The popular Bollywood actor Akshaye Khanna celebrated his 45th Birthday on 28 March. Akshay who is the younger son of actor Vinod Khanna has received two Filmfare Awards. He attended the Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute in Mumbai, before making his acting debut in 1997 with the film Himalay Putra.

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Akshaye Khanna Biography

Akshaye Khanna was born 28 March 1975 in Jalandhar, Punjab to a Punjabi Hindu family from Peshawar. He is the younger son of Bollywood actor and politician Vinod Khanna who died in 2017. His mother was Geetanjali Taleyarkhan, a former model who died in 2018. He had a stepmother Kavita Khanna who was married to his father Vinod Khanna in 1990. Actor Rahul Khanna is his elder brother. He has a stepbrother Sakshi Khanna and a step-sister Shraddha Khanna.

Akshaye attended Lawrence School, in Lovedale, Tamil Nadu and graduated from HR College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai. His acting debut was in the 1997 romantic drama film Himalay Putra directed by Pankaj Parashar. He starred alongside his father Vinod Khanna, Hema Malini, Satish Shah, Johny Lever, Danny Denzongpa, and Amrish Puri.

Akshaye Khanna Top Hits

JP Dutta’s 1997 war drama film Border was one of the first hit films in Akshaye’s career. The film, which was based on the Battle of Longewala during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, had Akshaye in the real-life role of Commander Dharamvir Singh Bhan alongside Sunny Deol, Suniel Shetty, and Jackie Shroff. The film received positive reviews and was also the top-grossing Bollywood film of 1997.

Akshaye’s top hit in 1999 was Subhash Ghai’s musical romantic drama film Taal starring alongside Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai, Amrish Puri and Alok Nath. The film which was the third highest-grossing film of 1999 was the first Indian film to reach the top 20 on Variety’s box office list. His another average hit film in 1999 was Rishi Kapoor’s romantic drama musical Aa Ab Laut Chalen starring alongside Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Rajesh Khanna, Paresh Rawal.

In 2001, he appeared in Farhan Akhtar’s hit comedy-drama film Dil Chahta Hai starring alongside Preity Zinta, Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sonali Kulkarni, and Dimple Kapadia. The film is considered as one of the cult films in Bollywood. In 2003, his major hit was Priyadarshan’s comedy film Hungama alongside Paresh Rawal, Rimi Sen and Aftab Shivdasani. The film which was made on a budget of INR 60 million grossed INR 202 million worldwide. He appeared in Priyadarshan’s another hit film Hulchul in 2004 alongside a huge star cast including Kareena Kapoor, Arshad Warsi, Sunil Shetty, Amrish Puri, Paresh Rawal, Jackie Shroff, Arbaaz Khan, Shakti Kapoor, Farha Naaz, and Laxmi. The film which was made on a budget of 100 million grossed INR 328.6 million worldwide. His top hit in 2008 was Abbas-Mustan duo’s action thriller film Race alongside Anil Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif and Bipasha Basu in lead roles. The film became the fourth highest-grossing Bollywood film in 2008 with a worldwide collection of over 1 billion INR.

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In 2010, his top hit was Farah Khan’s heist comedy film Tees Maar Khan starring alongside Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif with Salman Khan and Anil Kapoor in special appearances. The film made with a budget of INR 260 million grossed 600 million worldwide.

Akshaye Khanna Achievements and Awards

Akshaye won the Filmfare Awards’ ‘Best Debut – Male’ in 1998 for the role of ‘Dharamvir Singh Bhan’ in the 1997 film Border and ‘Best Supporting Actor – Male’ in 2002 for the role of Siddharth “Sid” Sinha in the 2001 film Dil Chahta Hai. The Star Screen Awards he won are ‘Best Male Debut’ in 1998 for Himalay Putra, ‘Special Jury Award’ in 2002 for Dil Chahta Hai and ‘Best Villain’ in 2009 for Race. In 1998, he won two Zee Cine Awards for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ and ‘Best Male Debut’ for Border. He won the IIFA Award for ‘Best Villain’ in 2009 for Race. He won Best Performance Award at Australian Indian Film Festival in 2007 for the role of ‘Harilal Gandhi’ in the 2007 film Gandhi, My Father.

Akshaye Khanna Personal Life

Akshaye was in a relationship with actress Neha Pendse in 1995 and later with actress Tara Sharma. He was rumoured to have been in relationships with Aishwarya Rai and Riya Sen.

Akshaye’s favourite film directors are Priyadarshan, Abbas-Mastan duo, JP Dutta and Farhan Akhtar. His favourite actors are Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia. In his garage, he has a BMW and a REWA, the eco-friendly electric car that he mostly prefers to commute within Mumbai city. Akshaye political inclination is towards the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) following his father Vinod Khanna who was a Member of Parliament from the Gurdaspur constituency from 1998 to 2009 and 2014 to 2017.

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