B.H.Harsh wrote on 11 Aug 2008
Akshaye Khanna was born on March 28, 1975. He is the son of famous star of the 70s, Vinod Khanna. Akshaye made his debut in Himalaya Putra (1997), a film that was made by his father Vinod khanna to launch him. It was directed by Pankaj Parashar. It also marked the debut of Anjala Zaveri. However, the film flopped.
But Akshaye was definitely noticed in his next film Border (1997). However, his next films didn’t work at Box-office and He didn’t have many films on hand. Akshaye Khanna had high hopes from Subhash Ghai’s Taal (1999) and RK Films’ Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999). And although Taal did well at box-office, Akshaye didn’t sign many films after that. His breakthrough film was Dil Chahta Hai (2001), a story of 3 friends and their journey of life. Akshaye’s mature performance was acclaimed, and the film did well too. Akshaye hasn’t looked back ever since.
Akshaye has been very choosy in signing films. His performance as a villain in Humraaz (2002) was highly appreciated. With Priyadarshan’s Hungama (2003) and Hulchul (2004), Akshaye displayed his comic timing. Although he also had a few big budget flops like LOC (2003), Deewar (2004) and Shaadi se Pehle (2006), all this didn’t affect his career graph. Akshaye Khanna was highly acclaimed for his gritty performance in Gandhi My Father (2007). He also made a friendly appearance in Aaja Nachle (2007), which was also Madhuri’s film after 5 years.
In 2008, Abbas-Mustan’s Race with Saif and Akshaye hit the bulls eye. Priyadarshan’s Mere Baap Pehle Aap was a moderate success. Akshay is working on Anil Kapoor Productions’ Short cut, where he stars with Amrita Rao and Arshad Warsi. Akshaye Khanna won the Filmfare Best debut award in 1997. He also won a Filmfare for Best supporting actor in 2001 for Dil Chahta Hai. His brother Rahul Khanna is also an actor.