Akshaye Khanna is one of the most underrated stars of Bollywood and everyone knows that. The flabbergasting yet underrated actor of all time has slowly been climbing to the top of the charts with his mind-blowing performances. His latest film Drishyam 2 can be cited as the perfect example.
Even though the movies in which Akshaye acted may or may not have revolved around just him as the main lead but the actor has left an impression every time and showcased his capabilities as an actor.
Undoubtedly, this man deserves far more credit for his stupendous roles in Bollywood.
Let’s have a look at the list of movies in which Akshaye played iconic roles and left an impression on everyone.
It is an astonishing movie that took the Hindi film industry to the next level. It not only made us witness Shahid Kapoor dancing with Aishwarya Rai but also Manav Mehta aka Akshaye Khanna who gave a romantic yet memorable and cunning character to this role making us want to hate him while understanding his side of the story as well.
The movie turned out to be a massive hit.
The movie that started portraying Akshaye Khanna as a romantic hero eventually has an unexpected plot twist. Karan (Akshaye) is brewing and plotting with his girlfriend Ameesha aka Priya to murder a rich businessman.
Surprisingly, Karan makes his girlfriend marry Raj and later even ditches Priya. Akshaye’s character gradually turns negative adding more spice to the storyline. The movie made Akshaye Khanna win the Actor in the Best Negative Role award at IIFA.
Dil Chahta Hai
One of the most popular movies of all time that revolves around 3 friends who are poles apart. One is ambitious, the other is romanticizing his life and the third one is the most mature and sorted one.
Taking a break from the repeated roles, Akshaye portrays us a side no one could imagine from a young actor. In the film, Akshaye portrays the character of a man who is in love with an older woman and has no inhibitions in admitting it.
The character of the woman with whom Akshaye falls in love named Tara is played by Dimple Kapadia. This is one of the most honest relationships one can see for a 2001 movie. The movie was way ahead of time and the way Akshaye played the character of Siddharth deserves acclamation even today.
Again, after a short break from movies, Akshaye Khanna came back with a bang. Portraying the role of an investigative officer, Dev Varma is taken on board to figure out a double murder case. The movie also features Sidharth Malhotra and Sonakshi Sinha.
Socho Na Dekho Na also became one of the most popular tracks of the film but Akshaye’s role was lauded by fans.
It was Sridevi’s last film and she her performance was as astonishing as ever. But to make the movie remarkable, there were other heroes like Nawaz and Akshaye Khanna. The film features Sridevi, who sets out to avenge her stepdaughter’s rape. Akshaye plays the role of CBI officer Matthew who is tracking Sridevi’s killing spree but when the rapist escapes, he gives Sridevi his gun to shoot him. It is a must-watch for everyone.
From playing a criminal to playing a cop, this man has justified every role that he has played. In this movie, he played a lawyer who fights for a legit cause. Akshaye certainly does not consider the budget of the film but the content and that’s what matters to fans and the audience at this time.
This movie was the first suspense thriller in Bollywood. Every 20 mins, there was a new twist that leads to a change in the storyline. Akshaye’s character was the only one that went through multiple changes in the film.
From being a doting brother, and a loving boyfriend to someone who plots his brother’s death and fakes his relationship with Bipasha who is his girlfriend, Akshaye’s transformation in the film will make you bite your nails till the end.
Just as expected, the movie got a humungous opening and was a blockbuster.