Difference between Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar
Shahrukh Khan and Akshay Kumar both had humble beginnings in Bollywood, but today both of them are world famous stars. Although Shahrukh Khan has made a name for himself in the international cinema, Akshay Kumar has only one international hit to his credit ‘Singh is King’.
Akshay Kumar has not tried his hand at film production as yet whereas Shahrukh Khan is a famous film producer with his production house ‘Red Chillies Entertainment’ with Farah Khan, and ‘Dreamz Unlimited’ with Juhi Chawla. Akshay Kumar has only been able to win two filmfare awards so far, one for his villainous role in ‘Ajnabee’ and second for his comic role in ‘Garam Masala’. Shah Rukh Khan has 13 Filmfare Awards to his credit. He started with his career as an action hero with the movie ‘Saugandh’. Shahrukh Khan on the other hand has always been a romantic favorite. His first movie ‘Deewana’ portrayed him as an intense romantic hero. He didn’t start his career with movies but with television serials like ‘Fauji’ in 1980’s.
The real name of SRK is Shahrukh Khan. Akshay Kumar has adopted this screen name whereas his real name is Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia. He is 2 years younger to Mr Khan being born in 1967 whereas the latter’s birth year is 1965.
Shahrukh Khan has also made an investment in the Indian Premier League and brought Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008. Akshay Kumar has not made any such investment.
Shahrukh Khan has an international fan following with billions all over the world who adulate King Khan. But it is not the same with Akshay Kumar. Shahrukh Khan has been named one of 50 most powerful people in the world by Newsweek in 2008.
Television debuts-Shahrukh Khan has hosted many television shows like ‘Kya Aap Panchavi paas se tez hain’ and ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati 2’. Akshay Kumar has just hosted two series of the same show, ‘Khateron Ke Khiladi’-Fear factor.
Net worth-Shahrukh Khan has a net worth of more than 2500 crores whereas Akshay does not have sucbh a high net worth. Shahrukh Khan started his struggles as a Bollywood actor whereas Akshay Kumar started working as a chef in a Bangkok Hotel. He later taught martial arts to students in Mumbai. One of his students introduced him to the world of modeling with an assignment.
Success-Shahrukh Khan was noticed with his first movie ‘Deewana’ only, but the same was not true with Akshay who became successful with ‘Khiladi’ in 1992.
Choice of roles-It just depends on your choice of films which of the actors you prefer to watch. Shahrukh is seldom seen in action roles now, his last movie being ‘Don-the Chase begins again’. This is because of his weak back for which he has also undergone a surgery. Akshay Kumar is famous more for his comic roles.
Wax statue-Shahrukh also has a wax statue at Madame Tussauds whereas Akshay has not received any such honor so far.