(Last Updated on : 01-05-2019)
Akshaye Khanna is an Indian movie actor
who primarily works in the Bollywood
industry. He is mostly known for critically and commercially acclaimed films
. He is very famous for his well known dimpled smile in Bollywood. Akshaye Khanna is described as being a very shy and introvert person, yet very friendly. He is one of those actors who have both shone in parallel cinema
as well as a commercially successful actor who has excelled a lot in his films.
Early Life of Akshaye Khanna
Akshaye Khanna was born on 28th March 1975 in Mumbai
. He is the son of late famous Bollywood actor
and politician Vinod Khanna
and his first wife Geetanjali. Rahul Khanna
, his younger brother is also a Bollywood star. He has completed a training course at Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute.
Career of Akshaye Khanna
Akshaye Khanna started his film career at the age of 22 with "Himalaya Putra" produced by his father which failed to leave a mark in the box office. Next he starred in J.P. Dutta
s "Border". The following years went disruptive with movies like "Mohabbat", "Kudrat", "Lawaris", "Love You Hamesha" and "Dahek: A Burning Passion" flopping at the box office. But Subhash Ghai
" in 1999 put this talented actor back in the reckoning. He acted opposite Aishwarya Rai
and Anil Kapoor
which went on to be a huge hit. The actors next release was Farhan Akhtar
s "Dil Chahta Hai" along with co actors Amir Khan
and Saif Ali Khan
. Akshays role was critically applauded and he went on to star in Abbas-Mustan
s "Humraaz" in the year 2002. In that film he was cast in a negative role for the first time. His performance was applauded. He then attempted comedy in Priyadarshan
s "Hungama" in 2003 and "Hulchul" in 2004. Both films did well at the box office, with the latter becoming one of the highest grossing films of 2004.
Although Akshaye Khannas releases, "Shaadi Se Pehle" and "Aap Ki Khatir” "failed at the box office, his other release in the same year i.e. in 2006 "36 China Town" performed moderately well. He was acted in Nikhil Advani
s multi-starrer, "Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love". This was followed by the suspense thriller "Naqaab" by Abbas-Mustan. Akshaye Khannas portrayal of Harilal Gandhi in the critically acclaimed, "Gandhi, My Father" is really astonishing and was praised by the critics as his best performance till date. His other releases in 2008 were "Mere Baap Pehle Aap" and "Race" with the later portraying Khanna in a negative role and being the fourth biggest hit of the year. In 2010, he had two releases "Aakrosh" and "Tees Maar Khan". In the beginning of the year 2011 Akshay featured in the movie "No Problem" alongside Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt
and Kangna Ranaut
. In 2012, he starred in the comedy drama "Gali Gali Chor Hai", which was also a box office flop.
In 2016, he made his comeback as an antagonist in the action-comedy film "Dishoom". The film received a mixed response and did average business at the box office. In 2017, he appeared as an investigative cop in two separate thrillers, "Mom" and "Ittefaq". In 2019, he starred in the book adaptation, "The Accidental Prime Minister" as the narrator of both the movie.
Achievements of Akshaye Khanna
Akshaye Khanna is a versatile artist who has won a lot of accolades in his short stint. He has been the recipient of several Filmfare Award
several times in his career. The following are the awards won by Akshaye Khanna:
In 1998, Screen Award
for Most Promising Newcomer Male
in Himalaya Putra.
In 1998, Filmfare Award for Best Debut Male
In 1998, Zee Cine Award
for Best Male Debut
In 2002, Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor
in Dil Chahta Hain.
In 2002, Screen Award as Special Jury Award in Dil Chahta Hain.
In 2003, IIFA Award
for Best Villain
In 2007, Australian Indian Film Festival as Best Performance Award in Gandhi, my Father.
In 2009, Screen Award for Best Villain
In 2009, IIFA Award for Best Villain in Race.
Filmography of Akshaye Khanna
The Filmography of Akshaye Khanna is as follows:
Himalay Putra (1997)
Bhai Bhai (1997)
Doli Saja Ke Rakhna (1998)
Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999)
Dil Chahta Hai
Love You Hamesha (2001)
LOC Kargil (2003)
Border Hindustan Ka (2003)
Shaadi Se Pehle
36 China Town
Aap Ki Khatir (2006)
Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love
Gandhi, My Father (2007)
Mere Baap Pehle Aap (2008)
Luck by Chance (2009)
Shortkut - The Con is On (2009)
No Problem (2010)
Tees Maar Khan (2010)
Delhi Safari (2012)
Gali Gali Chor Hai (2012)
The Accidental Prime Minister (2019)