Akshay Kumar has featured in over 100 films and has bagged the National Award for Rustom
Known for his martial art skills, Akshay Kumar is among the handful of actors who prefer to perform their own stunts. Kumar made his debut in Aaj before he secured the lead role in Saugandh (1991), but his first commercial success was Khiladi(1992) which positioned him as the ultimate action hero. Over the years, Akshay has starred in films across genres, from action and comedy to biopics and thrillers. In his career, he has featured in some popular hits such as Hera Pheri(2000), Aitraaz(2004), Bhool Bhulaiyaa (2007), Airlift (2016), among others. His career also suffered a few bumps and he has had his share of flops as well. But over the years, he has carved himself as an actor capable of delivering multiple hits in a year.
Kumar also broke away from tradition by daring to attempt a negative role in Ajnabee(2001) and the gamble paid off as he won a Filmfare Award for his performance in the film. In recent years, the actor has featured in films which have closely depicted social issues (Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Pad Man) but one can safely say that the actor hasn’t stopped reinventing himself. So it’s hardly surprising that the Bell Bottom actor was the only Indian actor to feature in the Forbes 2020 list of highest-paid male actors which also includes Hollywood superstars such as Dwayne Johnson, Jackie Chan, Ryan Reynolds, among others.
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