We all know about the ‘Khiladi’ of Bollywood: Akshay Kumar. He is an actor whose versatility knows no bounds. He is also popular for being one of the highest-paid actors in the world. The lesser-known personality, yet nearly as prosperous, is his sister Alka Bhatia. One possibly cannot know all the family members of famous personalities but let’s see why Alka Bhatia is a limelight-worthy name.
Who Is Alka Bhatia?
Alka Bhatia is Akshay Kumar’s younger sister. Their parents are Aruna Bhatia and Hari Om Bhatia. Aruna Bhatia passed away in the year 2021. Hari Om Bhatia served in the Indian army and eventually resigned to work as an accountant at UNICEF. Born in Amritsar, in the year 1970, Alka Bhatia is a Hindi film producer. She has produced several of Akshay Kumar’s super hit films like ‘Holiday’, ‘Rustom’, ‘Airlift’, ‘Kesari’, etc.
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Alka completed the first half of her schooling at a local private school in Delhi and her secondary school in Mumbai. She pursued her graduation at the University of Mumbai.
Alka Bhatia’s Personal Life: Marriage, Divorce, Children
Alka Bhatia came under the spotlight when she married for the second time. Her first marriage in 1997 was to her long-time boyfriend whom she later divorced due to personal differences. She has a daughter, Simar Bhatia, from her first marriage. Alka Bhatia’s second marriage became a popular affair as she married an Indian real-estate tycoon Surendar Hirandani in 2012. What sparked controversy was the 15-year age gap between the two, Surendar Hirandani being the older one. It was on the grapevine that Akshay Kumar disapproved of the marriage initially. Surendar Hirandani was also a divorcee when he married Alka Bhatia. He was previously married to Priti Hirandani with whom he had two daughters and a son.
Her Successful Career
Alka Bhatia is currently a producer of Hindi films. She started in the film industry in 2013 by producing a film called ‘Fugly.’ Although the film crashed at the box office, Alka’s journey as a film producer picked up pace in the later years. Usually, the one to avoid the limelight, Alka once made an appearance on the Kapil Sharma Show and was also seen in a Raksha Bandhan video titled ‘Direct Dil Se’ that went viral on the internet.
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What’s Next For Alka Bhatia?
Actor Akshay Kumar’s new film titled Raksha Bandhan, which marks the debut of his sister Alka as a presenter will be released on 11th August. Directed by Aanand L Rai, Raksha Bandhan will be celebrating the bond between brothers and sisters. Keeping up with the theme of the movie, Akshay Kumar can be seen surrounded by what appears to be his onscreen sisters in the first poster of Raksha Bandhan. At IFORHER, we wish Akshay Kumar & Alka Bhatia the best of luck for their upcoming film.