Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, who we all know as Akshay Kumar, turns a year older today.
Akshay’s physique to-die-for and irresistible good looks, has made him one of the most adored men among the women folks not just in India but overseas too.
He is seen at Bollywood’s social dos and prefers maintaining a lifestyle that is in sharp contrast to that of his colleagues in the industry.
Akshay apparently made a 7 second appearance in Mahesh Bhatt’s film ‘Aaj’. His presence obviously went unnoticed. ‘Saugandh’ gave Akshay hi first break in Hindi films. But it was with ‘Khiladi’ in the subsequent year that Akshay garnered the much needed attention. And since then, he was offered an avalanche of films with the Khiladi theme and thus emerged the undisputable Khiladi of Bollywood.
With no Godfather or guide in the industry, Akshay managed to create a niche for himself. He is now one of the heavyweights and a brand.
The “Khiladi” of Bollywood has not just been the literal “Khiladi” but the metaphorical one as well.
The stunt hero Akshay Kumar has been a reason of umpteen tears and heartbreaks. He has been the flame and not the moth.
Akshay Kumar has not just been an alluring actor with all his thrilling action stunts but also a heart throb to numerous Bollywood divas who were ready to lose their everything on him.
With his khiladi adaa and charming smile, Akshay Kumar is nothing less than the real life Casanova. Torrid affairs and twisty relationships have always kept Akshay Kumar in the limelight.
However, he is married to Twinkle Khanna now but peeking into his archive, the leggy lasses of Bollywood tried too hard to get associated with him and this sparked numerous controversies too.
From one story to another, his has been a life dotted with beauties, news and controversies. Here are a few celeb-ladies who have heaved long sighs in love of Akshay Kumar.
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His Most Popular love Affairs
Akshay Kumar and Pooja Batra
Pooja Batra had an affair with Akshay Kumar even before joining films. She was the hot model strutting the ramp and Akshay was struggling to make it big in the cine world.
Having wooed Pooja, the actor got his gate pass to enter the hot and happening parties of the tinsel town.
Young Pooja was brimming with love for Akshay but the man had some other plans. Some say Akki used her as a ladder to climb up in cine world as he used to accompany her in starry parties.
He had just one thing in mind to grab big offers while Pooja was slowly falling in for Akki.
Akshay Kumar and Ayesha Jhulka
Khiladi proved to be a turning point of Akshay’s career not only because the movie gave him a much needed identity but also because of the sizzling romance between Akshay Kumar and Ayesha Jhulka.
While Pooja was left alone to shed tears on being abandoned, it was a glorious time for Ayesha Jhulka. Newspapers and journals could not stop talking about Akshay’s new honey bee.
Poor Pooja was then overshadowed and rumour mills were all abuzz with this new Bollywood couple.
Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon
She was the ultimate fantasy queen of men in the 90s. Who can forget, the yellow sari girl dancing in the rain singing tip tip barsa paani on screen.
However, off-screen this beauty was once madly in love with none other than the khiladi, Akshay Kumar. Their love bloomed with the release of their film Mohra in 1994.
Their chemistry sizzled on-screen and with the reports of them being close off-screen speculated in the media.
Rumors had it that Akshay and Raveena had even secretly got married but nothing was confirmed. The affair lasted for 3 years until Akshay made it impossible for Raveena to feel secure in the relationship.
Raveena who was already dealing with the flamboyant nature of Akshay could not take this infidelity anymore and finally was left-heart broken and shattered.
Akshay Kumar and Rekha
They apparently had a short fling during the making of Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi and there were rumours that the veteran actoress was crazily in love with him.
So much so that, Raveena Tandon, the then girlfriend of Akshay Kumar asked Rekha to back off and maintain her distance from Akshay.
Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty
Her torrid love affair with co-star Akshay Kumar, created ripples in the tinsel town for years till the affair lasted.
After a dynamic affair and being on Page 3 almost for a year, Shilpa could not help but call the affair a quit.
Akshay was two timing and that too cheating Shilpa with her best friend Twinkle Khanna.
Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna
Bidding adieu to his colourful past the ‘Khiladi’ settled down with Twinkle Khanna in 2001. They met, they smiled, they shook hands, they fell in love and got married.
After supplying the media with dosage of a sugary love story, Akshay and Twinkle finally tied the knot and are now proud parents of two children- Aarav and Nitara.
Here’s wishing Akshay Kumar, a very Happy Birthday 47th birthday and all the very best for his future endeavours.