As Anushka Sharma steps into Jhulan Goswami's shoes, we bring you 5 actresses who turned athletes onscreen

Updated on Jan 06, 2022 07:52 PM IST  |  158K
As Anushka Sharma steps into Jhulan Goswami's shoes, we bring you 5 actresses who turned athletes onscreen

A few hours back, Anushka Sharma announced her powerful comeback with Chakda 'Xpress. The movie is a biopic in which Anushka will be seen essaying the role of former Indian Women's cricket team captain, Jhulan Goswami. Anushka has received appreciation on social media for taking up the role and going through a convincing transformation. Well, this is not the first time for any actress to turn athletes onscreen. Before the ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ actress, many have played similar roles. We bring you a listicle of 5 actresses who have essayed sportswomen on-screen.

Priyanka Chopra in Mary Kom: Nobody would have ever expected former Miss World to take up such a challenging role of an Olympic-level boxer, who is also a mother of four kids.  Priyanka did not only prove her acting mettle but also went through a rigorous physical transformation.


Taapsee Pannu in Rashmi Rocket: Taapsee Pannu has been amusing her fans by taking up challenging roles, and she followed the suit when she opted for the role of a track and field athlete. The actress, on her Instagram handle, has time and again shared glimpses of her strict diet and fitness regime that she was bound to follow to get into the skin of the character.


Parineeti Chopra in Saina: In this sports drama, Parineeti took a chance to portray the role of international badminton champion Saina Nehwal. During the shoot of the film, the actress suffered several injuries, as she relentlessly practiced in the badminton court to keep her shots similar to the real-life player. Saina is an inspiring tale of a sports personality, featuring aspects of personal and professional life, aimed to encourage, inform, and entertain the audiences.    


Kangana Ranaut in Panga: National Award winner actor Kangana essayed the role of a 34-year-old lady who is the mother of a kid, who was once a captain for the Indian National Women Kabaddi Team. The film documents the ups and downs in the life of an ex Kabaddi player who bounces back to the sport with the help of her husband and kid and proves her identity.


Sanya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh in Dangal: Starring Aamir Khan in the lead role, the movie that also features Sana and Fatima was a huge hit at the box office. The two actresses left no stone unturned and learned wrestling for the film. The sports drama is based on the great wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters, majorly known as Phogat Sisters.


Also read: Chakda Xpress: Jhulan Goswami hails Anushka Sharma starrer’s teaser; Latter says ‘It’s an honour to play you’


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