Akshay Kumar Height - How Tall is He Really?

"I'm a realist. Where I come from, 'phenomenons' don't exist. I'm from a land where people make mistakes and try again, harder, faster; where negativity is not an option."

~ Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar is without a doubt very big in the world of Indian cinema, but is he as big in real life too? Well, he is considered tall - not too tall but nearly perfect for a good actor - he is taller than the mighty Khans of Bollywood - and that's what counts. Now Indian people are not the tallest people in the world so it doesn't take much to be considered tall in India. We think Akshay Kumar is one such case.

In an old interview, Akshay said that while growing up, he wanted to become as tall as 6’3” but he only managed to grow up to 6’1”.

Now Mr. Kumar was never as tall as someone Like Amitabh Bachchan who was 6’2” in his prime. Akshay Kumar was more like Sanjay Dutt – in fact, both are almost of the same height. Meanwhile, Arjun Rampal (6") and John Abraham (5'11.5") seem a bit taller than Kumar, and Zayad Khan (6'0.5") ever more so. On the other hand, Ajay Devgn and Sunil Shetty seem around 2 inches shorter than Kumar.

After comparing Akshay Kumar to actors like Sanjay Dutt, Salman Khan (5'7"), Hrithik Roshan (5'10"), Abhishek Bachchan (6'1.5"), other Khans, and more actors than we could possibly name, we have come to the conclusion that Mr. Kumar is a bit shorter than the much-coveted 6 feet mark.

The real height of Akshay Kumar is

5’11” (180 cm)

Akshay Kumar height comparison with Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal, Amitabh Bachchan, and Rajat Bedi, and Nikitin Dheer.
Akshay Kumar with Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal, Amitabh Bachchan, and Rajat Bedi, and Nikitin Dheer.

For reference, here is the average human height around the world.

Country Male Female
Indonesia 5'4" 4'11"
India 5'5.5" 5'0.5"
Mexico 5'6.5" 5'1.5"
China 5'6.5" 5'1.5"
Japan 5'7.5" 5'2.5"
Brazil 5'8" 5'3"
Russia 5'9" 5'3.75"
France 5'9" 5'3.75"
United States 5'9.25" 5'4"
United Kingdom 5'9.5" 5'4.25"
Canada 5'10" 5'4.5"
Australia 5'10" 5'4.5"
Germany 5'10.5" 5'5"
Netherlands 5'11.5" 5'6"
Dinka people of South Sudan 6" 5'7"

Data collected more or less from Wikipedia and some other sources. Expect a slight discrepancy from real life.

"Youth is a lifestyle; it's not a blessing from God. If we treat our bodies as if they are not the most precious things we possess, then obviously we will show wear and tear. We're like a good pair of jeans. If we take care of them, they'll remain classic forever, but if we batter and abuse them they'll look like tattered old rags."

~ Akshay Kumar