The relationship between actors Akshay Kumar and his wife Twinkle Khanna has been one of the most endearing in all of Bollywood. The couple has been married for 18 years now. Akshay and Twinkle got married in 2001 and have had two children since then, a son named Aarav and a daughter, Nitara. Here is how the star couple met and fell in love.
While Akshay made his debut in 1987 with Aaj, Twinkle made hers in the 1995 film Barsaat. The two actors met for the first time during a photoshoot for Filmfare. In an interview with Filmfare, Akshay said that he still had the photo of their first meeting with him, even after several years. The two actors first worked together in the 1999 film International Khiladi and it is rumoured that it was during the shoots for this film that the two first started dating.
In an episode of the popular talk show, Koffee With Karan, Twinkle spoke about how she agreed to marry Akshay. She said that she was confident that her upcoming film Mela (2000) would be a success at the box office. Twinkle then told Akshay that she would marry him only if the movie failed to perform well at the box office. Fortunately, the movie was a flop and true to her word, Twinkle Khanna married Akshay Kumar.
Twinkle also told Karan Johar in the episode that she had drawn two charts before marring Akshay. One chart was to determine if Akshay Kumar had healthy genes. She explained to Karan that she made that chart as the main purpose of getting married is to have children and if Akshay had unhealthy genes then their children would not be healthy. Her second chart compared the pros and cons of getting married to Akshay Kumar.
The couple got married on January 7, 2001. The wedding was not publicised and only around 50 people were invited, including close friends and family. Since then, Akshay and Twinkle have publicly always had each other's back.
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