New emerging talents of both cricket and Bollywood are well-recognized in our country India and they are often caught spending time with each other. Cricketers biopic and marriage of Bollywood celebrities with cricketers are now seen a lot but this is not only the relationship they hold. Watching our favorite sportspersons in the film will surely be alluring to us and these 8 legends of their particular sports have acted in the movies.
8 Sportspersons Who Worked in Films
A well-known Indian boxer who has played tons of brilliant knocks within the rings like the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2009 World Championships, and the Commonwealth Games had also appeared in the Bollywood movie Fugly with Kiara Advani and Jimmy Shergill. He is considered the fastest hand-movement boxer in India.
Sunil Gavaskar sir is a veteran Indian cricketer as well-known for his remarkable knocks with his small size. Many of us do not know this fact that our little master had also tried films in his growing stage. He had acted in Savli Premachi, a Marathi movie back in 1980. He also showcases his sweet nature with a cameo in Naseeruddin Shah’s comedy film Maalamaal.
One of the sexiest and talented Indian cricketers Ajay Jadeja got stuck in a match-fixing scandal when he was at his peak and got a 5 years ban. He had tried his luck in many movies like Khel alongside Sunny Deol and Suniel Shetty, and Pal Pal Dil Ke Saat opposite Mahie Gill and Vinod Kambli but the box office collection doesn’t support him to do more films.
A living legend of world cricket and our beloved Kapil dev sir has made us proud in 1983 by winning the first world cup for India. But do you know he also has appeared in films? Yes, he made special appearances in Dillagi…Yeh Dillagi, Chain Kulli ki Main Kulli, and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. His movie Iqbal got tons of praise from both critics and audiences.
Our cute Punjab man Harbhajan Singh has a separate fan base due to his bowling and celebration style. As we know his wife is an actress and now he is all set to present his acting skills in the upcoming Tamil film friendship. He had also played little cameos in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, and Punjabi movies such as Bhaji In Problem and Second Hand Husband.
Sreesanth being the front face of bigg boss season 12 got tons of fame and popularity even bigger than he achieves from cricket. His cricket career got destroyed due to some match-fixing problem but he reverted with his films Aksar 2, Team 5, Cabaret, and Kempegowda 2. He has also participated in reality shows like Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena.
Little master, the god of cricket, and many more prestigious titles have been gained by this superstar by his hard work and poise nature. We all are surely fans of his cute smile and hard straight drives. He has been seen in films like Kabhie Ajnabi The, Stumped playing cameos. His film Sachin a billion dreams got huge popularity. According to some sources, he is all set to make another biopic on him as the god of cricket.
A massive holder of gigantic physique Dara Singh was a brand in the game of wrestling. His big biceps never failed to impress everyone around him. He had played many aggressive and funny roles in films. His cameos in Jab We Met starring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shahid Kapoor, Kal Ho Naa Ho, Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge and more will always be remembered by us. He made his debut as a lead in 1962 in king kong after working as a stunt artist for years.