10 Bollywood stars you didn't know have got special training in some sport

You know that Deepika Padukone is also a badminton player. But here's the list of other Bollywood stars who are trained in some sports or the other

We need not describe how much talent Indian film industry has in terms of acting. But Bollywood actors are also known for their talents beyond acting skills. While having a fit and fab body is a must for both male and female actors in the industry, there are some who indulge in these activities solely because of their passion for a particular sport. So much so is the dedication that these stars can easily be passed off as sportspersons. Here are a few names of Bollywood stars who could have easily opted sports as their profession if not in acting.

1. Deepika Padukone

Deepika’s badminton skills are not hidden from anyone. Being the daughter of famous badminton player, Prakash Padukone, she pursued badminton in her school days and went on to play at the national level, before making it into Bollywood.

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone (Courtesy: PTI)

2. Ranbir Kapoor

One of the popular young actors in Bollywood, Ranbir Kapoor is a die hard fan of football and has some great soccer skills. He can be spotted on several occasions playing football with other celebrities in charity matches.

Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor (Courtesy: PTI)

3. Randeep Hooda

Randeep Hooda’s love for horses does not require any special mention. As much as he loves acting, he loves his horses too. He can be frequently spotted participating in polo matches, horse show jumping, and dressage events. He has also bagged several medals for this.

Randeep Hooda

Randeep Hooda (Courtesy: PTI)

4. Tiger Shroff

We all drool over Tiger Shroff’s amazing dancing skills, but that’s not something he loves to do at first. He has spoken about acting not being his first choice time and again and how he has grown up on sports. His love for martial arts is clearly visible in his movies and performances.

Tiger Shroff

Tiger Shroff (Courtesy: PTI)

5. John Abraham

Bollywood hunk John Abraham has been a football lover since childhood. He captained the football team in his school and college and played ‘A’ Division football. He also dreamt of playing for the World Cup.

John Abraham

John Abraham (Courtesy: PTI)

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6. Disha Patani

Disha Patani, the new bombshell in Bollywood has great skills in gymnastics. She would soon be seeking professional training in martial arts. With that agile body and skills in gymnast, she could be a good martial artist.

Disha Patani

Disha Patani (Courtesy: PTI)

7. Lisa Haydon

Lisa Haydon, the doting mother of a son, Zack Lalvani is a skilled surfer and has got some paddleboarding skills. She learned surfing in Bali and keeps practicing on her skills when she gets time for it from her busy schedule.

Lisa Haydon

Lisa Haydon (Courtesy: PTI)

8. Taapsee Pannu

Tapsee has brilliant squash playing skills and could have surely chosen to be a squash player. She credits her obsession with squash to the fact that she’s a fitness freak. The Naam Shabana actress also mentors her neighborhood kids who are keen to learn the sport.

Taapasee Pannu

Taapasee Pannu (Courtesy: PTI)

9. Saqib Saleem

Saqib Saleem, who made his Bollywood debut as a cricketer in the film Dishoom, wanted to be a cricketer. He has even played for Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir.

Saqib Salim

Saqib Salim (Courtesy: PTI)

10. Ali Fazal

We all know that Ali Fazal is a good actor, but beyond this, he has been a State Basketball player. He had to give up on Basketball due to severe injuries, which did not let him follow his dream.

Ali Fazal

Ali Fazal (Courtesy: PTI)

Did you know that these stars are so much more talented than they seem?

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