Akshaye Khanna (born 28 March 1975) is an Indian actor who appears in Hindi films. Akshaye has received two Filmfare Awards and is the son of late actor Vinod Khanna. After studying in Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute in Mumbai, Akshaye made his acting debut in Bollywood in 1997 with the movie Himalay Putra. Akshaye's next release Border (1997) emerged as a critical and commercial success, earning him the Filmfare Best Debut Award and a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor.

Akshaye rose to prominence with starring roles in the musical romantic drama movie Taal (1999), the comedy-drama Dil Chahta Hai (2001) which won Akshaye a Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actor, the romantic thriller movie Humraaz (2002) for which Akshaye was nominated in the Best Negative Role category, the romantic comedies Hungama (2003) and Hulchul (2004), the murder mystery 36 China Town (2006), the action thriller Race (2008) and the heist comedy Tees Maar Khan (2010), and Akshaye continued to draw praise for his performances in the 1999 romance Dahek, the 2002 psychological thriller movie Deewangee, the 2007 biographical drama Gandhi, My Father and the 2010 action thriller film Aakrosh.

In 2016, Akshaye made his comeback as an antagonist after a four-year hiatus in the action-comedy film Dishoom and appeared as an investigative cop in two 2017 thrillers, the crime film Mom and the murder mystery Ittefaq.

Akshaye Khanna was born in Jalandhar, Punjab, India to a Punjabi Hindu family from Peshawar. Akshaye is the second son of the late famous Hindi actor and politician Vinod Khanna and the younger brother of actor Rahul Khanna. Akshaye's mother's name is Geetanjali Taleyarkhan who was a Parsi.

Akshaye Khanna Controversies:
Akshaye Khanna Affairs Controversy: Akshaye got into the controversy about dating actress Aishwarya Rai, Tara Sharma, and Riya Sen.
Ittefaq smoking controversy: Akshaye worked in the Ittefaq movie. In this movie, he worked as a policeman, this movie had a promotion poster that shows Akshaye is smoking. Delhi Health Department issues notice against movie producers for promoting smoking. [Source]
Section 375:Marzi Ya Jabardasti Controversy: Akshaye acted in a movie that revolves around a topic like rape. The movie based on an allegation of rape on one person. This movie got a big controversy because of a movie topic.