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Born: 1967-09-09
Profession: Actor
Nation: Indian
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I always check my harness before I do a stunt; I test-drive the cars I have to race or explode; I'm present at all pyrotechnical rehearsals; and I walk through everything step-by-step. No man should put their life in someone else's hands unless they have covered their own safety from all angles.

Tags: Life, Put, Someone

I have earned enough money in my life. When I started my career, for about 10 years, I told myself I want to make money. Now, I just want to do different roles.

Tags: Career, Life, Money

I like working with south Indian directors because they are very disciplined. They visualize their entire story and screenplay in their heads even before they start shooting, which I respect. They finish their work on time. Being a disciplinarian myself, this suits my style.

Tags: Respect, Time, Work

I savour the adulation and love I have been getting from my fans and the blessings of elders in my family. Fourteen years have given me a lot and I can't thank God and the industry enough.

Tags: Family, God, Love

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.

Tags: Again, Mistakes, Try

I'm not hungry for success. I am only hungry for good work, and that is how it is with most superstars. Every day I tell myself how fortunate I am to be where I am.

Tags: Good, Success, Work

It feels wonderful to be go back to the 1940s and recreate the whole era through my clothes, voice and body language. I am tired of playing the larger-than-life hero.

Tags: Hero, Tired, Wonderful

Journalists ask me all the time, 'Akshay, do you believe in the numbers game?' My standard response: 'I can't count, that's why I have producers and accountants who calculate for me. As long as I have them in my life, I don't need to worry about numbers!'

Tags: Game, Life, Time

No one has got close enough to use or abuse me, and even if they did, I wouldn't get too emotional about it. The only thing I ever get emotional about is my family. I am kind to everyone but I trust no one. That keeps me from getting hurt.

Tags: Family, Hurt, Trust

On every birthday, I ask my wife, 'What would you like this year?' and her instant reply is, 'Diamonds! Diamonds! Diamonds!' I'm always living in hope that one day she'll say she just wants me!

Tags: Birthday, Hope, Wife

People want their actors to do comedy, too. They don't want any comedians next to the actor. They want one solo hero and want to see everything in him.

Tags: Comedy, Hero, Him

Playing a prisoner of war trapped in Pakistan for three years was a novelty for me. We made sure that we didn't talk about India versus Pakistan but about the emotions of people on both sides and how terrorism affects us all.

Tags: Sure, Talk, War

Superstars come and go. I want to make sure I am always a producer's actor. I may be refused to be called a great actor but I have never troubled any of my producers in my life. Honesty always catches the camera, and that is what my strength is.

Tags: Great, Life, Strength

There's absolutely nothing irrational about me; insane, yes, irrational, no. But my dumbest fear would be spinning in the magic tea cups. Who the hell wants to pay to spin around like a bent yoyo for laughs?

Tags: Fear, Hell, Pay

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.

Tags: Care, God, Good

It takes two hands to clap! I cannot be solely blamed for what happened in my relationships! If things soured, it happened because of both parties. Not just me!

Tags: Both, Cannot, Takes

I see the friends I made over the years who have become family today, people I became acquainted with who have achieved so much in their lives. They taught me something with each meeting.

Tags: Family, Friends, Today
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I have finally become a husband and I am genuinely enjoying every moment of it.

Tags: Become, Husband, Moment

I'll do at least one action film every year because of my fans. This is my promise to them.

Tags: Action, Film, Year

Controversies are a package deal in this industry. You just have to understand that and accept it.

Tags: Accept, Deal, Understand

Ever since I started my career, I have been busy with four to five releases a year. I enjoy being busy.

Tags: Busy, Career, Enjoy

For a guy who used to steal watches on the streets of Chandni Chowk for kicks, I surely think my success at the age of 22 was pretty early!

Tags: Age, Pretty, Success

I could break bricks with my hands when I was 12.

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I do not hold God ransom to my success; whatever is his will is my way. I stand by moments; I do not stand by time.

Tags: God, Success, Time

I enjoy the risk of bungee-jumping. I used to pay money to do it. Now, it's the opposite. I get paid to do action.

