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11 Bollywood Actors You Didn’t Know Are Trained Martial Artists

By Hema Sanghavi 13 March, 2018 3 min read
11 Bollywood Actors You Didn’t Know Are Trained Martial Artists

We have seen quite a lot of Bollywood actors performing their own action sequence in the movies. They are able to perform those skill full action sequences with ease because of a reason. While most of the stunts don’t require any sort of training, at times its required.

1. Tiger Shroff


The ‘Heropanti’ actor has been trained in gymnastics and martial arts from childhood.

2. Akshay Kumar

akshay kumar martial

The super fit Akshay Kumar was trained in Muay Thai, a martial art form of Thailand during his stint in Bangkok. The actor encourages youngsters to learn the martial art for fitness and safety.

3. John Abraham

John-Abraham martial

For a sequence in ‘Race 2’, John Abraham was trained in MMA- mixed martial art. There was a scene which required him to use his skills in him engaged in cage fighting.

4. Deepika Padukone

For her role in ‘Chandni Chowk To China’, Deepika Padukone trained in Jiu Jitsu- a Japanese martial art and a method of close combat

5. Vidyut Jamwal

Vidyut Jamwal

Vidyut Jamwal is a practitioner of Kalaripayattu- a martial art form from Kerala. Kalaripayattu includes strikes, kicks, grappling, preset forms, weaponry and healing methods. He has been learning martial arts since he was 4

6. Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty


Not many know that Shilpa Shetty is a black belt in Karate. The actress was trained in martial arts since a young age.

7. Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya Rai

This was for her movie with Rajnikanth, Robot. Martial arts teacher”Karate” Ramesh, the man who ran the Japan Shito-Ryu karate school in India for over 30 years was the special teacher who was allotted to teach Ash some serious ass-kicking.

8. Jacqueline Fernandez


Bollywood actor Jacqueline Fernandez is going through an extensive training in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) to shoot action sequences in her upcoming film Race 3, opposite Salman Khan.

9. Randeep Hooda

randeep-hooda martial arts

Randeep Hooda is one of the fittest actors in Bollywood. Be it acting or other activities, the actor is known for doing everything to the best of his capabilities. Many know that the actor is quite active in sports and also co-owns Super Fighter League (SFL) team ‘Haryana Sultans’.

This time the actor has taken a new job in hand and will help train a handful of Mumbai’s firefighters in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

10. Urvashi Rautela

Urvashi Rautela

The National level basketball player who had trained in taekwondo and other martial arts

Sanam Re’ Actress Urvashi Rautela Is Learning Martial Arts Besides Kickboxing For An Upcoming Film Which Is An Action Flick.

11. Priyanka Chopra

priyanka chopra martial arts

PeeCee had to undergo some serious martial arts training for her film Drona. They had Gatka experts flown to Mumbai to teach the lady how to fight. This is a style of stick fighting developed by the Sikhs of the Punjab region.


Written by
Hema Sanghavi
A crazy Bibliophile who is an ambivert. Harry Potter fanatic, and a foodie. Usually ends up reading fan-fiction and dreams of writing
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