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2014 is almost nearing its end but before we welcome 2015, let's take a step back and look at a few celebs who were in the limelight in the health and fitness circle. Be it for their contributions, for their amazing transformations or for their revelations -- these celebs made headlines in 2014. Here's our round-up of 10 such Indian as well as international celebs.
Shah Rukh Khan
The 'Badshah' of Bollywood made headlines this year with his 10-pack abs! A first for the industry, the actor pulled it off just before his 49th birthday. This was for his movie 'Happy New Year' where he played a street fighter. Since there was some backlash on how he managed to get such a ripped physique, Shah Rukh also released his workout video showing him training hard and sweating it out in-between shots. Here's the video.
The actor who was in the news for several reasons, is ending the year on a high by being voted 'The Sexiest Man in Asia' for the fourth time. His divorce from may have left him emotionally vulnerable, but Hrithik looked super-hot in 'Bang Bang' which got millions of girls gushing about his physique. Hrithik also made news for injuring himself and recovering from the brain injury he had last year. The actor is planning to pen a book on fitness as well. Read about his fitness secrets here.
If Hrithik won the sexiest Asian man title, Priyanka won the 'Sexiest Woman in Asia'. Again, a repeat winner. Priyanka was also in the news this year, first for her intense physical training for Mary Kom biopic and more recently, for fainting on a film set due to exhaustion. She's had a rather busy year due to her song promotions in the US and films and endorsements in India leaving her no time for rest. Here's more about her fitness and beauty secrets.
Aamir Khan was largely in the news this year for his show Satyamev Jayate which again raised several social and health-related issues prevailing in our country. From the spread of TB to gender identity disorder, he made an attempt to make the common man and government more aware about these problems. Aamir also made headlines for his film PK right from the poster release which had him looking very ripped, naked, covering his modesty with a transistor.
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This year Ranveer completed four years in the Bollywood industry; and the flamboyant actor decided to do what most actors shy away from -- he endorsed a condom brand and promoted safe sex. He first appeared in a video called 'Do the Rex' which had him rapping and encouraging more sex but with protection. And on World AIDS Day, he again made a video where he spoke about how talking about sex should no longer be a taboo in India.
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced in public this year that he's gay. The revelation may have taken people by surprise but it certainly was a proud feeling for him. He said in an interview, 'While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.' Read more...
Kim truly owned 2014. She broke the internet with a naked photo shoot where her voluptuous derri re was on full display balancing a champagne glass and if that wasn't enough, she even shared a full frontal image wearing nothing. This shoot was essentially to feel confident about her body after giving birth to her daughter North West and planning her second pregnancy. The reality TV star worked out hard to lose weight and get back in shape post pregnancy. Here's how to get a butt like Kim Kardashian's.
The troubled actress was constantly in the news for her mental illness and behaviour this year. She was in a psychiatric facility where she was given treatment for bipolar disorder and maniac depression.
The star footballer had to halt his World Cup journey due to a spinal injury during one of the matches. It was even speculated that he would come down to Kerala for an Ayurvedic treatment. Thankfully, he did not have any neurological damage and is back in the action.
The Ebola epidemic is still far from over and several celebs have come forward to show their support. Bob Geldof is one of them too. He launched a single Do they know it s Christmas to raise funds for fighting Ebola. Several singers lent their voices for this song. The fight against Ebola also made its countless fighters TIME person of the year.
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