Akshaye Khanna


Personal Info

  • Born : 28 March 1975
  • Place : Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Occupation : Actor
  • Years Active : 1997–present
  • Parent(s) : Vinod Khanna Geetanjali Taleyar Khanna
  • Relatives : Rahul Khanna (Brother) Shakshi Khanna (Half-Brother) Shraddha Khanna (Half-Sister) Kavita Daftary (Step-Mother)
  • Nationality : Indian


Akshaye Khanna

Akshaye Khanna (born 28 March 1975) is an Indian film actor known for his work in Bollywood. He is the son of late MP-Actor Vinod Khanna.

Early and personal life

Akshaye Khanna was born in Mumbai. He is the second son of late famous Bollywood actor and politician Vinod Khanna, and the younger brother of actor Rahul Khanna.


After studying in Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute in Mumbai, Khanna made his acting debut in Bollywood in 1997 with the movie Himalay Putra, which was produced by his father and went without much success at box office. His performance in his next release, J. P. Dutta-directed Border (1997), earned him the Filmfare Best Debut Award and a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1998. After that a string of unsuccessful films followed such as Mohabbat (1997), Kudrat (1998), Laawaris (1999), Love You Hamesha (1999) and Dahek (1999).

In 1999, he starred in Rishi Kapoor’s Aa Ab Laut Chalen; though the film did average business, he was praised for his acting. He next starred in Subhash Ghai‘s Taal opposite Aishwarya Rai. The film became a critical and commercial success.

In 2001, Khanna appeared in Farhan Akhtar‘s cult classic Dil Chahta Hai. This marked a turning point in his career: the film was a commercial and critical success and Khanna’s performance was particularly applauded, later validated by Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2002. Dil Chahta Hai relaunched Akshaye Khanna and Saif Ali Khan’s careers.

In 2002, Khanna appeared in an Abbas-Mustan thriller Humraaz; his role as a convincing con-artist in this film earned him much critical acclaim and a nomination for a Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Negative RoleKhanna then plunged into the comedy genre with Priyadarshan’s Hungama (2002) and Hulchul (2004) that became box office hits.

After acting in a string of unsuccessful and lukewarm box-office films like Shaadi Se Pehle (2006), Aap Ki Khatir (2006), Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love (2007), Mere Baap Pehle Aap (2008), Gandhi, My Father (2007), and Naqaab (2007), Khanna appeared in the 2008 release Race. The Abbas-Mustan thriller was the fourth highest-grossing Bollywood film in 2008 and Khanna’s performance in a negative role brought him awards in the Best Villain category. However, Khanna’s portrayal of Harilal Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi‘s eldest son, in the critically acclaimed 2007 film Gandhi, My Father is unanimously acknowledged his best performance yet as an actor.

In 2010, Khanna’s first release was Anees Bazmee‘s comedy film No Problem with Sanjay Dutt, Anil Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut, followed by Aakrosh alongside Ajay Devgn. Both of these films flopped at the box office. He then starred in Tees Maar Khan the same year, which went on to become a box office success.

In 2012, Khanna starred in the comedy drama Gali Gali Chor Hai, which was also a box office flop. After this, Khanna took a four-year break from acting. In 2016, he made his comeback as an antagonist in the action-comedy film Dishoom. The film received a mixed response and did average business at the box office. In 2017, Khanna appeared as an investigative cop in two separate thrillers, the dramatic Mom and the mystery film Ittefaq. Mom received critical acclaim, it turned out to be a box office success, and Khanna’s performance was highly appreciated.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Film Result
1998 Screen Awards Most promising Newcomer – Male Himalay Putra Won
1998 Filmfare Awards Best Debut – Male Border Won
1998 Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actor Border Nominated
2002 Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actor Dil Chahta Hai Won
2002 Screen Awards Special Jury Award Dil Chahta Hai Won
2002 Screen Awards Best Supporting Actor Dil Chahta Hai Nominated
2002 Zee Cine Awards Best Supporting Actor – Male Dil Chahta Hai Nominated
2003 Screen Awards Best Actor Deewangee Nominated
2003 Filmfare Awards Best Negative Role Humraaz Nominated
2003 Screen Awards Best Villain Humraaz Nominated
2003 Zee Cine Awards Best Actor in Negative Role Humraaz Nominated
2003 IIFA Awards Best Villain Humraaz Won
2007 Australian Indian Film Festival Best Performance Award Gandhi, My Father Won
2007 Screen Awards Best Actor Gandhi, My Father Nominated
2009 Screen Awards Best Villain Race Won
2009 IIFA Awards Best Villain Race Won
2018 Zee Cine Awards Best Supporting Actor – Male Ittefaq Nominated


Akshaye Khanna, in 2013, reported a case of a couple duping him of ₹50 lakh for doubling this amount in 45 days through commodity trading to the police tt.


Trailers & Videos


Rafta Rafta (Hulchul) Song