Akshaye Khanna BiographyBiography
Akshaye Khanna’s smile, with dimples no less, catches one off guard coming form an otherwise reserved demeanour.
Basics on Akshaye
Akshaye Khanna was born on 28th March 1975 in Mumbai, India to actor Vinod Khanna. He has an older brother Rahul Khanna who is also an actor who has worked in movies like Bollywood Hollywood. Khanna took up a course in acting at the Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute before starting his career in movies with Himalaya Putra.
Akshaye Khanna’s Movies
1997 to 2000 Akshaye Khanna’s debut was Himalaya Putra (1997), his father Vinod Khanna’s production followed by J.P.Dutta’s Border (1997) and Mohabbat (1997). While Himalaya Putra failed, Border was a success and ...
Date of Birth
28 March 1975, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Son of actor Vinod Khanna
Brother of Rahul Khanna
Favourite director is Priyadarshan.
Considers his best work to be Gandhi, My Father (2007).
Close friend since childhood of actress Tara Sharma.
Good friends with actor Anil Kapoor.
He did full justice to his role in Farhan Akhtar's Dil Chahta Hai (2001) as the sensitive and reserved artist Siddarth who falls in love with an older woman. His performance won him the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.
His good friends in the industry include Aishwarya Rai, Saif Ali Khan Kareena Kapoor, Amir Khan, Ayesha Takia, Sanjay Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit.
Close friends with actress Priyanka Chopra and Arshad Warsi.
Akshay Khanna is the son of veteran actor Vinod Khanna and the younger brother of bollywood actor Rahul Khanna. Known for his impeccable acting talent and flawless diction, Akshay has worked with the best names in Indian cinema.
Akshay Khanna was always interested in cinema and therefore joined Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute in Mumbai to polish his acting skills. Akshay Khanna made his acting debut in 1994 at an age of 19. His first film ‘Himalya Putra’ was produced by his father Vinod Khanna that turned out as a failure at the box office. Akshay was next seen in J.P. Dutta’s war epic ‘Border’ released in 1997. The movie featured an ensemble cast including established actors like Jackie Shroff, Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Tabu etc. Akshay’s originality and composure as a performer was appreciated by the critics. ‘Border’ became huge success and Akshay won the Filmfare Best Male Debut Award.
Akshay Khanna was next seen in ‘Mohabbat’ alongwith Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Kapoor, the ovie did not fare well at the box office. Akshay Khanna garnered stardom with 1999 release ‘Taal’ opposite Aishwarya Rai. Subhash Ghai’s ‘Taal’ became a critical and commercial success and Akshay became a well known celebrity.
Ab Dilli Door Nahin (2010) - (voice)
Tees Maar Khan (2010) - Atish Kapoor
No Problem (2010) - Raj
Aakrosh (2010) - Siddhant Chaturvedi
Life Partner (2009)
Short Kut - The Con is On (2009) - Shekhar
Mere Baap Pehle Aap (2008) - Gaurav Rane
Race (2008) - Rajiv
Aaja Nachley (2007)
Gandhi, My Father (2007) - Harilal Gandhi
Naqaab (2007) - Vicky Malhotra
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His father was a killer in terms of looks, and missed the bus to the No1 position when he suddenly disappeared after the release of Qurbani.
Vinod Khanna went to Rajneesh's ashram for respite and his son, Akshay Khanna took a sabbatical to rest and reorganize his thoughts about how he ...more
Family: Father is Vinod Khanna, mother is Geetanjali (1st wife of Vinod)
Step-mother Kavita, step-sister Sakshi
Brother Rahul Khanna(VJ, Actor)
Address:13/C, Elplaza, Little Gibs Road,
Mumbai 400 006
Famous For: Being Vinod Khanna's son..
Did you know? Akshaye Khanna won best new comer of the year award for his performance in Border. - Filmfare 97' award
Famous Dialogue: : "ek dusre ka coke peene se pyar barhta hai" - Taal
Most Serious Role(s): In "Border" playing the character of an Army Officer who tries to save his country from Pakistan where he also plays the role of a son of a blind mother.
Funniest Role: In "Dil Chahta Hai" opposite Aamir Khan and Saif Ali Khan
Debut Film: Himalayaputra
LUX ZEE CINE AWARD - Best Supporting Actor 1997 for Border
FILMFARE AWARD - Best Newcomer Award 1997 for Border
FILMFARE AWARD - Best Supporting Actor 2002 for Dil Chahta Hai
# As a student Akshaye had no interest in studies. He learnt martial art in class 8th.
# South African legend Nelson Mandela has sent a special message about Mahatma Gandhi for the viewers at the premiere of the film Gandhi My Father held at Johannesburg. [Akshaye has a leading role in the movie]
# In Humraaz (2002), the hot actor played a negative role for the first time his performance was appreciated and also earned him IIFA -Best Villain Award.
# During his schooling the actor actively participated in plays.
# He joined an acting school under the guidence of Krishen Kapoor and learnt acting ,dancing, fighting and horse riding as well.
# Akshaye won Filmfare Best Debut Award, [ Border, 1998], Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, [Dil Chahta Hai, 2002] and IIFA- Best Villain Award,[ Humraaz, 2003]
Akshaye Khanna quotes [ From interview]
# “I know there is a problem with my image. I’m not really the difficult sort. I have to do something about it. Maybe I should start wooing the media. ”
# “I don’t regret anything in life. In retrospect my life has turned out just the way I would had wanted. Everything has fallen into place. I’ve always known who I am in terms of what brings me happiness. And that’s not negotiable.”
