The Khiladi of Bollywood is celebrating his 50th birthday today. Akshay Kumar took the action and thriller genre to a whole new level with his skills in acting. However, his career took a new turn after the release of Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty where he played the role of Indian Army soldier. After that, spectacular movies like Airlift, Baby, Gabbar, Rustom and Toilet: Ek Prem Katha which became massive hits. The hit machine of Bollywood turns and we bring you Akshay Kumar’s best movie of this decade.
Special Chabbis was written and directed by Neeraj Pandey. The story was inspired from 1987 Opera House heist and Akshay Kumar was the lead man. Actors like Jimmy Shergill, Anupam Kher, Kajal Aggarwal and Manoj Bajpayee played an important supporting role in the movie. The movie got all critical acclaim and became a hit. This movie became a turning point in Khiladi Kumar’s life on 8th February 2013.
Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty
Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty is a 2014 Action Thriller written by A.R Murgados and casts Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in leading role. The film was a remake of Tamil thriller Thuppaki and the movie starred Govinda in cameo and Farhad as an antagonist. The film became one of the highest grossing films of 2014, got critical acclaim and it is said that this movie changed the way Akshay selected scripts and his career changed forever from here.
Baby is an action-spy-thriller which is written by Neeraj Pandey and released in January 2015. The film starred Akshay as lead along with Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa, Anupam Kher, Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu, Kay Kay Menon, Madhurima Tuli and Rasheed Naz in supporting roles. The film received critical acclaim and is till date one of the finest movies made in Indian Cinema. Neeraj Pandey has confirmed its sequel in 2019-20.
Airlift is a 2016 Indian historical drama film directed by Raja Krishna Menon, starring Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur in lead role. Akshay plays the role of Ranjit Katyal, a Kuwait based Indian businessman who evacuates of Indians in Kuwait during the Invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq. Airlift bagged majority awards and critical acclaim in 2016. The movie is said to be best of Akshay Kumar till date in his career.
Toilet: Ek Prem Katha
Akshay Kumar’s most recent and super hit Toilet: EK Prem Katha directed by Shree Narayan Singh released just last month and took Box-Office by storm. The movie stars Bhoomi Pednekar and Akshay Kumar is a lead role with Anupam Kher, Sudhir Pandey and Divyendu Sharma in supporting roles. The movie revolves around the topic of Sanitation, especially for women. The movie has inspired millions to join Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
Akshay’s upcoming movies are Padman, 2.0 with superstar Rajnikanth, Gold and Mogul which are slotted to release in 2018-2019. Vote for your favourite Akshay Kumar movie here: