Khiladi Akshay Kumar has had a colourful history as far as his love life is concerned. Starting from Pooja Batra to his wife Twinkle Khanna and Priyanka Chopra, the actor has had a series of alleged love affairs. Let’s take a look at some of the famous ones.
Akshay Kumar and Pooja Batra:
The former model and actress may not be an active part of Bollywood anymore but she was once known for her proximity with the Khiladi Kumar. According to reports, Pooja and Akshay apparently dated each other before Akshay joined the film industry. Apparently, Pooja was a well-known model during her modeling days and it was because of her relationship that Akshay found an entry inside the most happening parties of B-Town. However, after dating Pooja for some time, Akshay moved ahead to make his career in Bollywood.
Akshay Kumar and Ayesha Jhulka:
Next in Akshay’s list of alleged love affairs is Ayesha Jhulka. Both stars tasted superstardom with their hit Bollywood film, Khiladi. This successful film also gave birth to an alleged new relationship and that was of Akshay Kumar and Ayesha Jhulka. Akshay and Ayesha’s sizzling chemistry soon became the talk of- the town and gossip mongers started discussing Akshay’s new found love.
Akshay Kumar and Raveena Tandon:
While she was the ultimate bombshell of the ’90s, he had emerged as the action king of his time. Raveena and Akshay’s chemistry not only sizzled in ‘Tip tip barsa paani,’ but reportedly also off-screen. Akshay and Raveena’s love allegedly blossomed in while shooting for Mohra in 1994 and soon reports about them being in love started doing the rounds. Grapevine also has it that Akshay and Raveena had secretly tied the knot but nothing concrete came out. But after reportedly being in a relationship for almost three years, Raveena broke up with Akshay apparently because of his philandering ways.
In an interview with Stardust in 1999, Raveena went ahead to reveal that Akshay had promised to marry her the day she would finish her last shoot. She reportedly even admitted to secretly being engaged to Akshay in a temple. In one of her interviews post her break-up, Raveena said that loyalty meant everything to her. She also revealed in the interview that while Akshay was engaged to her, he also got engaged to two other girls. According to her, Akshay had kept their engagement a secret as he feared to lose his female fans and thought the news could ruin his career.
Akshay Kumar and Rekha:
This was one of the most shocking and talked-about alleged love affairs of Bollywood. During the shooting of one of the films from Khiladi series, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, rumor has it that Akshay and veteran actress Rekha allegedly had a short fling. During the shooting of the film, the grapevine insisted that the two grew close to each other and the veteran actress was reported to be ‘madly in love’ with him. Reports even stated that Akki’s then girlfriend, Raveena, had come to know about their affair and had apparently asked Rekha to maintain a distance from the actor.
Akshay Kumar and Shilpa Shetty:
They together created magic on screen with their hot chemistry. Their alleged relationship gave birth to various controversies in Bollywood and after being in the eye of the media for almost a year, Shilpa allegedly decided to part ways with the Khiladi Kumar. According to media reports, Shilpa learned about the fact that Akshay was two-timing her with her best friend, Twinkle Khanna. After the reported break-up, Shilpa and Akshay stayed away from each other for a few years. However, today everything is fine between the former couple as they have buried the hatchet and moved on in life.
Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna:
After allegedly dating some of the beautiful women of the glamor industry, the Khiladi Kumar finally decided to shed his casanova image and settle down in life. Akshay married Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia’s daughter, Twinkle Khanna in 2001. Their wedding was a hush-hush affair and not many knew about it. Today, Akshay and Twinkle are proud parents of two children – Aarav and Nitara.
Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra:
Even while Akshay was a married man, his flirtatious habits didn’t change with time or so it is reported. After a few years of marriage, the actor was once again in the news for his alleged relationship with Bollywood bombshell, Priyanka Chopra. Their on and off-screen chemistry was visible to everyone after they worked in films like Andaaz, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, Aitraaz, and Waqt: Race against time. Though the two actors always stayed mum about the rumors of their fling, Twinkle’s decision of not letting her husband work with Priyanka was reason enough to fan speculations. Both Akshay and Priyanka don’t talk to each other anymore and even ignore each other at social gatherings.