Mini Intro: Akshay Kumar aka Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia is an Indian actor who was born on 9 September 1967 in Amritsar, Punjab, India. He has appeared in over a hundred Hindi movies. He is also a martial artist and producer. He has a huge fan following all over India. He gained stardom for his comic, action, and drama roles. His fans usually call me Akki, Khiladi, Khiladi Kumar, King of Bollywood (2007). He has been nominated for a Filmfare Award and won it twice. He had done many blockbusters as well as flop movies. Here in this article, I am going to write about” Top 5 best movies of Akshay Kumar” till now. The movies which are mentioned below are my favorite movies by Akshay Kumar.
When he began his acting career in 1990s, he first starred in action movies and was known for his appearances in movies like Waqt Hamara Hai (1993), Khiladi Series, Jaanwar (1999), Suhaag (1994), and many others. Akki has also worked as a stunt actor. He has often performed many risky and dangerous stunts in his movies which have earned him the sobriquet “Indian Jackie Chan”. He is one of the most successful actors in the history of Indian Cinema. He has established himself as a leading contemporary actor in Hindi cinema. In 2015, Khiladi was ranked 9th in Forbes’s first global list of highest-paid actors in the world with USD 33.5 million, earning more than Hollywood actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Dwayne The Rock Johnson, and Johnny Depp. Here, numbers are arranged according to their rank starting from bottom to top. Let’s start with the list of the best movies of Akshay Kumar.
Best movies of Akshay Kumar
5. Holiday (2014)
Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty is an Indian action thriller movie directed by A.R. Murugadoss and produced by Aruna Bhatia, Vipul Amrutlal Shah, and Twinkle Khanna. The movie was released on 6 June 2014 starring Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, Govinda, and Sumeet Raghavan in the lead role. It is a remake of the 2012 Tamil movie Thuppakki which was also directed by A.R. Murugadoss. This movie is one of the best movies of 2014. This movie was dedicated to the Indian Army. This is one of the best movies of Akshay Kumar. I saw the movie on the first day. Full Paisa vasool movie.
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It’s an entertaining movie with a wonderful message dedicated to Indian-Army. The movie received positive reviews from critics. I must say it’s a movie worth watching. A salute to the soldiers who spend all their time defending the civilians. For this movie, Akshay lost some weight for the role of an army officer and to look 12 years younger than his real biological age.
4. Baby (2015)
Baby is an Indian spy action movie directed by Neeraj Pandey and produced by Sheetal Sharma, Bhushan Kumar, and Krishan Kumar. The movie was released on 23 January 2015 starring Akshay Kumar, Taapsee Panu, Anupam Kher, Danny Denzongpa, Rana Daggubati, and Kay Kay Menon in the lead role. The video was banned in Pakistan by censor boards in Karachi and Islamabad. It is one of my favorite top 10 Bollywood movies of 2015 which I liked the most. This is also counted from the best movies of Akshay Kumar. The movie was incredible. I really hope Akshay Kumar can do more films like this and avoid movies like Entertainment and Khiladi 786.
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This movie has slapped on the dumb face of all terrorist organizations. The film keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is an engaging, grossing, intense, defensive, and intelligent action thriller. The movie is all about India’s intelligence agent who fights terrorism against Pakistan. It is beautifully shot and has fabulous locations during the shoot. The background score and Akshay Kumar’s acting with his dialogues are just epic in this movie. Baby is one of the finest films ever made in the history of Indian cinema.
3. Namastey London (2007)
Namastey London is an Indian romantic drama movie directed and produced by Vipul Amrutlal Shah. The movie was released on 23 March 2007 starring Akshay Kumar, Katrina Kaif, Rishi Kapoor, Upen Patel, Clive Standen, and Javed Sheikh in the lead role. In this movie, Riteish Deshmukh has a cameo role. This movie is one of my favorite movies so far. I watched that movie several times and I never get bored of it. Even today this movie appears to be a fresh movie. This movie is one of the best love story movies ever. I really want to see Akshay and Katrina again. This movie is also one of the best movies of Akshay Kumar.
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The movie was made for an Indian audience in India, with most of the topics being controversial in India, like openly kissing in public and alcohol misuse. In June 2015, unofficial sources announced a sequel titled “Namastey England” and Akshay Kumar as the lead once again. In fact, the makers are currently looking for a lead actress to star opposite Akshay Kumar. The review of the movie was generally positive. The movie was a box office hit and Akshay Kumar also earned a Filmfare Award for Best Actor nomination. The movie was remade in Bengali as Paran Jai Jaliya Re. Akshay received huge praise for his portrayal of Arjun Singh.
