Akshay Kumar turns 51 today, and what an incredible journey he has had so far.
From being called wooden and a non-actor to becoming one of the most successful and sought-after actors in India today.
Born to Punjabi parents in Amritsar, Punjab, Akshay Kumar was originally named Rajiv Bhatia.
He spent early days of his life in Chandni Chowk, Delhi and later moved to Mumbai with his family from where he did his schooling. When he was in 7th standard, he got bashed from his dad for getting poor marks.
Akshay meekly told his dad that he wanted to be an actor. Finally, this black belt in Taekwondo, dropped out of college and moved to Bangkok to learn martial arts. He wanted to get more advanced training, but his financial status could only allow him to go to Bangkok.