Actor Jaideep Ahlawat has impressed many with his physical transformation for his new project. Let’s take a look at Bollywood actors who underwent body transformation.

Actor Jaideep Ahlawat has surprised fans and critics with his tremendous weight loss journey for a film role. A well-planned diet and lifestyle regime, monitored by a fitness expert, ensured that the actor went from 110 kg to 83 kg in just five months! This feat was especially achieved for the historical drama film Maharaj. Jaideep Ahlawat took to social media to share before-after photographs of his weight loss transformation. In the recent past, many actors like Kartik Aaryan and Anil Kapoor have also undergone body transformation for personal and professional reasons.

Jaideep Ahlawat shares weight loss journey

Known for projects such as Paatal Lok, and Raazi, Ahlawat is seen sporting a relatively bigger belly in his “before” body transformation photo. Within five months, he managed to get a toned body. He captioned the photos, “From 109.7 Kg. to 83 Kg. In 5 months. That’s the physical transformation for the role of Maharaj.” He thanked his fitness trainer Prajwal Shetty for the major transformation.

The fitness expert replied saying, “You are an inspiration.” The trainer also shared a video of the actor sweating it out at a gym in his Maharaj costume. “Behind the scenes in making of MAHARAJ AKA JJ @jaideepahlawat giving it his all for his best shot,” Shetty captioned the clip.

Director Siddharth P. Malhotra was one of the many celebrities who left positive comments. He wrote, “The dedication and devotion you have put and given to this role and character can’t be put in words! Always indebted to you.”

On Tuesday, he posted a reel in which he is seen working out with gym equipment, including dumbbells. He wrote, “Morphing into a different character with each movie is every actor’s dream. I just so happen to be living out mine.”

Bollywood actors who underwent body transformation

1. Mona Singh

Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahi star Mona Singh reportedly lost 15 kg in six months for an upcoming role. According to her, discipline is “very important” during weight-loss journey. Instead of working out in a gym, she did Yoga, as per the Hindustan Times. The actress reportedly practiced intermittent fasting, and added more protein and fiber to her diet.

2. Vidya Balan

Actress Vidya Balan was recently spotted at the screening of Kartik Aaryan-starrer Chandu Champion. She walked the red carpet in a black dress, and her fans flooded social media with comments on her weight loss. One said, “Omg she has reduced so much.” Another wrote, “Unhone weight kam kar lia (she has lost weight).” According to reports, Vidya follows a ‘No Raw’ diet in which she focusses on consuming only cooked foods instead of eating them raw.

3. Kartik Aaryan

Kartik Aaryan is another actor who stunned his fans with his body transformation for Chandu Champion in which he plays para-Olympian Murlikant Petkar. Along with his before and after images, he wrote, “From 39 percent body fat to 7 percent body fat!! From being an ‘insomniac’ to turning into a ‘fitness enthusiast’, it’s surely a journey of one and half years to remember for me. The life of the living legend Mr Murlikant Petkar, not only made me a stronger human being but also, further installed the belief that if you can dream it, then you can achieve it… nothing is impossible.”

4. Randeep Hooda

In March 2024, Randeep Hooda got the Internet talking about his drastic physical transformation. He did it for his directorial Swatantrya Veer Savarkar in which he essays the role of freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.

Randeep Hooda
Randeep Hooda looked very skinny in his body transformation photo. Image courtesy: Randeep Hooda/Instagram

In the monochrome photo, he looked extremely skinny. Going by the photo’s caption, Kaala Paani, it was probably taken when he was shooting for the jail (Kaala Paani) scene.

5. Sonam Kapoor

Unlike most actors, Sonam Kapoor lost weight not for a movie role, but for personal reasons. The actress became a mother in 2022, and in January this year, she gave a glimpse of her postpartum weight loss transformation. For her mirror selfie video, she dressed up in a sports bra and tights that put the spotlight on her toned midriff. She captioned it, “What a wow…20 kgs down…6 more to go.”

6. Anil Kapoor

Actor Anil Kapoor is 67 years old, but he takes his fitness regime seriously. In October 2023, he shared glimpses of the “serious physical transformation” he had to undergo for two of his films.

Anil Kapoor
Anil Kapoor toned up for two films. Image courtesy: Anil Kapoor/Instagram

Sharing the photos taken while he was taking an ice bath and working out in a gym, Kapoor wrote, “Switching between two completely opposite roles has been both challenging and gratifying…Going from the 65-year-old Balbir in Animal to the 45-year-old Air Force Officer Rocky in Fighter, I had to undergo a serious physical transformation to do justice to the prestigious uniform I was wearing.”

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