Through this movie, Akshay not only wins the heart of Katrina on screen, but he’s also sure to win the hearts of millions of moviegoers with a terrific portrayal in this movie. The soundtrack of the movie was really really good. Nowadays, I usually listen to “Viraaniya”, “Chakna Chakna”, “Rafta Rafta” and “Aanan Faanan” songs from this movie. These songs are really good to hear and my favorite too. Namastey London is addictive stuff. This movie is counted from the best movies of Akshay Kumar. If you watch it once, you wanna watch it again. Let’s watch the movie- Namastey London.
2. Gabbar Is Back (2015)
Gabbar Is Back is an action drama movie directed by Krish and produced by Shabinaa Khan, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, and Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The movie was released on 1 May 2015 starring Akshay Kumar, Shruti Haasan, Suman Talwar, Jaideep Ahlawat, and Sunil Grover in the lead role. The movie is a remake of the Tamil movie Ramanaa (2002) directed by A.R. Murugadoss. The movie was just awesome. The movie has outstanding background music backed with terrific dialogue and equally great dialogue delivery. This time Gabbar will fight for public excellence. Akshay is rocking nowadays. The way he is signing the films now is brilliant. This is also from the best movies of Akshay Kumar.
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If you enjoy films that have good vs evil stories with full-on action and dialogue, this is your film. The movie was very good with a good message, a message that needs to be understood by every person living in India, to treat everyone equally and fairly with no corruption. We live in a world where if it does not hurt us then it’s not our problem even if it is causing a big problem to others. After watching this, we surely need a real “Gabbar” to blow some courage in all of us and wipe out corruption from the root. ‘Pachaas Pachaas Kos Dur Jabh Koi Rishwat Leta Hai, Toh Sabh Kehte Hain Mat Le Varna, Gabbar Aa Jaaega.
1. Airlift (2016)
Airlift is an Indian war thriller movie directed by Raja Krishna Menon. The movie was released on 22 January 2016 starring Akshay Kumar and Nimrat Kaur in the lead role. It is a classic movie based on a real-life incident that is told extremely well on screen. This movie is one of the best movies in Akshay Kumar’s career. The movie received positive reviews from critics as well as from audiences. Whether this movie crosses 100 crores or not, but in Indian cinema history, whenever we count all-time great movies: Airlift will always be considered a milestone and best in all patriotic films. It’s truly a masterpiece. It is one of my favorite and best movies of Akshay Kumar with the best rating of 9.2/10.
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I always enjoyed Akshay’s performances in movies like Oh My God, Special 26, Baby, Gabbar but Airlift is by far the best. The entire crew gave a stellar performance. This movie is based on a true incident. The film follows Ranjit Katyal (Akshay Kumar), a Kuwait-based businessman who carries out the biggest civil operation of the evacuations of Indians based in Kuwait during the Iraq-Kuwait war carried out during the reign of President Saddam Hussein of Iraq.
The movie has lived up to critics’ expectations. Akshay Kumar did a wonderful job and it made me so proud and his each and every movie makes me realize what a great actor he is. His passion gets translated so well on screen. And that scene in the end where they raised the Indian flag and the sound of people clapping in a theatre filled my ears, it was such an incredible feeling because I felt connected to every individual there. If you want to experience a world-class cinematic feel, go and watch Airlift. It is a must-watch movie. It is surely one of the best movies to come out this year and will pick up with a strong word of mouth. We should see sensible cinema-like airlifts rather than some stupid nonsense masala movies. Akshay Kumar has made a place in all our hearts and we will never forget him. Hats off to the entire Airlift team, you’ve made India proud.#proudToBeIndian
One Additional Movie:
* Special 26 (2013)
Special 26 is a Bollywood thriller heist movie directed by Neeraj Pandey and produced by Kumar Mangat and Shital Bhatia. The movie was released on 8 February 2013 starring Kajal Aggarwal, Akshay Kumar, Jimmy Shergill, Manoj Bajpayee, Anupam Kher, and Divya Dutta in the lead role. It is one of Akshay Kumar’s best and most awaited movies of 2013. This is also from the best movies of Akshay Kumar. Must watch the movie for everyone with decent comedy and an ultimate twist in the end!!!
I must say that “Special 26” is a movie which engages the audience till the end and it is really one of the finest thriller+ suspense movies so far. Performance-wise, Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, and Manoj Bajpayee have done excellent (their Best). The movie is based on a 1987 Opera House heist where a group posing as Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officers executed an income tax raid on a jeweler in Mumbai. It’s sure to get listed as one of the most gripping heist dramas based on real-life occurrences.
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