There are Bollywood actresses who have been trained in different types of martial arts in their childhood or for the movies. These Bollywood actresses have not been open about their martial arts training. Here are those Bollywood actresses who have been trained in martial arts.
1. Shilpa Shetty
Shilpa Shetty Kundra apart from an actor is a film producer, former model, and a businesswomen. She made her bollywood debut in the film Baazigar (1993). She starred in the highly successful movie Main Khiladi Tu Anari (1994) as a lead role. Shilpa Shetty is a Black Belt in Karate.
2. Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan apart from an actress is the Miss World 1994 winner. Aishwarya Rai was honored by the government of India with Padma Shri in 2009. She has been often cited as “The Most Beautiful Woman In the World” in the media. Aishwarya Rai had trained for Karate for the film Robot (2010).
3. Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone is an actor and a producer. Deepika Padukone is one of the highest paid actresses in India. She had also been in Hollywood, starred in the film xXx: The Return of Xander Cage (2017). She had trained for Jiu-Jitsu and Sword training.
4. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra Jonas apart from an actress is a film producer and a Singer. Deepika Padukone is also the winner of the Miss World 2000. Priyanka Chopra is also one of the highest paid actresses of Indian. Priyanka Chopra has trained in Karate, Jiu-jitsu, and Gatka.
5. Disha Patani
Disha Patani made her Bollywood debut in the movie M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016). Disha Patani got interested in martial arts while working with Tiger Shroff in Baaghi 2 (2018) and she started training in Taekwondo and the Capoeira. She had been posing clips of her training on Instagram.
6. Jacqueline Fernandez
Jacqueline Fernandezis a Srilankan Citizen who works in Bollywood. She is a winner of Miss Universe Sri Lanka 2006. She was also a model. Jacqueline Fernandez made her bollywood debut in the film Aladin (2009). Jacqueline Fernandeztrained for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for the fim Race 3 (2018).
7. Madhuri Dixit
Madhuri Dixit Nene apart from actress is a producer, and a music artist. She had appeared in over 70 movies. She was one of the highest paid actresses during 1990-2000. She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2009. Madhuri Dixit was training for Taekwondo in the United States. She along with her children learned Taekwondo.
8. Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut apart from an actress is a filmmaker. She was awarded Padma Shri by the government of India in 2020. Kangana Ranaut had her training in KickBoxing for the film Krrish 3 (2013).
9. Shraddha Kapoor
Shraddha Kapoor is an actress and a singer. She is also in the list of highest paid actresses of India. Shraddha Kapoor’s breakthrough came from the movie Aashiqui 2 (2013). Shraddha Kapoor started training for Judo and Mixed Martial Arts for the movie Baaghi (2016).
10. Urvashi Rautela
Urvashi Rautela is an actress and a model. Urvashi Rautela was the winner of Miss Diva Universe 2015. Urvashi Rautela learned Taekwondo in her school days and also trained in gymnastics.
11. Nargis Fakhri
Nargis Fakhri is an American citizen. She is also a model. Nargis Fakhri has worked in both Hollywood and Bollywood. She had been training Muay Thai and has also attended a 12-Day martial arts boot camp in Thailand.
12. Kriti Sanon
Kriti Sanon is an actress and a model. She made her Bollywood debut in the movie Heropanti (2014). Kriti Sanon had done training in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), and Sword training especially for the movie Raabta (2017).
13. Taapsee Pannu
Taapsee Pannu made her Bollywood debut in the movie Chashme Baddoor (2013). She is getting on top in Bollywood. Taapsee Pannu trained in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for the movie Naam Shabana (2017). It is said that there was some help from Akshay Kumar in her training.
14. Parineeti Chopra
Parineeti Chopra apart from an actress is a singer. She made her Bollywood debut in the movie Ladies vs Ricky Bahl (2011). She has been training in the indian martial arts style Kalaripayattu and is working hard for the Biopic of Sania Mirza.
15. Yami Gautam
Yami Gautam is an actress who came at a level with a struggle a lot more than others as she started her career in advertisements then in T.V. serials and then in movies. Her best performance was in the movie Kaabil (2017) where she played a blind woman. She had been training in Mixed Martial Arts for the movie Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019).
Asin Thottumkal apart from an actress is a Bharatanatyam dancer. She made her Bollywood debut in the movie Ghajini (2005) which was a Blockbuster. As she is from Kerala she had trained in its traditional martial arts style Kalaripayattu.
17. Genelia D’souza
Genelia D’souza apart from an actress is a model. She made her Bollywood debut in the movie Tujhe Meri Kasam (2003). She had trained in martial arts and sword training for a malayalam movie Urumi (2011).
18. Rhea Chakraborty
Rhea Chakraborty made her Bollywood debut in the movie Mere Dad Ki Maruti (2013). An incident occured with her where a group of people chased her in her building and she kicked a person from that group and got to safety. She there said that she knew martial arts. There is a rumor that she might have learned Krav Maga.
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