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


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.

This is her journey:

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