Akshay Kumar honoured with the Outstanding Achievement in Cinema Accolade at The Asian Awards 2011
Akshay Kumar is without doubt one of the most sought after acting talents in the Indian film industry and has reached an outstanding status in India and throughout the South Asian Diaspora.
With over 100 films under his belt, he is a global phenomenon winning praise from film directors, audiences and critics alike. From humble beginnings and with no filmy background, Akshay Kumar began his career teaching martial arts to students in Mumbai getting his first break into show business when he was offered a part in a furniture showroom advertisement. Today, he acts and produces films not only in Bollywood but recently in Hollywood also, being the first Indian film star to do so, working alongside worldwide names such as Sylvester Stallone, Denise Richards, Kylie Minogue & Ludacris.
As well as his award-winning film work, Akshay Kumar is one of the most renowned social activists and humanitarians from the Indian film industry supporting initiatives such as the Asian Heart Institute, United Nations for its work to curb global human trafficking, HIV/Aids Awareness in rural India with celebrity Ashley Judd and his role as ambassador for the Special Olympics.
Akshay Kumar was awarded on the merits of his talent, his ambition and unique charm that has captivated audiences for over 20 years. Through his many collaborations which he pioneered in the industry, Akshay Kumar has been instrumental in the embracing of Indian cinema into the global mainstream, making him the undisputed Global Brand Ambassador of Bollywood.