Akshay Kumar received the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour, from the Government of India in 2009.
38 Facts About Akshay Kumar
Akshay Kumar began his career in 1991 with Saugandh and had his first commercial success a year later with the action thriller Khiladi.
Akshay Kumar earned further notice for his self-produced social films Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Pad Man, as well as the war film Kesari, and set box-office records in 2019 with Mission Mangal, Housefull 4, Good Newwz, and the 2021 action film Sooryavanshi.
Akshay Kumar launched the TV reality show Dare 2 Dance in 2014 and his off-screen work includes ownership of the team Khalsa Warriors in the World Kabaddi League.
Sometime during or after the 2011 Canadian federal election, the Conservative government granted Canadian citizenship to Akshay Kumar by invoking a little-known law which allowed circumventing the usual residency requirement for Canadian immigrants.
In 1999, Akshay Kumar played opposite Twinkle Khanna in International Khiladi.
In 2000, Akshay Kumar starred in the Priyadarshan-directed comedy Hera Pheri alongside Paresh Rawal and Suneil Shetty.
In 2004 Akshay Kumar starred in Rajkumar Santoshi's action drama thriller Khakee alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn and Aishwarya Rai.
The film and Akshay Kumar's acting were positively reviewed by critics.
Akshay Kumar's timing is fantastic and the conviction with which he carries off the evil streak in his personality is bound to be talked-about in days to come.
Akshay Kumar's second film, Bazmee-directed Singh Is Kinng in which he starred opposite Kaif was a huge success at the box office and broke the first-week worldwide record of Om Shanti Om, the previous highest figure.
Akshay Kumar later returned to host the show's second season in 2009.
In 2009, Akshay Kumar featured opposite Deepika Padukone in the Warner Bros.
Akshay Kumar then appeared in the 2010 comedy, Housefull, directed by Sajid Khan which garnered the second-highest opening weekend collection of all time.
Akshay Kumar's next release was Khatta Meetha, directed by Priyadarshan which was an average grosser.
Akshay Kumar came back strongly with Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, the Hindi remake of the 2012 Tamil film Thuppakki.
In 2018, Akshay Kumar starred in another social drama film Pad Man alongside Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte.
Akshay Kumar later made his Tamil cinema debut in the science fiction thriller 2.0, a standalone sequel to the 2010 film Enthiran, co-starring Rajinikanth, in which he played an evil ornithologist named Pakshirajan.
In 2019, Akshay Kumar appeared in Karan Johar's film Kesari opposite Parineeti Chopra, based on the story of the Battle of Saragarhi.
In 2021, Kumar had three releases, namely, Bell Bottom, a spy thriller inspired from real life hijacking events in India by Khalistani separatists during the 1980s, directed by Ranjit M Tewari, Sooryavanshi, a Cop Universe continuation of Singham and Simmba, directed by Rohit Shetty and Aanand L Rai's Atrangi Re along with Sara Ali Khan in dual roles opposite him and Dhanush on Disney+ Hotstar, were released in 2021.
Akshay Kumar has started shooting for multiple projects set to release in 2024 which includes the much awaited Hera Pheri sequel.
Akshay Kumar married Twinkle Khanna, the daughter of actors Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, on 17 January 2001.
Sometime during or after the 2011 Canadian federal election, the Conservative government there granted Canadian citizenship to Akshay Kumar by invoking a little-known law which allowed circumventing the usual residency requirement for Canadian immigrants.
In December 2019, Akshay Kumar stated that he has applied for an Indian passport and plans to give up his Canadian citizenship.
In 2011, Akshay Kumar hosted India's first MasterChef television show on Star Plus, was viewed by 18.2 million viewers and went to prove that Indian audiences are open to experimenting and look forward to innovations in television entertainment.
In 2014, Akshay Kumar produced a successful television serial Jamai Raja, starring Ravi Dubey and Nia Sharma, which established them leading actors in Indian television industry.
Akshay Kumar joined Bear Grylls for an episode in "Into The Wild", which aired on Discovery channel on September 14,2020.
On 9 August 2014, Akshay Kumar performed at his 500th live show.
Akshay Kumar is the first Indian film actor, whose films' domestic net lifetime collections crossed 20 billion by 2013, and 30 billion by 2016.
Akshay Kumar was named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People Magazine in 2008.
Akshay Kumar was one of the 15 international celebrities invited for the Olympics torch-bearer rally to Canada in 2009.
Akshay Kumar bagged the Ultimate Man of the Year at the prestigious GQ Awards in 2015.
Akshay Kumar won the HT Hottest Trendsetter award at the HT India's Most Stylish in 2019.
Akshay Kumar ranked number 1 on TAM's list of most visible stars in TV ads with an average visibility of 37 hours per day across all channels since 2019 to 2022.
Since 2013, Akshay Kumar has been the Hindi film industry's highest advance taxpayer for six consecutive years.
Akshay Kumar launched an insurance scheme for the registered stunt directors in 2017.
In 2017, Akshay Kumar launched the Bharat Ke Veer app, with the help of the home ministry.
Akshay Kumar was one of the first personalities from Bollywood to contribute to the PM CARES Fund right at the start of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020, He donated Rs.