Meet The Stunt Doubles Of These 16 Bollywood Actors Who Actually Perform High-Risk Stunts


We adore our Bollywood stars in India. And rightly so. They battle lions on their own, leap from one skyscraper to another with ease, pull off high-octane chases and even on a bad day they can beat the baddies black and blue.

They praise them for their death-defying stunts but fail to thank those without whom the light of day would not have been seen by these stunts. Such stunt doubles have lived for years in obscurity, while the actors are attracting all the publicity. It is ungrateful work and we decided it was time we gave them their due.

Here are 16 body doubles Of Bollywood Actors who risked their lives so they could have a good time for the audience

Body doubles Of Bollywood Actors 2023

1. Salman Khan’s body double (Ek Tha Tiger)

Stunt Doubles Of Salman Khan

Have we not all loved Jawed El Berni in this film? Okay, if you wonder who this is, go and check out the action sequences in the movie. Or just have a look here at this picture.

2. Katrina Kaif’s Stunt Double – Dhoom 3

Katrina Kaif Stunt Double

Seems that when it came to doing the action scenes the nimble-footed Kamli developed cold feet.

3. Hrithik Roshan’s Stunt Double – Mohenjo Daro

Hrithik Roshan Stunt Double

Ashutosh Gowariker’s period drama will see Hrithik Roshan taking on Mohenjo Daro’s baddies… Well, not exactly him, but he was swimming with these two guys.

4. Abhishek Bachchan’s Stunt Double – Raavan

Abhishek Bachchan Stunt Double

M. The uncanny resemblance of S. Balram to Abhishek Bachchan made it appear to be A. B. Junior took a fatal fall from the top of a mountain into the water. You had us this time, Mani sir.

5. Aamir Khan‘s Stunt Double Dhoom 3

Aamir Khan Stunt Double

I’m sure Aamir would have gone for a stunt double for the wild action even if the stunts were 100 per cent safe to perform. Others call perfection an illness!

6. Akshay Kumar‘s Stunt Double

Akshay Kumar Stunt Double

Bollywood’s Khiladi doesn’t like to play by the rules, and prefers to do most of his own stunts… Except on certain occasions.

7. Priyanka Chopra‘s Stunt Double

Priyanka Chopra Stunt Double

They employed a boxer so that the blows from Priyanka appeared as similar as possible to those from the real Mary Kom. Bam Bam Bam Boom.

8. Hrithik Roshan‘s Stunt Double Bang Bang

Hrithik Roshan Stunt Double

Duggu had been so kicked about remaking Knight and Day that he himself wanted to do all the stunts. He also performed a lot of the stunts on his own after hurting himself while filming. Nevertheless, he needed this guy for the others.

9. Shah Rukh Khan‘s Stunt Double – Fan

Shah Rukh Khan’s Stunt Double

In this movie, SRK is playing its own fan. For Fan, director Maneesh Sharma has tried to capture Croatia’s beauty, a location that was never previously filmed in Bollywood. In the movie, Shah Rukh has a double role, and also a double body.

10. Dimple Kapadia‘s Stunt Double

Dimple Kapadia’s Stunt Double

Reshma, yesterday’s favourite female stunt double from Bollywood, has been putting her career on the line for three decades, pulling off risky stunts for a few leading Bollywood ladies.

11. Hema Malini‘s Stunt Double

Hema Malini’s Stunt Double

Among the many movies in which Reshma has played a double body, Sholay was the most iconic. “Chal Dhanno, aaj teri Basanti ke izzat ka hai sawaal.”

12. Rani Mukerji‘s Stunt Double Mardaani

Rani Mukerji’s Stunt Double

Rani chased a gangster down on a bike and pounded the hell out of him. Good job, Double Stunt.

13. Shah Rukh Khan‘s Stunt Double Don

Shah Rukh Khan’s Stunt Double in DON

In Don’s final scene, just before SRK’s double takes down Boman Irani, he wants to share a cigarette with King Khan.

14. Shah Rukh Khan‘s Stunt Double – Chennai Express

Shah Rukh Khan’s Stunt Double in Chennai Express

This is the man who is beaten up by goons from South India.

15. Meenakshi Sheshadri‘s Stunt Double

Meenakshi Seshadri Stunt Double in Chennai Express

It is, again, Reshma. As a stuntwoman, she was paying twice the money, as opposed to playing a junior artist. Will make sense!

16. Ranveer Singh‘s Stunt Double – Bajirao Mastani

Ranveer Singh’s Stunt Double in Bajirao Mastani

Bajirao presents you in full regalia. Some say this is the double of Ranveer Singh, others deny the claim that he is simply another actor. I suppose we’ll have to wait before you release Bajirao Mastani.