The Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar love story is what Bollywood stories are actually made of. Twinkle has been a part of Bollywood from the moment she opened her eyes (being the daughter of Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna) but when she found herself in front of the camera she hated it. Akshay Kumar on the other hand belonged to the Bhatia family that had nothing to do with films but all his life he nursed the dream of becoming a filmstar.
When he worked in a small travel agency in Kolkata he would stand in front of the Telegraph newspaper building and dream of being on the pages of the newspaper one day. This was what Akshay revealed when he was once visiting the newspaper office a couple of years back.
Twinkle on the other hand was in the newspapers from her childhood, thanks to her parents, even if she did not want to be there.
She was shy he was an extrovert. She wanted to quit films. He wanted to make it big in films. Today she is a famous writer and film producer, and has vowed never to stand in front of the camera and Akshay Kumar is the most famous and rich filmstar in the country having been placed in the 33 spot on the Forbes List in 2019 with assets worth Rs 444 crore.
The Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna marriage
Theirs was a surprise marriage of Bollywood. While Akshay Kumar was dating Shilpa Shetty then Raveena Tandon no one had a clue that an affair was brewing on the sets of International Khiladi between Twinkle and Akshay in 1999. The two got married in 2001 and Twinkle’s film Mela failed at the box office and she vowed never to go back to the studios.
Married for 18 years now, Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna’s journey from strangers to co-actors to husband and wife to proud parents to Aarav and Nitara, it has been a long and inspiring one. At every stage of growth, whether on work front or family, Akshay and Twinkle have nailed it as a team.
The Akshay-Twinkle Team
This team spirit has developed and cemented from years of understanding and love. Also, Mrs. Funnybones, earlier this year, revealed at an awards event that the adjective ‘terrific’ in their ‘team’ can be attributed to the fact that, “We are playing tennis doubles, and I think that’s a pretty good foundation for a marriage to last.”
When the time came to team up for their son, Aarav’s 15th birthday, how could the actor-author duo stop from showering wishes and love? Daddy dearest penned down a beautiful quote of growing up with his son as the Instagram caption- “From teaching you how to climb a tree, to learning from you how to make a video call…Happy birthday favoritest human being.”
Mommy dearest tweeted a small video clip on Twitter captioned – “Happy birthday my darling! May you always land firmly on your feet! #15th Birthday”
— Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) September 15, 2017
Aarav must be feeling some major bubbles in his stomach. Who wouldn’t?
Akshay and Twinkle’s love story has given us all some real couple and parenting goals. Well this time it is – “Never miss a chance to show your kids how much you mean to them.”