Best Akshay Kumar Songs: Top 10

Update: First published on August 16 2013. Article updated on Akshay’s 47th birthday.

Akshay Kumar is the only actor in industry whose movies have cumulatively grossed more than Rs 2000 crores at the Box Office. The superstar has surprisingly managed to successfully maintain his superstardom even after having 4-5 big releases every year. Much like his father-in-law the legendary Rajesh Khanna, Kumar has also featured in many chartbuster songs and has made them even more special with his dynamic presence.

Hence it was an uphill task to choose 10 Best songs of the Khiladi of Bollywood. Here it is

1) Chura Ke Dil Mera: Akshay left a unique stamp while performing this song and made it his own. This amazing composition from Anu Malik is one of the very few songs which manage to mix the melody and pop is appropriate proportions. Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik sang this super-hit song from ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari’ which is picturised brilliantly on Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty.

2) Tu Cheez Badi Hai: This superb chartbuster from the movie ‘Mohra’ ruled the charts for months. The track, composed by Viju Shah and sung by Udit Narayan & Kavitha, is based on the popular qawwali “Dam Mast Qalandar” by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Akshay won million hearts with his energetic dance in an Arabian outfit. Such was the craze of the song that Raveena Tandon is still known as ‘Mast Mast’ girl.

3) Hare Krishna Hare Ram: Pritam stylishly composed this foot tapping title track of ‘Bhool Bhulaiya’ in the voice of Neeraj Sridhar. Sameer’s lyrics raised few controversies but song’s huge popularity was instrumental in the box-office success of the movie. Akshay’s dance number was the first choice of all dance clubs in 2007.

4) Dil Ne Ye Kaha Hai Dil Se : ‘Dhadkan’ marked the grand return of one of the most successful music director duo – Nadeem Shravan. This song was rendered vocals by legends – Kumar Sanu, Udit Narayan and Alka Yagnik. Featuring Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and Shilpa Shetty, Dhadkan’s music rocked the charts in 2000 and eventually became a major factor in the success of the movie.

5) Seedhe Saadhe Akshay: Well it won’t be wrong to call this one, the signature song of Akshay Kumar. Infact, I cannot remember any other actor who performed on a song written on his name. Also, this Anu Malik’s composition from ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’ came out when Akshay was miles away from his current superstar status and it showed that Kumar was destined for success in future. ‘Na Hum Amitabh, na Dilip Kumar, Na kisi Hero Ke bachche , hum hain seedhe saadhe Akshay’.

6.) Bas Ek King: Again rocking lyrics – ‘Ek color ke 13 patte, lekin sab mein bas ek King’. Pritam composed yet another blasting title song for Akki (after Bhool Bhulaiya, Bhagam Bhaag, Garam Masala) in the stylish voice of Mika. ‘Singh Is King’ came when Akshay was enjoying the peak of his career in 2008.

7.) Dil Ka Qaraar: Although the crime thriller ‘Sangharsh’ could do much at the ticket window, it is still remembered for its brilliant music and the power packed performances given by Akshay Kumar, Preity Zinta and Ashutosh Rana. This song sung by Sonu Nigam and Shradhdha Pandit is an absolute beauty to the ears.

8.) Wada Raha: This smooth love ballad from Khakee is audio-visually one of the best songs. The song’s video direction, featuring Akshay with Aishwarya Rai, is perfectly in synch with the music. The delightful visuals stop and start in between to go with the tune of Ram Sampath. Both Arnab Chakraborty and Shreya Ghoshal are sensational in this song.

9.) Falak Tak: Tashan marked the return of Akshay Kumar (Bachchan Pandey) in Yash Raj Films after ‘Yeh Dillagi’ and ‘Dil to Pagal Hai’. Vijay Krishna Acharya’s first Film could not make an impact at the ticket window and halted Akshay’s run of 5 back to back hits. ‘Falak Tak’ is sung by Udit Narayan and Mahalaxmi and is picturized wonderfully on Akshay Kumar and Kareena Kapoor.

10.) Mehbooba Mehbooba: Akshay re-united with his Khiladi director duo Abbas-Mustan and left a lasting impression as a negative guy in ‘Ajnabee’. This chartbuster song is composed by Anu Malik and it marked the debut of Bipasha Basu and Adnan Sami in Bollywood. Song comes at a very important point in the movie and adds a lot of thrill.

