It is not only for their acting prowess that Hollywood male actors have millions of fans in the country and abroad. The hunky Bollywood actors have an envious muscular body with well developed abs that make both genders go weak on their knees-across the age groups. While a section of male actors were always known for their fitness and envious physique- the new generation seems to be more obsessed with developing chiseled and muscular body. However, such physique is not always god gifted and neither the actors got such muscles and abs overnight! Years of hard work, dedication and sticking to lifestyle led to such Greek god figures.
Top Bollywood Male Actors with Killer Abs and Muscles:
1. Ranveer Singh: The Bohemian with Bravado and Killer Six Packs
Very few actors in Bollywood, maybe with the exception of Salman Khan and Sanjay Dutt can proudly display a bohemian image as Ranveer Singh. The actor with his ’devil may care’ image managed to win the hearts of millions and already has some blockbusters and acclaimed films in his portfolio. The ‘Befikre ‘actor has no qualms about dropping his clothes and baring his torso. He has done so in period films like Padmavat and Bajirao Mastani- already. It will not be an exaggeration to say his skin show made fans drool in those films.
He works out every day to stay in shape and that comprises mostly of cardio and strength training. Ranveer also does aerobic exercises and swimming. He is also particular about eating the right foods. He eats every 3 hours and relies on high protein, low carb diet. He also evades eating low oil and less salty foods. For snacking, he chooses dry fruits.
2. Shahid Kapoor- The Talented Actor With A Chiseled Body
Son of veteran actor Pankahj Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor has been in Bollywood for more than a decade and he has done some of the most critically acclaimed films till date. However, it is not only his awesome performance in films like Haider and Padmavat that got his fan base growing but his chiseled body also has it’s share! Shahid initially used to spot a lean and toned figure. However, it was for his role in the acclaimed film ‘Udta Punjab’ where he played a drug addicted singer, he developed six packs. He further worked on his body for playing Rajput ruler Rawal Ratan Singh in the epic saga Padmavat. Since then he has been getting rave reviews for his body everywhere!
Shahid puts in lots of efforts to ensure the abs stay in shape. He uses a treadmill daily and also does yoga. He balances cardiovascular exercise and weight training. Shahid has been a vegan for a long time and he still sticks to that diet. Like many of his industry peers, he takes several small meals every day.
3. Akshay Kumar: The Action Star With A Killer Body
Akshay Kumar is among those actors in Bollywood who have been serious about staying fit and having a toned body from the early days of an acting career. The talented actor has a lot of commercially successful films in his portfolio including some of the most popular action thrillers. Apart from his action stunts, dance moves and flair in comedy, the fans are also fond of his fit torso. The actor is now in his late 40s but it is very difficult to guess his real age from his looks!
Akshay never misses his workout and starts with a long brisk walk. He also resorts to shadow boxing and kick-boxing. Apart from these, he also resorts to cardio workouts and Yoga. To ensure he does not get unfit, Akshay adheres to a balanced diet all over the year. He stays away from smoking and drinking. He is an actor who loves home cooked meals and likes fresh and organic foods. However, he admits he gorges on sweets once a week.
4. Salman Khan: Controversy’s Favorite Child With Well Developed Abs
Salman Khan makes headlines both for his potboiler flicks and his off the screen activities which have made him one of the controversy mired actors of India. From the infamous blackbucks poaching case that refuses to leave him and the hit and run case- he had his brushes with law. However, these controversies did little to affect his bankability as a star. He continues to be one of the most profitable actors of Bollywood – even after crossing 50. While he does not look very young now, there is no denying his muscular physique and the appeal oozed by it. He stays fit and offers many younger actors, fitness tips too.
He never skips his workout regime. Salman does push-ups, sit-ups and abdominal crunches daily. He also cycles a lot to make muscles fit. He consumes lots of protein in his meals and vegetables too.
5. Shahrukh Khan: The King Khan And His Amazing Fit Body
Shahrukh Khan has defied the norms in Bollywood and for the last two decades, his magic at the box office has been unstoppable- despite a few low phases. Despite the fact he is now 52- Shahrukh has an amazingly fit body. Who can forget the abs he developed for his role in the blockbuster- “Om Shanti Om”? He also changes his looks to gel with roles from time to time.
He spends more than an hour every day, at least 5 days per week. He resorts to strength training, cycling and aerobics to stay in shape. Shahrukh follows a high-fiber complex carbohydrates diet and drinks 2-3 liters of water every day. He refrains from eating alcoholic beverages and sweets mostly.
The Other Abs Faunting Bollywood Male Actors
There are some other male actors in Bollywood who have got millions of fans for their abs and muscles. Examples include the hunky Siddarth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor. Arjun was an obese teenager who shed plenty of weight to attain the chocolate hero image. The multi talented Farhan Akhtar and rising actor Saqib Saleem also deserve a mention in this context.