Aamir Khan’s Dangal Transformation

Aamir Khan’s Dangal Transformation

“No cheat days! Reducing body fat to less than 10% for Dangal was not easy.  Dr. Nikhil Dhurandhar’s vast experience and expertise in scientific weight loss were essential in helping me reach this difficult goal… Without him I would not have achieved what I did. It’s all thanks to Dr. Nikhil Dhurandhar.”

—Aamir Khan

Starting in 2015, we worked with Mr. Aamir Khan to prepare him for his feature film, Dangal.  He had an extraordinarily challenging goal, and turned out to be one of our most challenging clients ever. Not only did he need to lose multiple kilos of fat, but simultaneously gain several kilos of muscle in order to play the role of Mahavir Phogat in the movie.

This is physiologically extremely difficult to achieve.  Reducing fat requires reducing calories.  Gaining muscle, in addition to exercise, generally requires a calorie surplus.

Our solution was to place Mr. Khan on a very specific, highly calibrated protein-powered diet. Needless to say, he is an extraordinarily disciplined and capable individual. With his sustained efforts, he reached the desired goal of having only 10% body fat for shooting.

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