Why Akshay Kumar Changed His Name: There was a time in the Bollywood film industry when actors used to change their names before becoming a star, be it Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, Jeetendra or Rajesh Khanna, this formula proved to be a hit for all the stars. Many stars who came later also followed this trend and became hits by changing their names. The name of Bollywood player Kumar i.e. Akshay Kumar is also included in this list.
Actually, the real name of Akshay Kumar is Rajeev Bhatia. Let us know here why Rajeev Bhatia became Akshay Kumar. By the way, the actor’s connection to change his name is also with the hero Kumar Gaurav of the 90s.
How to become Rajeev Bhatia Akshay Kumar?
Akshay Kumar’s name was earlier Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. When he came to Mumbai, he did the job of martial arts teacher here. After this he was also busy in modeling. Then suddenly luck turned and director Mahesh Bhatt needed a karate trainer for a scene in one of his films ‘Aaj’. This role was only for a few seconds. Bhatia had a desire to appear in films, so he agreed to this role. This film proved to be unsuccessful at the box office, but it changed the whole life of Rajiv Bhatia. It was during the shooting of ‘Aaj’ that he decided to change his name to Akshay Kumar.
Keeping the name Akshay Kumar has a connection with Kumar Gaurav
In a throwback interview, Akshay Kumar revealed that he had a 4.5-second role in the film. He used to watch the acting of Kumar Gaurav, whose name was Akshay in the film. Akshay Kumar liked this name so much that one day he went to the court and changed his name. He said, “And I just wanted to go and change my name and I went to the Bandra East court and did that. I have all the certificates as proof.”
Akshay Kumar has done all the hit movies
He believes that he was lucky and after that he started getting films, finally he made his lead role debut in 1991 with Saugandh. He got his breakthrough in 1992 with the suspense flick ‘Khiladi’. Due to which he also got the name Khiladi Kumar. Akshay Kumar soon made his mark as an action hero with films like ‘Deedar’, ‘Mohra’, ‘Main Khiladi Tu Anari’, ‘Suhaag’ and ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’, since then Akshay Kumar continues to deliver hit films.
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