Akshay Kumar is one of the most versatile actors in Bollywood today. Since debuting in 1991, Akshay has been a part of several successful films, including the recently released Housefull 4.

Here are some interesting facts about the actor.

Not an Indian citizen

Akshay Kumar was born Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia and changed his name once he entered the Bollywood industry. He is an Indian-born Canadian citizen.

Stole watches for fun

Akshay once confessed in an interview that he had stolen watches in Chandni Chowk just for kick when he was younger.

Accidents

Akshay is known for performing his own stunts. He nearly broke his back and neck while lifting the WWF champ Undertaker in the movie ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’. He mastered Taekwondo, Karate, and Muay Thai in Bangkok prior to joining Bollywod.

Khiladi tag

Akshay got the Khiladi tag after working in eight movies with the word ‘Khiladi’ in the title. These movies are Khiladi, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Sabse Bada Khiladi, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, International Khiladi, Mr. & Mrs. Khiladi, Khiladi 420, Khiladi 786

Character Names

Akshay Kumar essayed the role of Vijay eight times and Raj seven times on screen.