All he did during his year-end break with his family was “eat and chase all the kids arounds the mountains.” Now Akshay Kumar will be back to the boards, pushing the limits like he loves doing. His jam-packed schedule would give a strong man the jitters – the release of his home production PadMan, his sci-fi flick 2.0 starring Rajinikanth, the sports drama Gold which is prepping for release, followed by the fourth instalment of Housefull, and concluding with Kesari which relives the Battle of Saragarhi. Akki, though, is made of way sterner stuff and is all gung-ho about work.

In fact, he is even determined to carve time out for his hobbies, if you please. And if you think those activities would be something nice and relaxing like reading or fishing, well, remember this is our Khiladi Kumar we are speaking of here! Talking to a daily, he revealed that sword fighting and paragliding are on the cards soon. “One is for pain and the other for pleasure, both to be enjoyed equally as my passion for them is off the charts,” he stated.

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Adventure pretty much courses through his veins; and this genetic legacy is already showing up in his kids. This proud daddy reveals that even his five-year-old Nitara loves adventure, just like him. “My kids, they can be doing anything they wish, but as long as I’m in their vicinity, I’m happy. Aarav loves adventure and even my little princess likes to get mucky just as long as she’s wearing pink or purple when she’s doing it,” he shared.

The actor, who is definitely on our list of Most Desirable Dads, has always tried to give his kids a normal upbringing. “I’m not a star at home, I’m a son, husband, brother and father first. And my kids have been brought up knowing I’m just like every other man trying his best, the only thing they witness out of the ordinary are the paparazzi. They come to see all my films with humble hearts and never with an attitude of supremacy. That comes from teaching them that everyone is equal and only opportunities changes the outcome of people’s lives not momentary status.”

Roots and wings – this wonder dad is sure giving his kids both these essentials.