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From Being Abused to Acting as Deepika Padukone’s Double – A Bollywood Stuntwoman’s Story

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A fearless mother, a daredevil stuntwoman, and an inspiring fighter – there are many ways to describe Geeta Tandon, the woman whose story is nothing short of a motivation for many others around the world. Married at the age of 15, Geeta escaped her alcoholic and abusive husband. She then witnessed a world of hardships and turmoil when she was trying to find a place to stay and way to earn a living for her two children. From sleeping in a gurudwara, to running away from situations where people tried to involve her in sex trade – Geeta had seen it all. But she never stopped fighting and never allowed herself to be discouraged. Today, this courageous woman with an amazing attitude is a successful Bollywood stuntwoman. She has been the body double for actresses like Deepika Padukone, Katrina Kaif, Bipasha Basu and Parineeti Chopra.

“Life has roughed me up a lot, but my faith in God pulled me through it all. I owe everything I have earned in my life to my children. Their support and love kept me going. Quite early on, I realized that life is all about believing that good things will come your way. It is about keeping up the fighting spirit and facing all odds valiantly,” she told YourStory.

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This is her journey:

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