A daredevil at heart, he is also a ladykiller, a loving husband and an adoring father -- what's not to like about Bollywood's hottest superstar?
Whether he is performing daring stunts or leaving the audience in splits, Akshay Kumar is always a rivetting physical presence. But the well-toned actor, who stands tall at 6'1', has proved that he is not just brawn. In 2008, he made astute choices not only when it came to his on-screen image (who else in Bollywood can carry off the turban with as much panache?), but also essayed a breadth of characters.
In the smash-hit Singh is Kinng, he was a lovable Sikh simpleton and on the reality show, Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi, he played a charming host. Akshay believes his effortless sex appeal lies in his "Punjabi eyes". But wife Twinkle Khanna attributes it to his "razorsharp and decisive mind". In a candid chat with Sandipan Dalal the superstar explains the irresistible allure of Akshay Kumar.
Growing up, were you ever called 'sexy' or were you aware of your good looks?
No. I was very ugly when I was growing up. But one of my teachers fancied me. At the time, she was going through a divorce, so maybe it wasn't because I was sexy. Just for the record, I'm not what you call good-looking. Our industry just happens to have excellent directors of photography. That's all.
Courtesy: PEOPLE India
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