkle.
Twinkle narrated one more funny incident to the audience in the episode of Koffee with Karan. She said that on his first visit to their home, Dimple said that one of her friends in a newspaper believes that Akshay is gay.