The Akhada Photoshoot of the Real Phogat Sisters is Absolutely ‘Dhaakad’


We saw their story on the big screen and wondered how they looked in real life. We went and googled them! Well, the Phogat sisters are much beyond the dull google search you might have got.

A recent photoshoot done by the talented photographer Deepak Ansuia Prasad Bharadwaj shows Geeta and Babita Phogat in a whole different new light though! He shooted them at the Guru Shyam Lal Akhada in New Delhi for Harper’s Bazaar Bride and the pictures are outstanding.

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The Phogat sisters showed their swag by pulling off the indian attire with a ‘Kaala Chasma‘ and they looked absolutely kickass ‘Dhaakad‘! 

Here are some of the pictures from the recent photo shoot –

#1 Together the Phogat Sisters rock!

Phogat SistersDon’t they look adorable in the red and the shimmering gold. The photo shoot in an akhada is indeed a novel idea. Geeta and Babita shine like an armor in the akhada!

#2 Beauty lies within – Geeta Phogat

Geeta PhogatNow isn’t Geeta looking stunning in this close up? The way she carries her face talks about her real life confidence. And why shouldn’t she be confident? After all she is the wrestler daughter of our country!

#3 Following the Sister and How!

Babita Phogat

Babita was not behind and posed candidly for the camera. Her smile is so captivating, right?

#4 The Newly Weds

Pawan Kumar and Geeta PhogatThe newly married Geeta Phogat posed in a kaala chasma with her husband Pawan Kumar.

So, aren’t the Phogat sisters looking stunning in the photos? Just that you know girls, we love you for carving paths for so many aspirant athlete women around the globe! Thank you for inspiring so many women out there trapped in the patriarchal society and norms!

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All images via photographer Deepak Ansuia Prasad Bhardwaj 

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