Bollywood daredevil Akshay Kumar celebrates his 47th birthday today (September 9). The actor, who is considered to be one of Bollywood’s best stunt men, has given us a number of hits in both the comedy and action genre. Here are a few interesting facts you never would have guessed about the Bollywood Khiladi.
Akshay is said to have been very mischievous as a child. He had very little interest in academics but excelled in sports including cricket and valley Ball.
Akshay started doing Martial arts when he was in 8th standard. He later traveled to Bangkok to study martial arts and to Thailand to learn ‘Muay Thai’ where he worked as a Chef and waiter.
Not many know that Akshay auditioned for Deepak Tijori’s role in ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander’, but, was rejected.
Akshay is a huge WWE wrestling fan. He Met WWE Superstar Kane at his residence in India in 2010.
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Akshay Kumar is a blackbelt winner in Taekwondo.
Akshay Kumar lost a bet to Anupam Kher when the box office collections of their film ‘Special 26’ exceeded expectations. Akshay had to dance on top of a table to fulfill his side of the wager.
In 2008, the University of Windsor conferred an Honorary Doctorate of Law on Akshay Kumar in recognition of his contribution to Indian cinema.
Akshay Kumar is said to be superstitious and believes that 9 is his lucky and gifted number. He believes all good things have happened in his life around number 9 including the birth of his children, which took place in the ninth month.
Akshay Kumar has a strict fitness regime. He jogs every morning irrespective of his shooting schedule. When abroad, the actor hits the gym and turns himself in by 10 pm.