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9 Indian Actors You Didn't Know Are Trained in Martial Arts

Movies | News18 | January 8, 2019, 8:49 am
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 The super fit Akshay Kumar was trained in Muay Thai, a martial art form of Thailand during his stint in Bangkok. The actor encourages the youngster to learn a martial art for fitness and safety. (Image: Instagram)

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

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 Vidyut Jammwal is a practitioner of 'Kalaripayattu' - a martial art form from Kerala. the form includes strike, kicks, grappling, preset forms, weaponry and healing methods. (Image: Instagram)

Vidyut Jammwal is a practitioner of 'Kalaripayattu' - a martial art form from Kerala. the form includes strike, kicks, grappling, preset forms, weaponry and healing methods. (Image: Instagram)

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 A trained dancer and Malayalam actress Rima Kallingal has trained herself in 'Kalaripayattu' and 'Chhau' - a tribal martial dance of West Bengal. (Image: Instagram)

A trained dancer and Malayalam actress Rima Kallingal has trained herself in 'Kalaripayattu' and 'Chhau' - a tribal martial dance of West Bengal. (Image: Instagram)

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 For a sequence in 'Race 2', the super fit John Abraham trained in MMA- mixed martial art. The scene saw him engaged in cage fighting. (Image: Instagram)

For a sequence in 'Race 2', the super fit John Abraham trained in MMA- mixed martial art. The scene saw him engaged in cage fighting. (Image: Instagram)

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 For her role in 'Chandni Chowk To China', Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone learnt 'Jujutsu' - a Japanese martial art and a method of close combat. (Image: Instagram)

For her role in 'Chandni Chowk To China', Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone learnt 'Jujutsu' - a Japanese martial art and a method of close combat. (Image: Instagram)

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 Mohanlal has been awarded an honorary black belt in Taekwondo by the Kerala Taekwondo Association. The actor has been a Kushti champion in the past. (Image: Instagram)

Mohanlal has been awarded an honorary black belt in Taekwondo by the Kerala Taekwondo Association. The actor has been a Kushti champion in the past. (Image: Instagram)

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 Suriya underwent rigorous training in martial arts for his role in '7aum Arivu'. (Image: Instagram)

Suriya underwent rigorous training in martial arts for his role in '7aum Arivu'. (Image: Instagram)

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 Jackie Shroff's son and 'Heropanti' has been trained in gymnastics and martial arts from childhood. (Image: Instagram)

Jackie Shroff's son and 'Heropanti' has been trained in gymnastics and martial arts from childhood. (Image: Instagram)

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 Not many know that Shilpa Shetty is a black belt in Karate. The actress had trained in martial arts since a young age. In this photo, Shilpa is seen doing yoga. (Image: Instagram)

Not many know that Shilpa Shetty is a black belt in Karate. The actress had trained in martial arts since a young age. In this photo, Shilpa is seen doing yoga. (Image: Instagram)

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