Top Martial Arts Experts in Bollywood

We all have seen our Bollywood heroes and heroines exchanging blows with goons and knocking them to the ground. While it is true that all action scenes in movies are choreographed by expert action choreographers, there are some actors and actresses in Bollywood who can pull off action sequences on their own as they are well trained in some martial arts forms or the other. Here are top martial arts experts in Bollywood

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10MITHUN CHAKRABORTY

 
 

Mithun Chakraborty, the original dancing jack, is not just an excellent actor and brilliant dancer, but he is a black belt in a kung fu style also. The talented actor, who started his career as a junior artist and went on to establish himself as one of the biggest stars in Bollywood, has shown his martial arts skills in a number of films he has done in his career spanning across more than three decades.

Born on 16 June 1950, Chakraborty is a name to reckon with. He has proved his acting mettle in more than 350 Hindi, Bengali, Oriya, Tamil and Telugu films. For his outstanding acting prowess, the Indian Government has bestowed on him three National Film Awards. He first won the National Film Awards for Best Actor for the Hindi film ‘Mrigayaa’ in 1976. He walked away with his second National Film Awards for Best Actor in 1992 when he won the award for the Bengali movie ‘Tahader Katha’. He was again honored with the National Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor for the Hindi movie ‘Swami Vivekananda’ in 1995.

Though Mithun has appeared in many films belonging to various popular genres, he is best remembered for his role as Jimmy in the movie ‘Disco Dancer’ (1982), which turned out to be the biggest blockbuster of his movie career. Apart from India, the film performed unbelievingly well in several other parts of the world also, especially Russia. In Russia, Chakraborty and Raj Kapoor are still the most popular Indian actors. Besides ‘Disco Dancer’, the actor has some of the most notable films of Hindi cinema to his credit, such as ‘Suraksha’, ‘Saahas’, ‘Wardat’, ‘Pyar Jhukta Nahi’, ‘Dance Dance’ and ‘Agneepath’. For his role as Krishnan Iyer Nariyal paniwala for the movie ‘Agneepath’, Dada, as he is popularly called, won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actor award. He will next be seen in the Bangladeshi film ‘Hason Raja’. . .

TRIVIA: Mithun Chakraborty was a wrestler in his younger days. In 1967, he won the West Bengal State Wrestling Championship in the Junior Category.

 

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After finishing my post graduation in Mass Communication & Journalism from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprasth University, New Delhi, I tried my best to settle down in the national capital with a copywriting job in hand, but my profound fascination for films and a penchant for writing about them landed me in the maximum city, Mumbai. Now, I work as an Entertainment Journalist who loves to lose himself in films, books and old Bollywood melodies, especially sung by the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. If you want to get in touch with him, feel free to send a sweet message on mohnishmania@gmail.com.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Salman khan is not a martial art specialist.So please for god sake dont try to make him god.He is only an ordinary actor.

  2. Boss you rock.You are a real versatile actor with versatile talent specially you are known for bringing this martial art specialist trend within bollywood.

  3. Hritick roshan is not a martial artist.neither is salman khan or john abraham. and for God’s sake not Priyanka Chopra. All of them took training only to make a role convincing. Akshay Kumar is the only qualified martial artist and most likely tiger Shroff.

  4. also heaven’s sake Deepika Padukone. Are you joking. Even ranveer singh picked up a sword in bajirao mastani so does it make him a martial artist . In this list apart from Akshay the other one is vidyut jamwal who has practiced martial arts for a long time

  5. Few know that A lot of Akshay’s Martial Arts bio, spread by him and his PR team is all Humbug…
    He was a student of Javed Khan… who he never mentions about…

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