The post is well written! It's one of those comparisons which no one talks about, even though they have acted in many films.
Both of them had similar careers till 1996 I feel, though the edge might go to Akshay because of the Khiladi films. Post 1996 Akshay fell fast until Hera Pheri gave him the chance to venture into comedy. Anna was always an action star and with big hits like Dilwale and Mohra, despite 2 hero films and multi starrers, his performance in the film was always noteworthy. Border also was a multi starrer with a bigger star Sunny Deol.
I wasn't aware of the feud between them though. Thankfully they resolved their issues.
Sidenote: Is Dilwale worth a watch? I saw Suhaag and Waqt Humara Hai recently and thinking about watching more 90s action films.