Akshay Kumar turns 50!

Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, one of the biggest success-stories the industry has ever produced, turns 50 today. Born as Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, his journey from Amritsar and Chandni Chowk to establishing himself as a film-industry legend in Mumbai, has inspired millions of strugglers who arrive in the ‘city of dreams’ with hope of making it big in the industry.

The biggest lesson or takeaway from Akshay’s glorious career is the way in which he has handled failure. For an actor with limitations and back-to-back flops in the first half of his career, Akshay has become one of the most consistent and versatile actors in the country today.

The last couple of years beginning with ‘Airlift’ last year to ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ this year, have been glorious for the actor. The post ‘Bahubali 2’ phase has seen many actors and big films fall, the only exception being Akshay’s ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ which is the only big success in the last 6 months.

The actor has also showed all-round improvement in the last two to three years. His choice of films have changed for the better, he is as fit as ever, critics like his films and the audience trust is now second only to Aamir Khan, even though he does six to eight times more films!

2018 could well be the best year of his career. The superstar has the north-south biggie ‘Robot 2.0’, followed by films like ‘Padman’, ‘Gold’ and ‘Mogul’. That’s one release every 3-4 months.

Here’s wishing Akshay Kumar a very happy 50th birthday. We hope he remains in the best of health and continues to entertain his fans for many more years.

P.S: Given the natural way he has led his life and his level of fitness, we wouldn’t be surprised if he doubles the numbers that he tweeted on his 50th birthday.



  • Before s26 nobody called him great actor ,most criticized films.. today it’s the opposite of it. Delivered many acclaimed films omg,s26,baby,airlift,jolly2 And won national Award…!

    He has acheived evrything ..jst one HGOTY or ATBB needed… Rowdy rathore on A big festival could hv acheive ATBB or Welcome Solo !

  • Few arguable points …audience trust second to ….and legend
    No offense to akki …wish a super happy birthday to him and more success …also personal wish among d movies dat u r doing ..kp doing but come out wd a real badass action movie which is shot not in a month or so …..i know robot is coming dats good but its sort of in dat gimmicky superhero genre …i wld lk something in dat kkk mould and also some raw action movie ..
    All da best akki …out of all his upcoming releases i m luking forward to Padman

  • He’s the fittest, one of the most hard working, the fastest movie machine, a parallel industry and completely self-made talented actor. And his fitness may not even be matched by a 25 year old. Who would believe that this man is 50?
    Happy Birthday Akshay sir!

  • Very nice tribute from you guys at Indicine… for a true Indian movie star who despite his limitations stood his ground and now we are witnessing one of independent India’s greatest success stories.

  • Happy Birthday Khiladi kumar! Looking forward to 2.0 in 2018. Akshay has 4 back-to-back releases next year with 2.0, padman, gold and mogul! All the best for your upcoming films.

  • My Favourite Top 10 movies of Akshay:
    Housefull 2
    Namastey London
    Oh My God
    Hera Pheri
    Singh is Kinng
    Special 26

  • There were Dilip Kumar…
    Then Amitabh Bachchan…
    And now There is AKSHAY KUMAR…

    The most versatile and hard working actor of today’s era…

    Forget the same age actors, Even new commers cannot match his hard working as he continuously doing 3-4 films from the very first day of his entry in BOLLYWOOD…


    Happy Birthday…

  • Wow what an article..
    Happy birthday Akshay Kumar.. May u continue to rule our hearts for forever..
    Hope 2k18 brings you much bigger bo glory

  • some of my fov films of akki sir

    Oh My God
    Special 26
    Namastey London
    Hera Pheri
    Mujhse Shaadi Karogi
    Singh Is Kinng
    Gabbar is Back
    Jolly LLB 2 & many more but this is just to name few

  • He has acted in all kinds of movies — big, small, solo, two-hero, multistarrers and remakes — and across all possible genres, from action, comedy, romance, horror, mystery, fantasy, science fiction to animation.
    He has romanced a bevy of Bollywood beauties, from Rekha to Raveena Tandon and Sridevi to Sonakshi Sinha.
    He’s played everyone from God (OMG: Oh My God), gangster (Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobara) and worn everything between a dress and a dungaree in every shade of fluorescent and pink.
    He’s jumped off buildings, tossed WWF wrestlers, uncovered treasures, solved crimes, exorcised demons, hoodwinked CBI, build toilets and saved the world so many times in the last 26 years, we truly believes he’s a ‘khiladi.’

    Once ridiculed as a ‘junk food actor’ now a National-award winning one, it’s been quite an upswing for the superstar dedicated to reinventing himself relentlessly.
    Adventurer, entertainer, fitness freak, family man and burgeoning social activist (if his current projects are any indication), Akshay Kumar turns 50 on September 9.
    Plenty to celebrate, I bet.

    Long Live KHILADI…!!!

  • @Sunny Akkiholic
    1 ATBB and hgoty won’t be enough

    At least 2-3 needed

    And Robot won’t be counted as his film

    In Rajni film noone apart from Rajini gets footage. It’s not a Bollywood film anyways. First part may not have earned at Hindi belt but later on got huge TRP in TV.

    And I have doubts. After Robot was announced Akki completed 6 movies. How much time did he give for 2.0? Same like Salman in No entry and Baagbhan?

    All the best anyways from a Hrithik fan

  • The term superstar is used for everyone. Akshay never gave a single ATBB is called superstar. Only Aamir,Shahrukh, and Salman are fit into superstar tag. He gave series of flops n you calling his is a glorious carrier.His movies never opened more than 20 crore. What a joke.


    Akshay Kumar has always shared that it is not just exercise, but also a healthy diet that keeps him fit. Here are some rules that he follows to stay in shape.

    1. Never eat after 6:30 P.M. It is important to give rest to your stomach. Food takes 4-5 hours to digest and so it is best to eat early so that your body can finish digesting the food and kick start again in the morning.

    2. Don’t believe in protein shakes, as it may have side effects in the long run.

    3. Sleep early and start your morning as early as possible but don’t overexert your body.

    4. Control your sugar and salt intake; the lesser you take, the healthier you are.

    5. Try and meditate for at least half an hour, so as to get some peace of mind. Meditation also helps in reducing stress levels.

    6. Always keep a container full of nuts and fruits with you. So, if you feel hungry, you know what to turn to.

    7. Drink a lot of water; at least 4-5 liters daily.

    8. Try keeping your metabolism rate high by eating healthy and half of your fitness and weight problems will be solved. Generally, he eats a bowl full of fresh fruits after his lunch and only eats green salads and soups for dinner as they are easy to digest.

    9. Don’t overeat as you expand your stomach’s capacity to fill in more food. Try eating less that your gut gets used to small portions.

    10. If you cannot exercise, just take a quick walk for about 15-20 minutes every day to ensure some physical activity.

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