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Fitness Secrets of Bollywood Actors and Actresses

Anamika S Jain is a Social Media Consultant who handles the FaceBook, Twitter and Blog of a top Bollywood Actress.

Fitness Secrets of Bollywood Stars

Have you wondered how Bollywood Actresses like Shilpa Shetty, Bipasha Basu and Kareena Kapoor manage to stay slim and fit? That is actually no secret and the fans too can follow the fitness regime of their favorite stars as most of the popular stars have revealed their secrets through interviews. These Bollywood stars believe in eating right and working out to maintain their perfect figures. In an industry where film stars are paid to look good and fit that makes sense too. Most of the Bollywood stars practice Yoga and consume plenty of water throughout the day to flush out toxins from the body. I am giving below the fitness secrets of some of the most popular stars in Bollywood like Shilpa Shetty, Bipasha Basu, Kareena Kapoor, Kangana Renaut, Hema Malini, Akshay Kumar and Hritik Roshan.

Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu

Shilpa Shetty Kundra

Shilpa Shetty Kundra

Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor

Fitness Secrets of Bollywood Actresses

Many of the Bollywood Actresses like Shilpa Shetty, Bipasha Basu, Kareena Kapoor, Kangna Ranaut, Hema Malini, Raima Sen, Neha Dhupia, Nandhana Sen, Sameera Reddy,Malaika Khan and Esha Deol are some of the fitness bodies in Bollywood.

Bipasha Basu: Bipasha is the Brand Ambassador of Sugar Free Gold. In the advertisement Bipasha advices to take the stairs instead of lift and take the first step towards fitness by using Sugar Free Gold instead of Sugar to cut down the unwanted calories. I am not sure that she uses the product but I got to admit that she has a well toned body, especially a very good upper body and abs. Her body is a perfect example of what cardiovascular exercises, weight training, treadmill, yoga and cycling could do. It is said that Bipasha Basu does Suryanamaskar 108 times a day and eats a balanced diet. As per Bipasha, Fitness is about 50% Diet and 50% Exercise. You may also check out her DVD Bipasha Basu - Love Yourself (A Fabulous Workout DVD for a Fit and Fabulous you) which is worth its price.

Shilpa Shetty: Shilpa Shetty’s perfectly sculpted body is an envy of many. Her USP is her height and washboard abs. Her sexy and shapely body is the result of yoga and gym workout.Shilpa drinks warm water to detoxify her body and also do not eat three hours before sleep. According to Shilpa, her body is the product of good genes and do not need to go on diet. She does not snack between meals as it can increase the calorie intake. She also believes that taking a tea is better than sugary, fizzy drinks. She also has released a Yoga DVD Shilpa's Yoga - An Introduction to Dynamic Free Flow Yoga Practice (Indian Yoga Techniques - Shilpa Shetty's Fitness Guide) (2008) in which she shares instructions for stress and tension release, increased energy and vitality, weight loss, improved circulation and digestion. This DVD is definitely worth its price.

Kareena Kapoor: Kareena is considered one of the fittest actresses in Bollywood. However, I think Kareena was much better before size zero. She has a well toned body with a slender waistline. Kareena’s fabulous figure is the result of yoga and weight training. Kareena is said to do1000 Kapalbhati and 50 Surya namaskars a day and stays away from junk food and cola. Kareena credits her trainer Rujita for her fit figure. Rujuta is the author of Don't Lose Your Mind, Lose Your Weight and fitness guru who has worked with the who's who of Bollywood including Kareena, Karishma, Saif Ali Khan, Lisa and Sonali. According to Kareena, "Rujuta has not just changed my body but also my mind and soul. She is the best thing to have happened to my life!"

Kangana Ranaut: Kangana Renaut fitness secret is her regular and disciplined yoga practice. Her workouts include Gym weight training and yoga.

Neha Dhupia: Neha Dhupia admits that Fitness a way of life for her. She does not stick to just going to the gym, but play a sport, do yoga and swim.

Sameera Reddy:Sameera Reddy’s fitness secrets include drinking a glass of water or fresh juice every one hour. She uses walking as an exercise and does yoga to keep her body fit and mind calm.

Hema malini and Esha Deol: Those who have watched the Bollywood film Baghban would agree that Hema Malini looks so gorgeous and better than most of the young actresses in the movie. She keeps her fit with dancing and yoga. Her daughter Esha Deol does cardiovascular exercises and weight training apart from yoga, dance and swimming to keep her fit.

Sonam Kapoor: Can you believe that the gorgeous Sonam Kapoor was once fat and weighed 190lbs! Her fitness mantra is eating right, drinking plenty of water and exercising regularly.

Malaika Arora Khan: To quote her words,“I try to go to the gym at least thrice a week for an hour-and-a-half. My form of exercising varies from kick-boxing to aerobics to hip-hop which ensures that I exercise different body parts each time.”

