Akshaye Khanna is the son of actor Vinod Khanna. He made his debut with Himalay Putra (1997), which was produced by his father. The film failed miserably. His first successful film at the box office was J P Dutta's multi-starer Border (1997). This was followed by other commercial successes like Taal (1999) and Dil Chahta Hai (2001). Akshaye has been versatile in his performances. While he has won many fans with his comic roles in Hulchul (2001) and Hungama (2003), Gandhi My Father (2007), where he plays the elder son of Mahatma Gandhi, has earned him rave accolades from both critics and audiences.