Akshay Kumar born on 9 September 1967 is an Indian film actor, producer and martial artist who has appeared in over a hundred Hindi films. He was particularly known for his appearances in the "Khiladi series".
He started becoming known for his performances in romance films like Yeh Dillagi (1994) and Dhadkan (2000) as well as drama films such as Ek Rishtaa (2001). His comic performances in comedy films such as Hera Pheri (2000), Mujhse Shaadi Karogi (2004), and Garam Masala (2005) met with acclaim.
He is known as "Indian Jackie Chan". 2008 marked his television debut as the host of the show Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi. He has been awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India.