Did you love Aamir Khan in ‘Dangal’ or Priyanka Chopra in ‘Mary Kom?’ Well, the actors went through rigorous training processes, just like the real-life athletes to perform their role with perfection.
However, that’s not all! Some among the celebs have gone through such training much before they entered the field of acting. How? Well, they were also trained as professional players in different fields. Here are some of the Bollywood stars in sports that will surprise you.
1. Rahul Bose
This talented actor represented Indian Rugby team on the international platform and later left his career as a professional sportsman in 2009.
2. Dara Singh
There is hardly anyone who doesn’t know about this actor. Before his roles in films, he was also known for being one of the iconic professional wrestlers of India.
3. Taapsee Pannu
This actress rose to fame with her roles in the films like ‘Pink’ and ‘Naam Shabana.’ What is unknown to many is that she is a good squash player and might have excelled in that field too, professionally.
4. Isha Sharvani
Remember the lady who stole our hearts with superb dance performances in the movie ‘Kisna’? Yes, that’s Isha Sharvani. Being trained in dance forms of Kalaripayattu, Kathak, and Chhau she is a skilled Mallakhamb performer.
5. Randeep Hooda
This actor has certainly proved his skill with his expressive acting. However, he is also someone who is trained as a professional polo player. He has even won several medals for his game.
6. John Abraham
He played football in the ‘A’ Division teams of his school and college. Being a die-hard fan of this sport he is often seen with the ball in his real and reel life.
7. Aamir Khan
Yes, we have been mesmerized by his sports-related roles in ‘Lagaan’ and ‘Dangal.’ However, unknown to many he is also a state level tennis player.
These are some of the most prominent Bollywood stars in sports. Whose inclusion surprised you the most?