Akshay Kumar, the Khiladi of Indian Cinema was recently awarded the National Award for his incredible performance in the Bollywood film, Rustom, which was released in the year 2016. Akshay Kumar, a.k.a Akki has a real name. He is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. He was born on September 9th, 1967. The actor really struggled hard to get into the Bollywood industry and worked tremendously hard to maintain a stardom in this industry of fame and glamor for more than 25 years. The Martial Arts specialist has left no stone unturned to finally bag the award in his professional journey of 25 long years. She has dedicated his award to his parents and to his family, especially his wife, Twinkle Khanna. Here’s a glimpse of the facts, which drove Akshay to win a National Award.
1. Opting for Middle Class Characters
If you look at the filmography of the actor for the past 5 years, you’ll find that he has opted for some really smart scripts. These portray him as middle class characters, which has helped him relate to the Aam Janata very well. Every individual of this nation can relate himself to the personalities played by him in his movies. This is definitely one of the major secrets behind him winning a National Award.
2. Going for Content Driven Scripts
The movies he has been doing lately like Airlift, Rustom, Baby, OMG, Jolly LLB 2, Special 26 and some more all have some substance in it. These are not just a source of entertainment. They have a complete content, with some message given to the society. After doing a lot of comedy movies and stunt movies, he shifted his focus to more content driven movies.
3. The Hunt for Uniqueness
This is yet another thing, which helped Akki bag his first National Award. He doesn’t do what his contemporaries are doing. He always thinks about uniqueness and something innovative in his work. While the actors, who have become producers always look for scripts with a particular target audience, Hari Om Entertainment, under the banner of Akshay Kumar always opts for movies on unique topics like Airlift, OMG, Naam Shabana, Rustom, PadMan. He targets on the entire mass and not really on a particular niche of people.
4. The Special Bonding to the Small Towns
He has successfully built an image of a family man onscreen. The character he does gets a life. People are generally aware about the problems of the metropolitans of the nation. However, people are not very well aware about the nuances of the small towns. He, while playing the characters of a middle class man creates a special bonding to the small towns perfectly as well. Akshay Kumar riding a yellow colored Bajaj Scooter with a helmet on his head through the broken roads of Lucknow in Jolly L.L.B. 2 has that touch of special bonding in it.
5. His Movies with a Social Message
After doing a series of comedy movies like Hera Pheri, De Dana Dan, Welcome, Bhagam Bhag, Akshay Kumar shifted his focus to doing some movies for the society conveying some message to it. And, this acted as a strong pedestal for him towards his first National Award. His recent movie, Toilet: Ek Prem Katha, a comedy movie bringing out the unhygienic condition of the rural India speaks about “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan“. His another movie, Jolly LLB 2 speaks about the judiciary system of India. It definitely creates a stir among the mass. But, the relevant, bold subjects of the society definitely have ripple effects. But, he handles these well.
Though, his Canadian citizenship has definitely created some buzz among the mass for him winning the National Award, yet his contributions to Indian Cinema are outstanding, commendable and full of Khiladi types in its true sense. Many good wishes to the actor. And, Top5Life congratulates Akshay Kumar once again for winning the first National Award in his career.