National Sports Day is celebrated each year on August 29th. It is celebrated to mark the birthday of Dhyan Chand, the legendary hockey player who won three gold medals in the Olympics for India.

We have amazing sports people from India who are spreading and making India’s name proud, there are Bollywood celebrities who we believe would also do great work if they were sports personalities and not actors.

Here is a list of actresses who have been playing some form of sport for years and have honed their skills at the game.

Deepika Padukone – Badminton & Baseball



Deepika Padukone’s fitness secret lies in the game of Badminton. Daughter to ace badminton player Prakash Padukone, Deepika has also played badminton on a National level. However, not everyone is aware that she is also a state-level baseball player. When she is not shooting she has been seen playing badminton and training in the game. Her sister is also a competitive golfer, clearly, Deepika has it in her genes to be a sports star, in another life, maybe audiences would’ve seen her play the women’s doubles with PV Sindhu, but in this life, we love the Padmaavat actress and her acting skills.

Nora Fatehi – Football

Nora Fatehi, Govi Tyler


Nora Fatehi has raised the bar for herself with every song she performs and currently, she has been ruling hearts of the people with her latest song Dilbar. Other than dance rehearsals the other way the Moroccan beauty keeps fit is by practising and playing football. Nora is the only female Bollywood celebrity who has taken the football as a sport seriously. She has been trained by an International coach to excel at the game.

Taapsee Pannu – Squash

Taapsee Pannu


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. Taapsee is often seen teaming up with the co-actors of her films to play friendly matches of squash.

Amyra Dastur – Gymnastics & Badminton

Amyra Dastur


Amyra Dastur, the extremely well-known actress down south has multiple releases with the bigwigs of Bollywood this year. She is an avid badminton player and has been playing the sport since she was in school. Other playing the game of badminton Amyra is a fantastic gymnast. She has been learning Gymnastics for over three years and tries to go for practice three times a week to keep improving at it.