Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi

Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (transl. Player of Players) is a 1996 Indian Hindi-language action film starring Rekha in her first villain role, Akshay Kumar, Raveena Tandon and former WWF (now WWE) wrestlers "Crush" and Brian Lee as "The Undertaker". It was the 6th highest-grossing movie of the year 1996.[2] It was the fourth installment in the Khiladi series.

Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi
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Film poster
Directed byUmesh Mehra
Written byUmesh Mehra
Anand S. Vardhan
Produced byKeshu Ramsay
Akshay Kumar
Raveena Tandon
Brian Adams
Gulshan Grover
CinematographyPeter Pereira
Edited byKamal Saigal
Music bySongs:
Anu Malik
Background Score:
Raju Singh
DMS Films
Distributed byEros International
Release date
  • 14 June 1996 (1996-06-14)
Running time
192 minutes
Budget6.75 crore[1]
Box office25.15 crore[1]


The film is about a deadly game of survival in the ruthless world of crime and sleaze. A criminal don, Maya, hosts illegal wrestling matches in U.S (New York) and has the full support of the local Police Commissioner. Ajay Malhotra has relocated to US and has started his own orchestra with the help of some of his friends.

His brother, Akshay, decides to visit him on hearing that he wants to marry his beloved in Canada; on the airplane he meets Priya, and both fall in love. Once in the U.S., Akshay finds out that the police have a warrant for the arrest of Ajay and want to question him. Akshay's attempts to locate Ajay land him with Maya, who happens to be Priya's sister. Apparently Maya is holding Ajay and will only release him after he hands over incriminating documents. Akshay soon wins Maya's confidence by rescuing her from attempts on her life made by King Don, and Maya begins to like him and trust him. Akshay then proposes to her, to which Maya agrees, much to the disappointment of Priya.

Soon Akshay kills Maya's men when they get to know of his true identity. He also organises a fake kidnap drama with Ajay's friends, who kidnap him and demand that Maya come to meet them with Ajay. By now Maya realizes that Akshay is Ajay's brother, and Priya actually loves Akshay. Maya calls the kidnappers and arranges a meeting the following night. News of this has spread to a hospitalised Ajay, who decides to intervene in the meeting. But is again captured by Maya's men. Maya then stages a shootout threatening Priya, Akshay and Ajay, but are interrupted by the cops and King Don. King Don is then defeated by everyone else present. At the end, Maya commits suicide, and before dying she hands over her sister Priya and Ajay to Akshay.



The film soundtrack contains 7 songs composed by Anu Malik.

Song Singer(s)
"Hum Hai Seedhe Saade Akshay Akshay" Kumar Sanu, Sadhana Sargam
"Aaj Meri Zindagi" Babul Supriyo, Alka Yagnik
"In The Night No Control" Suneeta Rao
"Itna Mujhe Pata Hai Dil Mera Kho Gaya Hai" Kavita Krishnamurthy, Abhijeet
"Maa Sherawaliye" Sonu Nigam
"Mera Baba Shahi Fakir" Bali Brahmabhatt
"Tu Waaqif Nahin Meri Deewangi Se" Sadhana Sargam, Kumar Sanu


The movie has been shot in locations across Canada and Russia.[4]

Home MediaEdit

The DVD of the movie was released by Eros International. The television premiere of the movie was occurred on Star Plus in 1997. The film has been made streaming available on Zee5 since 2022 .


Category Winners and nominees Result
Star Screen Award for Best Villain Rekha Won
Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress Won
Filmfare Award for Best Action Akbar Bakshi Won


  1. ^ a b "Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi – Movie". Box Office India.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 April 2007. Retrieved 10 April 2007.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Akshay Kumar clarifies he didn't fight real Undertaker in Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi". Hindustan Times. 13 June 2021. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  4. ^ "Bollywood Movie Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi Shooting Locations". Retrieved 24 July 2018.

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