Tags: Enjoy, Money, Used

I hate partying. If I'm forced to go to a party or a social gathering, I go in at 9:30 and leave at 10 P.M.

Tags: Hate, Leave, Social

I have never believed in being part of any one group or camp.

Tags: Believed, Camp, Group

I never feel any pressure about a film. What is meant to happen will happen. I have seen failure as well as success several times.

Tags: Failure, Happen, Success

I once told someone I could act. They totally bought it. I've been getting away with it ever since.

Tags: Away, Once, Someone

I'd never do a film that would hurt anyone's sentiments, be it Indian or not.

Tags: Anyone, Film, Hurt

I'm an athletic actor. I'm known for my action; I'm a guy who does my own stunts on screen.

Tags: Action, Actor, Guy

I'm glad that I'm being acclaimed as an actor. Today, when my hard work has paid off I can chill out about it.

Tags: Hard, Today, Work

I'm glad that my films have been consistently faring well rather than one stray Friday!

Tags: Films, Friday, Rather

It drives me nuts how I rely on my wife for everything. I can't imagine a day without her!

Tags: Her, Imagine, Wife

My love for sports will never die. I love martial arts and I want to promote it in whichever way I can. I am a fighter first, then an actor.

Tags: Die, Love, Sports

The day I take either my body or my work for granted will be the day you hear that I've smashed every inch of myself to pieces.

Tags: Body, Granted, Work

When you taste super-success after tasting super-failure, there is huge relief.

Tags: After, Relief, Taste

Why bother with Google when I have a wife who knows everything about everything!

Tags: Knows, Why, Wife

Work is work, but family is for life. That's what really matters to me.

Tags: Family, Life, Work

Always think twice before you decide to do anything for a film. It may seem like a career-changing idea, but think of your family and your future before doing anything risky. Train properly, because looking strong and being strong are two different things.

Tags: Family, Future, Strong

So let's say you're using XYZ product and you want to do something very sophisticated. You subscribe to this thing, you hit a button, and a CA expert pops up in video.

Tags: Hit, Using, Video

Some story appears in some newspaper that says that somebody said X, Y, and Z, and a customer says, I don't understand what they're talking about - we're running that product, we've been using it for five years, what are they talking about?

Tags: Said, Story, Understand

That's a very critical phase in customer service because you can start to really understand what part of customer service has value to customers and what part is bothering customers.

Tags: Service, Start, Understand

To me, it's really important to drive change through a team because one person, while the buck has to stop with somebody, the company is just too big for one person.

Tags: Big, Change, Team

Today we're focused on small acquisitions to add technology where necessary. I think it's fair to say we're not out looking for a large one, but I think it's also very fair to say that as a public company you can never say never.

Tags: Small, Technology, Today

Well, if you look back, in almost two and a half years, the biggest change probably was in late 2000 when we decided to totally change the CA business model.

Tags: Almost, Business, Change

Well, the security business has been growing. I think security is one of those areas where it's to some degree not linear but maybe exponential growth.

Tags: Business, Growth, Security

Clearly, every company needs a leader. That's an important part of being the CEO of the company.

Tags: Company, Leader, Needs

I'm very comfortable in having a strong team. I'm very comfortable in sharing the limelight with the team.

Tags: Sharing, Strong, Team

And I'm comfortable being who I am, so I think a lot of people who take over from a founder worry about how they compare to the founder; I worry about doing the best I can.

Tags: Best, Compare, Worry

As I said before, a big part of my strategy says - and the management team I think is in agreement with this - we don't have to be out there with a lot of noise all the time. What we need to do is paint a vision for customers, promise them deliverables, and go hit at it.

Tags: Big, Said, Time

Clients do not expect the infrastructure to be any less reliable just because the service is being delivered from an offshore location; thus, the uptime requirements justify the expense.

Tags: Expect, Less, Service

Companies are starting to measure how effective their customer service is and trying to understand what they can do to improve the customer service process.

Tags: Service, Trying, Understand

So if you're a customer today, the same person who came in to demonstrate the technology for you and helped you architect the solution before you bought it is likely going to be leading the team to help you do the implementation.

