A lot of Bollywood celebrities are getting fitter by the day and some of them even take the initiative to perform their own action stunts in front of the camera. Bollywood is no longer just about glitz and glamour anymore and most actors and actresses in Bollywood possess some serious ass-kicking skills! By that, we mean most celebrities are learning or have learned martial arts and are not afraid to show it off in front of the camera!
Here are ten celebrities from the hood, who have mastered the art of martial arts and are certainly very proud of it!
We’ve seen the star in action since his ‘Khiladi’ days. The veteran action hero is trained in Muay Thai, a martial arts form from Thailand, while he was in Bangkok, before joining Bollywood. He also runs many martial arts academies all over the country and has opened a women’s only self-defence centre recently in Mumbai. Talk about imparting wisdom!
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Ash learned karate for her blockbuster flick ‘Robot’, a movie she did with Rajnikanth a few years ago. Imagine the most beautiful woman in the world kicking some serious butt in her karate gear! She was taught by her teacher ‘karate’ Ramesh, who runs the Japan Shito-Ryu karate school in India.
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With a name and body like that, you would actually expect him to know some hardcore martial arts! Tiger has been practicing martial arts since he was 14-years-old! Trained in gymnastics, Taekwondo and Wushu, he usually choreographs most of his stunts in his movies. Seen ‘Heropanti’ yet?
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When she signed up for ‘Chandni Chowk To China’, Deepika received some serious Jiu-Jitsu training and trust us, it wasn’t a crash course. You know why? because she was trained by her co-star Akshay Kumar himself!
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While taking up ‘Race 2’, John was asked to train in MMA (mixed martial arts) for a sequence of ‘cage fighting’ in the movie. Not that John needs much training, but because it was a specialized skill, he had to undergo it! We’re not complaining, really!
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Almost-new mommy to another baby boy, Genelia has trained in one of the toughest forms of martial arts called ‘Kalaripayattu’, from Kerala. She went through some vigorous training for her film ‘Urumi’, where she was a sword-wielding warrior and looked hot AF!
Another ace Kalaripayattu practitioner, Vidyut has been learning martial arts since the age of 4. He didn’t hone the skill for a particular movie but to enhance his own technique in one of the most prominent forms of martial arts in India.
Nargis is currently training in Muay Thai and we think it’s for an upcoming movie! We’re just glad to see another woman throwing some kicks and punches on screen!
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If we’re talking about good bod’s and fitter people, we can’t leave Mr. Hooda behind, can we? The actor is quite the sportsman and also co-owns the Super Fighter League (SFL) team- Haryana Sultans. The actor plans to train the Mumbai fire-fighters in MMA (mixed martial arts) and we can’t be more thrilled!
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PeeCee had to go through some intense martial arts training for her film ‘Drona’, which released back in 2008. It certainly doesn’t mean she’s forgotten her skill and we’re sure she shows them off time and again in ‘Quantico’! The actress was trained in Gatka, a style of stick fighting developed by the Sikhs in Punjab.
So there we have it, ten fit and fine Bollywood celebs who are tough as a brick, along with their fine acting skills. We also have experienced actors like Shilpa Shetty, Ajay Devgn, Govida, Kamal Hasan and Kangna Ranaut who know some form of martial arts too. Well, they definitely serve as true inspiration and we couldn’t be more proud of them!