Akshaye Khanna, the youngest son of yesteryear-veteran actor, Vinod Khanna is one of the most prominent actors of the Indian film industry. Often considered as an underrated actor of Bollywood, this son of Vinod Khanna started her career a decade earlier. Akshay Khanna was born on March 28 in the year 1975 in Mumbai, India. He made his debut in 1997, when he was 22 years. Akshaye’s first movie was ‘Himalay Putra’ which was directed by Pankaj Parashar and this was his first movie where he shared the screen space with his father Vinod Khanna. His elder brother, Rahul Khanna, is also a Bollywood actor. Though his first movie dint fare well at the box office, he went on to star in many critically acclaimed and commercially successful movies.
Akshaye’s next release was ‘Border’ which was directed by J.P. Dutta, and had other popular stars like Suneil Shetty, Jackie Shroff , Tabu, Sunny Deol,Khulbhusan Kharbandar, Rakhi and Pooja Bhatt with whom Akshay was paired. This was his first major hit and his performance was widely appreciated. This film earned him his first ‘Filmfare’ award in the best debut category. His other recognized films are : ‘Dil Cahta Hai’ which was directed by Farhan Aktar and had Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta and Dimple Kapadia, ‘Humraaz’ directed by Abaas-Mustan, where he played a villain, the recent ‘Gandhi, My Father’ which the critics praised. His performance in the movie is often considered to be the best till date. His 2008 release was the multi-starrer ‘Race’ where he has again played a negative role.