Friday, October 26, 2007

Akshay Kumar plays babysitter to baby Angel

Hey Babyy is Sajid Khan’s directorial debut and is based on the Hollywood flick ‘Three men and a Baby’. Akshay Kumar, Ritesh Deshmukh and Fardeen Khan play the three leading men and Vidya Balan plays the female lead. However the star attraction while shooting the film was baby Juhaina better known as baby Angel on the sets. Everyone kept pampering baby Angel on the sets. As soon as the actors would come on the sets, they would ask ‘where’s baby Angel’.

However since the film schedule was in Australia and because of a little baby on the sets, often there were delays in shooting. Sometimes baby Angel would get into a restless mood and the shooting would get stalled. However all the actors and crew would be extremely patient and waited patiently for the baby to calm down. But it seems actor Akshay Kumar was the expert in handling any baby problems on the sets. The actor has a son Aarav and his parental expertise in handling babies helped him to manage baby Juhaina on the sets. Often baby Juhaina would cry on the sets, Akshay would then take the baby onto his lap and soothe her, coddle her and tell her funny stories which would then make her smile. Akshay eventually became an expert and became the official babysitter every time the baby would start crying. Even his co-stars Ritesh and Fardeen were impressed with the way Akshay took care of baby Juhaina.

In fact Akshay claims that one of the main reasons that Akshay agreed to do the film was that a child artiste was part of the cast. Akshay has always wanted to do a film with a child artiste. Akshay claims that this film is solely for is son Aarav. Well we’re sure that after playing a doting dad on the sets, perhaps Akki would like to have his own little girl soon, what say Akki. Meanwhile after Hey Babyy, Akshay Kumar is already sporting a new short crop for his upcoming filmTashan which is a Yash Raj Film .

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Akshay Kumar is a popular Bollywood film actor

During the 90s, Kumar was known as the action hero of Bollywood, starring in hit action films such as Khiladi (1992), Mohra (1994) and Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995), and being notably known for his action "Khiladi Series". However, he was also praised for his performances in successful romantic films like Yeh Dillagi (1994), Dhadkan (2000) and Ek Rishtaa (2001), proving himself as a capable actor with different ranges of roles. He won his first Filmfare Award under the Best Villain category for his performance in Ajnabee (2001). Kumar later ventured into comedy films for which he has received much appreciation. His comic performances in films such as Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Garam Masala (2005) and Jaan-E-Mann (2006) met with huge acclaim. Balancing commercial crowd attractions with critical success, he has established himself as one of the most prominent leading actors of the industry.

Early Life

Akshay Kumar lived in Delhi for some time before moving to Mumbai. He lived in Koliwada which was a Punjabi dominated area. And then moved to Amritsar. He studied at Don Basco school and then Khalsa College, where he took an interest in sports.

He studied martial arts in Bangkok and worked as a Chef. His fall into acting came when producer Pramod Chakravarthy, saw his portfolio and offered the lead role in Deedar.

Personal life

After being engaged to actress Twinkle Khanna, the daughter of veteran actors Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, they finally married on January 14, 2001. Their son named Araav was born in September 15, 2002.


His first Bollywood film was Saugandh in 1991 which was unnoticed.

His first major hit was the 1992 thriller film Khiladi. 1993 saw a drop as many of his films failed to do well. However, 1994 proved to be a good year for Kumar as he followed up his success with Khiladi with the action thriller Main Khiladi Tu Anari and the action hit Mohra which was one of the highest grossing films of the year.Later that year, Yash Chopra signed him for the romantic film Yeh Dillagi which was also a success. He received appreciation for his performance in this film, where he played a romantic role which was different compared to his action roles. Consequently, he received various nominations for Best Actor award at the Filmfare and Star Screen ceremonies. All these achievements, promoted Kumar as one of the most successful actors of that year.

In 1995, along with his share of unsuccessful movies, he starred in the third film in his Khiladi series Sabse Bada Khiladi, which was another hit. He proved to have success with the Khiladi series, as in the next year he starred in the fourth hit film with Khiladi in the title, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi opposite Rekha and Raveena Tandon, which was one of the highest grossing films of the year.

In 1997, he made an extended guest appearance in Yash Chopra's hit film Dil To Pagal Hai, for which he received a Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award nomination.

In the same year, he attempted a comedy role with the fifth film in the Khiladi series, Mr and Mrs Khiladi which was unsuccessful. Along with this film, his next few Khiladi films went on to fail at the box office. In 1999, he received critical acclaim for his roles in the films Sangharsh and in the box office hit Jaanwar.

In 2000 he starred in the comedy Hera Pheri (2000) which was a success and showcased his talent at doing comedy just as well as action or romantic roles. He also starred in the romantic film Dhadkan later that same year which was also a box office hit. In 2001, Kumar played a negative role in the film Ajnabee for which he won much acclaim as well as the Filmfare Best Villain Award.

After the success of Hera Pheri, he starred in many successful comedy films which include Awara Paagal Deewana (2002), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004) and Garam Masala (2005)

Apart from his action, comedy and romantic roles he also displayed a flair for dramatic roles in films such as Ek Rishtaa (2001), Ajnabee (2001), Bewafaa (2005) and Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005) which did moderately well in India, but was a hit overseas.

In 2006 he starred in a sequel to Hera Pheri titled Phir Hera Pheri which was a huge success at the box office.

Later that year he starred alongside Salman Khan in the romantic musical film Jaan-E-Mann which did not do as well as expected at the box office. Though the film under-performed, his role as a shy, lovable nerd was praised. He ended the year with Bhagam Bhag which was a success.

His first release of 2007, Namastey London was critically and commercially successful in India and overseas. The film is currently the second highest grossing film of 2007.

Kumar is also an active stage performer. He led the Heat 2006 world tour which also starred Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Sushmita Sen and Celina Jaitley.

Bio Data

Nick name(s) : Akki, Raju

Name : Akshay Kumar

Birth date : 9th September 1967

Address : 203 - A Wing, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri(W), Bombay - 400 053.

Height : 6'1" or 1.85 m

Weight : 82 kgs

Country : India

Siblings : Sister

Childern : Son Araav

Marital status : Married

Favorite food : Eat everything but never eat food from outside

Hobbies : Does a lot of outdoor sports (volleyball and cricket)

Occupation : Background dancer/bollywood actor/model/fight master/distributor

Languages : Hindi, english

Spouse : Twinkle Khanna (daughter of Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia)

Education : He was never much interested in studies, started doing martial arts when he was in 8th standard

Other facts : He trains himself every morning for 1.5 hrs


* He is brand ambassador of Microsoft XBOX 360,Thums Up,Aditya Birla Group-Grasim (Textiles) in India.
* Akshay was twice engaged with Twinkle Khanna.

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