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Akshaye Khanna Biography

Akshayee Khanna is born into a family of actors on March 30, 1975 in Mumbai. His father Vinod Khanna and brother Rahul (also a MTV VJ) are well-known Bollywood actors. Son of Vinod’s first wife Geetanjali, Akshaye has acting in his blood. His natural acting skills combined with his looks have made him very popular among the modern Bollywood heroes. Vinod’s reputation as a successful Bollywood hero laid the foundation of his son’s film career.

Akshaye started his career in 1997 with his debut film ‘Himalaya Putra’ under the banner of in-house Vinod Khanna productions. This film unfortunately flopped at the box office. This first flop film however, could not suppress his talents as an actor. Akshaye’s subsequent films brought out the hidden talents of this young hero. His first box office success, J.P Dutta’s Border in 1997 was followed by a series of successful and hit films like:

  • Mohabbat (1997)
  • Taal, Laawaris, Aa Ab Laut Chalen and Dahek (1999)
  • Dil Chahta Hai (2001)
  • Deewangee and Humraaz (2002)
  • LOC Kargil and Hungama (2003)
  • Hulchul and Deewaar (2004)
  • Aap Ki Khatir, 36 China Town, Shaadi Se Pehle (2006)
  • Salaam E Ishq: A Tribute To Love (2007)

Akshaye’s first negative role in “Humraaz’ in 2002 earned him widespread applause.


  • Film fare
    • Best Debut for role in ‘Border’ (1998)
    • Best Supporting Actor for ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ (2002)
  • IIFA
    • Best Villain for ‘Humraaz’ (2002)

Facts about Akshaye Khanna

Full Name Akshaye Khanna
Nick Name Akshaye
Date of Birth Mar 28, 1975
Zodiac sign Aries
Height 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)
Birth Place Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Profession Actor
Father’s Name Vinod Khanna (Father)
Mother’s name Geetanjali Khanna
Marital Status Single
Religion Hindu
Residence 13/C Elplaza, Little Gibs Road, Malabar Hill, Mumbai- 4000026
Debut Film Himalay Putra (1997)
Family Members Vinod Khanna (Father)
Rahul Khanna (Brother)
Twitter Handle https://twitter.com/AkshayeKhanna