We all have plenty of time to make innumerable excuses of not working out or going for a walk even. Then, how do celebrities who spend most of their day shooting, don’t compromise with their fitness routines?
The difference however lies in the will to take time out and work on the fitness of our body.
In Bollywood fit is fabulous. Apart from their films and social gatherings and hangouts, celebrities are also known for their exercise routine and diet plans. While some of them adhere to fanatical fad diets to shed those extra kilos, others have found their way in a healthy lifestyle.
You too can have a trim waist like Bipasha or toned legs like Shilpa or get that inner glow like Kareena.
Fitness secrets of top Bollywood actresses
Though all the actresses today are their fittest best but there are these top 10 actresses who have inspired millions of people to follow their fitness secrets and have a healthy lifestyle.
1. Deepika Padukone
Coming from an athletic background, it may not come as a surprise that this ‘Mastani’ believes in giving her best when it comes to fitness. The Ramleela actress is a perfect mix of being sexy and strong at the same time. It’s difficult to take your eyes off from her graceful body. Deepika is known to follow a strenuous fitness regime that not only includes sports like Badminton and Swimming but also strength training and Pilates to keep her abs in perfect shape.
2. Bipasha Basu
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This Bong beauty is a fitness freak. Every girl dreams to have a boddy like Bipasha’s. A lot of hard work goes into it. Bipasha follows a dedicated fitness regime and believes that one should not stick to similar kind of exercises daily. So she changes her fitness routine regularly. Today Bipasha is more than an actress. Considered as a fitness icon, she has released two fitness DVD’s. Most of us fear that weight training can make us bulky. On the contrary, if we add some weight training exercises into our fitness programme, it will help in strengthening our bone density. It will also help in toning up those areas that flap. In one of her interviews she said that she’s given up on red meat, rice and junk food. Leafy green veggies, chicken, dal, fish, nuts, seeds, yogurts and sprouts are staples in her diet. She also advises to load up on juices and water to keep your body hydrated.
Watch Bipasha Basu’s 30-Minute Fat Burning Cardio Workout
3. Kareena Kapoor
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Kareena Kapoor took the whole Bollywood industry by storm with her comeback in a new size zero figure. The whole nation was obsessed by it. She admits that she loves her well-toned figure compared to her thin avatar. She credits her transformation to yoga and being turning to a vegetarian. Her nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar helped her get a perfect body in a healthy way. The magical recovery of this celebrity affirms faith in personal fitness.
4. Katrina Kaif
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Lauded as Asia’s sexiest woman, Katrina Kaif is more admired for her dance moves and supple body than her acting skills. But she is undoubtedly one of the fittest. Katrina Kaif recently said that she keeps changing her diet and fitness plans according to her roles. “My diet and fitness mantra depends on what I want to achieve, whatever role or the desired result is. So, whether you want to look little more toned or want a more athletic look, you want to look very thin for a role, or you want just look normal like a soft woman who does not want too much of definition, I change the plan accordingly.” Katrina learnt not only martial arts and parkour but also many fighting techniques to match up with the actor in Dhoom 3. Her fitness secret is to eat healthy nutritious meals and exercise regularly.These top 10 actresses have inspired millions of people to follow their workout secrets. Click To Tweet
5. Priyanka Chopra
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Priyanka believes that it is something in her genes that keeps her fit and she doesn’t have to try hard to stay slim. But at the same time she puts in a lot of efforts according to the demands of her role. Be it the sophisticated junglee billi in Don or Mary Kom in the biopic. She underwent rigid physical training to fit herself into the role of the female boxer. Presently, she is training for the role of an IPS officer in her upcoming movie Jai Gangaajal. “Priyanka Chopra has done all the action by herself. And the action in our films is very realistic, and realistic is much more difficult… She was completely fit, the muscles she built for ‘Mary Kom’ benefited us,” Prakash Jha, the Director said at the launch of the movie song. The actress trains tough whenever required and always looks spectacular and fit.
6. Shilpa Shetty
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Shilpa Shetty, the yummy mummy, almost-forty is unquestionably one of the fittest actresses of Bollywood. She is known for her trim figure and long legs which she flaunts in anything she wears from sarees to dresses. She did put on weight during pregnancy but slipped back into shape within 10 months. This is the result of her fitness routine which included both cardio and weight training along with yoga. Being a yoga enthusiast, she released her yoga DVDs to show people how to do it correctly. In one of her interviews, she said that to get back the proper figure, new moms need to exercise atleast for an hour for 5 days in a week. To calm her body, Shilpa meditates for 10 minutes daily. On her YouTube channel, there are many videos showing various yoga poses for weight loss as well as strength.
Watch Shilpa Shetty’s ‘Quick Fix Yoga’ – 15-Minute Full Body Workout
7. Sonam Kapoor
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The ultimate fashionista of B-Town, Sonam Kapoor works hard to maintain that supple figure to slip into every dress with ease. She recently revealed her fitness secret by attributing it to healthy lifestyle changes and dietary choices. During her teens, the actress had weight issues, but when she decided to enter into Bollywood, she made it a point to lose those extra pounds. Her trainer Radhika Karle revealed Sonam’s fitness secrets consisting of a mix of Pilates, heavy weight training and cardio sessions. Sonam also follows an ovo-vegetarian diet which emphasizes on eggs.
8. Jacqueline Fernandez
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Having one of the fittest bodies in B-Town, this Sri Lankan beauty was a great model before she ventured into Bollywood. Though the actress never struggled with weight issues, she did follow some crash diets. But after a time she realized that crash diets are not good for body’s overall fitness. So she switched to yoga and healthy eating.
9. Nargis Fakhri
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“Move your butt, walk 10,000 steps, drink 2-3 liters of water every day and eat more veggies. It’s that simple,” recommends Nargis. Her fitness secret is to exercise while having fun. So if you hate going to the gym, try your favourite dance. She claims to maintain her hourglass figure by dancing and being active. She shares health tips with her fans via Twitter. Her ‘juice cleanse diet’ is very popular. Apart from that she believes in holistic approach and eats organic food.
10. Alia Bhatt
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The young and talented Alia Bhatt focuses on right eating. “My only mantra is to eat healthy and properly. The most important is to feed yourself right kind of nutrition, right rest and you have to feel internally happy. What will be the point of working out if I will be sitting down and doing nothing? You have to feel internally happy and positive,” Alia said.
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