Tags: Help, Technology, Today

Failure is unfortunately as common as success.

Tags: Common, Failure, Success

Few service industries are designed to be 24x7 in India, and thus there was no 24x7 mentality.

Tags: Few, India, Service

I have a high degree of confidence about India's growth potential in IT.

Tags: Confidence, Growth, High

I think that a lot of companies are still amazingly price sensitive.

Tags: Amazing, Price, Sensitive

I'm equally comfortable in getting out there and taking a stand when I have to take a stand.

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India has the unique advantages of having the biggest domestic market and this should support IT companies.

Tags: Market, Support, Unique

It didn't make a lot of sense for us to be doing Lotus Notes implementations.

Tags: Lotus, Notes, Sense

One, we committed to put about 650 people in the field to focus totally on customer satisfaction.

Tags: Committed, Focus, Put

So it's really for us about new products, because we have released a lot of new products.

Tags: Products, Released

There are companies that are cutting their costs by over 50% by offshoring.

Tags: Companies, Costs, Cutting

There is nothing in the company that is either above or below me, as far as I'm concerned.

Tags: Company, Either, Far

We have believed at CA that consolidation of this industry is something that was required ten years ago.

Tags: Believed, Industry, Ten

We will announce a new offering, where you can get a CA expert on your PC live, via video, on a range of topics about a product.

Tags: Expert, Offering, Video

But the real focus should be on people who are buying today because the base is so big it will take a long time for any change materialize on an overall basis.

Tags: Change, Time, Today

Finally, I have to say that the most surprising aspect has been the speed at which the folks in India adapt to Western practices. They learn fast, really, really fast.

Tags: Fast, Finally, Learn

Finance is critical. If sufficient investment is made in infrastructure and venture capital is made available, there will be a big improvement in the situation.

Tags: Big, Finance, Situation

So far, Indian companies have focused more on customer application. This needs to shift to packaged software for sectors such as banking and financial services.

Tags: Far, Financial, Needs

So in 2000, when we changed the business model and started really focusing on that triangle and putting the customer in the center, we decided we should hold off - we've done enough consolidation; we've got enough critical mass.

Tags: Business, Done, Enough

If you can kill animals, the same attitude can kill human beings. The mentality is the same which exploits nature and which creates wars.

Tags: Attitude, Human, Nature

If we remove ourselves from the world, we are pretending that we can follow our own individual enlightenment and let the rest of the world go to hell, so to speak.

Tags: Hell, Rest, Speak

I and a friend of mine called Mannon talked together, and we both decided to walk this journey.

Tags: Both, Friend, Together

I grew with it, and I used to go to see the monks, who had no possessions, even more extreme than my mother.

Tags: Extreme, Mother, Used

I was pursuing the inner path at the expense of the rest of my being and the rest of the world.

Tags: Inner, Path, Rest

Monks will have three begging bowls for their food: one for water, one for liquid food, one for dry food.

Tags: Food, Three, Water

So, at the age of nine, I became a monk, and from then on I was there practicing that kind of nonviolence.

Tags: Age, Monk, Practicing

This gives us more time to attend the inner need.

Tags: Attend, Inner, Time

With slight risk of exaggeration you could say that he walked almost every mile of the Indian land.

Tags: Almost, Land, Risk

It became extremely important that we go and see the four heads of the governments, and the message was delivered, with the tea packets, to all these heads.

Tags: Four, Message, Tea

Kennedy had been assassinated a month or so before. So we walked to the grave of John Kennedy and ended our walking symbolically at the Arlington National Cemetery.

Tags: Month, National, Walking

One was a book I read by Mahatma Gandhi. In it was a passage where he said that religion, the pursuing of the inner journey, should not be separated from the pursuing of the outer and social journey, because we are not isolated beings.

Tags: Book, Religion, Said

That was my childhood. I grew up with the monks, studying Sanskrit and meditating for hours in the morning and hours in the evening, and going once a day to beg for food.

Tags: Evening, Food, Morning

We then came to the Soviet Union. One day we were walking and carrying our banner and distributing a few leaflets in Russian to people, and we met two women on the road.

Tags: Few, Road, Women
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