4 Indian Celebrities Who Love Playing Poker

Thu / August / 2018

 

Steve Martin says – “Be so good, they can’t ignore you” while he talks about poker. The card game of poker is famous among various Indian celebrities of which we took out four people who have a passion for the game. The pick was challenging and exciting at the same time. With the passage of time poker have succeeded in capturing the attention of various Indians. The celebrities are no exception and could not resist the charm of this skilled based game.

The game of cards is used in its crude form of gambling has been depicted in various movies with various movie stars making justice to the role they played. However, in real life too, the following Indian Celebrities love playing the game:

Aamir Khan:

The Mega-star of Dangal is known for setting the box-office stage on fire and create a record of exceptional earnings through his films.  The actor has a subtle attraction for the game of Poker which is continuously matching pace with new heights. He admits that he loves to play the game online. There are further trusted sources which confirm the arrangement of poker parties at the Actor’s home that has a spectrum of stakes starting from Rupees 5 to Rupees 5k. The Union Park Bungalow of the Actor has five tables dedicated to poker where he often hosts poker parties for co-actors, directors and producers who love playing the game. Kunal Kohli is a regular visitor and has earned in lakhs from Khan’s Poker table.

Harman Baweja:

This 35-year old actor played lead roles in several box-offices hit films. The actor seems to prefer poker above all other attractions. The actor was spotted in May 2014 with Shilpa Shetty at a home game on UTV stars where the Actress admitted their love and passion for the game without any intention to encourage gambling. Often seen in a domestic circuit of various tourneys this actor has impressive scores as follows:

  1. Secured 2nd place in the Dec 2010, IPC 10K Freezeout for INR 1,70,000
  2. He earned 3rd place in the April 2011, IPC 12K Head-hunters for INR 1,20,000
  3. Also, secured 7th place finish in the IPC Dec 2011 30K Main Event for INR 90,000

Shahid Kapoor:

The heart-throb of Bollywood films, Shahid Kapoor, has a secret love too. It’s the game of poker and the discovery was made after the actor was found bonding with love-rival Harman Baweja over Poker. He is also noted for being the host to night-long poker games in his home.

Minissha Lamba:

Gender in poker makes no difference and Minissha Lamba is an acting proof of the fact. The actress is seen to appear in various Hindi and South Indian movies, is often spotted in domestic tourneys. She appeared in the Times of India headlines in the year 2011 in the month of January. She improved over the years and bagged various titles as follows:

  1. 4th Place in IPC 15K Weekend Kick-off Event December 2011 winning 140K.
  2. 3rd Position in IPC 15K WarmUp event
  3. In the year 2015, she participated in Indian Poker Championship. She also loves playing online poker games.

Apart from the names stated above, various other personalities are involved in the game of poker. Let’s take a look at the list of other celebrities who have a passion for the game:  Sikandar Kher, Sidhanth Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Fardeen Khan, Sajid Khan, Farah Khan. Riteish Deshmukh, Sajid Nadiadwala, Arbaaz, Malaika Arora Khan, Amrita Arora Ladak, Sameera Reddy, Farhan Akhtar, Ritesh Sidhwani and Raj Kundra have poker groups and avid fans of card games.