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Bollywood Celebrities who Inspire Us to Follow Yoga and Ayurveda

Good leadership is all about inspiring others and Bollywood has been doing so and has lead many to a fit and healthy lifestyle too. Here are some of the celebrities who stand as a testimony of the success of Yoga and Ayurveda in enhancing their health, strength and longevity.

Bollywood Celebrities who Inspire Us to Follow Yoga and Ayurveda

Everybody wants to stay fit and healthy, especially the celebrities who appear on the silver screen or TV. Some of the stars of Bollywood are too conscious about their bodies and stay fit for a long time. Look at Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Rekha, Bipasha Basu, Lara Dutta, Zeenat Aman, Malaika Arora, Shilpa Shetty, Kareena Kapoor Khan and many more. They not only visit the gyms but also do yoga.

And from the last 20 to 30 years, even Ayurveda has modified and evolved into a powerhouse that is serving billions around the globe. Nature has bestowed numerous beneficial vegetation that has medicinal qualities in them, all that is required is, to do research on them and Ayurveda have done exactly that. By now, it is a well-known fact that Ayurveda’s completely based on the vegetation and has provided help to the celebrities in keeping their bodies fit & fine with no side effects.

Modern medical facilities do grow the bodies at a fast pace but has lots and lots of side effects that can turn disastrous at the later stage of life. No one wants to look ugly when they get old, so most of them have engulfed the Ayurvedic norms to treat their bodies when they fall sick.

Look at some of them like Akshay Kumar who is absolutely fit & fine for the last 28 years. He believes totally in doing exercises and believes in Ayurvedic kind of remedies. Once a visit to Kerala to an Ayurvedic place, where he went to detoxify his body and returned in the peppy mood. He indulges in the natural things and never stalks fancy massages and international spas. Even he said that we Indians have such an immense treasure of Ayurveda, why are we not paying much attention towards it. He did meditation there and came out with flying colors, that’s why he looks radiant and also increased his stamina and concentration. “Let’s show this world, the power our Indian techniques like Ayurveda and yoga have… Try it.I guarantee that you will wake every morning with a smile as I do. Goodnight, Jai hind!” He said.

Shilpa Shetty, in spite of being the mother of a kid, has the slimmest body in Bollywood. She follows Yoga and has launched some CDs called “Shilpa’s Yoga” in the market to spread the benefits of Yoga. Shilpa Shetty and her husband, Raj Kundra made an herbal company in the name of their son, Viaan as “Viaan Healthcare,” which was designed by an Ayurvedic doctor called Dr. Vikram Chauhan. It also produces Ayurvedic Remedies that have been present in India since ages and are being explored now.

Honorable Prime Minister of India

Narendra Modi, the PM of India had launched a Fit India movement and said afterward that life is going on because of ‘Yoga’, ‘Pranayam’ and ‘Ayurveda.’ He agrees that all these three have kept me running. He was the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014. After that, he was sworn in as the PM of India and he is still in the best of his health. He is also going to approve Ayurvedic facilities to get a boost and was in conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and stressed on traditional Indian medicines, Ayurveda and Yoga that heals so many ailments.

There are many more famous personalities like ageless Rekha, who began her career in the late 70s, is still giving beautiful performances, used to be a plump lady before she became a true fan of doing Yoga and Ayurveda. She believes in the ancient science of Ayurveda and goes for an Ayurvedic spa treatment and Aromatherapy, whenever she gets the time at her home. She also leads a disciplined life that is staying happy and stress free. All these things make her look flawless and age is just a number for her.

Kareena Kapoor Khan,

Kareena Kapoor Khan, who achieved a zero figure through a strict diet plan and doing exercises along with meditation and yoga. She does 90 minutes of Yoga daily and the day she misses, her whole day seems ruined as she is in the habit of doing Yoga and hada strict diet chart that is completely vegetarian, the diet prescribed by Planet Ayurveda. Now she has become a mother but still has a ravishing body, giving a complex to the younger heroines. She also agrees to eat fresh vegetables and fruits to stay calm, relaxed, and healthy, which makes her enjoy life in a positive manner.

Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Basu, the Bengal beauty has an extremely fit body because she has a passion for being fit and healthy.Her toned and glamorous body is the result of hard exercise and a precise diet plan. She even launched 3 DVDs that promotefitness & health. She has a huge fanfollowing her in Bengal, being a Bengali beauty. This Bollywood queen & heartthrob has maintained her fitness since the last 25 years due to her disciplined lifestyle and well-planned workout. As an intelligent person, she likes to have a heavy breakfast, moderate lunch and a light dinner, but all her food is full of proteins that keep her going, and maintain a sexy figure.

Anushka Sharma & Virat Kohli

Anushka Sharma & Virat Kohli are both fitness freaks. When the whole world was enjoying welcoming the New Year party, both of them escaped to the mountains to an Ayurvedic resort to detoxify their bodies. With an extensive program that relies on Ayurvedic diet and Yoga asanas (postures). Both came out after a few days of totally remaining cut off from the world and came out in a clean & calm state of mind and body. These days, both are enjoying their respective careers.

Sonam Kapoor

Nobody knows about Sonam Kapoor, daughter of Anil Kapoor, before her debut in ‘Saawariya’, she used to be so plump that her weight was 90kg. But when she realized that she didn’t possess a figure that could last in Bollywood, she turned to do Yoga and a strict diet under the guidance of Bharat Thakur, which reduced her weight rapidly and today she is known as a fashion diva.

Arjun Kapoor

Even her cousin brother, Arjun Kapoor was also an obese person during his school days. But by 2012, After watching his cousin reduce weight rapidly, he followed her footsteps and reduced his fat body to a slim one that looked smart. He also believes in practicing Yoga and adopted a strict diet that made him a brand ambassador of Chelsea Football Cub for India.

Malaika Arora

See the figure of Malaika Arora! Even after becoming the mother of 2 children is still regarded as a hot property, just because she is an ardent fan of Yoga andfollows the diet recommended by Ayurveda. She keeps practicing her Yogasanas(postures) even during her shooting schedule. She isproud to admit that both Yoga & Ayurveda has given her flexibility and enhanced her strength. Her favorite posture of Yoga is ‘Padmasana’, which helps her in driving away many of the physical ailments.

There are many more that look at Rekha and try to follow her such as Alia Bhatt, Jacqueline Fernandez, Nargis Fakhri, and Lara Dutta (she was crowned Miss Intercontinental in 1997 and Miss Universe in the year 2000)


These are just the ones that follow Yoga & Ayurveda, there are many immense personalities in the world who are crazy about Yoga & the benefits of Ayurveda like Prince Charles of UK and his wife Duchess of Cornwall Ms. Camila Parker, David Beckham, Justin Timberlake etc.

About The Author

Dr. Vikram Chauhan

He is an MD – AYURVEDA and is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurved.. Read More..


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