, Bombay, India
Akshaye Khanna, born on 28th March 1975 is a critically acclaimed Indian film actor who works in Hindi cinema. Akshaye Khanna was born in Bombay (Mumbai) in 1975. He is the middle son of Bollywood actor and politician Vinod Khanna, and the younger brother of actor Rahul Khanna. Khanna made his Bollywood acting debut in his father's production Himalay Putra in 1997 at the age of 22. His next release was J. P. Dutta's Border (1997) for which he received a Filmfare Best Debut Award and also a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1998. His next release was the film Mohabbat with Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Kapoor in the same year. This movie did not do well in the box office. He then earned acclaim in the movie Taal, and the film was moderate success. In 2002 he got a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor for his supporting role in the cult movie Dil Chahta Hai. A year later Khanna put up one of the best performances of his career in the thriller Humraaz. His role as a convincing con-artist in this film earned him much critical acclaim, and a nomination for a Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role. He then attempted comedy in Priyadarshan's Hungama (2003) and Hulchul (2004), the latter became one of the highest grossing films of 2004. Shaadi Se Pehle (2006) and Aap Ki Khatir (2006) failed to do well at the box office, his other release that year, 36 China Town performed well. Nikhil Advani's multi-starrer, Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute To Love was Khanna's first release in 2007. Although much hyped, the film failed to do well. This was followed by the suspense thriller Naqaab which didn't do that well, although critics praised his acting saying "The movie belongs to Akshaye". Khanna's portrayal of Harilal Gandhi in the Gandhi, My Father was praised by critics and was mentioned as his best performance so far.