Akshay Verma is an Indian actor who works in the Bollywood film industry and the television industry. He is known for his part in the movies Lakeer Ka Fakeer and Raees, and in the television series Ek Shringaar – Swabhiman. Akshay hails from Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh but was raised in Mumbai. His parents were doctors at the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Mumbai.
He is the brother of the Bhojpuri cinema star
. He has another sister and a wife. Akshay acted in Russian theaters for some time, where he gained recognition for his skills. He returned to Mumbai where he is still an active part of an Indo-Russian theater group. He has acted in some South Indian films, public interest advertisements and television commercials. Akshay became famous in Bollywood for his role in the crime flick Lakeer Ka Fakeer directed by
. He played a negative role as the corrupt police officer Inspector Lokhande which was popular . The Hindi movie hit the big screens on 14th June 2013.
Akshay was part of the Bollywood blockbuster Raees which was written and directed by
. He played the comedic role of Hasmukh Bhai which was well received by the audience. The feature film hit the silver screens on 25th January 2017. Akshay played a character in the Hollywood motion picture The American Gandhi which was co-written and directed by Joseph Mungra. The action thriller flick hit the cinema screens in 2016. Before that, the movie won two awards at the Eugene International Film Festival in 2015.
Akshay is known for his role in the Hindi sitcom
Matti Ki Banno
directed by Shyam Maheshwari and Yash Chauhan. The television serial aired on Colors TV from 27th December 2010 until 6th May 2011. Akshay played a role in the soap opera Pragati directed by
. The show emphasizes on female literacy and women empowerment.
The program aired on DD National. Akshay acts in the family romance drama series Ek Shringaar – Swabhiman created and co-directed by
. The soap opera first aired on the Hindi channel Colors TV on 19th December 2016. Akshay appeared on the crime anthology series, Crime Patrol, which was written, created, developed and directed by Subramaniam S. Iyer. The sitcom airs on Sony channel. Akshay also appeared on a similar series called
directed by Govind Agrawal,
. He also acted in films like
, Kick, Doshi and Memsahab.