Happy Birthday Akshay Kumar: Here's why the actor is the King of versatility

Akshay Kumar turns 51 today but that has not stopped the actor from winning hearts and entering the 100 crore club. On the occasion of Khiladi Kumar's birthday, read below to know why the actor is the King of versatility.
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Akshay Kumar is an actor whose rags to riches story is an inspirational tale. From a chef in Bangkok to a 100-crore superstar, Akshay successfully made a name for himself amidst the Khans of Bollywood. But, it was not an easy journey for the actor. In his initial days, Akshay was given the nickname 'Khiladi Kumar' and starred in back-to-back action movies only. It was with films like Hera Pheri (2000) and Dhadkan (200) that showed Akshay's prowess as an actor.

From then onwards, there was no looking back for the actor and soon Akshay earned the tag of a 'Superstar' with back-to-back superhits, to his name. Even at the age of 51, the actor looks stronger than ever and can give any current generation star, a run for their money. With a dedicated and healthy lifestyle, martial arts has played a heavy role in Akshay's career and has enabled him to make as many movies as he currently is. On the occasion of his birthday today, we show you why Akshay Kumar the King of versatility:


You can take Akshay Kumar out of action but you cannot take action out of Akshay Kumar. Even today, Akshay's Khiladi franchise is beloved and he brought back the love for action movies. With movies like Khiladi (1992), Mohra (1994), Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) and Tu Chor Main Sipahi (1996), Akshay established himself as a bonafide action star.


It was Priyadarshan's 2000 cult comedy Hera Pheri that showed us the true comedic genius in Akshay. Thereafter, Kumar tackled with comedy gracefully and added his own charm and flavours in movies like Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), Garam Masala (2005), Welcome (2007), Housefull (2010) and Desi Boyz (2011).


Along with Hera Pheri, another 2000 film of Akshay's showcased his versatility as a performer and the movie was Dharmesh Darshan's Dhadkan. Though it was a supporting role, Akshay's raw emotions were displayed with finesse. He then went on to show his dramatic side in movies like Aitraaz (2004), Waqt: The Race Against Time (2005), Brothers (2015) and Airlfit (2016).


Who can forget the lovable Ajay from Dil To Pagal Hai (1997) or even the gullible Arjun from Namastey London (2007)? In both these films and more, Akshay flawlessly played a love interest and made us adore him in the process.


Akshay Kumar's villainous act in the thriller Ajnabee (2001) is considered as one of his career-best performances. He was also in Sangarsh (1999), another thriller which garnered the actor a ton of praises. 

Social Issues and Patriotic:

In the recent era of Akshay Kumar, the actor has taken up social issues and patriotic films which have both entertained and educated the audience. With movies like Rustom (2016), Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (2017), Pad Man (2018) and Gold (2018), Akshay has added more genres to his already versatile-filled career.  

Happy Birthday, Akshay Kumar!

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