Bollywood’s Khiladi Akshay Kumar has been one of the most versatile actors in Bollywood who has been able to play all kinds of roles with equal ease.
In a career spanning almost three decades, Akshay has done more than 100 movies and has won several awards.
He won the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Rustom (2016), and two Filmfare Awards for Ajnabee (2001) and Garam Masala (2005).
As the actor turns a year older today, here are some path-breaking movies by Akshay Kumar
The movie is based on the life of Arunachalam Muruganantham, a social activist from Tamil Nadu who introduced low-cost sanitary pads. His film received the award for Best Film on Other Social Issues. His acting was also praised and he received a Best Actor nomination at the 64th Filmfare Awards.
Gold is based upon the national hockey team title at the 1948 summer Olympics. The movie is directed by Reema Kagti and produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar under the Excel Entertainment banner.
The movie is based on the evacuation of Indians from Kuwait during the Invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. The film is featured among the 2016 Indian Panorama section of the International Film Festival of India and won awards for its background score and acting, notably one Zee Cine Award.
The movie is based upon the Battle of Saragarhi, a battle between 21 soldiers of the 36th Sikhs of the British Indian Army and 6,000–10,000 Afridi and Orakzai Pashtun tribesmen in 1897. It received positive reviews from critics and grossed over ₹207.09 crores worldwide and found a place in the highest-grossing Bollywood films of 2019.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
The film is a satirical comedy in support of governmental campaigns to improve sanitation conditions in India, with an emphasis on the eradication of open defecation, especially in rural areas.
Mission Mangal is based on the life of scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation who contributed to the Mars Orbiter Mission, India’s first interplanetary expedition. The film stars an ensemble cast of Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Nithya Menen, Kirti Kulhari, Sharman Joshi, H. G. Dattatreya, Vikram Gokhale, and Sonakshi Sinha.