Mumbai: Tinsel town stars Amitabh Bachchan, Farhan Akhtar and Anupam Kher wished Bollywood's "tough guy" Akshay Kumar a "greater year" on his 49th birthday on Friday.
Akshay, who is also popular as the 'Khiladi' of Bollywood, has been a part of the Hindi film industry for over two decades. He has featured in movies like "Mohra", "Main Khiladi Tu Anari", "Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi", "Sangharsh", "Mujhse Shaadi Karogi", "Namastey London", "Bhool Bhulaiyaa" and the recently released "Rustom" among many others.
The actor is married to former actress-entrepreneur-author Twinkle Khanna, the daughter of veteran actors Rajesh Khanna and Dimple Kapadia. Together, they have two children -- son Aarav and daughter Nitara.
Here's what the celebrities had to wish Akshay:
Amitabh Bachchan: Happy birthday Akshay Kumar.
Anupam Kher: Happy birthday Akshay Kumar. Your journey, both as a person and as an actor is amazingly inspirational. You are the best.
Farhan Akhtar Happy birthday Akshay Kumar. Love and best wishes always.
Arjun Rampal: Happy birthday Akshay Kumar. Keep shining. Love.
Abhishek Bachchan: Happy birthday Akshay Kumar have an even greater year than you're having, if that is possible. Big love.
Riteish Deshmukh: Happy Birthday my dearest Sundi Akshay Kumar. Wishing you love, laughter and more.
Rahul Dholakia: Akshay Kumar... Happy birthday Tough Guy. Wishing you the best. Lots of Love.
Shruti Haasan: Here's wishing Akshay Kumar a very very happy birthday!
Sajid Khan: Happy b'day sundi! Have a great one! love you lots Akshay Kumar
Manish Paul: Happy birthday to the man I learn a lot from Akshay Kumar! Stay blessed veerji.
Mika Singh: Happy birthday to Akshay Kumar Bhaaji. Jai mata di.
Goldie Behl: Happy birthday Akshay Kumar...have a good one bro enjoying enjoying the sea sand surf.
Aftab Shivdasani: Happy Birthday Raju Akshay Kumar! Here's wishing you lots of love, happiness and madness.