Akshay Kumar is one of the few actors in Bollywood that has had such a long career. Khiladi Kumar has done over 100 films in his career spanning 29 years and is in no mood to stop yet. The punctual actor does at least 3-4 films a year, taking home huge sums of money. In 2018, he was 7th in the list of the world’s highest-paid actors. Akki is also one of the highest taxpayers in Bollywood.
Born as Rajeev Hari Om Bhatia on 9 September 1967 in Amritsar, Akshay Kumar started as an action star, thus acquiring the name “Khiladi Kumar” from one of his hits – Khiladi. He had to struggle early on in his life. He worked as a chef and a waiter in Bangkok where he had gone to study martial arts. He later worked as a travel agent and a martial arts trainer.
He got his first break in Bollywood with the movie Saugandh in 1991. He starred in an Abbas-Mustan thriller Khiladi in 1992 and went on to do 7 more movies with the title Khiladi. The last being 2012’s Khiladi 786. He also established himself as a romantic hero with movies like Dhadkan andYe Dillagi.
Kumar has also tried his hands at negative roles, the best being in Ajnabee and the latest Rajinikanth starrer 2.0. But, his fans have appreciated him the most is in comic roles. His movies Hera Pheri, Welcome, Phir Hera Pheri have become the cult movies of the genre.
Lately, he is doing patriotic and social messaging films. Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, Pad Man, Kesari, and Airlift have garnered love from the audiences.
Akshay Kumar Net Worth:
Akshay Kumar’s net worth is 150 million dollars. Yes, you read it right. The Rustom actor owns a sea-facing bungalow in Juhu along with 4 flats in Andheri each priced at Rs. 4.5 Crore. Kumar also has properties in Mauritius and Toronto.
Khiladi Kumar also drives a swanky collection of cars. He owns Rolls Royce Phantom (Rs. 8.9 Crore), a Bentley Continental Flying Spur (Rs. 3.21 Crore), a Porsche Cayenne (Rs. 1.04 Crore) and a Range Rover Vogue (Rs. 2.75 Crore).
Akshay Kumar Salary and Endorsements:
Akshay Kumar charges Rs. 30 Crore per film. The bankable actor has proved his mettle in the versatile roles that he has essayed. It was reported he didn’t charge any fee for the movie Airlift, but took a 50 per cent profit instead and the movie was a huge success at the box office.
Akshay co-owns two production houses. The first one is Hari Om Productions in which his mother Aruna Bhatia and wife Twinkle Khanna are partners. The production house has co-produced hits including Singh is Kinng, OMG – Oh My God, Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty, Airlift, Rustom and the lastest being Pad Man.
He owns Grazing Goat Pictures along with Ashvin Yardi. The production house works over regional content and TV. They produced a Marathi film titled 72 Miles Ek Pravas and a TV serial Jamai Raja.
Akshay Kumar has pipped the Khans in terms of brand endorsements. Kumar has topped the list with Rs. 100 Crore while Ranveer Singh is second with Rs. 84 Crores through brands.
Kumar charges Rs. 1 to 1.5 Crore per day for ad shoots. He has been signed by 20 brands. It is reported that he has signed Rs.18 Crore deal with Rasna for a period of three years.
Akshay Kumar Awards:
Kumar has had a dearth of awards in his long career. In his career spanning 29 years, he has never received the Filmfare Best Actor Award. However, he has won the award for Best Villain for his role in Ajnabee (2002) and Best Comedian for Garam Masala (2006).
The Housefull actor has won a National Film Award for Best Actor for his movies Rustom and Airlift. The Government of India has also honoured him with the Padma Shri.
Akshay Kumar Social Media:
Akshay Kumar has 27.7 million followers on Instagram.
Akshay has another 31.3 million followers on the microblogging website Twitter.
India’s second space mission to the moon, #Chandrayaan2 is led by two women scientists of @isro , a first in India’s history! Sending my best to the rocket women and #ISRO team, more power to you! pic.twitter.com/AX6e8335YK
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) July 14, 2019
Akshay Kumar Future Projects:
Akshay Kumar’s kitty is full of upcoming projects. He has an Independence Day release “Mission Mangal” lined up which also stars Vidhya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, and Sonakshi Sinha. His next is a Karan Johar production – Good News along with Kareena Kapoor.
Kumar has Housefull 4, Laxmmi Bomb, Tamil film Kanchana 2’s remake and Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi releasing in the next year. That’s all Akshay Kumar net worth updated 2019.