Akhil started playing drums in college.After graduating from IIT Bombay and spending four years in the corporate sector, he returned to music in 2012. A Rockschool Grade-8 Performance Certificate holder, he has had the opportunity to open for famous bands like Kailasa (of the Kailash Kher fame), EKA (ex-Euphoria members) and has been the winner of many awards in events/competitions in Mumbai.
He performs with a number of acts, including – Blue Breakfast (singer/songwriter), Epic (hard rock/classic rock), Saga (classic rock), Chandni Chowk (Hindi/rock), 3-way Street (vocal, piano, drums trio) and also plays sessions for various other groups.