Akshay Kumar made it to the Forbes highest paid actors list this year and won the National Award for Best Actor. He has also won a Padma Shri in the past and somehow still manages to wear his success lightly.
He’s been taking up some serious roles and projects off-late, with strong stories and satirical advances; for instance, Airlift, Rustom and Jolly LL.B 2, among others. His subtle yet steady progress from an action background to a comedic avatar and now a knack for dramatic roles makes him a complete maestro of his art.
Apart from his career-related progress, he has been inspiring his fans with the magnitude of contributions he makes to the society. Akshay seldom makes the latest news for controversial stories, he is mostly covered either for promoting a social cause or for donating huge sums to the needy. He goes out of his way to make a change and that solely makes him a true hero!
Akshay has an army background, owing to his father being a soldier in the Indian army. He thus feels strongly for the jawans and want’s to do his best to provide for them. He donated 9 Lakhs to the families of 12 jawans who were killed in the Maoist ambush in Chattisgarh earlier this year. Apart from frequently making donations, he launched the Bharat Ke Veer App and website with the help of the Indian Govt. The app is a platform for citizens to contribute money directly to the families of the martyred. How thoughtful!
Besides that, he came up with an insurance policy for stuntmen and women in Bollywood, that safeguards the lives of over 350 of them so far! He also stresses the need for women to learn self-defence and uploaded a video with co-star Taapsee Pannu to impart his knowledge about martial arts. Furthermore, he gave training to 4000 women in Mumbai for free and launched a martial arts academy for self-defence classes as well.
Akshay’s recent release – Toilet: Ek Prem Katha is based on a true story and speaks loud and clear about the need for proper sanitation and toilets in India. He went all out with campaigning about this cause, he dug pits to build toilets in a village of MP, to further prove his point. Ever heard an actor go this far for a cause? We doubt it. Hopefully, his efforts will create a revolution for sanitation throughout India!
Need we say more? This Khiladi could easily be an icon of philanthropy in Bollywood and these were only a few among the many contributions he’s made for the society.
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