Born to Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna, Akshay Khanna was born in 1975 in Mumbai and has a younger brother actor Rahul Khanna. He entered the silver lining of Bollywood in the year 1997 with the movie Himalay Putra and then grabbed the Filmfare best debut award for the J.P Dutta film Border, the songs and the film was a blockbuster. Later on he continued with films like Mohabbat (1997), Kudrat (1998), Laawaris (1999), Love You Hamesha (1999) and Dahek: A Burning Passion (1999). In 1999, he starred in Rishi Kapoor's Aa Ab Laut Chalen, he was well praised for his acting and finally came Taal that took him to heights of the industry. In 2001 he appeared in the Farhan Akhtar film, Dil Chahta hai with Aamir Khan and Saif Ali khan and this film came as another turning point for the actor. He got many filmfares for his vivid roles and continued with films like Humraaz, Aap ki khatir, Hulchul and many more.