Akshay Kumar is celebrating his birthday today, born as Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia on 9 September 1967, the actor is turning 47 years old. He may have had a tough start in life but today he is enjoying a huge star status in Bollywood.
Akshay Kumar was born in Amritsar, Punjab. While he was still in Indian he obtained a black belt in Taekwondo and later went to study martial arts in Bangkok, Thailand, where he learned Muay Thai and worked as a chef and waiter.
When he returned to Mumbai, he started teaching martial arts and one of his students recommended he get into modelling. He started making more money than he did in the teaching job and one fine morning when he missed his flight for an ad-shoot in Bangalore, Akki felt disappointed with himself and visited a film studio along with his portfolio. Luck stroked Akki and he was signed for a lead role by producer Pramod Chakravarthy for the movie Deedar.
When he was making career in films, the actor was alleged to be doing a lot more behind the scenes. He dated a lot of girls from Pooja Batra. Raveena, Rekha to Shilpa Shetty and finally chose to settle down with Twinkle Khanna. Even after marriage the actor was linked to Priyanka Chopra, after which he was banned to work with her by his wife.
In an interview, Raveena said that Akshay Kumar has proposed to every girl and at the speed he was going he would soon have to address the parents of more than half the girls in Mumbai as ‘mum and dad'. She later added that she didn't blame any other woman for their bad break-up since it was her man who was not loyal.
Such was his behind the scene controversial life, check out the full detailed report on Akki's innumerable controversies...
After a brief relationship with Pooja batra, the actor broke up with the lass and was seen falling for Raveena. Ravishing ravs was head over heels in love with Akki, when the actor dumped her for yet another new catch Shilpa Shetty.
A lesser known fact about the Raveena Tandon-Akshay Kumar's love story is that the two were secretly engaged and the hunky actor had promised that they would marry when all of Raveena's pending projects were completed. But the relationship went kaput.
Akshay and Rekha
It was alleged that Rekha as trying to get close to Akki and Rekha apparently tried being too intimate with Akshay as well. Regard to this, Raveena said, "I think Raju (Akshay) knows where to draw the line. If this actress knows that we are together yet gets too close to Akshay, I will get my claws into her. But Akshay knows how to handle the situation I guess."
Akki-Shilpa Bedroom Secrets
While couple din't reveal much about the break up, a friend of Akshay Kumar did the damage by revealing the couple's bedroom secrets to a leading daily. "Akshay told us that Shilpa was a very innocent girl when they met. She may not have even kissed a man before they started dating and she insisted on taking things very slowly. Shilpa wanted to hold hands and loved romantic gestures. After a few years though, their relationship moved on to a new level and she felt that she could trust Akshay," said the friend. .
The actor dumped Shilpa for Twinkle Khanna and got serious with the latter. A couple of years ago, a British tabloid allegedly revealed Akki and Shilpa's intimate sex life and Shilpa's first sex with the playboy. This controversy was very hard to get over.
After Marriage Link Ups
After marriage Akki got linked with Priyanka during the making of Aitraaz. But they never worked together after Twinkle put her foot down.
Akshay at the launch of Levis's Unbuttoned asked his wife Twinkle to unbutton his pant publicly on the ramp. Within minutes, a legal case was issued against the couple.
Akshay Casting Controversies
Fans were using his name to fool people and the actor had to take to Twitter and clear the matter. He posted, ""Heard some upsetting news... some members of my "FAN CLUB" have been misleading some fans and duping them of money with false promises of landing an assistant directors job on my films... Please don't be naive and don't give away your hard earned money to crooks."
Akshay-Shirish Kunder Spat
Disputes over the film forced the actor to announce a decision of never pairing up with Shirish and his wife Farah Khan ever again.
Khiladi No. 786
A few Muslim communities who are religiously connected with the 786 number took offence to the use of 786 in the film title so the makers decided to change it to Khiladi no 786 from Khiladi 786.