Akshay Kumar is called the action king of Bollywood for a reason. First introduced in 1987 in a Mahesh Bhatt directed film, Aaj, Akshay played the role of a karate instructor. However, the real breakthrough came with Khiladi – a 1992 suspense thriller. Since then, there has been no looking back for this martial arts expert. With a slew of action and comedy flick hits to his name, Akshay Kumar is now regarded as one of the best actors of his generation.
Here is a compilation of the Top 10 Movies of Akshay Kumar which definitely recommends a watch!
Hera Pheri (2000)
Starring Akshay Kumar, Sunil Shetty, Paresh Rawal and Tabu, Hera Pheri is considered to be one of the best Bollywood comedy films of all time. At a time when Akshay was direly in need of a hit after a series of flops, this film came to his rescue. With exceptional comic timing and brilliant acting, Akshay captivated the hearts of many. This is considered to be one of his best works ever.
This multi-starrer featuring Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Prakash Raj and Aishwarya Rai was one of the best movies of 2004. It was critically acclaimed for the acting of all actors involved. Directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, the film saw the revival of the vintage “angry” Amitabh Bachchan. Akshay Kumar plays the role of a corrupt officer who turns good at the climax which results in his death.
This film that shot Akshay Kumar to fame was one of the biggest hits of 1992. Directed by Abbas Mustan, the film features Akshay as a prankster who gets into bets for money and fun. But a series of unfavourable twists land him in the soup and he has to race against time to set things right.
OMG – Oh My God! (2012)
Based on a Gujarati stage-play, OMG – Oh My God! is a satirical comedy film which has Akshay Kumar and Paresh Rawal in lead roles. The duo which captured hearts with Hera Pheri once again prove why their combination is so effective with timing comedy sequences. This drove people to book movie tickets online in excess numbers. The film was declared a blockbuster hit and was one of the highest grossers of 2012.
Directed by Anees Bazmee, the film had a large cast of stars – Akshay Kumar, Anil Kapoor, Nana Patekar, Katrina Kaif and Mallika Sherawat. Though the film opened to mixed reviews, it was a blockbuster in the long run. Facing stiff competition from Aamir Khan directed Taare Zameen Par, this comedy-riot managed to drive fun-loving people to theatres in large numbers.
Garam Masala (2005)
Starring Akshay Kumar and John Abraham, this 2005 comedy film is a remake of the Malayalam movie Boeing Boeing. This film fetched Akshay Kumar a filmfare award for “Best Actor in a Comic Role” category. The two lead actors play the role of photographers in the film.
Namastey London (2007)
Playing the role of a young lad who doesn’t know English, Akshay Kumar’s performance in this film was critically acclaimed by critics. This romantic drama film was a box office hit and a sequel for it is being planned.
Rowdy Rathore (2012)
This remake of the Telugu blockbuster, Vikramarkudu was directed by Prabhu Deva and co-produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Akshay Kumar’s performance was the driving factor and he carried the film on his shoulders. The cheeky one-liners in the film was a hit among the audience. Rowdy Rathore is one of the highest grossing Bollywood film of all time.
This comedy entertainer was directed by Sajid Khan and had Akshay Kumar and Ritesh Deshmukh play the lead roles. The female leads in the film were Deepika Padukone, Jiah Khan and Lara Dutta. Though the film opened to negative reviews, it sustained and was declared a box office success. Sadly, this was the last film for Jiah Khan before her death in 2013.
Desi Boyz (2011)
Directed by debutant Rohit Dhawan, the film features Akshay Kumar and John Abraham in lead roles. This comedy drama opened to mixed reviews but the good word-of-mouth branding catapulted it to box office success.
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