7 Bollywood Celebs Who Played Sports Coach Onscreen

​Amitabh Bachchan in ‘Jhund’

​In his latest movie ‘Jhund’, Amitabh Bachchan plays the role of Vijay Barse, a retired sports teacher, who transforms a group of underprivileged kids into disciplined football players. His character is inspired by Vijay Barse who started Slum Soccer in India. He also was interviewed by Aamir Khan on ‘Satyameva Jayate’.

​Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Chak De! India’

​King Khan inspired billions with his character of coach Kabir Khan in ‘Chak De! India’. This movie is more of an emotion that traces the journey of the Indian women’s hockey team, the coach's fight to salvage his reputation, and how the team made the country proud.

​R Madhavan in ‘Saala Khadoos’

​Who can forget R Madhavan’s badass character from this 2016 film! ‘Saala Khadoos’ was the story of a former boxer who quits the sport due to politics in the system and later goes on to coach a fisherwoman to fulfil his own dreams through her.

​Aamir Khan in ‘Dangal’

​Based on real-life wrestlers - the Phogat sisters, ‘Dangal’ revolved around Mahavir Singh Phogat and his four daughters. Aamir Khan played the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat, a former wrestler, who decides to fulfil his dream of winning a gold medal for his country by training his daughters in wrestling, whilst fighting social stigmas.

​Randeep Hooda in ‘Sultan’

​Randeep played the role of Salman Khan’s wrestling coach in the superstar’s 2016 blockbuster ‘Sultan’. He is seen training Sultan Ali Khan [Salman] when the latter decides to return to wrestling after the death of his son.

​Sushant Singh Rajput in ‘Kai Po Che’

​The late actor underwent four months of cricket training to prep for his role as a cricket coach in Abhishek Kapoor’s ‘Kai Po Che’. The film was based on author Chetan Bhagat’s 2008 novel ‘The 3 Mistakes of My Life’.

​Ajay Devgn in ‘Maidaan’ – Coming Soon

​Ajay Devgn’s ‘Maidaan’, a biographical sports film, is set to release sometime this year. Ajay will be essaying the role of Syed Abdul Rahim, who was known as the architect of modern Indian football.

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