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15 Times Akshay Kumar Was An Even Bigger Hero Off-Screen Than He Is On It

The man who uses his star power to make a difference.

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1. When he donated ₹90 lakhs to support 180 families of drought-hit farmers who committed suicide in Maharashtra.

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2. When he donated ₹9 lakhs to late BSF jawaan Gurnam Singh's family.

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3. When he donated ₹1 crore to the Chennai flood relief programme.

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4. When he helped develop an app and a website called "Bharat Ke Veer" to facilitate direct donations to families of martyred jawaans.

A Day I Found Hard To Hold Back My Tears...Support the families of our Bravehearts ❤ #BharatKeVeer Now LIVE -->… https://t.co/NhpRgB79l7

5. When he helped develop an insurance scheme to safeguard stuntmen against injuries on film sets.

The scheme provides a sum of ₹10 lakhs to the stuntman's family in case of death.
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The scheme provides a sum of ₹10 lakhs to the stuntman's family in case of death.

6. When he opened a hospital in Maharashtra to support ailing police officers and their families.

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7. When he apologised to a fan who was punched by his bodyguard while he tried taking a picture with the actor.

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8. When following Bengaluru's mass molestation incident, he spoke at length about creating a safe, empowering nation for women...

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9. ... And he followed up on it by setting up a school to train women in martial arts for self-defence.

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10. When he reached out to the first producer who gave him his Bollywood break and aided his kidney transplant.

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11. When he became one of the few advance tax-paying celebrities in Bollywood.

In March 2017, Kumar paid ₹29.5 crore in advance tax.
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In March 2017, Kumar paid ₹29.5 crore in advance tax.

12. When he was more romantic in real life than most actors are in scripted love stories.

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13. Seriously. He once surprised Twinkle Khanna by performing their favourite song on Koffee With Karan.

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14. When he was the most amazing father, revelling in his children's big and small achievements.

15. And when he gracefully lost to a gang of pugs in a boxing match.