Akshay Kumar
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Akshay
Kumar

Kumar is practically unknown in the U.S., but overseas he’s one of Bollywood’s most popular leading men, with starring roles in well over a hundred movies, including such blockbusters as “2.0,” “Mission Mangal” and “Kesari.” In 2020, he was the sixth highest paid actor in the world, with an estimated $48.5 million in earnings. He broke his longtime rule against working more than eight hours a day to finish the ’80s-set spy thriller “Bellbottom,” which shot on location in Scotland during the coronavirus lockdown in a production bubble with stringent health and safety protocols. Recent projects include the horror-comedy “Laxxmi Bomb,” the police actioner “Sooryavanshi” and “Prithviraj,” a biopic about the legendary Hindu warrior king who controlled multiple territories in India before his defeat against the Ghurids.

Career

  • KESARI
  • MISSION MANGAL
  • LAXMII

Education

  • Guru Nanak Khalsa College (India)

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Akshay Kumar is one of Bollywood’s most bankable stars, having appeared in more than 140 films and amassing a staggering 47 million Instagram followers. He’s making the leap to his first streaming project with Amazon series “The End.”Kumar’s deal with Amazon shows just how eager streaming players are for international A-listers as they keep expanding their slates to compete with traditional movie studios. The streaming giant in 2019 enrolled actor Manoj Bajpayee for “The Family Man,” while Abhishek Bachchan appeared...

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