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Akshaye Khanna (born 28 March 1975) is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. He has received two Filmfare Awards and is the son of late actor Vinod Khanna. After studying in Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute in Mumbai, Khanna made his acting debut in Bollywood in 1997 with the movie Himalay Putra. His next release Border (1997) emerged as a critical and commercial success, earning him the Filmfare Best Debut Award and a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.
|Height||5 ft 7 in (170 cm)|
Geetanjali Taleyar Khanna
|Relatives||Rahul Khanna (brother)|
Shakshi Khanna (Half-Brother)
Shraddha Khanna (Half-Sister)
Kavita Daftary (Step-Mother)
Khanna rose to prominence with starring roles in the musical romantic drama Taal (1999), the comedy drama Dil Chahta Hai (2001) which won him a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, the romantic thriller Humraaz (2002) for which he was nominated in the Best Negative Role category, the romantic comedies Hungama (2003) and Hulchul (2004), the murder mystery 36 China Town (2006), the action thriller Race (2008) and the heist comedy Tees Maar Khan (2010), and he continued to draw praise for his performances in the 1999 romance Dahek, the 2002 psychological thriller Deewangee, the 2007 biographical drama Gandhi, My Father and the 2010 action thriller film Aakrosh.
In 2016, he made his comeback as an antagonist after a four year hiatus in the action-comedy film Dishoom and appeared as an investigative cop in two 2017 thrillers, the crime film Mom and the murder mystery Ittefaq. These accomplishments have established him as a leading actor of the Hindi film industry.
Early and personal lifeEdit
Akshaye Khanna was born in Mumbai. He is the second son of late famous Bollywood actor and politician Vinod Khanna and the younger brother of actor Rahul Khanna. His mother, Geetanjali Taleyarkhan, was a Parsi.
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 (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. This marked 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, Khanna's first release was Anees Bazmee's comedy film No Problem with Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut, followed by Aakrosh alongside Ajay Devgn. Both of these films flopped at the box office. He then starred in Tees Maar Khan the same year, which also received negative response & flopped at the box office however khanna performance got critical accalimed.
In 2012, Khanna starred in the comedy drama Gali Gali Chor Hai, which was also a box office flop. After this, Khanna took a four-year break from acting. In 2016, he made his comeback as an antagonist in the action-comedy film Dishoom. The film received a mixed response and did average business at the box office. In 2017, Khanna appeared as an investigative cop in two separate thrillers, the dramatic Mom and the mystery film Ittefaq. Mom received critical acclaim, it turned out to be a box office success, and Khanna's performance was highly appreciated.
He starred in the book adaptation, The Accidental Prime Minister as Sanjaya Baru, the narrator of both the movie and book. The movie was a depiction of the UPA government from 2004 to 2014 and was controversial for its political content.
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1998||Screen Awards||Most promising Newcomer - Male||Himalay Putra||Won|
|1998||Filmfare Awards||Best Debut - Male||Border||Won|
|1998||Filmfare Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Border||Nominated|
|1998||Zee Cine Awards||Zee Cine Award for Best Male Debut||Border||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|
|2018||Zee Cine Awards||Best Supporting Actor - Male||Ittefaq||Nominated|
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|1997||Himalay Putra||Abhay||Won- Star Screen Awards Most promising Newcomer - Male|
|1997||Border||2nd Lt. Dharamvir Singh Bhan||Won- Filmfare Awards Best Debut - Male|
|1997||Mohabbat||Rohit Malhotra/Tony Braganza|
|1997||Bhai Bhai||Cameo appearance|
|1998||Doli Saja Ke Rakhna||Inderjit Bansal|
|1999||Aa Ab Laut Chalen||Rohan Khanna|
|1999||Dahek||Sameer B. Roshan|
|2001||Dil Chahta Hai||Siddharth Sinha||Won- Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actor|
|2001||Love You Hamesha||Shaurat|
|2002||Humraaz||Karan Malhotra||Won- IIFA Awards Best Villain|
|2002||Deewangee||Raj Goyal||Nominated- Star Screen Awards Best Actor|
|2003||Hungama||Jeetu from Videocon|
|2003||LOC Kargil||Lt. Balwan Singh, 18 Grenadiers|
|2003||Border Hindustan Ka||Mobarak (Guest appearance)|
|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||Won- Australian Indian Film Festival Best Performance Award|
|2007||Aaja Nachle||MP Raja Uday Singh|
|2008||Race||Rajiv Singh||Won- IIFA Awards Best Villain|
|2008||Mere Baap Pehle Aap||Gaurav J. Rane|
|2009||Luck by Chance||Himself (Cameo)|
|2009||Shortkut - The Con is On||Shekhar Giriraj|
|2010||No Problem||Raj Ambani|
|2010||Tees Maar Khan||Aatish Kapoor||Nominated- Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male|
|2012||Delhi Safari||Alex (voice)|
|2012||Gali Gali Chor Hai||Bharat|
|2017||Ittefaq||Dev||Nominated- Zee Cine Awards Best Supporting Actor - Male|
|2019||The Accidental Prime Minister||Sanjaya Baru|
|TBA||Section 375:Marzi Ya Jabardasti||Lawyer|
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