Akshay Kumar: 9 Films That Changed Khiladi Kumar's Box-Office Image

Akshay Kumar has broken free from the Khiladi Kumar image that he was known for in the 90s and early 2000s. Now having a slew of comedy, mainstream drama and socially relevant films in his kitty, Kumar has carved a niche for himself as a producer and actor. As we are in his birthday week, we bring to you the list of 9 films that changed Akshay’s khiladi image

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  • 1/9

    Special 26: Directed by Neeraj Pandey, the film was inspired by the 1987 Opera House heist which saw CBI officers carry on income tax raids

  • 2/9

    Holiday - A Soldier Is Never Off Duty: In 2014, Akshay Kumar teamed up with Sonakshi Sinha to bring this blockbuster

  • 3/9

    Baby: In 2015, Akshay Kumar returned with a compelling spy-thriller co-starring Taapsee Pannu

  • 4/9

    Gabbar Is Back: In 2015, Akshay Kumar came up with a socially relevant film, co-starring Shruti Haasan, based on the menace of corruption

  • 5/9

    Airlift: This 2016 film was critically and commercially acclaimed

  • 6/9

    Rustom: A few months after Airlift, in August 2016, Akshay Kumar returned to the big screen as Naval officer, Rustom Pavri

  • 7/9

    Toilet: Ek Prem Katha: This 2017 flick starring Akshay Kumar and Bhumi Pendnekar was a bright film with a strong message

  • 8/9

    Padman: Early this year, Akshay Kumar turned Padman. The film co-starring Sonam Kapoor and Radhika Apte was based on a socially relevant subject and was appreciated by all

  • 9/9

    Gold: The Dream That United Our Nation: This is Akshay’s most recent release at the box-office, a sports-drama based on the 1948 Summer Olympics

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