Akhil Kumar is an Indian boxer who has won several international and national boxing awards. He practices an “Open Guarded” boxing style. In 2005, the Indian government gave him the Arjuna Award for his achievements in international Boxing. Akhil Kumar was born in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh on 27 March 1981. He started boxing at 13. His first fight at “School State level Boxing” was in Haryana. In 2013, Akhil signed up with Managing Image Sports and Talent - MIST pvt ltd. to look after all his engagements and also promotional activities.