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Actors who could easily pass off as real life sports personalities

June 28, 2017

Bollywood industry comprises of talents that stretch beyond acting and dancing. Many of our actors and actresses are trained in sports as well. While some have started training after the start of their career, while some have left their skills for Bollywood. Here are names of some of the stars who could have easily been in sports if not acting.

Deepika Padukone

Daughter of famous badminton player, Prakash Padukone, Deepika herself is a skilled badminton player. she continued to pursue a career in badminton throughout her school years and played the sport in national level until she chose to model and eventually act.

Saqib Saleem

Actor Saqib Saleem, who was seen portraying a cricketer in the film "Dishoom", always wanted to be a cricketer. Saqib infact started his career with Cricket playing for Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir

Taapsee Pannu

If not an actor, Tapsee could have surely chosen to be a squash player. The actress is brilliant at the game and has been playing it since long. She credits her obsession with squash as being her secret to fitness. Tapsee has also taken upon herself to mentor her neighborhood kids who have a keen appetite to learn squash.

Ali Fazal

Before his venture into acting, Ali was a State Basketball player who unfortunately had to give up on his sporting dreams because of an injury.  He hoped to represent India as a basketball player but the injury was bad enough for him to discontinue his career in sports. 

John Abraham

John Abraham has been football lover since childhood and had dreamt of playing for the World Cup. He even captained the football team in his school and college, and played 'A' Division Football.


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