Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone to R Madhavan and Sahil Khattar, celebrities who represented their states in the field of sports

Celebrities have long moved past the realm of lights and cameras to indulge their passion for fashion, food, and alcohol. We often wonder what they would be doing in the past, but here are a few actors who have represented their states in the field of sports. 

Akshay Kumar -  (Martial Arts and Taekwondo)

Akshay Kumar, known for his action-packed roles, has a strong background in martial arts. Originally from Delhi, he honed his skills in various forms of martial arts and represented his state in several tournaments before entering the film industry. Kumar went to Bangkok to learn martial arts and lived in Thailand for five years learning Thai Boxing.

R. Madhavan - Tamil Nadu (Bike Racing)

R. Madhavan, known for his charming roles, had a passion for bike racing during his youth. Hailing from Tamil Nadu, he participated in bike racing competitions and represented his state, showcasing his love for adrenaline-fueled sports.

Sahil Khattar - Haryana (Roller Hockey)

Sahil Khattar, a popular YouTuber and actor, has an interesting sports background. Originally from Chandigarh, he excelled in roller hockey and represented Haryana state t in various tournaments, displaying his talent and passion for the sport. Very few people know that Sahil won a Bronze Medal in the Asian Games for India, in the roller hockey sport. India in that year, received a medal in roller hockey after almost a decade. 

Rahul Bose - Bengal (Rugby)

Rahul Bose, a versatile actor and filmmaker, had a remarkable journey in rugby. Hailing from Bengal, he played rugby at the state level and went on to represent India in the sport, showcasing his passion for the game and his state.

Deepika Padukone - Karnataka (Badminton)

Deepika Padukone, one of Bollywood's leading ladies, had an illustrious career in badminton before entering the film industry. Born and raised in Karnataka, she played badminton at the state level and even represented India in international tournaments.

Farhan Akhtar - Maharashtra (Athletics)

Farhan Akhtar, a talented actor, director, and singer, had a background in athletics. Growing up in Maharashtra, he participated in various track and field events at the state level, displaying his athletic abilities before venturing into the entertainment industry.