On this day in 1991, Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia now better known as The Akshay Kumar made his Bollywood movie debut with Raj Sippy’s Saugandh which also stars Shantipriya in lead. On January 25 today, fans are celebrating #30YearsOfAkshayKumar in the film industry.
In the last 30 years, Akshay Kumar appeared in at least 140 movies that means he did about 4-5 films on an average every year. That’s insane! His biggest box office success came in the form of Shankar’s 2.0 starring Rajinikanth. That film collected over Rs 800 Crores or $109.5 millions worldwide and become one of the highest grossing Indian movies of all time.
In all these years, he’s been part of several action comedies, thrillers, rom-coms, social dramas etc. Some went well and some just got lost in the market due to its commonness. But in between all of it, he also delivered some exceptional works. Here are 5 movies of Akshay Kumar which received a good amount of star rating from viewers on IMDb.
AKSHAY KUMAR’S HIGHEST RATED FILMS
1. Hera Pheri (2000) – YouTube
2. OMG: Oh My God! (2012) – Netflix
3. Airlift (2016) – MX Player
4. Baby (2015) – Disney+ Hotstar
5. Special Chabbis (2013) – Netflix
One more interesting fact about him, he has 7 movies lined up to release in the next coming two and a half years. First on the list is Rohit Shetty’s Sooryavanshi which is expected to hit the theatres in March, 2021. After that he has Bell Bottom for April and Atrangi Re for maybe June or July.
Chandraprakash Dwivedi’s epic period war drama Prithviraj is also expected to release in the end of this year but that can change for some reason according to a report. Then he will be seen next in Bachchan Pandey on January 26, 2022. Ram Setu and Raksha Bandhan doesn’t have any official release dates as of now but are expected to release on their respective festivals.
Do you remember in 2019, he announced an Amazon Original with the name ‘The End’ for which he put himself on fire as a promotional stunt, that project is yet to get any update but if it got on floors in 2022, then Akshay will make his OTT debut with it.
Looking at all of these things, one can surely say that Akshay Kumar is the current biggest superstar of Bollywood. Twitter is getting flooded with Fans tweets that are wishing him more and more years of such success and good health.