Akshay Kumar, was born into a Punjabi middle class family in Jalandhar, Punjab. He played an action hero in the 1992 film Khiladi, the film went on to become a grand success at the box office, and for a while Akshay became the first choice of action film makers in Bollywood. That he has a training in Martial Arts, only added to his resume. But it was not before long that Akshay proved his versatility by performing in several romantic and comic roles in films such as Yeh Dillagi, Hera Pheri, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Garam Masala and Bhool Bhulaiyaa. With an enviable body of work behind him and a huge fan following both within and outside India, Akshay is a superstar in his own right.