Akshay is popularly known as Khiladi Kumar as he has done 8 movies with the word Khiladi in the title for a reason. He starred in seven films with 'Khiladi' in the title - Khiladi, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Sabse Bada Khiladi, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, International Khiladi, Mr and Mrs Khiladi and Khiladi 420.
Airlift actor Ashay Kumar turns 49 on September 9. From Khiladi franchise to Rustom, we have seen him being stereotyped as an action hero. Akshay Kumar made his first appearance as the lead actor opposite Raakhee and Shantipriya in Saugandh in the year 1991. Akshay Kumar has done more than 100 movies in his 25 years of career in Bollywood. In 2008, he was named as the "Sexiest Man Alive" by People (India) magazine. Here are some interesting facts about Mr Khiladi:
Akshay Kumar’s real name is Rajeev Bhatia, son of Hari Om Bhatia and Aruna Bhatia. His father was a military officer.
Since childhood, Akshay Kumar was interested in martial arts and he earned Black Belt in Taekwondo and Muay Thai.
Akshay also hosted a martial arts documentary titled 'Seven Deadly Arts with Akshay Kumar' for National Geographic Channel.
While in Bangkok, Akshay Kumar worked in a restaurant called ‘Metro Guest House’ to make ends meet.