21 Facts About Akshaye Khanna


Akshaye Khanna was born on 28 March 1975 and is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films.

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Akshaye Khanna has won numerous awards in his career including two Filmfare Awards, three Screen Awards and two IIFA Awards in varied acting categories.

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Akshaye Khanna was born on 28 March 1975 as the second son of Hindi actor and politician Vinod Khanna.

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Akshaye Khanna's mother Geetanjali Taleyarkhan, born into a Parsi family of lawyers and businessmen, passed away in 2018.

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Akshaye Khanna made his acting debut with Pankaj Parashar's romantic drama Himalay Putra, co-starring his father Vinod, Hema Malini, Satish Shah, Johny Lever, Danny Denzongpa, and Amrish Puri.

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Akshaye Khanna's performance earned him a Screen Award for Best Male Debut, but the film underperformed at the box office despite mostly positive reviews.

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Akshaye Khanna was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the same ceremony.

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Akshaye Khanna next starred opposite Aishwarya Rai and Anil Kapoor in Subhash Ghai's musical love triangle Taal, in which he played Manav Mehta, the son of a wealthy rich man who falls in love with a poor aspiring singer.

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Akshaye Khanna featured as one of the friends named Siddharth Sinha, a quiet and reticent boy.

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Akshaye Khanna played the main antagonist Karan Malhotra, a convincing con-artist whose girlfriend marries a rich man to secure his wealth, but eventually falls in love with him.

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Akshaye Khanna won the IIFA Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role and received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role.

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In 2003, Akshaye Khanna starred as an electronic salesman in Priyadarshan's romantic comedy Hungama, co-starring Rimi Sen, Paresh Rawal, and Aftab Shivdasani.

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Akshaye Khanna played the real-life character of Balwan Singh, an Indian army officer who is a part of the war.

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In 2006, Akshaye Khanna appeared in three films—the first of which was Satish Kaushik's comedy-drama Shaadi Se Pehle, co-starring Suniel Shetty, Aftab Shivdasani, Ayesha Takia and Mallika Sherawat.

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In 2007, Akshaye Khanna acted in Nikkhil Advani's drama Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love, a romantic comedy consisting of six chapters.

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Akshaye Khanna was featured in the first and second chapter opposite Ayesha Takia.

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Akshaye Khanna then took a leading role in Feroz Abbas Khan's adaptation of the novel Mahatma vs Gandhi, entitled Gandhi, My Father, co-starring Darshan Jariwala, Bhumika Chawla, and Shefali Shah.

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Akshaye Khanna next appeared in Anees Bazmee's comedy No Problem, co-starring Anil Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Kangana Ranaut, Sanjay Dutt, and Sushmita Sen.

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In 2012, Akshaye Khanna starred in Gali Gali Chor Hai, an ensemble romantic comedy directed by Rumi Jaffrey and co-starring Shriya Saran and Mugdha Godse.

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Akshaye Khanna then took a long sabbatical of four years from film acting.

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Akshaye Khanna made his comeback to Bollywood in 2016 with the action cop comedy Dishoom, in which he starred alongside Varun Dhawan, John Abraham, Jacqueline Fernandez, Saqib Saleem, and Tarun Akshaye Khanna, playing the role of the main antagonist Wagah, a bookie who targets a top batsman.

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