Bollywood actor Bobby Deol initially had a performance as a child actor in the 1977 film Dharam Veer. As an adult, he pursued acting in the 1990s and debuted in 1995’s Barsaat. For this, he won the Filmfare Best Debut Award. This was followed by box-office hits Gupt and Soldier. He also had notable performances in the movies Kareeb and Dillagi sometime in the late ’90s.
In the early 2000s, he became more popular for starring in the movies Bada, Bichhoo, Aur Pyaar Ho Gaya, and Ajnabee. He then starred in the film Humraaz, which got him a Filmfare Best Actor nomination. He continued his flourishing Bollywood career with lead parts in Barsaat, Apne, and Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Saathiyo.
Meanwhile, in the 2010s, Deol starred in such movies as Yamla Pagla Deewana and Players. He also reprised his role in the sequel Yamla Pagla Deewana 2. After starring in 2013’s Poster Boys, he had starring performances in more Hindi films, including Race 3, Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se, and Housefull 4. His most recent work includes the Netflix film Class of ’83. He also starred in the MX Original Series, Aashram.
Bobby Deol wasn’t always into fitness but that all changed after Race 3. When he starred in the film, fans quickly noticed the body transformation involved in his role. Before, it was hard for him to find the motivation to get out there and work out, but the physical training he went through to prepare for his character in Race 3 taught him to be more appreciative of fitness.
“Many a times, I’ve called my trainer at 5 am. [After Race 3] things have changed. Now, unless I’ve trained, I find myself thinking about my impending workout, all day long,” said the actor. “It’s because of the traditional methods of training that I believe in, that I think, weight training has brought about a significant change [in me].” He has also set up a home gym to make his workouts more regular.