7 best Akshaye Khanna movies that are unmissable

Presented below is a compilation of some of the best Akshaye Khanna movies that promise to entertain you and are a testament to his brilliant acting skills and versatility.

Updated on May 18, 2024  |  12:04 AM IST |  137.5K
7 best Akshaye Khanna movies that are unmissable
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Many of Akshaye Khanna’s movies throughout his career have highly entertained the audience. Son of veteran actor Vinod Khanna, Akshaye made his debut in the film industry with the movie Himalay Putra in 1997.

Since then, Akshaye has achieved many box-office successes and garnered praise for his performances. Here is a look at some of the popular Akshaye Khanna movies, including his recent works.

7 Akshaye Khanna movies to binge-watch:

1. Drishyam 2 (2022)

  • Running Time: 2 hours 20 mins
  • IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
  • Movie Genre: Crime/Thriller
  • Movie Star Cast: Ajay Devgn, Tabu, Akshaye Khanna, Shriya Saran, Ishita Dutta, Mrunal Jadhav, Rajat Kapoor, Kamlesh Sawant
  • Director: Abhishek Pathak
  • Writer: Abhishek Pathak, Aamil Keeyan Khan, Jeetu Joseph
  • Year of release: 2022
  • Where to Watch / OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video

Drishyam 2, the Ajay Devgn-Akshaye Khanna movie, showcases an intense face-off between their characters. It is a sequel to the 2015 film Drishyam and a remake of the Malayalam film of the same name. The story continues a few years after the first film. 

Meera Deshmukh returns, this time with IG Tarun Ahlawat, to make the Salgaonkar family pay for her son’s death.

2. Ittefaq (2017)

  • Running Time: 1 hour 44 mins
  • IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
  • Movie Genre: Mystery/Thriller
  • Movie Star Cast: Sidharth Malhotra, Sonakshi Sinha, Akshaye Khanna
  • Director: Abhay Chopra
  • Writer: Abhay Chopra, Shreyas Jain, Nikhil Mehrotra
  • Year of release: 2017
  • Where to Watch / OTT Platform: Netflix

Next on the Akshaye Khanna movie list is Ittefaq. In the story, he plays Dev, who investigates a double murder case. Vikram, a renowned writer, and Maya, a homemaker, are the only two witnesses to the crime. However, both present different accounts of the night of the incident, making them prime suspects.

3. Mom (2017)

  • Running Time: 2 hours 18 mins
  • IMDb Rating: 7.2/10
  • Movie Genre: Crime/Thriller
  • Movie Star Cast: Sridevi, Akshaye Khanna, Sajal Ali, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Adnan Siddiqui
  • Director: Ravi Udyawar
  • Writer: Girish Kohli, Ravi Udyawar, Kona Venkat
  • Year of release: 2017
  • Where to Watch / OTT Platform: Netflix

The movie Mom follows the attempts of Devki, a school teacher, to punish those responsible for a heinous crime against her stepdaughter. Akshaye Khanna portrays the role of the inspector who investigates the entire case.

4. Race (2008)

  • Running Time: 2 hours 29 mins
  • IMDb Rating: 6.7/10
  • Movie Genre: Action/Crime/Thriller
  • Movie Star Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Bipasha Basu, Akshaye Khanna, Katrina Kaif, Anil Kapoor, Sameera Reddy
  • Director: Abbas-Mustan
  • Writer: Shiraz Ahmed, Anurag Prapanna, Jitendra Parmar
  • Year of release: 2008
  • Where to Watch / OTT Platform: YouTube

In Race, one of the most famous Akshaye Khanna movies, the story revolves around two stepbrothers, Ranvir and Rajiv. One of them devises a sinister plan to eliminate the other in order to inherit the insurance money.

5. 36 China Town (2006)

  • Running Time: 2 hours 14 mins
  • IMDb Rating: 5.8/10
  • Movie Genre: Mystery/Thriller/Comedy
  • Movie Star Cast: Shahid Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Paresh Rawal, Payal Rohatgi, Johnny Lever, Tannaz Irani, Upen Patel
  • Director: Abbas-Mustan
  • Writer: Shyam Goel
  • Year of release: 2006
  • Where to Watch / OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video/ZEE5

In 36 China Town, one of the most entertaining Akshaye Khanna films, he is the inspector who investigates the murder of the wealthy Sonia Chang. However, every suspect present at her mansion on the night of the crime becomes a suspect due to having their own motive.

6. Hulchul (2004)

  • Running Time: 2 hours 28 mins
  • IMDb Rating: 7/10
  • Movie Genre: Comedy/Romance
  • Movie Star Cast: Akshaye Khanna, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Amrish Puri, Lakshmi, Suniel Shetty, Jackie Shroff, Paresh Rawal, Arbaaz Khan, Arshad Warsi, Shakti Kapoor, Farah Naaz
  • Director: Priyadarshan
  • Writer: Neeraj Vora, Siddique-Lal, K.P. Saxena
  • Year of release: 2004
  • Where to Watch / OTT Platform: Amazon Prime Video/Disney+ Hotstar

The rom-com Hulchul is an extremely popular Akshaye Khanna and Kareena Kapoor movie. The narrative revolves around Jai and Anjali, who belong to rival families. They pretend to be in love with each other as part of a revenge plan. However, they soon find themselves falling for each other truly and face the problem of bringing their families together.

7. Dil Chahta Hai (2001)

  • Running Time: 3 hours 3 mins
  • IMDb Rating: 8.1/10
  • Movie Genre: Comedy/Drama/Romance
  • Movie Star Cast: Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Preity Zinta, Sonali Kulkarni, Dimple Kapadia
  • Director: Farhan Akhtar
  • Writer: Farhan Akhtar
  • Year of release: 2001
  • Where to Watch / OTT Platform: Netflix

Dil Chahta Hai, one of Akshaye Khanna’s hit movies, is about the friendship between Akash, Sameer, and Siddharth. After college, they get distant due to their different opinions about love and relationships.

Other works in Akshaye Khanna’s filmography that are worth mentioning include Border, Taal, Humraaz, Hungama, Section 375, and more. Official announcements about his upcoming projects are highly anticipated by his fans.

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