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Birthday special: Shahrukh Khan fit as fiddle at 49

2nd November is Shahrukh Khan's birthday

The true 'Badshah' of Bollywood and one of the most phenomenal actors of the Hindi film industry turns 49 today. Shahrukh Khan started his career with television and went on to conquer films, winning 13 Film Fare Awards. With a fan following that spreads across seven seas, the king of Bollywood is undoubtedly the most loved man in the industry. Here's what we can learn from him.

He managed eight pack-abs at 49

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Sharukh, who has been entertaining us for over two decades now, still manages to put younger actors to shame with his fitness levels. He amazed us with his rock-hard eight packs in his recent release Happy New Year, which he managed to achieve after six months of workout. He works out four times a week and his 100 push-ups, and for him 60 pull-ups are a daily affair. So if you thought achieving that coveted six packs was difficult, it is time for you to get some quick tips from Shahrukh.

He came out strong after injuries

The superstar has suffered a couple of injuries in the past. He recently bruised his forehead on the sets of Happy New Year after an 80kg door fell on him. But despite his injuries and terrible accidents he managed to stay fit and. He kept working hard relentlessly inspiring a lot of people, setting example for those with medical conditions.

He is fit as a fiddle

The actor is very regular with his exercise and maintains a strict diet. His workout usually consists of weight training along with working on his abs, four times a week. He always ensures that there is a rest period between each weight training day. He also makes sure he does enough cardio. 30-60 minutes of running, jogging, cycling or aerobics is a must for Shahrukh every day.

So whenever he has to get in shape for a role, he follows a high-protein, low-fat diet regime combined with weight training and hits the gym around 4 days a week. His secret however, he claims is being hydrated which means drinking 8-10 glasses of water.

When on a diet, the King Khan stays away from breads and rice, ghee and sticks to lean meats like chicken and turkey. He also eats a lot of egg whites and paneer, and gets his carbs from veggies, legumes and whole grains. Whenever he craves sugar, he eats a fruit and also has a protein drink after every workout.

We wish you a very happy birthday Sharukh.

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