:::: Akshaye Khanna Biodata
Akshaye Khanna – born March 28, 1975 in Mumbai, India is an Indian Bollywood actor. After making his debut in Himalaya Putra (1997), Khanna went on to work in several critically and commercially successful movies.
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).
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 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, although critics praised his acting saying “The movie belongs to Akshaye”. 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.
Recently he appeared in Aaja Nachle in an extended special appearance.
Akshaye’s first release of the year 2008 was Race in which he again played a negative role.
Awards and Nominations
1998: Filmfare Best Debut Award, Border
2002: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, Dil Chahta Hai
1998: Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award, Border
2003: Filmfare Best Villain Award, Humraaz
Star Screen Awards
1998: Star Screen Award Most Promising Newcomer – Male, Himalaya Putra
2002: Star Screen Awards Special Jury Award, Dil Chahta Hai
2002: Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actor, Dil Chahta Hai
2003: Star Screen Award Best Actor, Deewangee
2003: Star Screen Award Best Villain, Humraaz
2007: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Gandhi, My Father
Zee Cine Awards
2002: Zee Cine Award Best Actor in a Supporting Role- Male, Dil Chahta Hai
2003: Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role, Humraaz
2003: IIFA Best Villain Award, Humraaz
2007 – Australian Indian Film Festival, Best Performance Award, Gandhi, My Father.