# ‘I believe failure sometimes teaches you more than success. And a leader is one who can learn from his mistakes and move on to bigger, better things.”
# ‘I don’t do things because people are watching me. I believe today’s youth does not like to emulate somebody. They are smart and sharp and like to take their own decisions, based on their personal experience.’
# “It is important to me to choose the right people to work with and, most importantly my role. All the films I’ve done so far, I’ve chosen on the basis of all these factors put together.”
# “All I’ve ever wanted to do in my life was become an actor. Everything about it attracted me to this profession. I always visited my father on the sets simply because I used to love the whole atmosphere. The work, the people, the fame, the excitement, I just loved the whole set-up. And that urged me on to join films.”
# “I’m just six films old. I have so much to learn and grow. So far, I’ve gone with what I felt was the right subject and set-up. After that, it’s the audience who decides what is to happen.”
Tees Maar Khan Friday 24th of December 2010
No Problem Friday 10th of December 2010
Aakrosh Friday 15th of October 2010
Life Partner Friday 14th of August 2009
Short Kut - The Con Is On Friday 10th of July 2009
The turning point in Akshay Khanna’s life came when he won his first Filmfare Best supporting Actor award for ‘Dil Chahta Hai’. Farhan Akhtar’s contemporary drama ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ was a huge commercial success of 2001. Later Akshay featured in thriller ‘Humraaz’ that got him his first Filmfare nomination for a villainous role. Akshay Khanna plunged into the comedy genre with Priyadarshan’s ‘Hungama’ and ‘Hulchul’ that became box office hits.
After acting in a few flops like ‘ Shaadi Se Pehle’ ,’Aap Ki Khatir’, ‘36 China Town’, ‘Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love’, ‘Mere Baap Pehle aap’ and ‘Naqaab’, Akshay appeared in the 2008 release ‘Race’. Abbas Mustan’s thriller ‘Race’ did pretty well at the box office and his performance in a negative role received applauds. Akshay Khanna’s best performance so far was seen in ‘Gandhi, My Father’ as Harilal Gandhi, Mahtma Gandhi’s son. Akshay Khaana’s upcoming movies include ‘Ab Dilli Door Nahin’, ‘Tees Maar Khan’ and ‘Shortcut-2’.
Akshaye Khanna best movie list
Border [ Sunny Deol , Jackie Shroff , Sunil Shetty , Akshaye Khanna , Pooja Bhatt , Sharbani Mukherjee and Tabu ]
Taal [ Anil Kapoor , Akshaye Khanna , Aishwarya Rai , Amrish Puri and Alok Nath ]
Dil Chahta Hai [ Aamir Khan , Saif Ali Khan , Akshaye Khanna , Preity zinta , Sonali Kulkarni , Dimple Kapadia ]
Humraaz [ Bobby Deol , Akshaye Khanna and Amisha Patel ]
Hungama [ Akshaye Khanna , Aftab Shivdasani , Paresh Rawal , Rimi Sen , Shakti Kapoor ]
LOC Kargil [ Sanjay Dutt , Ajay Devgan , Saif Ali Khan , Sunil Shetty , Sanjay Kapoor , Abhishek Bachchan , Akshaye Khanna & Rani Mukherjee ]
Hulchul [ Akshay Khanna , Kareena Kapoor , Sunil Shetty , Amrish Puri , Paresh Rawal , Jackie Shroff , Arbaaz Khan , Shakti Kapoor , Farha , Laxmi and Arshad Warsi ]
Shadi Se Pehle [ Akshay Khanna , Ayesha Takia , Mallika Sherawat , Sunil Shetty , Aaftab Shivdasani ]
36 China Town [ Akshay Khanna , Kareena Kapoor , Shahid kapoor , Upen Patel and Isha Koppikar ]
Aap Ki Khatir [ Akshay Khanna , Priyanka Chopra , Amisha Patel , Dino Morea , Sunil Shetty ]
Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love [ Salman Khan , Priyanka Chopra , Anil Kapoor , Juhi Chawla , Akshay Khanna , Ayesha Takia , John Abraham , Vidya Balan , Govinda , Shannon Esra , Sohail Khan and Isha Koppikar ]
Gandhi, My Father [ Darshan Jariwala , Akshay Khanna , Bhumika Chawla , Shefali Shah ]
Race [Saif Ali Khan, Akshaye Khanna, Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu]
Akshay Khanna has been nominated and won several film awards, the most recent being Star Screen Award Best Villain for ‘Race’, IIFA Best Villain Award for ‘Race’ and Best Performance Award for ‘Gandhi, My Father’ at the Australian Indian Film Festival in 2007.
Akshay Khanna’s favourite director is Priyadarshan and the two have worked together in a few smash hit movies. Akshay Khanna is known for keeping his personal life completely under wraps and prefers to work on just one project at a time. Akshay Khanna always stays away from controversies and is close friends with fellow stars like Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra , Arshad Warsi, Aishwarya Rai, Saif Ali Khan Kareena Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Ayesha Takia, Sanjay Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit. After dating actress Tara Sharma for a few years, Akshay is supposedly dating a New York socialite.
Bollywood Sexy Scene - Swimming Aati Hai - Akshaye Khanna & Mallika Sherawat
Ek Din - Naqaab (Akshay Khanna & Urvashi Sharma)