Akshay Kumar (also known by his birth name Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia) (born on 9th September 1967) is an Indian film actor, producer and martial artist who has appeared in over a hundred Hindi films. He has been nominated for Filmfare Awards several times, winning it two times. When he began his acting career in the 1990s, he primarily starred in action films and was known for his appearances in films of the "Khiladi series" as well as other action films such as Waqt Humara Hain (1993), Mohra (1994), Elaan (1994), Suhaag (1994), Sapoot (1996).
Akshay Kumar was born in Amritsar, India. His father Hari Om Bhatia was a military officer. His mother's name is Aruna Bhatia. From a young age, Kumar was recognised as a performer, particularly as a dancer. He was raised in Delhi's Chandni Chowk before moving to Mumbai where he lived in Koliwada, a Punjabi dominated area. He received his school education from Don Bosco School and enrolled in Mumbai's Guru Nanak Khalsa College for higher education. Kumar also has a sister, Alka Bhatia. When Kumar was a teenager, his father asked him what he aspired to be. Kumar expressed his desire to become an actor.