The day brings along triple celebration for the actor as he will launch the music of his upcoming film 'Boss' on his birthday, which also marks the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
Born as Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, Akshay has worked as a chef and a waiter in a restaurant in Bangkok before paving his way into the film industry.
Black belt champion in Taekwondo, the actor has done several action films and is a trained martial artist.
Akshay made his Bollywood debut in 1991 with the film 'Saugandh', which was followed by the 1992 thriller film 'Khiladi'.
After the success of 'Khiladi', he appeared in several other films of the Khiladi series including 'Main Khiladi Tu Anari', 'Sabse Bada Khiladi', 'Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi', 'Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi', 'International Khiladi','Khiladi 420' and 'Khiladi 786'.
The year 1999 proved to be one of the most successful year in Akshay's career as his performance in two films 'Sangharsh' and 'Jaanwar' won wide critical acclaim .
Apart from gaining fame as an action hero, Akshay's comic roles has always been praised and with films like 'Hera Pheri', 'Mujhse Shaadi Karogi' and 'Garam Masala', he has established himself as a successful comedy star of the industry.
He also starred in few romantic films like 'Dil To Pagal Hai', 'Namastey London', 'Jaan-E-Mann' among others.
In 2008, he made his debut as a television host in the popular reality show 'Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi'.
The actor has won several awards including two Filmfare awards and three IIFA awards.
He has been conferred the Padma Shri Award by the Government of India and has been honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Award for his outstanding achievements in Bollywood.
After spending two decades in the industry, Akshay made his century in Bollywood with the film 'Joker'.
He has proven his versatility as an actor in films like 'OMG' (2012) and 'Special 26' (2013). Both the films were highly successful critically and commercially.
Actress Sonakshi Sinha wished the actor on Twitter saying,"A big chunk of my fav people born today, 4 to be precise! HAPPY BIRTHDAY @akshaykumar."
--IBNS (Posted on 09-09-2013)