Contrary to his comic, loud on-screen image, Akshay Kumar is perhaps one of the most understated film actors in Bollywood. While his movies may not necessarily shake up the box office, he takes home a handy sum every year and believes doing more movies is better (unlike other A-list stars). In our time period Kumar did three movies: Once Upon Ay Time in Mumbai Dobaara!, Special 26 and Khiladi 786. Special 26 fared best of the lot at the box office; the other two sank without a trace. With one good movie in a year plus his endorsements, it is quite possible that Akshay can give some serious competition to the Khans. Of course, there are a few areas where Kumar doesn't score very well. First is fame. His fame score is at least 50 percent lower than other A-list stars like Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan. Second, while he was doing pretty well with Khatron Ke Khiladi, Kumar has been conspicuously absent from television.
Fast Fact: ?In March 2013, Akshay Kumar paid Rs 18 crore in advance taxes, the highest by a Bollywood personality.