National Sports Day every year on August 29th. It marks the birthday of Dhyan Chand, the legendary hockey player who won three gold medals in the Olympics for India. While we ofcourse have some amazing sportsmen who are making India proud in the world, there are five actresses who, we believe, could be sports personalities today, had they not been actors.ational Sports Day: A look at Deepika Padukone, Jacqueline Fernandez, Taapsee Pannu’s favourite sports – India celebrates
Here’s a look at all of them –
Deepika Padukone – Badminton & Baseball
Deepika Padukone’s fitness secret lies in the game of badminton. Daughter of ace badminton player Prakash Padukone, Deepika has been a national-level badminton player herself.
She was also a state-level baseball player at one point of time. In another life, audiences may have gotten to see her play the women’s doubles with PV Sindhu, but in this life we are more than happy to see her on the silver-screen.
Taapsee Pannu – Squash
The ‘Soorma actress’ Taapsee Pannu has always been obsessed with the game of squash ever since she began playing it a few years ago. She never misses out on training when she isn’t shooting or promoting her films. The actress has even mentored a few kids from her club on a few tricks of the game. She is often seen playing friendly matches of squash with her co-actors on film sets.
Nora Fatehi – Football
Other than dance, ‘Dilbar’ fame Nora Fatehi keeps fit by practising and playing football. Nora is the only female Bollywood celebrity to have taken professional training in the sport. She is currently being trained by an International coach.
Amyra Dastur – Gymnastics & Badminton
Amyra Dastur is an avid badminton player and has been playing the sport since she was in school. She is also a fantastic gymnast. Amyra has been learning gymnastics for over three years now. Despite her erratic shoot schedules, she manages to practice it three times a week.
Jacqueline Fernandez – Fencing & Horse Riding
Former beauty queen Jacqueline has been taking professional lessons in horse-riding since quite some time now. What began as a prep for a film gradually became a passion. She is also learning fencing.