Akshay Kumar Birthday: A Look at His Inspiring Films Based on Real-Life Incidents

Akshay Kumar has proved his mettle with the films he has done so far in his career. From comedy gags to inspiring real stories, Akshay Kumar has left a remarkable impression on his fans.

Written by  Ritika Nath   |  September 09th 2023 12:11 PM  |  Updated: September 09th 2023 12:14 PM

Akshay Kumar Birthday: A Look at His Inspiring Films Based on Real-Life Incidents

Akshay Kumar Birthday Special: Bollywood's 'Khiladi' has turned a year older today, however, age is just a number for the versatile actor. Akshay Kumar has proved his mettle with the films he has done so far in his career. From comedy gags to inspiring real stories, Akshay Kumar has left a remarkable impression on his fans. 

On his special day, let's take a closer look at some of his remarkable performances in movies that portray the extraordinary journeys of individuals who left an indelible mark on history.

Special 26 (2013):

"Special 26" is based on the real-life Opera House Heist of 1987, where a group of con artists posed as CBI officers to execute raids on businessmen and politicians. Akshay Kumar leads this captivating tale of intrigue and cunning.

Rustom (2016):

Loosely based on the infamous K. M. Nanavati case, Akshay Kumar played the role of the Indian Naval officer accused of murdering his wife's lover. The film delves into the complexities of love, betrayal, and justice.

Airlift (2016):

"Airlift" draws inspiration from the life of Mathunny Mathews, known as 'Toyota Sunny.' Akshay Kumar portrayed Ranjit Katiyal, who orchestrated the safe evacuation of stranded Indians during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990.

Gold (2018):

In this historical sports drama, Akshay Kumar portrayed Tapan Das, the man who played a pivotal role in India's first national hockey team's journey to the 1948 Summer Olympics. The film showcases their triumphant quest for the gold medal.

Padman (2018):

"Padman" is based on the life of social activist Arunachalam Muruganantham, who revolutionized menstrual hygiene in India by creating an affordable machine to produce sanitary pads. Akshay Kumar's performance sheds light on this transformative journey.

Mission Mangal (2019):

In "Mission Mangal," Akshay Kumar portrayed Rakesh Dhawan, the director of the Mars Orbiter Mission at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). This film is loosely based on the lives of the scientists who contributed to India's first interplanetary expedition, the Mars Orbiter Mission.

Kesari (2019):

"Kesari," tells the gripping story of the battle of Saragarhi in 1897. Akshay Kumar played Havildar Ishar Singh, leading 21 Sikh soldiers of the British Indian Army against an estimated 10,000-strong army of Pashtun fighters. Their bravery in defending the fort of Saragarhi is legendary.

Cuttputlli (2022):

In the film titled "Cuttputlli," Akshay Kumar takes on the role of a cop tasked with hunting down a serial killer, drawing from the real-life story of Soviet serial killer Anatoly Yemelianovich Slivko.

Samrat Prithviraj (2022):

In the film "Samrat Prithviraj," Akshay Kumar takes on the role of Prithviraj Chauhan, a Rajput king from the Chahamana dynasty. The movie was based on the epic poem "Prithviraj Raso" and showcased the life of this legendary ruler.

Mission Raniganj (2023):

Akshay Kumar's latest project, "Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue," unveils the extraordinary journey of mining engineer Jaswant Singh Gill. This film promises to inspire with its portrayal of Gill's remarkable act of courage.

Akshay Kumar's dedication to bringing real-life stories to the big screen continues to captivate audiences and shed light on the remarkable achievements and courage of these individuals. As he celebrates his birthday, fans eagerly anticipate more of his inspiring performances in the future.

- PTC PUNJABI


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