You may not disagree that the Khan trio has formed a formidable position by their own right in Bollywood. Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan and Salman Khan all have huge fan following. However, there is someone who has been showing his charisma quietly. He is none other than Akshay Kumar. The year 2007 was one of the best ever years in his career with four box office hits. No one among the Khans could present four box office hits last year. After churning out four box office hit movies, Akshay Kumar is now receiving 250 million rupees on an average, compared to the 20 million just a year ago. Moreover, Akshay Kumar is now considered as one of the best actors of the industry.
But the old Delhi boy from a family of modest means, who went to Bangkok in search of work with the assistance of an uncle already working there and soon landed a job as a waiter in a restaurant patronised by visiting Indians, could not have got where he has without Lady Luck smiling on him.
For, while resigned to eking out a miserable living in
, Rajiv Bhatia, as he was then called, was spotted by Sridevi the reigning heroine of Bollywood. Bangkok
Taken up by the immense good looks of this young hunk of a waiter, she asked him to come to
and try his luck in films. Soon Simple Simon found himself in Bollywood, assuming the screen name of Akshay Kumar. However his first few films were famously forgettable. Bombay
But Akshay proved a fast learner. After the initial string of flops, he hit paydirt with Khiladi. It was a huge hit. And producers followed it up with more films in the Khiladi genre.
The actor rose to stardom with his martial art skills in the Bollywood movies and at point of time, he was considered as a mere action hero who could not emote much on the screens. However, as time goes by, Akshay Kumar set himself as a successful romantic hero. In fact, four of his box office hit films of last year were based on romantic story and he was seen playing romantic roles. So, you can see Akshay Kumar proved his talent and skill in romantic movies as well.