From cooking to being a watchman, from modeling to now being one of the top most star of Bollywood, Akshay has done it all.

On his 48th birthday, we bring you some of the interesting facts about this macho-man of Bollywood.

1. Akshay's real name is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia and he hails from Delhi's Chandni Chowk.

2. When Akshay was in school, he had very little interest in academics and he was more interested in sports. Maybe that's why he started doing Martial arts very early when he was in 8th standard.

3. Akshay traveled to Bangkok to study martial arts and to Thailand to learn ‘Muay Thai’ where he worked as a Chef and waiter. The actor is a blackbelt winner in Taekwondo.

4. 'Deedar' was the first film Akshay had signed, however, 'Saugandh' was the film which was released first.

5. Like everyone in the Bollywood, Akshay too had several love affairs in this industry which includes top actresses like Pooja Batra, Raveena Tandon and Shilpa Shetty.

6. In January 2001, Akshay tied the knot with Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia's elder daughter, Twinkle Khanna. They are one of the most adorable couple of Bollywood with two kids, Aarav and Nitara.

7. Akshay, who is known for performing daredevil stunts, has performed a daring stunt in 'Khiladi 420' when he had to climb over a flying plane and then jump over a hot air balloon.

8. Akshay Kumar is very superstitious and he believes that 9 is his lucky and gifted number. He believes all good things have happened in his life around number 9 including the birth of his children, which took place in the ninth month.

9. Apart from his daredevil stunts, Akshay has a strict fitness regime. He jogs every morning at 5 AM irrespective of his shooting schedule. Also, he made a rule of not working after 10 PM.

10. Akshay is one of the actors who without having any godfather in this industry has waged his way to become a successful actor and that is why he is one of the actor in Bollywood who always give chance to the new comers.

11. Every year he does 3-4 movies, two commercial film and two film because of his interest.  In an interview, Akshay said that he cut his rate to half if he like script and producer can’t afford full fee.


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