John Gardner (born 30 January 1969), known professionally as Akshay Anand is an Indian actor who appears mainly in Hindi films & television. He was discovered by actor Dev Anand, who cast him to play the protagonist in one of his directorial ventures Hum Naujawan. Anand has acted in numerous films and TV series across multiple languages. Besides acting, he writes stories and screenplays.
30 January 1969
Early life and careerEdit
Anand was born as John Gardner and he assumed the name Akshay inspired by his character in his television debut Indradhanush. The name Anand had been given to him by his mentor, actor and director Dev Anand, during his association with Dev Anand while filming Hum Naujawan. He studied economics at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai before getting into acting.
He also mentors at his acting academy, Akshay Anand Acting Academy. He is also active as producer and director for various web series under the banner Akshay Anand Academy Production.
|1985||Hum Naujawan||Johnny Gardner||Uncredited|
|1992||Umar 55 Ki Dil Bachpan Ka|
|1993||Pyaar Ka Tarana|
|1996||Aur Ek Prem Kahani||Govindram Dinanath Vijaykumar Shastri|
|1996||Indraprastham||Kiran Verma||Malayalam film|
|1997||America America||Shashank||Kannada film|
|1998||Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan||David Rathod / Jo Jo Vaswani|
|2003||23rd March 1931: Shaheed||Ram Prasad Bismil|
|2004||Uuf Kya Jaadoo Mohabbat Hai||Raj Chaudhry|
|2011||Ladies vs Ricky Bahl|
|2012||Student Of The Year|
|2018||Jaane Kyun De Yaaron||Ajay Suryavanshi|
|2019||Cabaret||Victor (Roza's manager)|
|1989||Indradhanush||Balachandran (Bala) Krishnamurthy|
|1997–1998||Saturday Suspense||Arvind Khanna (Episode 1)|
|Inspector Avinash (Episode 9)|
|Inspector Avinash (Episode 36)|
|Inspector Avinash (Episode 58)|
|1997–1999||Thoda Hai Thode Ki Zaroorat Hai|
|Zee Horror Show|
|Rishtey||Anand (Episode 52)|
|Sameer (Episode 55)|
|Avinash (Episode 79)|
|Suspense Hour||Abhishek (Abhi) Upadhyay (Episode 1)|
|Rahul Verma (Episode 12)|
|2000–2001||Saamne Wali Khidki||Amit|
|2001–2002||Choti Maa - Ek Anokha Bandhan||Raghu|
|2002–2003||Achanak 37 Saal Baad||Rahul's Father|
|2002–2006||Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani||Anil Shourey|
|2004||Krishna Arjun||Raj Malhotra / Aseem Bose (Episode 98 & Episode 99)|
|Raat Hone Ko Hai||Anil (Episode 13 – Episode 16)|
|2004–2005||Chi and Me||Rahul Saxena|
|Baal Baal Bacche||Akshay|
|2005||Kehta Hai Dil||S.P. Adityapratap Singh|
|2005–2009||Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar||Brijesh Singh|
|2007–2009||Doli Saja Ke||Vikram Kapoor|
|2010–2011||Kaali- Ek Agnipariksha||Amar|
|2011–2012||Beend Banoongaa Ghodi Chadhunga||Mr. Poddar|
|2012–2013||Suvreen Guggal - Topper Of The Year||Baldev Guggal|
|2014–2015||Balika Vadhu||Anup Shekhar|
|2015–2016||Ek Tha Raja Ek Thi Rani||Kunwar Chandravardhan Singh Deo|
|2017||Kya Qusoor Hai Amala Ka?||Advocate Viren Asthana|
|Saam Daam Dand Bhed||Prabhat Namdhari|
|2020–2021||Ek Duje Ke Vaaste 2||Devraj Malhotra|
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