Akshay has plenty of hit songs to his credit and that is evident from the historic musical success of albums like ‘Namaste London’, ‘Desi Boyyz’, ‘Khiladi 786’, ‘Aitraaz’, ‘Welcome’ and ‘Garam Masala’. Unfortunately, we cannot include all in this relatively small list. Other soulful songs featuring Akki are ‘Waada Raha Sanam’(Khiladi), ‘Humein Tumse Hua Hai Pyaar’(Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo), ‘Meri Wafayein Yaad Karoge’ (Sainik), ‘Aye Kaash Kahin Aisa Hota’(Mohra), ‘Gore Gore Mukhde Pe’ (Suhaag) and ‘Kyun Main Jagoon’ (Patiala House).

Do mention your best list of Akshay Kumar songs in the comments section below.

Note from the Author:

Since we have come to the closure of the first season of our Song Series, we would like to sincerely thank each and every reader for making this feature such a huge success. It was possible only because of your encouraging response that we received every time.

Abhishek Sharma tweets @abhu_sharma



  • Akshay kumar acted over 120 films
    and earned only 2000 cr.
    17 cr. Per film
    where as Srk, salman have done 75-80 films and there collection is 1800-1900 cr. Which is outstanding

  • Latest hits include
    1.Subah hone na de
    2.Chinta ta ta
    3.Hookah bar
    4.Desi boyz(title)
    5.Teri yaad saath hai (namastey london)
    6.Mujh mein tu (special 26)
    7.Allah maaf kare (Desi boyz)
    8.Ye tune kya kiya (ouatimd)
    10.Khiladi bhaiyya

  • @indicine:
    evergreen songs should come first because the are “evergreen” or “long lasting” what ppl will remember for a long time. .so list should be
    1.wada raha
    2.churake dil mera
    3.dil ne yeh kaha hai dil se
    4.hare ram hare ram
    5.tu cheez badi
    these five his most well popular songs. .

  • @indicine:
    i wud be happy if u publish other types of song article like
    “best romantic songs of all time”
    “best rock”
    “best sad song”
    i am telling u this because thre are a lot of song lovers in india who search such things on google. .
    So would be beneficial to u. .

  • Ohh maa god…
    No songs from namatey london..??
    akhshays best which i remember r
    1. Kyu mai jagoon
    2. Rafta raftaa
    4. Hare ram hare krishnaa
    5. Adaaa
    6. Mai khiladi tu anadi
    7. Allah hafizz
    8. Tum dil ki dhadkan me
    9. Aaa more sawaariya
    10. Jab bhi koi haseena dekhun

  • with no offence to Akshay,after watching this list i come to conclusion that Akshay is the superstar who had given not so good memorable track he has quite a few good song and almost each were rocking and party kinda songs. my pick is Dil Ne Kaha Hai, Dil Ka Qarar, Waada raha from the list while songs not included like Humko Deewana Kar Gaye Title track, any song from Namaste London all r good

  • These songs are beautiful, but I love “Dil Dooba” from ‘khakee’.
    to me, it is Akki’s best audio-visual song. Amazing song!

  • My top 5 fav songs featuring akshay are following
    1. Chura ke dil mera : my favourite
    2. Dil toh pagal hai ( title track) : very energetic romantic song
    3. Hookah bar : was addicted to this song for long time
    4 .ab tere dil main ( Arzoo) : very nice and beaitiful and sweet song
    5. Subah se lekar ( Mohra) : one of the few evergreen song in akshay’s list and one of my fav
    And jee karde from singh is king is also a nice song and was my fav at one point

  • 1. Wada raha sanam
    2. Chuake del mera
    3. Tu cheez badi hai
    4. Tip tip Basra pani
    5. Dil ne yeh kaha hai dilse
    6. Mai khiladi tu anadi
    7. Falak dekhu zameen dekhu
    8. Fanaa yeh Dil hua fanaa
    9. Aflatoon title track
    10. Dil me hai tu dhadkan me tu

  • Tu cheez badi hai mast mast, Hum Hain Seedhe saadhe Akshay, Khud Ko Kya Samajhti hai, Tip tip barsa pani, Chura ke dil mera, Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Yeh Khabar chhapwado akhbaar mein, Mujhe raat din, SIK title song, Dene wala jab bhi deta deta chhapad phaad ke, Teri ore, Let’s play Holi, Dil ne yeh kaha hai dil se mohabbat ho gayi hai tumse, Hare ram Hare Ram, Chinta ta ta, DTPH title song, Jee karda, Bholi Bhali ladki khol tere dil ki pyar wali khidki, Na na karte pyar, Rafta rafta dekho dekho kya ho gaya.

    Akshay Kumar has been part of many superhit songs.

  • Akki sirr namasty , I like your film boss very much and intertainment will break the record of srk waiting………..

  • @indicine who is this babaji?anyways happy birthday to akki,hope u keep on entertaining us like this forever

  • Bad List I would replace few songs with Teri Or from singh is king, Na kazre ki dhar from Mohra and songs from Andaaz and Namastey London.

Leave a Comment