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#SultanEid2016: Salman Khan And 16 Bollywood Actors Who Played Boxers In Films

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Sultan is all set to release on Eid, 2016 with Salman Khan playing the lead role of the movie, a 40 year old wrestler.

Yash Raj Films released the teaser today which announced Salman as the lead hero and the release date of the film, however, the lead actress still remains a mystery.

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Salman Khan is not the first actor to be essaying such a role, recently released Brothers trailer also saw Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra essaying the role of boxers in the movie. Even Aamir Khan has undergone huge physical transformation in order to play the role of a wrestler who is also a father to four young daughters in the film, Dangal.

Not just actors, even actress like Priyanka Chopra essayed the role of a boxer in Mary Kom, a biopic directed by Omung Kumar was based on real life boxer Mary Kom's life. Priyanka won huge accolades for the film as well as the way she had transformed her body.

Now with Salman Khan also donning a boxer/wrestler look in the film, we thought of doing a little digging in the history of Bollywood films and bring to you the list of those 17 Bollywood actors who have played boxers in the films.

Salman Khan

Salman Khan plays the role of a 40 year old wrestler in Yash Raj Films upcoming movie Sultan whose teaser got launched today and the makers announced the release of the movie to be on Eid, 2016.

Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is said the be essaying the role of a boxer in the upcoming film Dangal in which he is playing the a father to four daughters and is based on pahelwan Mahavir Phogat's life. He had earlier played the role of boxer in Ghulam.

Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir Kapoor too played a street fighter role in Bombay Velvet. The movie may have been a big flop but he got enlisted in the elite group of people who played boxers in the movies.

Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar is all set to essay the role of a boxer in his upcoming flick, Brothers which is a remake of Hollywood movie Warriors, he even lost 17 kgs for his role.

Sidharth Malhotra

Sidharth Malhotra to is playing the role of a boxer in Brothers movie in which he is starring opposite Akshay Kumar. Sidharth has put on 7 kgs for his role and bulked up his body.

Shahrukh Khan

Shahrukh Khan too played the role of a boxer in the infamous movie Happy New Year which was directed by Farah Khan and had Deepika Padukone cast opposite him.

Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan too was seen showing some street style boxing moves in his blockbuster hit movie Naseeb, there is practically no role that Big B has not essayed.

Ajay Devgn

Ajay Devgn essayed the role of a boxer in his second film, Jigar which was loosely inspired by Jean-Claude Van Damme's Bloodsport.

Sunny Deol

Sunny Deol too had essayed the role of a boxer when his younger brother in the Apne film gets injured to continue boxing.

Bobby Deol

Bobby Deol played the role of a boxer in the Apne film, where he gets trained by his on and off screen dad, Dharmendra.

Sohail Khan

Salman's younger brother played the role of devoted boxer who finds it difficult to choose between family and boxing.

Neil Nitin Mukesh

Neil Nitin Mukesh played the role of a boxer in the film, Lafangey Parindey where he even teaches some of his moves to Deepika Padukone.

Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra who essayed the lead role in the biopic of Mary Kom, played the role of a boxer and received huge acclaim for it.

Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha was also seen a boxer in the movie Holiday, although it did not stress on that aspect, she did essay the role of a boxer.


Dharmendra was seen essaying the role of boxer in Main Inteqam Lunga, a footage from this film was shown in Apne where his sons were seen essaying the role of boxers.

Mithun Chakraborthy

Mithun Chakraborthy too essayed the role of a boxer in his early film which was titled as Boxer.


Madhavan is set to play a boxer in a Hindi-Tamil bilingual on a boxer's life called Laal to be directed a Mani Ratnam's erstwhile assistant Sudha Kongara.

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