For years, we've called him the Khiladi Kumar. However, Akshay Kumar is much more than that.
He has done it all, from action to comedy and romance with utmost perfection. And it's been 26 years since he first made his debut in Bollywood. Yes, it was on this day, back in 1991, that Akshay marked his arrival in Hindi films with Saugandh. Next, he worked in Abbas-Mustan's Khiladi and since then, there's been no looking back for him.
With iconic films like Mohra, Hera Pheri, Aankhen, Namastey London, Singh is Kinng, Special 26, Holiday, Baby, Airlift and many others, Akshay Kumar's filmography comprises of films that many of his contemporaries wouldn't have even thought of attempting.
And as his 27th year in the film business begins, Akshay Kumar is still going strong. He has four films lined up for release this year - Jolly LLB 2, Toilet - Ek Prem Katha, 2.0 and Padman - and clearly, the man is in no hurry to slow down his pace.
Here are 26 Akshay Kumar dialogues that perfectly summarise his 26 years in Bollywood:
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