8 Hindi Film Actors Who Represented India In Sports Before Bollywood Happened To Them

These Bollywood actors are legit athletes.

athlete:
(noun)
a person who is proficient in sports and other forms of physical exercise.

Some people can walk, jump and emote at the same time. These Bollywood actors are pretty great at it. While we know they are obsessed with fitness and discipline, did you know that they are actually great at the sport? Not as a hobby. They have played at various national and state levels and have made a mark on the athletic field.

#1. Randeep Hooda

Randeep Hooda owns multiple medals for equestrian sports. He has competed professionally and frequents to Mahalaxmi Race Course, Mumbai. He is also adept at Polo and show jumping.

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#2. Rahul Bose

There was a time when India’s Rugby scene was pretty non-existent. Rahul Bose was part of the first Indian Rugby Team to play internationally.  He played the sport quite diligently and played scrum-half and right-winger positions. He quit his professional sports career in  2009.

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#3. Dara Singh

He was India’s most iconic professional wrestlers. Before he got into Bollywood and politics, he competed with some of the greatest wrestlers in the world like Emile Czaja (King Kong) and Lou Thesz . He has earned the title of World Wrestling Champion. He will always be remembered as one of India’s finest.

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#4. Deepika Padukone

The Padmavati actress used to play badminton at National Level. She left the sport to join modelling. But she is still seen on the court in friendly matches for her charity work. In many of her interviews she has quoted that her sports upbringing helps her stay grounded and disciplined in her work.

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#5. Vidyut Jammwal

Vidyut might as well be a brand ambassador for Kalaripayattu – martial arts but in Kerala style. He is trained in the sport and also has a degree in martial arts. Before joining films, he has traveled across the world doing live action shows.

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#6. Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar has received the highest honor in Karate – Katana. He has a 6th-degree black belt in Kuyukai Gōjū-ryū karate. He is also well versed in Parkour.

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#7. Milind Soman

Is there any need to introduce Milind Soman? The man is a runner and has competed in many marathons. He was in news this year for completing the tough Ironman Marathon.

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#8. Isha Sharvani

Isha Sharvani made her Bollywood debut with Kisna opposite Vivek Oberoi. She is a trained dancer in Kalaripayattu, Kathak, and Chhau forms. She has also gone on many tours performing Mallakhamba.

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They make you feel so basic, no? Time to hit the gym!

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