Click here to read 10 little known facts of Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia, popularly known as Akshay Kumar, and lovingly known as khiladi kumar in Indian film industry.

10. Fitness king

On the sets of Singh is King in Gold Coast, fitness freak Akshay Kumar found a unique way to make up for missing his gym routine. He decided to exercise by walking up and down the stairs of the 80-storey building every day. In fact, his enthusiasm was so contagious that even co-actor Sonu Sood joined him on his daily workout. Akshay and Sonu were staying at Q-1, the tallest residential tower in the world.

9. Family man

Akshay Kumar has tattooed his son’s (Aarav) name on his back. He is known as a protective father and keeps his children away from the media. He stated that he wants to “give them a normal childhood

8. Shelve Star

Akshay kumar has acted in 12 shelved movies including Rajkumar Santoshi’s shelved film ” Saamna”. Co starring Ajay Devgan , Nana Patekar, Ritesh Deshmukh, Urmila Matondkar, Mahima Chaudhry.Produced by Keshu . It was based on the fake god men of India with Nana Patekar playing a evil swami.

7. Jo Jita wo hi sikander ??

Auditioned for Deepak Tijori’s role in Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander but was rejected.

6. Hero or Villain !!

Though he known as hero,but he won his very first award for “Best Villain award”‘ for Ajnabee (2001) since his career started in 1991

5. Humanitarian actor

Akshay Kumar is a teetotaller, doesn’t take alcohol,  but has endorsed for a liquor brand. Half of the sum was given for charity work. He has also donated ₹50 lakh to Salman Khan’s Being Human Foundation. In March 2013, he started a 30-bed cancer shelter for policemen in Naigaon.

4. Popularity

He was one of the 15 international celebrities invited for the Olympics torch-bearer rally to Canada

3. International acclaimed Black belt star!!

The 2009 year Kumar was awarded the highest Japanese honour of “Katana” and a sixth degree black belt in Kuyukai Gōjū-ryū karate

2. Sexiest person!!

In 2008, he was named the “Sexiest Man Alive” by People (India) magazine

1. Man of Words!

In 2004, he was honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Award for his outstanding achievements in Bollywood. In the same year, he presented the television series Seven Deadly Arts with Akshay Kumar for free!!