Patriotic Indian Akshay Kumar has a Canadian citizenship

July 12, 2016 1:28pm CST
I stumbled upon this information and was surprised to know that Akshay Kumar, who is a renowned Indian film actor, has a Canadian citizenship. India does not allow dual citizenship and hence he must have surrendered his Indian passport. Seems like Akshay Kumar is not patriotic after all. The news item below talks about many lost Canadians who are struggling to get a citizenship while Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar got it within weeks.
Canadians who spent decades in the country remain without citizenship.
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@nomus24g (22096)
• India
12 Jul 16
Your information area is erroneous - it is other way round...India accepts dual citizenship, Canada doesn't. My uncle stays in Calgary and to obtain Canadian passport he had to surrender Indian citizenship. Many prominent Indian has dual citizenship - Vijay Mallya, Jia Khan, Rahul Gandhi and many more....
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• Austin, Texas
3 Aug 16
My husband is from The Bahamas. He says as far he knows, his country accepts dual citizenship but only if certain "conditions" have been met. I know that some Americans end up with dual citizenship because their parents were both American, which grants them American citizenship, but they were born in another country and that country granted them citizenship because of their birth. I don't see that it's a big deal unless folks are saying Akshay Kumar intentionally set out to deceive people or rather, he just kept quiet about it because he figured people would react negatively. Seeing that it seems some people are upset about him being Canadian, looks like he was right! He's probably not the only Indian celebrity from Canada. Nobody is upset about Bollywood stars who were born in England!
5 Aug 16
Please provide a reference for your claim that India accepts dual citizenship.
• Austin, Texas
5 Aug 16
@boneysharaon - It says * The Indian constitution does not allow or recognize “dual citizenship”.
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• Austin, Texas
3 Aug 16
Oh my! I love Akshay Kumar. No matter his citizenship, I still admire him as an actor. The fact that he's Canadian and pulled off being a native son of India proves he can act! Hey! In America, John Wayne is praised for being a brave soldier and he never served in the military. (That's what I heard.) Akshay Kumar could be a Martian from Mars. I don't care! Love the guy!! For me, when it comes to entertainment and education, the world has no borders.