Akshaye Khanna Age, Height, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki NicknameAkshoo ProfessionActor Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm in meters- 1.75 m in feet inches- 5’ 9” Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg in pounds- 154 lbs Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 40 inches - Waist: 32 inches - Biceps: 12 inches Eye ColourDark Brown Hair ColourBlack (Semi-bald) Career DebutBollywood Film: Himalay Putra (1997)
Some Lesser Known Facts About Akshaye Khanna
Does Akshaye Khanna smoke?: Yes
Akshaye Khanna Smoking
Does Akshaye Khanna drink alcohol?: Yes
Akshaye hails from a Punjabi family with a rich artistic background as his father, Vinod Khanna, is an acting legend, his mother, Geetanjali Khanna, was one of the best models of her times, and his elder brother, Rahul Khanna, is also a renowned actor.
Akshaye Khanna’s Childhood Photo With His Family
Before entering into Bollywood, he took acting classes at Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute, Mumbai.
His father launched him in the romantic film ‘Himalay Putra’ (1997) opposite Anjala Zaveri. His father also wanted to produce another film for his son, but after the failure of the film, Vinod dropped the idea of making the film.
Akshaye Khanna In Himalay Putra
His breakthrough came when he landed the role of “2nd Lt. Dharamvir Singh Bhan” in the film ‘Border’ (1997), a war film based on the “Battle of Longewala” during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
Initially, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, and Saif Ali Khan were offered the role of “2nd Lt. Dharamvir Singh Bhan,” but due to various reasons, no one did the role and the role fell in the lap of Akshaye.
Akshaye Khanna With JP Dutta During The Making Of Border
Farhan Akhtar initially cast Akshaye Khanna as “Akash,” Hrithik Roshan as “Siddharth” and Saif Ali Khan as “Sameer.” After Hrithik Roshan turned down the role, it went to Abhishek Bachchan. But after Abhishek also turned down the role, Farhan swapped the roles of Akshaye Khanna and Aamir Khan.
He was the first choice to play Aamir Khan‘s role in ‘Taare Zameen Par’ (2007).
His portrayal of Harilal Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi‘s eldest son, in the film ‘Gandhi, My Father’ (2007) is considered one of his best works to date.
Kareena Kapoor once admitted that she had a huge crush on Akshaye Khanna in her teenage days.
Anil Kapoor once offered him a role in the TV show ’24’ season 2, but it didn’t excite him.
In an interview given in 2017, he said, “I will never get married. I want to live my life alone. I can be in a relationship for sometime but I know I can’t see it lasting for a lifetime.”
He was the first choice to play the role of Sunil Dutt in ‘Sanju’ (2018), but he was rejected; as he failed the look tests.
Akshaye Khanna (left) As Sanjaya Baru (right) In The Film- The Accidental Prime Minister