Akshay Kumar (born Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia on 9 September 1967) is an Indian film actor. He has appeared in over a hundred Hindi films. He was initially known for his action films, where he often performed many dangerous stunts, and then eventually gained fame for his drama, romance and comedy roles.
During the 1990s, Kumar primarily acted in action films such as Khiladi (1992), Mohra (1994), Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995), and Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996), and was particularly known for his appearances in feature films commonly called the "Khiladi series". He also performed in romantic films like Yeh Dillagi (1994) and Dhadkan (2000) as well as dramatic films such as Ek Rishtaa (2001).