The millennial introduction to the magic of celebrity nutritionists, or the power to transform, was when Kareena Kapoor Khan left everyone with their jaws wide open at her size zero figure for Tashan. Actors are constantly reinventing themselves for their roles, as well as inspiring fans with their different workout regimes. It’s so much fun to see someone attempt aerial yoga, or even belly dancing. But the food plate, and what is on it, is a very important part of fitness. These nutritionists are behind some of our fittest stars. Get to know them here:

Rujuta Diwekar


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Rujuta Diwekar needs no introduction. She made eating local cool before Instagram hashtagged it. The nutritionist behind Kareena Kapoor Khan’s size zero has her client list studded with celebrities such as Kareena Kapoor, Anil Ambani, Varun Dhawan, Saif Ali Khan, among others. She has also written some popular books emphasising on the diet culture, health issues like thyroid, gut health etc.

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Shonali Sabherwal

Shonali Sabherwal

Shonali Sabherwal is the first practising macrobiotic nutritionist in India. She is the nutritionist behind fit celebs such as Jacqueline Fernandez, Sidharth Malhotra, and has also guided Katrina Kaif among others, in the past. An author of three books, Sabherwal also offers macrobiotic consultations and workshops on diet and lifestyle, and also has packages where she can train your cooks to make your meals according to the diet prescribed.

Nmami Agarwal


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Nmami Agarwal is the brain behind the diet of Miss World, Manushi Chillar. Agarwal also has cricketers Gautam Gambhir and former Australian captain Michael Clarke in her clientele. Agarwal believes in smaller changes that lead to a better lifestyle, and gives customised diet plans that work best based on a person’s lifestyle, current fitness levels, and long-term goals, without encouraging shortcuts. 

Angie Kassabie


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Angie Kassabie is essentially an international celebrity nutritionist, but she’s on this list as she created a diet plan for Alia Bhatt, Ranbir Kapoor, as well as Mouni Roy to prepare for Brahmastra, while shooting in Bulgaria. Internationally, Kassabie’s client list includes Lady Gaga, Gerard Butler, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Britney Spears, among others. Yes, the crème de la crème of both industries. 

Ryan Fernando


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Ryan Fernando is the celebrity sports nutritionist behind Aamir Khan’s Dangal transformation. Fernando is an award-winning celebrity sports nutritionist, and his client list includes two-times Olympics medalist wrestler Sushil Kumar, cricketers Robin Uthappa, Shikhar Dhawan, and Harbhajan Singh, among others. According to a report in Business Insider, Khan had to undergo rigorous workout sessions to gain 93 kgs from a weight of 68 kgs in six months for his role during the first phase of Dangal, and later, he also had a weight loss target of 25 kgs before he could begin shooting for the next phase, all of which Fernando helped him achieve.

Marika Johansson

Marika’s popularity rose when she prepared Hrithik Roshan for superhero flick, Krrish, and charged a whopping Rs. 20 lakh for the same. Johansson is a professional trainer and athlete, and she also has her own food service named Marika’s Healthy Kitchen. Shahid Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, and Katrina Kaif are some of her kitchen’s regular clients.

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