Fitness Secrets of Bollywood Actors

Most of the popular Bollywood Actors like Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, John Abraham, Arjun Rampal and Aamir Khan take good care of their bodies. And probably that is the reason why they look much younger to than their age.

Salman Khan: Salman Khan has great biceps, triceps and killer abs. Salman does cardiovascular exercises and works out on his abs to keep them shapely. He is also said to cycle almost 10 kilo meters every day.

Hrithik Roshan: Hrithik Roshan has a fabulous upper body, well built shoulders and washboard abs. For his well chiseled body, Hrithik Roshan trains four times a week including cardio and abs and eats right. He drinks plenty of water and cut on Ghee, butter and oil.

Akshay Kumar: Akshay Kumar has a lean, fit and shapely body. He plays basketball thrice a week and also runs 10 miles a week to stay fit. He also walks and treks to stay fit and keep his stamina up. He prefers to eat home cook food with lot of fruits and vegetables and also cuts down on salt. He also does Meditation.

Shah Rukh Khan: Who can forget Shahrukhs well sculpted six-pack abs in the film Om Shanti Om. Shah Rukh does a lot of endurance training, weightlifting, cardiovascular exercises to keep him fit. He also does belly dancing. He believes in eating healthy.

John Abraham: John is a vegetarian and the best part of him is his abs.John alternates between cardiovascular and weight training with a lot of emphasis on his abs.He works out 2-3 hours every day and also includes weight lifting and kickboxing in his training.

Arjun Rampal: Arjun Rampal does not stick to any particular routine. However, he does some sort of exercise 5 days a week which includes weight-training, running, swimming or karate.

Suniel Shetty: Sunil Shetty believes in having breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper. However, he believes in eating right and working out well.

Aamir Khan: How can anyone forget Aamir Khans 8 Pack abs in the film Ghajini? But do you know that he dedicated 4 hours of rigorous exercise for 13 months to achieve it.

Shahid Kapur: Shahid Kapur make it a point to exercise on the treadmill at least 15 minutes daily and eating healthy to maintain his body.

Shilpa Shetty's Quick Fix Yoga Workout


kettlebellhub from NY on June 17, 2012:

Great hub Anamika. I love Bollywood Actors and Actresses very much, especially shahrukh khan!..

Thanks for the info..

Portlandtrainer from Portland on May 17, 2012:

Great Hub- Ya this is true to be fit, we need to follow some routine. However, looking good and to be fit both are different. I am agree that for living healthy you must be fit; however , for weight lose fat burning is the great way.

Siya on October 31, 2011:

I do exc.daily,thanxs 4u gvng right suggestion nd fitness secreats,i hv 2take balance diet,nd hot water to drank,20glss per day,i luv shilpa shetty!only one of d actress who lookng fabulous gourgous!

arunii from Delhi on October 13, 2011:

i think you should also include fitness secrets of dev anand, jitendra , dharmendra, amitabh bachchan, rekha for inspiration.

amit on September 10, 2011:

Fit does not mean good figure,shape,toned body. It means a person is physically healthy and does not have any disease. He or she is not ill. That is the definition of Fitness. There is no need to have good figure for good fitness. To look good u dont need to do exercise. This is the fact.

sairakhan from Bombay , India on April 06, 2011:

i have read these type of secrets.i was thinking how bollywood actress are so slim.nice information

marium on October 30, 2010:

@aoni same i also lov 2 read dese secrets!

Rajinder Soni from New Delhi, India on July 31, 2010:

This is an awesome hub. I am sending it to my Indian friends who will love to read these secrets.

Carlos Ferrand on July 12, 2010:


we are currently preparing a documentary film about yoga for international distribution. We are looking for a scene from a Bollywood movie, old or recent, which depicts a song and dance number in which we recognize some of the yoga movements. Could you please gide us to the right movie? We will then get in touch with the producers to acquire the rights.

thank you so much

Carlos Ferrand


Elayne from Rocky Mountains on July 03, 2010:

Thanks for sharing the secrets of Bollywood stars. Very interesting.

dkrainwater from Sheridan, Wyoming on July 03, 2010:

I love Bollywood dancing, thanks for the hub

Skin Care Beauty on July 03, 2010:

Suryanamaskar - I have never heard of this and will have to check it out!

Anamika S Jain (author) from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India on July 03, 2010:

Thanks for the wonderful comments and encouragement jayb23, msorensson, GmaGoldie and Lisa Ward. As you can see these stars do a great deal to keep them in shape. We can also stay fit by balanced diet and practices like yoga.

jayb23 from India on July 03, 2010:

Akshay kumar still looks so young. This hub should be an inspiration to all of us who want to keep fit. Cheers

msorensson on July 02, 2010:

Fantastic hub. :-)

Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on July 02, 2010:

Motivational Hub! Wow! The research you did! Fantastic!

Lisa Ward on July 02, 2010:

Great hub - there is no doubt that to look that good, you have to exercise as well as eating a well balanced healthy diet. Bollywood stars are a great example.

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