Akshay Kumar Reveals Why He Gave Up His Original Name Rajiv Bhatia

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Akshay Kumar Reveals Why He Gave Up His Original Name Rajiv Bhatia 
Akshay Kumar                                                                            Source: bollywoodlife.com
Akshay Kumar is an Indian actor, producer, martial artist, stuntman and television personality. In a career spanning more then twenty five years, Kumar has appeared in over a hundred Hindi films and won several awards including the National Film Fare award for best actor for his performance in Rustom and and two Film Fare awards. 
Box Office India has listed Kumar as one of the most successful actors in the History of Indian Cinema. He became the first Bollywood actor whose movies has crossed respectively the Rs 2000 crore in 2013, and the Rs 3000 crore in 2016. 

Early Life and Background
Kumar was born in Amritsar, India to Hari Om Bhatia and Aruna Bhatia. His father was a military officer. From a young age Kumar was recognized as a performer, practically as a dancer. He lived and grew up in Delhi and later he moved to Mumbai where he lived in Koliwada, a Punjabi dominated area. He received his school education from Don Basco School and enrolled in Mumbai’s Guru Nanak Khalsa College for higher education, but dropped out after a year and went to Bangkok to learn martial arts. Kumar also has a sister Alka Bhatia, when Kumar was a teenager, his father asked him what he aspired to be. Kumar expressed his desire to became an actor. 
After having obtaining a black belt in Teakwondo while in India. He studied martial arts in Bangkok, Thailand. Upon he returned to Mumbai, he commenced to teaching of martial arts. One of his students, an aspiring photographer, recommended Kumar into modeling which ultimately led to a modeling assignment. Kumar effectively made more money within the first two days of shooting, in comparison to his entire months salary and there fore choose a modeling career path. He worked as an assistant for photographer Jayesh Sheth for 18 months without payment to shoot his first portfolio. He also worked as a background dancer in various films. One morning, he missed his flight for an ad-shoot in Bangalore. Disappointed with himself, he visited a film studio along with his portfolio, that evening Kumar was signed for a lead role by producer Pramod Chakravarthy for the movie Deedar.

Career
Kumar made his first appearance as the lead actor opposite Raakhee and Shantipriya in Sughandh. The following year he starred in Abbas Mustan directed suspense thriller Khiladi, widely considered his breakthrough role. His career of 1991 to 1999 have many ups and downs for his films. In 1999, Kumar played opposite Twinkle Khanna in International Khiladi. The film turned out to be an average grosser at the box office. He received critical acclaim for his roles in the film Sangharsh and Jaanwar. 

In 2000, Kumar starred in Priya Darshan directed comedy Hera Pheri alongside Paresh Rawal and Sunil Shetty. The film which was a remake of Malayam film, became a commercial success and proved to be a turning point in Kumar’s career. He also starred in the Dharmesh Darshan directed romantic drama Dhadkan later that same year. The film performed moderately at the box office, but the Kumar was praised for his acting. 

In 2004, Kumar starred in Rajkumar Santoshi’s action drama thriller Khakhi alongside Amitabh Bachchan, Ajay Devgn and Aishwarya Rai. The next year kumar starred in Darmesh Darshan directed romantic drama musical film Bewafa opposite Kareena Kapoor. He played the role of Raja, an aspiring musician who purses his love interest Anjali even after she married to Aditya Sahai (Anil Kapoor). 

2007 proved to be Kumar’s most successful year during his career in the industry, and he described by box office analysts “probably the best ever recorded by an actor, with four outright hits and no flops”. 

Now present Akshay Kumar is the best actor in bollywood film industry. His upcoming project is the trillingual film 2.0, directed by S. Shankar. And His another movie which releasing in this year Padman alongside Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte. 

Personal Life and Off-Screen Work
After being engaged twice actress Twinkle Khanna, the daughter of actor Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia,Kumar married her on 17 January 2001. Their first child was a boy, whom they named Aarav. Twinkle gave birth to their second child, daughter Nitara, on 25 September 2012. 
Akshay Kumar revealed why he changed his name from Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia to Akshay Kumar. He said, My first film was Aaj (1987) which was directed by Mahesh Bhatt and starred Kumar Gaurav. The name of Gaurav’s character was Akshay. I had a 5.4 second role in it and I would only observe Gaurav and his acting. I don’t know what happened but one day I just went to the court and got my name changed.

Awards and Nominations
Kumar has been recipient of two filmfare awards from 13 nominations. Best villain for Ajnabee and best comedian for Garam Masala, and a national filmfare award for best actor for the film Rustom. In 2011, the Asian awards honored Kumar for his outstanding achievement in China. 

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