Happy Birthday Akshay Kumar
Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia (born 9 September 1967), known professionally as Akshay Kumar (pronounced [əkˈʂəj kʊˈmɑːɾ]), is an Indian-born naturalised Canadian actor and film producer who works in Hindi cinema.
In over 30 years of acting, Kumar has appeared in some 100 films and has won several awards, including a National Film Award for Best Actor and two Filmfare Awards. Kumar is among the most prolific actors of Hindi cinema.
Nearly half his films have been commercially successful.
Kumar began his career in 1991 with Saugandh.
His first commercial success came with the action thriller Khiladi (1992), leading to the Khiladi film series.
He romantic movies include Yeh Dillagi (1994), Dhadkan (2000), Andaaz (2003) and Namastey London (2007).
He has played comedic roles in Hera Pheri (2000), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007) and Singh Is Kinng (2008).
Kumar won Filmfare Awards for Ajnabee (2001) and Garam Masala (2005).
After receiving favourable reviews for Special 26 (2013), Baby (2015) and Airlift (2016), he won the National Film Award for best actor in the thriller Rustom (2016).
The social films Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017) and Pad Man (2018) and the war film Kesari (2019) brought further notice, displaying themes of Indian nationalism.