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Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar turns 48
10 September, 2015

Mumbai, Sept 9 (RDI IBNS): Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, who has charmed his fans with his dynamic acting skills over the years, turned 48 on Wednesday.

He also announced that he has collaborated with director Neeraj Pandey for another film titled 'Rustom'  which will release on Aug 12,2016.

"Thrilled 2 announce Neeraj Pandey & I are collaborating 4 a romantic thriller #Rustom releasing on Aug 12,2016!Hoping 2 be 3rd time lucky:)" Kumar tweeted.

Sharing the link of a song from his upcoming film Singh Is Bliing, the Bollywood superstar said: "Birthday mera aur gift aap ke liye. Yeh Singh da style hai! Watch #CinemaDekheMamma from @SIBTheFilm now! "

Kumar was last seen in the movie  'Brothers'.

Bollywood celebrities wished the actor on Twitter.

Actress Lara Dutta Bhupathi said: "Bliing Bliing Mr. Singh! You know baby ur the king!!:-). One for the burrday boy!! @akshaykumar @SIBTheFilm."

Actress Amy Jackson tweeted: "Happy Birthday to my fav. co-star @akshaykumar!Love him & this song,just like you will! #CinemaDekheMamma @SIBTheFilm."

Filmmaker Prabhudeva said: "Watch Raftaar Singh aka b'day boy @akshaykumar in his full element. #CinemaDekheMamma from @SIBTheFilm."
Actor Riteish Deshmukh posted: "Wishing my craziest friend & partner in many crimes @akshaykumar a very happy birthday. Blingy Singh King."

Actress Shruti Haasan tweeted: "Wishing the super fantastic @akshaykumar a very happy birthday !!!! Have a great one sir !!:):)"

Actor Anupam Kher posted: "Happy Birthday @akshaykumar. May God give you all the Happiness and Peace in the world. You are the BEST.:)"

Actress Sonakshi Sinha, who has shared the screen with Kumar in several films in recent times, said : "Hippity happity birthday to punjab da puttar, bigg boss man @akshaykumar! Ayyyyeh!! "

Actor Hrithik Roshan wished Kumar and said:"To Mr. Singh with d Bling. The king of kings - happy birthday @akshaykumar wish you even more success my friend! Cheers!"

Born as Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia in the year 1967 in Amritsar, Punjab,Kumar has worked as a chef and a waiter in a restaurant in Bangkok before entering Bollywood.

Kumar made his Bollywood debut in 1991 with the film 'Saugandh', which was followed by the 1992 thriller film 'Khiladi'.

After the success of 'Khiladi' he appeared in several other films of the Khiladi series including 'Main Khiladi Tu Anari', 'Sabse Bada Khiladi', 'Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi', 'Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi', 'International Khiladi',and 'Khiladi 420'.

The year 1999 proved to be one of the most successful year in Kumar's career as his performance in two films 'Sangharsh' and 'Jaanwar' was praised by the critics .

Apart from gaining fame as an action hero, Kumar's comic roles has always been praised and with films like 'Hera Pheri', 'Mujhse Shaadi Karogi' and 'Garam Masala' he established himself as a successful comedy star of the industry.

He also starred in few romantic films like 'Dil To Pagal Hai', 'Namastey London', 'Jaan-E-Mann' and others.

In 2008, he made his debut as a television host in the popular reality show 'Fear Factor – Khatron Ke Khiladi'.

The actor has won several awards in his Bollywood career.

The actor has been awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India and has been honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Award for his outstanding achievements in Bollywood.

The actor is married to his co-star and actress Twinkle Khanna.