Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar had his career beginnings in the 1990s, debuting in the 1991 Hindi film Saugandh. He next had roles in the films Khiladi, Mr. Bond, and Deedar, among others. Kumar then gained further recognition for his performance in 1994’s Yeh Dillagi, for which he was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
The rest of the 1990s saw him performing in the films Jai Kishen, Mohra, Suhaag, Hum Hain Bemisaal, Maidan-E-Jung, and Sabse Bada Khiladi. His role in the 1997 film Dil To Pagal Hai gained him another Filmfare nomination for Best Supporting Actor. In 2001, he won the Filmfare Award for his role as the villain in the movie Ajnabee. He has since earned Filmfare nominations for his works in the movies Khakee and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.
He went on to win the Filmfare Award for Best Performance in a Comic Role for his performance in 2005’s Garam Masala. Later, he garnered Best Actor nominations for his roles in Namastey London and Singh Is Kinng. In the 2010s, the actor was critically praised for his characters in the movies OMG – Oh My God! and Holiday before winning the National Film Award for Best Actor for playing the lead in 2016’s Rustom. Kumar also earned Best Actor nominations for starring in Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Pad Man.
Akshay Kumar stays in shape through physical activity and proper nutrition. When it comes to his diet, he prefers to be simple about it. No protein shakes for the acclaimed actor or any dieting techniques that have seem to be prevalent nowadays. “There is a culture among our youth these days of using protein shakes and other supplements. I am really against it and I don’t understand why they take it,” said the actor.
“People have forgotten to have ghee, milk, dahi, lassi and stopped eating home-cooked food,” he added. The actor doesn’t deprive himself of food, too. “I eat everything. I eat every kind of carbs, fats, proteins,” said Kumar. Diet is an important part of his lifestyle. There’s also one rule that he has been following ever since and that is to not eat anything after sunset.