Akshay is still known to his dear ones as Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. He has never really revealed the reason as to why he changed his name to Akshay Kumar.
The actor is one of the most accomplished superstars today in Bollywood with super hit movies like Airlife, Jolly LLB 2 and OMG- Oh My God in his name.
One of the reasons behind Akshay’s remarkable success is his wife Twinkle Khanna. Mrs Funny Bones revealed on Koffee With Karan that she told Akshay she would not have a second child until Akshay starts doing sensible movies and for over so many years now, Akshay’s movies have always been a hit.
Akshay’s house production is inspired by his maiden name ‘Hari Om’ and the banner has successfully released movies like OMG-Oh My God, Airlift, Holiday ad Rustom.
All that said, recently Akshay Kumar was in the capital for his movie launch of Naam Shabana when someone asked him in a press meet the real reason behind his name change. To which he replied that the credit goes to his first movie Aaj (1987) where he had a role for 4.5 seconds and to actor Kumar Gaurav who was called Akshay in the movie. Apparently after Kumar Gaurav’s name in the movie, Akshay decided to change his name which actually did turn out in his favour.