AKSHAY KUMAR AND HIS LIFE SO FAR !
Akshay Kumar, born in Amritsar and brought up in Delhi and Mumbai always had an inclination towards a stylised life, not so intersted in academics and never ending criticism from family, attributes that all born stars usually have.
Akshay Kumar or Akki as he is fondly called, had a flying start in the Film industry. His first film Saugandh opposite then teenaged newcomer Karishma Kapoor failed commercialy, but Akki received accolades for his impressive looks and a unique curve edged hair style. Later, Abbas- Mustan’s Khiladi became the highest grossing film of 1992, and Akshay kumar joined the league of successful newcomers turned stars.
His subsequent movies like Mohra, Mai khiladi Tu Anari, Yeh Dillagi and many others went to become box office blockbusters.
With his elegant tall dark persona and the capacity to do action as well romantic films, Akshay Kumar was often co-related as Amitabh Bachchan’s successor.
However in the mid 90′s, Akshay had to go through troubling times with a record number of films failing at the box office, for his not so impressive voice getting criticised and lacking skills to perform emotional scenes. The rise of Khans who took over the best romantic roles and Sunny deol emerging as the leading action star, Akshay was titled as a ‘FLOP STAR’.
But a segment of loyal fans, who still liked him for his martial arts expertise and a female fans who found it hard to resist watching his films, Akshay kept getting films; though less hyped.
He did more number films than his fellow actors Shahrukh Khan, Salman khan, Amir khan and Ajay Devgan.
With an innate thrust to act, Akshay did every other film that came his way. In the stampede of films, finally two of them came that earned him respect. Jaanwar and Sangharsh. With time, his fortune spinned back and he started getting good work since then.
Performances that surprised
Over 20 years of acting career, Akshay Kumar has delivered some memorable performances that remain itched in our hearts.
His geeky laughter, innocent expressions and unexpected sobbing acts, Akshay as the timid Agastya, proved his critics wrong of lacking potential to do emotional scenes. This heartwarming performance from Jaan-e-mann is remembered to date.
Comedy has been his luckiest genre. His effortless comic timing blended with quick witted dialogues has made him one of the best comic actors in the country. The overconfident Raju from Hera Pheri, the cruiser Mac from Garam Masala, the cunning Sunny from Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Akshay’s attempt on comedy is an attested success.
Sangharsh that marked his comeback , gave him a worthy oppurtunity to exploit his acting to the fullest. For the first time, AKshay earned critical acclaim for his throbbing role of imprisoned seriel killer Prof. Aman Verma.
Akshay Kumar’s anticipated action performances can be arrayed into the Khiladi series. He holds maximum records in attempting daring action stunts. Often known as the first Indian actor who has never hired a duplicate to perform stunts on his behalf his bone cracking action sequences have made Khiladiyon ka Khiladi the best Indian action film.
He rejected an eminent award publicly, because he felt fellow actor Amir Khan’s performance in Ghajini was superior and that the latter deserved the recognition and not him.
He performed a nerve chilling daring stunt by jumping off the roof of a flying aircraft in film Khiladi 420. No other actor in the country has attempted such a dangerous stunt ever.
A voyage of variant flavours, many lessons learnt and an undisputed superstar image , Akshay Kumar has an interesting life so far; to discuss, learn, criticise and appreciate.
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