Shahrukh Khan is the King of Romance and is a Filmfare Award specialist.
Salman Khan is the King of the Masses and the No. 1 in Charisma.
Aamir Khan is King of the "Different Film" and the latest Box Office Darling.
But then what about the other superstar Akshay Kumar? Akshay spells magic at the box office and dishes out a varied buffet of films that cater to much wider range of audiences. You could declare him the King of Action, the King of Comedy and the King of Patriotism all rolled into one!
It's a battle between the 3 Khans versus the 3 Kings! The talk is mostly on the 3 Khans as it's easy and lazy for the media to club them like that.
But in the week of Airlift's release on 22 January 2016, Akshay would have completed a rollicking 25 years in Bollywood. His first film as hero, Saugandh, was released on January 25, 1991.
Here's looking at this multi-faceted superstar.
By Sunil Rajguru
The author is a Bengaluru-based journalist and blogger.
He blogs at http://www.sunilrajguru.com/