Akshay Kumar turns 42

Akshay Kumar

The actor was shooting in Italy for Sajid Nadiadwala's 'House Full' but wanted to be with wife Twinkle Khanna and seven-year-old son Aarav for his birthday. "Akshay wants to ring in his birthday with his family. He does not want to miss this at any cost...Sajid understood Akshay's feelings and saw to it that the shooting gets wrapped up in advance so that Akshay can fly down to Mumbai." a source close to the actor said.

Back home, wife Twinkle has planned a quite party for the actor who began his career as a martial arts teacher. The actor whose real name is Rajeev Bhatia, when one of his students, a photographer, recommended him to pursue modelling.

Thus began Akshay Kumar's journey in Bollywood. His first film 'Khiladi' established him as an action hero, but it was the 1993 film 'Mohra' which catapulted him to heartthrob status.
Akshay soon broke the mould with comic capers like 'Mr & Mrs Khiladi' and 'Aflatoon' while also playing romantic roles in films like 'Dil To Pagal Hai'.

The year began on a good note for Akshay with the success of 'Kambakkht Ishq', where he romanced both Kareena Kapoor and Bond girl Denise Richrds. His other big release this year is the underwater thriller 'Blue' which is being touted as the most expensive film ever made in Bollywood.

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