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Akshay Kumar

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Akshay Kumar
Kumar in 2009
Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia

(1967-09-09) 9 September 1967 (age 56)
Other namesAkki
Khiladi Kumar
King Kumar
Khiladi [2][3]
Occupation(s)Actor, producer, presenter
Years active1991–present
Twinkle Khanna (m. 2001)
ChildrenAarav Bhatia
Nitara Bhatia

Akshay Kumar (born 9 September 1967) is an Indian film actor, producer and Martial artist. Kumar has appeared in over 100 films in Bollywood. He is based in Mumbai. Kumar is known for his hit movies. Kumar recently dubbed for the Hindi version of the movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon. Kumar was the voice actor for the role of Optimus Prime. This is one of the key characters in the film. He did the dubbing role as a gift for his son, Aarav. Optimus Prime was Aarav's favorite character so Kumar did it for free.[5] Kumar was one of the highest paid actor in Bollywood in 2022.[6] He has established himself as a leading contemporary actor in the Hindi cinema. He is also best known for his roles in the Housefull film series.

As a production head[change | change source]

In 2009, Kumar started the Hari Om Entertainment production company.[7] In 2012, Kumar launched his next production house Grazing Goat Pictures. Their first production, OMG! (Oh My God!), had a slow opening, but because of word of mouth it picked up and then was declared a super hit.

Shows he starred in to do the Hindi dubbing of characters[change | change source]

  • Ninjago - Cole (Black Ninja)
  • Oggy and the Cockroaches - Dee Dee (who is known as Motu in the Nickelodeon Hindi dub of this show, in the Cartoon Network Hindi dub, his name is Paplu, and in the Sony Yay! Hindi dub, his name is Chagan)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Akshay Kumar Biography". hindustanlink.com. Retrieved 6 February 2016.
  2. "Kumar is king: Bollywood News". CBC News. 13 September 2008.
  3. "Akshay's the new king of Bollywood: Bollywood News". The Times of India. 12 August 2008. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  4. "Akshay Kumar gets Indian citizenship, shares proof on twitter". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 2023-08-17.
  5. "Bollywood Superstar, Akshay Kumar Superhero for his Son « Dubai Chronicle". Dubaichronicle.com. Retrieved 29 July 2011.
  6. "The World's Highest-Paid Actors 2022: Akshay Kumar". Forbes.com. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  7. "Main bhi producer!". The Times of India. 9 October 2009. Archived from the original on 14 July 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2010.

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