Saturday, November 24, 2007

Akshay Khanna


Akshaye Khanna (born March 28, 1975) in Mumbai, India is a two-time Filmfare Award-winning popular Indian Bollywood actor. After making his debut in Himalaya Putra (1997), Khanna has went on and worked in many critically and commercially successful movies.

At the age of 22 in 1997, Akshaye made his debut in his father's production Himalaya Putra, which didn't do well at the box office. His next release was J. P. Dutta's Border (1997). The film did very well at the box office, becoming the highest grossing film of that year and earning him a Filmfare Best Debut Award. Most of his releases that followed failed to do well until Subhash Ghai's Taal (1999) released. The film fared moderately well and became the fourth highest grossing film of 1999.This was followed by Farhan Akhtar's moderately successful Dil Chahta Hai (2001) which became the fifth highest grossing film of 2001.His performance was well received by critics and won him the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.

Khanna's next release was Abbas Mustan's Humraaz (2002), in which he played a negative role for the first time. His performance was applauded and earned him a nomination for Filmfare Best Villain Award. He then attempted comedy in Priyadarshan's Hungama (2003) and Hulchul (2004). Both films did well at the box office, with the latter becoming one of the highest grossing films of 2004.

Although his releases, Shaadi Se Pehle (2006) and Aap Ki Khatir (2006) failed to do well at the box office, his other release that year, 36 China Town performed moderately well.Nikhil Advani's multi-starrer, Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love was Khanna's first release in 2007. Although much hyped, the film failed to do well.This was followed by the suspense thriller Naqaab which didn't do that well.[10] Akshaye's recent portrayal of Harilal Gandhi in the critically acclaimed, Gandhi, My Father was praised by critics and was mentioned as his best performance so far.

Personal life

Akshaye Khanna is the youngest son of actor Vinod Khanna. His older brother Rahul Khanna is also an actor. Though his major interest remains Hindi cinema (also called Bollywood). He had previously dated Tara Sharma.



In Production

1. Shortcut (2007) (announced)

2. Aaja Nachle (2007)
3. Gandhi, My Father (2007) .... Harilal Gandhi
4. Naqaab: Disguised Intentions (2007) .... Vicky
5. Salaam-E-Ishq (2007) .... Shiven Dungarpur
6. Aap Ki Khatir (2006) .... Aman Mehra
... aka Only for You (India: English title)
7. 36 China Town (2006) .... Chief Police Inspector Karan
8. Shaadi Se Pehle (2006) .... Ashish Khanna
9. Hulchul (2004) .... Jai
10. Deewaar (2004) .... Gaurang Kaul
... aka Deewaar: Let's Bring Our Heroes Home (India: Hindi title: promotional title)
11. LOC: Kargil (2003) .... Lt. Balwan Singh, 18 Grenadiers
... aka L.O.C. (India: Hindi title: promotional abbreviation)
12. Hungama (2003) .... Jeetu
13. Border Hindustan Ka (2003) .... Mobarak
14. Deewangee (2002) .... Raj Goyal
... aka Obsession (International: English title)
15. Humraaz (2002) .... Karan Malhotra
16. Dil Chahta Hai (2001) .... Siddharth Sinha
... aka Do Your Thing (USA: TV title)

17. Taal (1999) .... Manav Mehta
... aka Thaalam (India: Tamil title)
18. Laawaris (1999) .... Captain Dada/Vijay
19. Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999) .... Rohan Khanna
... aka Lets Go Back (International: English title)
20. Love You Hamesha (1999) .... Shaurat
21. Kudrat (1998) .... Vijay
22. Dahek: A Burning Passion (1998) .... Sameer Roshan
23. Doli Saja Ke Rakhna (1998) .... Inderjit Bansal
24. Bhai Bhai (1997) (uncredited) .... Dancer (in song "Tera Naam Loonga")
25. Border (1997) .... Dharamvir
26. Himalay Putra (1997) .... Abhay
27. Mohabbat (1997) .... Rohit Malhotra/Tony Braganza
... aka Love (International: English title)

Music Department:

1. Aap Ki Khatir (2006) (playback singer)
... aka Only for You (India: English title)