Akshay Kumar is the OG Khiladi and has been an actor worth his salt. From doing great comedy roles that left us ROFL in real life to serious numbers that gave us goosebumps, AK was OK. But with tragedies like Raksha Bandhan and Ram Setu, we can’t help but miss the Akki of Namastey London and Hera Phera. So, here’s recounting some of the best Akshay Kumar roles that make us miss the performer he used to be.
1. Hera Pheri
Raju from Hera Pheri is a classic character and Akshay Kumar deserves all the praise he got for nailing this role. The comic timing is so on point and Akshay is effortlessly entertaining and hilarious. From playing the troublemaker to hatching devious plans, this is undoubtedly one of the best Akshay Kumar roles.
2. Namastey London
Namastey London is iconic even now. Akshay Kumar did an amazing job playing a Punjabi munda in love with a videsi mem. His chemistry with Katrina Kaif in this movie is something we still rave about. Only if he brought half of that vibe to the movies he does today, the world would be a much better place.
The uncha lamba Akshay Kumar absolutely stole the show in Welcome. It is one of the best comedy movies in Bollywood. The khandaani Rajiv’s encounter with the mafia is a hilarious roller coaster ride that leaves us in splits, no matter how many times we watch it. AK clearly needs to take inspiration from his old characters and give us something golden.
4. Bhool Bhulaiyya
Nothing comes close to the original Bhool Bhulaiyya that still gives people goosebumps. It is a masterpiece and one of the best Akshay Kumar roles. His portrayal of a funny, relatable genius makes this movie a cult favourite. And the comic timing here is absolutely bang on!
5. De Dana Dan
Akshay Kumar’s comic talent in this era used to be unbeatable. De Dana Dan has been an absolute delight to watch over the years. All the mess, scams, and chaos in this movie are worth every penny. And Akshay Kumar owned every single minute of the movie.
6. Special 26
Special 26 is just one of the movies that bring out Akshay Kumar’s caliber to pull off serious roles with perfection. Posing as a fake CBI investigator, Akshay Kumar’s character, along with his team, devises cunning plans to rob people in power. It is such an interesting watch and makes us wonder what went wrong with AK’s movie choices.
7. Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty
An absolute gem, Holiday defines why Akshay Kumar is the master of his craft. A soldier on holiday gets to know about a sleeper cell gang that wants to attack Mumbai and his mission to stop it from happening makes for a gripping watch. We love seeing Akshay playing such roles as he is one of the few actors who can pull them off with so much ease. It’s a classic family watch that is just as engaging every time you watch it.
Another amazing movie where Akshay plays a member of an investigative team, Baby makes for a great watch. Akshay’s role as an intense and witty officer is such a delight to watch. It keeps you on the edge till the last minute and that is the kind of content we expect out of this fine actor.
Airlift is another gem in Akshay Kumar’s crown because WHAT A MOVIE! The thriller drama where AK plays a role of an Indian businessman in Kuwait during the invasion is pure class. The way he manages to get Indians out of the country wins your heart over and over!
Akshay Kumar’s Kesari is an absolute tear-jerker and his role as Ishar Singh, a valiant soldier, is one of his best roles. With strong acting and getting into the skin of his character, Akshay was captivating to watch in Kesari.
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