When we talk about the superstars of our industry, we talk about Amitabh Bachchan, the three Khans, Hrithik Roshan etc who have had this incredible longevity in their career but this list just doesn’t gets complete without one name. The one and only Akshay Kumar who has changed his onscreen image successfully in all these years and has proved to be a hit machine. Back in the 80’s and 90’s, Kumar was mainly known for doing action-centric roles which fetched him the title of Khiladi Kumar. He did many below average films also which failed to get him the recognition the actor deserved which we are sure he wants to forget now! The actor ventured into comedy films Hera Pheri, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Mujhse Shaadi Karoge, Garam Masala, Welcome, Bhagam Bhag, Housefull, Hey Babyy, Singh Is Kingg, Rowdy Rathore and the list doesn’t end! Meanwhile, he also did many family dramas which brimmed with all the masala and the tears like Waqt : The Race Against Time, Dhadkan, Aitraaz, Humko Deewana Kar Gaye etc where he proved his growth as an actor. And, then, socially relevant movies like Special 26, Baby, Airlift, Toilet : Ek Prem Katha followed where shined his career best though Padman still has to release. Let’s take a detour on Kumar’s career’s highlights which proved he is the smartest actor by far among everyone :
Selection Of Films : Comedy, action, romance, drama, horror, socially relevant cinema; you name it and Akki has done it all! He has done movies with subjects which range from looting a bank despite being blind to making toilets for women so that they don’t have to go for open defecation and this shows his versatility. we’re not at all surprised why he is the favorite of the masses and critics favorite as well. Mastering the art of being jack of all trades, Mr Kumar has definitely come way ahead out of all his contemporaries.
Choosing Awards Shows Which He Attends : When it comes to attending awards, Mr Kumar is definitely an ace act! Being choosy about the awards shows he attends, Kumar has always taken away the highlights from the biggest superstars if he is there whether it be Sony Guild Awards 2016 or the recently held National Awards or be it the Star Screen Awards held in 2016 and Umang Awards, AK has made sure he performs like a rock star and leaves everyone in aww of him!
Social Influencer : When it comes to spreading social awareness and talking about the various social issues, Akshay Kumar is definitely the mozart without a doubt. From arranging cleanliness drives to providing insurance to the real life stuntmen and stunt-women, from planting public urinals and toilets to dedicating one complete app for the Army men of our nation, he has done it all!
Mr Congeniality Of B-Town : Just like how Preity Zinta defines being the Miss Congeniality of B-Town, Akshay Kumar holds the same position in Bollywood. From the Bachchans to the Kapoors, from the Khans to the Deols, everyone shares a cordial and friendly bond with Akki. The young actors as well as the senior ones, all have had successful and healthy collaborations with Khiladi Kumar and they till date happen to be close friends.