Akshay once said, “Every man’s ultimate dream is to marry the woman he loves. But for me, marrying a woman born to a world I could only dream about…was something else.”
After being engaged twice to actress Twinkle Khanna, the daughter of actors Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia, Kumar married her on 17 January 2001. Their first child was a boy, whom they named Aarav. Twinkle gave birth to their second child, daughter Nitara, on 25 September 2012. He is known as a protective father and keeps his children away from the media.