Akshay Kumar is an actor and producer from India who has starred in over 150 films. He is noted for his adaptability and has performed a variety of roles during his career. However, he is best known for his action films, which have proven to be immensely popular with audiences.
Take a look at Akshay Kumar’s top action movies:
1. Kesari (2019):
Anurag Singh wrote and directed the 2019 Indian Hindi-language military film Kesari. Aruna Bhatia, Karan Johar, Hiroo Yash Johar, Apoorva Mehta, and Sunir Khetarpal co-produced it under the labels of Dharma Productions, Cape of Good Films, Azure Entertainment, and Zed Studios. In addition to Akshay Kumar, the film stars Parineeti Chopra, Vikram Singh Chauhan, Sarwar, Vansh Bhardwaj, Jaspreet Singh, Vivek Saini, Vikram Kochhar, and Rakesh Sharma. It depicts the events leading up to the Battle of Saragarhi, fought in 1897 between 21 Jat Sikh troops of the British Indian Army’s 36th Sikh Regiment and 10,000 Afridi and Orakzai Pashtun tribes. Kesari was announced in October 2017 as a production cooperation between Salman Khan and Karan Johar, with Kumar acting in the lead role; Khan, however, dropped out of the film. Parineeti Chopra was cast as Kumar’s character’s wife. The film’s principal photography began in January 2018 and ended in December. Tanishk Bagchi, Arko Pravo Mukherjee, Chirantan Bhatt, Jasbir Jassi, Gurmoh, and Jasleen Royal composed the soundtrack, and Kumaar, Manoj Muntashir, Kunwar Juneja, and Bagchi wrote the lyrics. Zed Studios distributed the picture overseas on a budget of 80 crore (equivalent to 84 crore or US$11 million in 2020).On March 21, the film was released in India during the Holi holiday.
2. Baby (2015):
Neeraj Pandey wrote and directed the 2015 Indian Hindi-language spy action thriller film Baby. Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Rana Daggubati, Danny Denzongpa, Taapsee Pannu, Kay Kay Menon, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Madhurima Tuli, and Rasheed Naz appear in the film. It follows an elite team of the Indian intelligence system that is constantly striving to detect and neutralise terrorists and their plots, and it follows an officer leading a team to dismantle one such potentially lethal operation. After Special 26, this was Kumar and Pandey’s second collaboration. Filming began in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, on September 4, 2014. It was filmed at Gautam Buddha University in Nepal, as well as in Abu Dhabi and Istanbul. The film was one of the most anticipated of the year, with a theatrical trailer released on December 4, 2014. The film was released on January 23, 2015, to generally positive reviews from critics, who applauded Pandey’s script, direction, realistic action sequences, and Kumar’s acting in particular. It was a commercial triumph, generating more than $1.43 billion (US$18 million) globally. Naam Shabana, a prequel, began filming in September 2016, with Pannu playing Shabana Khan. It was released on March 31, 2017, with Kumar making a special cameo.
3. Rowdy Rathore (2012):
Rowdy Rathore is a 2012 Indian Hindi-language action film directed by Prabhu Deva and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Ronnie Screwvala through their respective labels, UTV Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions. It is a remake of the Telugu film Vikramarkudu from 2006, based on an original narrative written by V. Vijayendra Prasad, and stars Akshay Kumar in the dual roles of a heroic police officer and a robber. In supporting roles, the film also stars Sonakshi Sinha, Gurdeep Kohli, Yashpal Sharma, and Paresh Ganatra, with Nassar playing the primary antagonist. Vikram Rathore, a valiant police officer, is killed by corrupt politicians in the film. In an attempt to catch the offenders, his team replaces him with Shiva, a robber who looks exactly like him. Rowdy Rathore, which was shot mostly in Mumbai and Hampi on a budget of 60 crore, was released internationally on June 1, 2012. Sajid-Wajid composed the soundtrack. It opened to mixed reviews from critics before becoming a domestic and international box office smash. By the end of its run, it had increased its distributor share in India to 740 million (US$9.3 million). It became one of the highest-grossing films in Mumbai history, grossing 515.5 million rupees (US$6.5 million) in seven weeks. The film grossed over 281.39 crore (US$35 million), making it one of India’s highest-grossing films.
4. Brothers (2015):
Brothers is a 2015 Indian Hindi-language sports action film directed by Karan Malhotra and produced by Dharma Productions, Lionsgate Films, and Endemol India based on Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra appear in the official remake of the 2011 American film Warrior, alongside Jacqueline Fernandez,Jackie Shroff, and Shefali Shah in supporting parts. The film’s first-look poster was revealed on March 9, 2015, and the film was released on August 14, 2015, during the Independence Day weekend. Brothers grossed Rs. 52.08 crore in its first weekend in India. Internationally, the picture grossed Rs. 15.36 crore (US$1.9 million). Adding the film’s gross India business of 70.30 crores, Brothers’ worldwide box office total after week one is 106 crores.
5. Special 26 (2013):
Neeraj Pandey wrote and directed the 2013 Indian Hindi-language period heist thriller Special 26. Based on the 1987 Opera House robbery, the plot follows a group of criminals (Akshay Kumar and Anupam Kher) who act as CBI investigators and perform raids to steal money from politicians and business owners. They plan to pull off their largest theft yet, despite the fact that the actual CBI (Manoj Bajpayee) is on their tail. Jimmy Sheirgill, Kajal Aggarwal, Rajesh Sharma, Divya Dutta, and Kishor Kadam also appear in the film. Filming began in Delhi on February 23, 2012. The film was shot in Mumbai and Chandni Chowk, near Jama Masjid. On December 20, 2012, a theatrical trailer was made available online. Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Wide Frame Pictures distributed the film throughout India. Special 26 debuted on February 8, 2013. It got widespread praise from critics. Several critics rated it as one of the year’s greatest films. It was a commercial success, earning 103 crore (the equivalent of 149 crore or US$19 million in 2020).It was partially remade in Tamil as Thaanaa Serndha Koottam in 2018, with Suriya playing Kumar.