Akshaye Khanna Wiki/Biography
Akshaye was born on 28 March 1975 (age 44; as in 2019) in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He went to Lawrence School, Lovedale, Tamil Nadu. After finishing his school, he enrolled in H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai for his graduation. He learned acting from Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute, Mumbai. After polishing his acting skills, he debuted in the Bollywood industry with the film “Himalay Putra” (1997) in which he was paired opposite Anjala Zaveri. This film was produced by his father Vinod Khanna.
Akshaye Khanna Career
Akshaye Khanna came into the limelight when he bagged the role of 2nd Lt. Dharamvir Singh Bhan in “Border” (1997), a film about the “Battle of Longewala” during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. In his next release “Gandhi, My Father” (2007), he played the character of Harilal Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi‘s eldest son, which is considered one of his most commendable performances. In 2016, he was relaunched in Bollywood with the movie “Dishoom” in which he worked alongside John Abraham, Varun Dhawan, and Jacqueline Fernandez. Next, Akshaye was seen in the biographical film “The Accidental Prime Minister” (2019) representing the role of Manmohan Singh’s former media adviser Sanjaya Baru.
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Akshaye Khanna Physical Stats & More
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 175 cm
in meters– 1.75 m
in feet inches– 5’ 9”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 70 kg
in pounds– 154 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||– Chest: 40 inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 12 inches
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour||Black (Semi-bald)|
Akshaye Khanna Personal Life
Akshaye Khanna Relationships & More
|Affairs/Girlfriends||• Neha (in 1995)
• Aishwarya Rai (Actress, Rumour)
• Tara Sharma (Actress)
Riya Sen (Actress, Rumour)
|Ex-fiancee||Tara Sharma (Actress)|
Akshaye Khanna Family
|Parents||Father– Vinod Khanna (Actor & Politician, Died in 2017)
Mother– Geetanjali Khanna (Former Model, Died in 2018)
Step-mother– Kavita Khanna
|Siblings||Brother– Rahul Khanna (Actor, Elder)
Half-brother– Sakshi Khanna (Actor)
Half-sister– Shraddha Khanna
Akshaye Khanna Favourite Things
|Favourite Food(s)||Pizza, Hamburger, Seafood|
|Favourite Actor||Rajesh Khanna|
|Favourite Actress||Dimple Kapadia|
|Favourite Film(s)||James Bond Series, Bourne Series, Gone Girl|
|Favourite Film Director(s)||Priyadarshan, Abbas-Mastan, J.P. Dutta, Farhan Akhtar|
|Favourite TV Show||Homeland|
|Favourite Song||“Sinbad The Sailor” from the film ‘Rock On’ (2008)|
|Favourite Book||Sacred Games by Vikram Chandra|
Facts About Akshaye Khanna
- Initially, the role of 2nd Lt. Dharamvir Singh Bhan was offered to Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, and Saif Ali Khan. Akshaye got the role when everyone else turned down the role.
- Originally, Akshaye Khanna was cast as “Akash,” Hrithik Roshan as “Siddharth,” and Saif Ali Khan as “Sameer” in Farhan Akhtar’s movie “Dil Chahta Hai.” But after Hrithik Roshan rejected the role, it was assigned to Abhishek Bachchan. But when Abhishek also refused to play the part, Farhan interchanged the roles assigned to Akshaye Khanna and Aamir Khan.
- Initially, he was considered to play Aamir Khan‘s role in “Taare Zameen Par” (2007).
- Akshaye likes smoking.
- He is good friends with Anil Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, Arshad Warsi, Kareena Kapoor, Ayesha Takia, Sanjay Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan, and Madhuri Dixit.
- Kareena Kapoor made a confession that she really liked Akshaye Khanna in her teenage days.
- In 2017, he stated in an interview, “I will never get married. I want to live my life alone. I can be in a relationship for some time but I know I can’t see it lasting for a lifetime.”
- Initially, he was offered to play the role of Sunil Dutt in “Sanju” (2018), but he faced rejection; as he could not pass the look tests.