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10 Fittest Bollywood Actresses Who Can Actually Kick Ass In A Real Fight

Gone are the days when the female lead in movies primarily used to be a damsel in distress, unable to save herself from goons and completely dependent on the 'hero' for anything that requires physical strength. With time, narratives are thankfully changing, and we now have leading ladies who are self-sufficient when it comes to matters of strength and fitness.

While almost every other actor hits the gym religiously in real life, actresses are definitely not behind. Bollywood is obsessed with being fit, and it is definitely bringing a positive change in terms of health habits when it comes to inspiring the masses. Be it Yoga, Pilates, Calisthenics or simply strength training, the ladies are kicking ass, and are transforming themselves positively - sometimes giving the men a run for their money.

Keeping that in mind, here is a list of the 10 fittest actresses in Bollywood who are super strong, and can actually kick ass in an unexpected street fight.

10. Nora Fatehi

No, we aren't talking about a dance fight (in which case, good luck to whoever is standing opposite her). Apart from being perhaps the best mainstream dancer in Bollywood right now, Nora is also extremely fit. The moves associated with most of her dance numbers require incredible core strength as well as flexibility, and she has it down. The drop move in 'Saki saki' should be a good reminder. Also, who else in Bollywood can match her flexibility and agility levels?

9. Malaika Arora

Right from the 'Chhaiya chhaiya' days, Malaika Arora has maintained her sky-high fitness levels, and it can be said without a shred of doubt that she perhaps is the only celeb in Bollywood who hasn't skipped a day of gym in decades. Right from Yoga to Pilates to other forms of strength training, she is a force to be reckoned with.

When you have maintained your fitness levels consistently for decades, and only seem to be improving every single day, it's only obvious that your strength levels are through the roof.

8. Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu is perhaps the only actress who had given the 'mainstream heroes' of Bollywood a major complex in terms of fitness and lean muscle mass, a decade back. Remember her physique in Dhoom 2? Those biceps, abs and shoulder blades made everyone's jaw drop on the floor, and anyone who understands fitness would tell you in a heartbeat how difficult it is to build a physique like that, especially for women. She is a beast in the gym - period.

7. Sushmita Sen

Sushmita Sen, despite her lukewarm relationship with mainstream Bollywood, is the most liked and admired Miss Universe - because of her inimitable charm and dignified grace. Despite her media-shy demeanour, she can give all the leading ladies a run for their money when it comes to fitness.

Her fitness routine is focused and grounded, just like herself, and it's all business and no pfaff. From aerial Yoga to strength training, to indulging in some pretty tricky couples' Yoga with partner Rohman Shawl, she keeps it real and inspiring. She can more than take care of herself in a street fight, we're sure!

6. Deepika Padukone

Just because she is drop dead gorgeous, perhaps the fact that she is also one of the fittest actresses in Bollywood gets conveniently overlooked. Deepika Padukone was a trained, national level badminton player, and it's obvious that her stamina is unmatchable - which is an important factor when it comes to fights. She will not give up, and will make sure her opponent bites the dust.

5. Shilpa Shetty

Shilpa Shetty hasn't changed a bit in over 3 decades, and she only seems to be getting fitter with age. A master Yogini, Shilpa is an expert in multiple types of fitness drills, and makes sure she keeps practicing them all without skipping a beat.

Someone who has been doing the basics for so long without stopping, automatically gets upgraded to the 'legendary' scale. After all, what is mastery, but doing the same thing over and over again tirelessly till you excel in it?

4. Katrina Kaif

If you think Katrina is only a brilliant dancer, try doing any of the dance numbers she did - right from Chikni Chameli to Sheila to Kamli - without feeling like you're about to collapse. Katrina has a gruelling fitness regime that she follows religiously in order to maintain fitness levels that are enough to give a major complex to the fittest of individuals - the byproduct of that being extreme strength as well as flexibility.

3. Taapsee Pannu

While this name otherwise perhaps would have been received as a surprise entry in this competitive list, after her transformation post 'Rashmi Rocket', Taapsee deserves to be this high in the list. She has gained enough lean muscle to make most people feel conscious, and that has happened along with incredible speed and agility that runners are blessed with.

Just take a look at her fierce avatar, and it will be obvious that she not only can kick ass in a street fight, but can in fact chase them down too.

2. Jacqueline Fernandes

Right from kickboxing to pole dancing to advanced level aerial Yoga, Jacqueline Fernandes is the physical manifestation of a strong core. The impressive things that she can manage to do with her body, are simply inspiring for anyone who is looking forward to including functional training in their workout regime. She is super strong, flexible, and will effortlessly hold her own in a street fight.

1. Disha Patani

Disha Patani not only has an amazing physique, but she perhaps is the only actress who can practically stand toe to toe with the likes of Tiger Shroff, when it comes to fitness. Right from being able to do incredible stunts, to crazy dance moves, to roundhouse kicks that can bring a grown man to his knees, Disha is a force to be reckoned with, and rightfully deserves the numero uno position in this list.

Who else do you think deserves a spot in this list? Let us know in the comments.

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