You Never Would’ve Thought These Indian Celebrities to Be Gamers!

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You Never Would’ve Thought These Indian Celebrities to Be Gamers!

Surya Kumar
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King Khan has been an enthusiastic gamer for over a decade, and he even boasts an entire floor dedicated to gaming in his opulent ‘Mannat’ home.
Vicky Kaushal used to be an FPS fanatic, indulging himself in Counter Strike 1.6 during his B.Tech days.

Gaming has undeniably reached a high point in Indian Society after decades of being frowned upon as a mere diversion for kids and a frivolous pursuit for adults. It has begun to pave its way towards becoming a mainstream form of environment, enjoyed by a wide demographic of audiences. This cultural shift extends to our beloved Bollywood celebrities, many of whom openly express their passion for gaming. Here are some of the most notable stars who also happen to be avid video game enthusiasts!

Notable Indian Celebrities Who Share a Passion for Gaming

Varun Dhawan

The famed actor who made his debut in “Student of the Year”  has since then delivered several blockbuster hits in Bollywood with movies like “Badlapur”, “Any Body Can Dance 2”, “October”, etc. Revealing a passion that dates back to his childhood, Varun Dhawan shared that his gaming journey first began with Super Mario on his 8-bit gaming console. He considers the Grand Theft Auto (GTA) and FIFA to be some of his favorite video game franchises of all time. 

Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan

King Khan has been an avid gamer for more than a decade, with some of his early Tweets mentioning his love for Call of Duty, FIFA, and Infamous on Sony’s PlayStation 3. The superstar has also delved into immersive single-player titles like Batman Arkham Origins and has admitted to indulging in gaming marathons during his downtime. The Baadshah of Bollywood even has an entire floor of his luxurious ‘Mannat’ home dedicated to gaming, showcasing his unwavering passion for video games.

Tiger Shroff

The action star, who made his debut in 2014’s “Heropanti” has starred in tons of successful films like Baaghi 1 and 2, War, and more. Shroff has starred in several impressive action movies since then and has mentioned once that his stunt scenes and fight sequences are inspired by his love for the Mortal Kombat series, renowned for producing some of the most critically acclaimed fighting games of all time.

Vicky Kaushal

Vicky Kaushal

In addition to being an exceptional actor, Vicky Kaushal is also a passionate gamer who has been an FPS fanatic, even bunking his B.Tech classes and playing Counter-Strike 1.6 with his friends. He was also seen playing PUBG mobile during a promotional event for his “Uri: The Surgical Strike” movie with Naman “Mortal” Sandeep Mathur.

Abhishek Bachchan

One of the most distinguished actors in Bollywood, Abhishek Bachchan continues to deliver hits to this day, with his recent ones being “The Big Bull”, “Bob Biswas”, “Dasvi”, and more. Although the star did not comment on it himself, his obsession with gaming comes from a blog post by Big B, where he mentions that Abhishek would play FIFA on the PlayStation 4 with SRK in his vanity van, during the shoot of 2014's "Happy New Year".


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Surya has been an avid gamer all his life with an emphasis on single-player titles since the PlayStation 2 era. After switching to PC, he has also dabbled in the world of Valorant ever since its beta. He aims to spread his passion for gaming through his writing.

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