Akshay Kumar has been recognized as a performer and a dancer since his young age. He was raised in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk before moving to Mumbai. He has obtained a black belt in taekwondo and has studied martial arts in Bangkok, Thailand. For quite some time he also taught martial arts in India.
One of his students was a photographer and recommended him to do modeling. This was when his career started. His debut film was released in 1991, and titled as “Saugandh”. During the early days of his career he was known for his action films, later gained more fame for his drama, romance and comedy roles.
He has been awarded the Padma Shree by the government of India. He is married to Twinkle Khanna and has a son. Akshay is also the owner of the Hari Om Productions.