Askhaye Khanna (Indian Film Actor)
With Charming Smile and Cute Dimples
5' 11" tall,
Akshaye Khanna was born on March 30, 1975 to the most popular bollywood
actor of that time, Vinod Khanna and Geetanjali. He inherits his fabulous
looks and acting skills from his father Vinod Khanna. Like most star sons,
Askhaye Khanna too was launched by his father Vinod Khanna. And as often
happens, the home production 'Himalayputra' was rejected by the audience
despite a high-powered publicity campaign. But the star sons have an
advantage. They have an identity, contacts and producers willing to give a
second (and third) chance. Besides, following papa's policy of playing safe,
Akshaye had already signed up for several films.
Rajkumar Santoshi's 'Doli Saja Ke Rakhna', in which he was paired with Naghma's sister Jyotika and 'Kudrat' both flopped. Rishi Kapoor's 'Aa Ab Laut Chalen' somewhat undid the damage, and has again placed him among the winning horses. Akshaye reminds you of his father Vinod Khanna at his zenith, when he quit films and took sanayas.
Seeing that the sons of boozers turn out to be teetotallers, Akshaye is the least likely candidate to find escape in sanyas. His recent releases, 'Laawaris' ( with Jackie, Dimple and Manisha) and 'Dehak' ( with Sonali Bendre) too have not done well. 'Love You Hamesha', 'Agar Tum Na Hote' and 'Deewana Tere Naam Ka' besides several proposals on the table are his under production films. Vinod Khanna's son is more busy than papa was at the same stage. But unlike his father, who saw the tide turning in his favour within months of his debut, Akshaye is still trying to find his feet. Worse, his thinning pate is worrying his producers.
in town clamoured to interview the young Khanna who sported a charming smile
and cute dimples that turned girls dizzy. But while the world was eager to
read about him, Akshay wasn't in any mood to face frivolous questions about
the films he'd signed, or his relationship with his father and brother Rahul,
or then his views on life in general.
Finally, there came a ray of hope in the form of Rishi Kapoor's 'Aa Ab Laut Chalein' (1999). The film proved to be a modest success and everyone praised Akshaye yet again, although it was Aishwarya Rai who hogged the show for most part.
But even Subhash Ghai's 'Taal' (1999), Akshaye's most prestigious assignment since 'Border', couldn't revive his floundering career. Instead, the film's second hero, Anil Kapoor, repositioned himself as a character actor and wowed audiences with his new image. Taal was a hit and the guy is coming back in a interesting film where he plays an artiste in love with a much older woman.
He used to date Riya Sen.
In 1998, Khanna
won the Filmfare Best Debut Award for his role in Border. In 2002, Khanna
won the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, for his role in Dil Chahta
Original Name: Akshaye
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