Akshay Kumar and renowned author Twinkle Khanna marked their wedding anniversary on January 17, 2001
Celebrating 23 years of marital bliss, Bollywood actor . The couple, parents to two children, son Aarav and daughter Nitara, have been vocal about their admiration for each other, highlighting the strength and camaraderie that defines their enduring relationship.
In a heartfelt interview with Hindustan Times, Akshay Kumar referred to Twinkle as his “best friend” and expressed profound appreciation for her role in his life. He stated, “Tina (Twinkle) is my best friend. My wife is the best person any man could wish to wake up next to. She holds me up when I’m falling, and puts me down when I’m flying. She makes me laugh when I’m sad and moans when I am sitting idle. Tina is everything to me. She is my reality check.”
Twinkle Khanna, reciprocating the love, praised Akshay Kumar parenting skills on Father’s Day. Sharing a shirtless photo of Akshay Kumar, she wrote, “Some of the reasons for marrying Mr. K revolved around knowing he would be a great father after watching him deal with his family, the other was the hope that my future children inherit some of his fine genes. And looking at him in his fifties, I would say that his children are lucky if they have inherited half of their genetic material from him. Happy Father’s Day to a man who always puts his family ahead of himself.”
On the occasion of Twinkle’s book launch last year, Akshay Kumar took to social media to express his pride, writing, “Proud, prouder, proudest. That’s how you always make me feel, whether it’s to take up writing, going back to the university in your 40’s or just defying age and norms every chance you get. And today as you launch your new book, #WelcomeToParadise I just know it will add inches to my already big chest. Congratulations Tina @mrsfunnybones.”
Twinkle, in turn, acknowledged Akshay Kumar enduring qualities on their 22nd wedding anniversary. Sharing a heartfelt note along with a card from Akshay Kumar, she revealed, “Only he could have found the perfect card! On our fifth date, I told him, ‘I would never marry someone like you.’ He instantly replied,’ I don’t remember asking you.’ I was so impressed with that line. It’s been over two decades and we have built a life that encompasses two children, our extended families, work, friends, dogs, independence and stability.’
As for what he has written in the card: I don’t know if I have the wisdom of a queen but the man does have the patience of a saint and most importantly, a heart of gold. You don’t have to be alike to make it work, you just have to like each other enough.”
Beyond their personal lives, the couple has shared professional collaborations, having worked together in films like Zulmi and International Khiladi in 1999. Twinkle has also co-produced several of Akshay Kumar films, including Tees Maar Khan, Holiday: A Soldier is Never Off Duty, and Pad Man.
Twinkle, known for her wit and storytelling prowess, has authored best-selling books such as Mrs Funnybones, Pyjamas are Forgiving, and The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad. Recently, she unveiled her fourth book—Welcome To Paradise. Her literary journey includes graduating from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a master’s degree in Fiction Writing.
In 2020, Akshay Kumar demonstrated his philanthropic side by contributing ₹25 crore from his savings to the Prime Minister’s relief fund to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Twinkle shared their conversation, emphasizing Akshay Kumar compassionate spirit, stating, “The man makes me proud. When I asked him if he was sure as it was such a massive amount and we needed to liquidate funds, he just said — ‘I had nothing when I started and now that I am in this position, how can I hold back from doing whatever I can for those who have nothing’.”
As Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna continue to navigate life’s journey together, their enduring love story serves as an inspiration, demonstrating the strength that comes from mutual respect, admiration, and unwavering support.
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