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Khanna in January 2014
28 March 1975 |
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Relatives||Vinod Khanna (Father)
Rahul Khanna (Brother)
Akshaye Khanna (born 28 March 1975) is an Indian film actor who works in Hindi cinema. He made his acting debut in the year 1997 with Himalay Putra and since then has been featured in several critical and commercial acclaimed films. Khanna has been a recipient of Filmfare Awards twice. His most popular films include Border (1997), Taal (1999), Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Hulchul (2004), Race (2008) among others. He was critically acclaimed for his performance in Humraaz (2002) and Gandhi, My Father (2007).
Early and personal life
Akshaye Khanna was born in Mumbai on March 28, 1975. He is the second son of Bollywood actor and politician Vinod Khanna, and the younger brother of actor Rahul Khanna. Both brothers are also members of Willingdon Sports Club.
After studying in Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute in Mumbai, Khanna made his acting debut in Bollywood in 1997 with the movie Himalay Putra, which was produced by his father and went without much success at box office. His performance in his next release, J. P. Dutta-directed Border (1997), earned him the Filmfare Best Debut Award and a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1998. After that a string of unsuccessful films followed such as Mohabbat (1997), Kudrat (1998), Laawaris (1999), Love You Hamesha (1999) and Dahek: A Burning Passion (1999).
In 1999, he starred in Rishi Kapoor's Aa Ab Laut Chalen; though the film did average business, he was praised for his acting. He next starred in Subhash Ghai's Taal opposite Aishwarya Rai. The film became a critical and commercial success.
In 2001, Khanna appeared in Farhan Akhtar's cult classic Dil Chahta Hai which turned out to be a turning point in his career; the film was a commercial and critical success and Khanna's performance was particularly applauded, later validated by Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2002. Dil Chahta Hai relaunched Akshaye Khanna and Saif Ali Khan's careers. In 2002, Khanna appeared in an Abbas-Mustan thriller Humraaz; his role as a convincing con-artist in this film earned him much critical acclaim and a nomination for a Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role. Khanna then plunged into the comedy genre with Priyadarshan’s Hungama (2002) and Hulchul (2004) that became box office hits.
After acting in a string of unsuccessful and lukewarm box-office films like Shaadi Se Pehle (2006), Aap Ki Khatir (2006), Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love (2007), Mere Baap Pehle Aap (2008), Gandhi, My Father (2007), and Naqaab (2007), Khanna appeared in the 2008 release Race. The Abbas-Mustan thriller was the fourth highest-grossing Bollywood film in 2008 and Khanna's performance in a negative role brought him awards in the Best Villain category. However, Khanna’s portrayal of Harilal Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi's eldest son, in the critically acclaimed 2007 film Gandhi, My Father is unanimously acknowledged his best performance yet as an actor.
In 2010, he starred in Anees Bazmee's No Problem with Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor and Kangna Ranaut. Khanna's later releases did not fare well at the box office, but his performances in Aakrosh (2010) and Tees Maar Khan (2010) were well-received by critics and audience.
Awards and nominations
|1998||Filmfare Awards||Best Debut - Male||Border||Won|
|1998||Filmfare Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Border||Nominated|
|1998||Screen Awards||Most promising Newcomer - Male||Himalay Putra||Won|
|2002||Filmfare Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Dil Chahta Hai||Won|
|2002||Screen Awards||Special Jury Award||Dil Chahta Hai||Won|
|2002||Screen Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Dil Chahta Hai||Nominated|
|2002||Zee Cine Awards||Best Supporting Actor - Male||Dil Chahta Hai||Nominated|
|2003||Screen Awards||Best Actor||Deewangee||Nominated|
|2003||Filmfare Awards||Best Negative Role||Humraaz||Nominated|
|2003||Screen Awards||Best Villain ||Humraaz||Nominated|
|2003||Zee Cine Awards||Best Actor in Negative Role||Humraaz||Nominated|
|2003||IIFA Awards||Best Villain||Humraaz||Won|
|2007||Australian Indian Film Festival||Best Performance Award||Gandhi, My Father||Won|
|2007||Screen Awards||Best Actor||Gandhi, My Father||Nominated|
|2009||Screen Awards||Best Villain||Race||Won|
|2009||IIFA Awards||Best Villain||Race||Won|
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1997||Border||Dharamvir||Winner, Filmfare Best Debut Award|
|1997||Mohabbat||Rohit Malhotra/Tony Braganza|
|1997||Bhai Bhai||Dancer in song "Tera Naam Loonga" (uncredited)|
|1998||Doli Saja Ke Rakhna||Inderjit Bansal|
|1999||Aa Ab Laut Chalen||Rohan Khanna|
|1999||Taal||Manav Mehta||Dubbed in Tamil as Taalam|
|1999||Dahek||Sameer B. Roshan|
|2001||Dil Chahta Hai||Siddharth Sinha||Winner, Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award|
|2001||Love You Hamesha||Shaurat|
|2002||Humraaz||Karan Malhotra||Nominated, Filmfare Best Villain Award|
|2003||LOC Kargil||Lt. Balwan Singh, 18 Grenadiers|
|2003||Border Hindustan Ka||Mobarak|
|2004||Hulchul||Jai A. Chand|
|2006||Shaadi Se Pehle||Ashish Khanna|
|2006||36 China Town||Chief Police Inspector Karan|
|2006||Aap Ki Khatir||Aman Mehra|
|2007||Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love||Shiven Dungarpur|
|2007||Gandhi, My Father||Harilal Gandhi|
|2007||Aaja Nachle||MP/ Raja Uday Singh||Special appearance|
|2008||Mere Baap Pehle Aap||Gaurav J. Rane|
|2009||Luck by Chance||Himself||Guest appearance|
|2009||Shortkut - The Con is On||Shekhar Giriraj|
|2010||No Problem||Raj Ambani|
|2010||Tees Maar Khan||Aatish Kapoor|
|2012||Delhi Safari||Alex (voice)||3D Animation film|
|2012||Gali Gali Chor Hai||Bharat|
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