Akshaye Khanna (born 28 March 1975 in Mumbai, India) is an Indian film actor who works in Hindi cinema. He is known for his roles in films such as Taal (1999), Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Humraaz (2002), Hungama (2003), Hulchul (2004), Gandhi, My Father (2007), and Race (2008). He is the son of actor Vinod Khanna.
* 1 Personal life
* 2 Career
* 3 Awards and nominations
o 3.1 Filmfare Awards
o 3.2 Star Screen Awards
o 3.3 Zee Cine Awards
o 3.4 IIFA Awards
o 3.5 Other Awards
* 4 Filmography
* 5 See also
* 6 References
* 7 External links
Khanna is the son of actor Vinod Khanna. His elder brother Rahul Khanna is also an actor. He also has two half siblings, a sister and a brother from his father's second marriage. His major interest remains Hindi cinema. He has completed a training course at Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute.
At the age of 22 in 1997, Khanna made his debut in his father's production Himalaya Putra. His next release was J. P. Dutta's Border (1997) for which he received a Filmfare Best Debut Award. His next release was the film Mohabbat with Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Kapoor in the same year. This movie did not do well in the box office. He then earned acclaim in the movie Taal, and the film was moderate success. After that he got a filmfare award for his supporting role in the smash hit Dil Chahta Hai.A year Later Akshaye Khanna put up one of the best performances of his career in the thriller Humraaz. His role in this film earned him a lot of acclaim he plays a convincing con-artist he got nominated for a filmfare actor in a negative role for this.. He then attempted comedy in Priyadarshan's Hungama (2003) and Hulchul (2004), the latter became one of the highest grossing films of 2004.
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". Khanna's portrayal of Harilal Gandhi in the Gandhi, My Father was praised by critics and was mentioned as his best performance so far.
Khanna's first release of the year 2008 was Race in which he again played a negative role. He will be next seen in Autograph Remake and Ab Dilli Door Nahin.
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 Dil Chahta Hai
* 2009: Star Screen Award Best Villain,Race
* 2002: Star Screen Award Best Supporting Actor, Dil Chahta Ha
* 2003: Star Screen Award Best Actor, Deewangee
* 2003: Star Screen Award Best Villain, Humraaz
* 2007: Star Screen Award Best Actor for Gandhi, My Father