Akshaye Khanna’s smile, with dimples no less, catches one off guard coming form an otherwise reserved demeanor.
1997 to 2000 Akshaye Khanna’s debut was Himalaya Putra (1997), his father Vinod Khanna’s production followed by J.P.Dutta’s Border (1997) and Mohabbat (1997). While Himalaya Putra failed, Border was a success and won him the Filmfare Best Debut Actor Award.
His movies Doli Saja Ke Rakhna (1998), Kudrat (1998), Laawaris (1999) and Aa Ab Laut Chale (1999) did not do well. However Taal (1999) with Aishwarya Rai and Anil Kapoor was one of the successes of that year.
2001 to 2004 He did full justice to his role in Farhan Akhtar’s Dil Chahta Hai (2001) as the sensitive and reserved artist Siddarth who falls in love with an older woman. His performance won him the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor Award.
Abbas Mustan’s Humraaz (2002) saw him in a negative role as Karan, scheming with his girlfriend to rip off a rich guy. His other releases were Hungama (2003), LoC Kargil (2003) and Hulchul (2004) which were pretty average.
2005 to 2009 While Shaadi Ke Pehle (2005), Naqaab (2007) and Salaam-e-Ishq (2007) failed to deliver, his portrayal of Harilal Gandhi in Gandhi, My Father (2007) won him the Best Performance Award at the Australian Indian Film Festival.
In 2008, he played younger brother to Saif Ali Khan in Race, which did pretty well. He was also part of the comedy Priyadarshan’s Mere Baap Pehle Aap, playing a matchmaker to his widowed father.
In 2009, Khanna made a fleeting appearance in Zoya Akhtar’s Luck By Chance and will be seen in One Way Ticket and Shortcut ‘ the Con is On.
Films Received By Akshaye Khanna
- 1997 Himalay Putra Abhay Won- Star Screen Awards Most promising Newcomer – Male
- 1997 Border 2nd Lt. Dharamvir Singh Bhan Won- Filmfare Awards Best Debut – Male
- 1997 Mohabbat Rohit Malhotra/Tony Braganza
- 1997 Bhai Bhai Cameo appearance in the song Tera Naam Loonga
- 1998 Doli Saja Ke Rakhna Inderjit Bansal
- 1998 Kudrat Vijay
- 1999 Aa Ab Laut Chalen Rohan Khanna
- 1999 Laawaris Captain Dada/Vijay
- 1999 Taal Manav Mehta
- 1999 Dahek Sameer B. Roshan
- 2001 Dil Chahta Hai Siddharth Sinha Won- Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actor
- 2001 Love You Haamesha Shaurat
- 2002 Humraaz Karan Malhotra Won- IIFA Awards Best Villain
- 2002 Deewangee Raj Goyal Nominated- Star Screen Awards Best Actor
- 2002 Bollywood/Hollywood Himself (Cameo)
- 2003 Hungama Jeetu
- 2003 LOC Kargil Lt. Balwan Singh, 18 Grenadiers
- 2003 Border Hindustan Ka Mobarak (Guest appearance)
- 2004 Deewaar Gaurav Kaul
- 2004 Hulchul Jai A. Chand
- 2006 Shaadi Se Pehle Ashish Khanna
- 2006 36 China Town Chief Police Inspector Karan
- 2006 Aap Ki Khatir Aman Mehra
- 2007 Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love Shiven Dungarpur
- 2007 Naqaab Vicky Malhotra
- 2007 Gandhi, My Father Harilal Gandhi Won- Australian Indian Film Festival Best Performance Award
- 2007 Aaja Nachle MP Raja Uday Singh
- 2008 Race Rajiv Singh Won- IIFA Awards Best Villain
- 2008 Mere Baap Pehle Aap Gaurav J. Rane
- 2009 Luck by Chance Himself (Cameo)
- 2009 Shortkut Shekhar Giriraj
- 2010 Aakrosh Siddhant Chaturvedi
- 2010 No Problem Raj Ambani
- 2010 Tees Maar Khan Aatish Kapoor Nominated- Zee Cine Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Male
- 2012 Delhi Safari Alex (voice)
- 2012 Gali Gali Chor Hai Bharat
- 2016 Dishoom Wagah
- 2017 Mom Mathew Francis
- 2017 Ittefaq Dev Nominated- Zee Cine Awards Best Supporting Actor – Male
- 2019 The Accidental Prime Minister Sanjaya Baru
- 2019 Section 375 Criminal lawyer Tarun Saluja Nominated- Filmfare Awards Best Actor Critics
- 2020 Sab Kushal Mangal Babu Bhandari
Awards and nominations Received By Akshaye Khanna
- Filmfare Awards
- 1998 Border Best Male Debut Won
- Best Supporting Actor Nominated
- 2002 Dil Chahta Hai Won 2003 Humraaz Best Villian Nominated
- 2020 Section 375 Best Actor (Critics) Nominated
- Star Screen Awards
- 1998: Best Male Debut for Himalay Putra
- 2002: Special Jury Award for Dil Chahta Hai
- 2009: Best Villain for Race