Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar turns 50 today. In a career spanning more than 25 years, Kumar has appeared in over a 100 Hindi films and has won several awards including the National Film Award for Best Actor for his performance in Rustom and two Filmfare Awards.
Akshay Kumar is one of the Bollywood actors who has always been in the news for his love life. The actor has had a colourful history as far as his love life is concerned. Take a look at the actress whom Akshay Kumar once dated:
1. Pooja Batra
It all apparently started with Pooja Batra. Former model and actress may not be an active part of Bollywood anymore but she was once known for her proximity with the Akshay Kumar. Pooja and Akshay apparently dated each other before Akshay joined the film industry while Pooja was a well-known and successful model. She helped him a lot during the beginning of his filmy career. Akshay and Pooja’s relationship didn’t last beyond a few years.
2. Ayesha Jhulka
The superhit hit film Khiladi also gave birth to a new relationship in Akki’s love life. Ayesha Jhulka and Akshay starred together in Khiladi, and their chemistry, along with the film, was a big hit! Akshay and Ayesha’s sizzling chemistry soon became the talk-of- the-town and gossip mongers started discussing about Akki’s new found love.
3. Raveena Tandon
This is the most talked about relationship in Bollywood. Raveena and Akshay’s chemistry not only sizzled in ‘Tip tip barsa paani,’ but reportedly also off-screen. The couple met on the sets of film Mohra in 1994 and started dating seriously. It was rumoured that Akshay and Raveena had secretly tied the knot in but nothing concrete came out. Whereas in an interview Raveena herself admitted to getting engaged to him in a Mandir. But after reportedly being in a relationship for almost three years, Raveena broke up with Akshay apparently because of his philandering ways.
This was one of the most shocking and talked-about alleged love affairs of B- Town. During the shooting of Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, it was a rumour that Akshay and veteran actress Rekha allegedly had a short fling. The chemistry and bold scenes of Akshay and Rekha on silver screen welcomed a lot of controversies and raised many eyebrows as well. The relationship was so intense that veteran actress was reportedly ‘madly in love’ with the young Khiladi. It was even reported that Akki’s then girlfriend, Raveena, had come to know about their affair and had apparently asked Rekha to maintain a distance from him.
5. Shilpa Shetty
This is one of the well known love affairs of Akki. Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty created magic on screen with their hot chemistry. Their alleged relationship gave birth to various controversies in Bollywood and after being in the eye of the media for almost a year. But things took a turn for the worse when Shilpa learnt about the fact that Akshay was two-timing her with her best friend, Twinkle Khanna.