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Akshaye Khanna in January 2014
28 March 1975 |
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
|Occupation||Actor/Member of Willingdon Sports Club|
|Relatives||Vinod Khanna (Father)
Geetanjali Khanna (Mother)
Rahul Khanna (Brother)
Shakshi Khanna (Half-Brother)
Shraddha Khanna (Half-Sister)
Akshaye Khanna (born 28 March 1975) is an Indian film actor. He made his acting debut in the year 1997 with Himalay Putra which was produced by his father Vinod Khanna . Since then he has been featured in several critical and commercial acclaimed films. Akshaye 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 Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Humraaz (2002) and Gandhi, My Father (2007).
Akshaye Khanna had a five year long gap from his acting career. He is returning in 2016 as an antagonistic character in the film Dishoom .
Early and personal life
Akshaye Khanna was born on 28 March 1975 in Mumbai. 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|
|1997||Himalay Putra||Abhay||Male Lead|
|1997||Mohabbat||Rohit Malhotra/Tony Braganza||Male Lead|
|1997||Bhai Bhai||Special Appearance|
|1998||Doli Saja Ke Rakhna||Inderjit Bansal||Male Lead|
|1998||Kudrat (1998)||Vijay||Male Lead|
|1999||Aa Ab Laut Chalen||Rohan Khanna||Male Lead|
|1999||Laawaris||Captain Dada/Vijay||Male Lead|
|1999||Taal||Manav Mehta||Male Lead|
|1999||Dahek||Sameer B. Roshan||Male Lead|
|2001||Dil Chahta Hai||Siddharth Sinha||Supporting Actor|
|2001||Love You Hamesha||Shaurat||Male Lead|
|2002||Humraaz||Karan Malhotra||Male Lead in the Nagative Role|
|2002||Deewangee||Raj Goyal||Male Lead|
|2003||LOC Kargil||Lt. Balwan Singh, 18 Grenadiers||Supporting Actor|
|2003||Border Hindustan Ka||Mobarak||Special Appearance|
|2004||Deewaar||Gaurang Kaul||Male Lead|
|2004||Hulchul||Jai A. Chand||Male Lead|
|2006||Shaadi Se Pehle||Ashish Khanna||Male Lead|
|2006||36 China Town||Chief Police Inspector Karan||Male Lead|
|2006||Aap Ki Khatir||Aman Mehra||Male Lead|
|2007||Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love||Shiven Dungarpur||Male Lead|
|2007||Naqaab||Vicky Malhotra||Male Lead|
|2007||Gandhi, My Father||Harilal Gandhi||Male Lead|
|2007||Aaja Nachle||MP Raja Uday Singh||Male Lead|
|2008||Race||Rajiv Singh||Male Lead in the Nagative Role|
|2008||Mere Baap Pehle Aap||Gaurav J. Rane||Male Lead|
|2009||Luck by Chance||Himself||Guest Appearance|
|2009||Shortkut - The Con is On||Shekhar Giriraj||Male Lead|
|2010||Aakrosh||Siddhant Chaturvedi||Male Lead|
|2010||No Problem||Raj Ambani||Male Lead|
|2010||Tees Maar Khan||Aatish Kapoor||Supporting Actor|
|2012||Delhi Safari||Alex||3D Animation film (Voice Dubbing)|
|2012||Gali Gali Chor Hai||Bharat||Male Lead|
|2016||Dishoom||Sameer Joshi||Male Lead in the Negative Role|
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