Fitness potential using each day as a experience inwards, says actor Manav Kaul

Fitness potential using each day as a experience inwards, says actor Manav Kaul

Actor, director and playwright Manav Kaul, 43, is also a published writer of quick stories and poetry in Hindi. And was a expert swimmer in his youth.

After acclaimed turns in Ghoul and Tumhari Sulu, you’ll subsequent see him play Saina Nehwal’s train in the upcoming biopic. Here’s a seem to be at how activity and enjoyment continue to shape his fitness routine:

Baramullah, the place I was born, is a small town; so is Hoshangabad in Madhya Pradesh, where I grew up. It supposed a pressure-free childhood and lots of time for sports – I performed hockey, badminton, table tennis, and swam in the Narmada all day.

A professional swimmer on account that Class 10, I won a bronze at the national degree in college. Until then, I’d by no means seen a play. I noticed my first – Habib Tanveer’s staging of Mudra Rakshasa – whilst at the Sports Authority of India hostel in Bhopal. It was magical. And overnight, I switched to theatre.

Yet activity is nevertheless my thinking of fun. It keeps me match and has given me a superb believe in my body.


I only began going to the gymnasium three months ago, commonly because sports require other people and humans aren’t always free. It’s important to have a place you can many times go, to hold your physique in rhythm.

Rotating between the fitness center and different sports, I keep my body surprised. That way you burn fats greater easily. I keep away from constructing too a great deal muscle. It makes your body stiff and makes it harder for you to do unique roles – how do you play an normal middle-class Indian man if you have bulging muscles? I select to be lean.

When shooting, you don’t get adequate sleep or the proper food. It takes a toll on your body. Exercise is the only saving grace and helps you sleep well too. It’s essential for our mental health, as actors.


I grew up consuming samosas, paranthas, jalebis, kachoris... however it’s fascinating how you don’t crave those things, once you exchange your food habits.

When I used to be exercising to lose weight after Kai Po Che, a buddy gave me some exquisite advice: “Eat everything, however ask your self ‘is this food giving me anything?’”.

I’ve lately slashed sugar and meat intake. Today, as an alternative of puri for breakfast, paratha three-four times a week, late dinners and plenty of fried stuff, I have poha, fruits or eggs in the morning. As I follow intermittent fasting, I don’t contact food till 11 or 11.30 am, although I’m up by way of 6. Lunch is khichdi or some thing at 2.30 pm, a snack of eggs around 5 and sabzi with my preferred dal-chawal, for dinner via 8.30 pm.


I consume parathas and fried meals only as soon as a week. I’m down to one cup of tea a day, but it’s sugar-wali chai because the physique needs everything. Crash diets make your pores and skin lose its sheen. Besides, I don’t choose to exchange myself completely, I simply want to be a higher version of myself.

At the day’s end, I unwind with a drink and when free from projects, take off travelling.

People constantly ask me whether dabbling in so a whole lot is stressful. Instead, it helps me as I’m without problems bored. The essential element is to use each day as a journey inwards, and now not outwards.