As women or young girls, knowingly or unknowingly, are taught to look like what society wants to see in us. The pressure which comes with it is very stressful. But every now and then we come across women who redefine the social norms. Gurbani Judge, aka Bani J, is one such woman who did not let others’ perception dictate her terms in life. Let’s explore her success journey from participating in MTV Roadies to doing movies, reality shows and becoming the ultimate fitspiration for the youth!
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Early Life and Education of Bani J
Bani J was born and brought up in Chandigarh and rose to fame when she participated in reality show MTV roadies. She completed her education at Woodstock International School, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand followed by a degree in Graphic Designing. She was always a part of sports throughout her school life but her actual fitness journey when she was 19 and living and working in Bombay as a VJ. She joined a gym and never looked back. Now she defines training as important as breathing!
Breaking the Norms
When a man looks muscular, people appreciate it, but people start to rail against her when a woman does. Bani J faced a similar problem when she started in the industry. She was often body-shamed because of her muscular physique and was also called manly many times by social media people. Bani definitely knows how to fight back; she shuts trolls and channels her energy into her workouts. She doesn’t need any approval from anyone. Bani started working out to see her potential and strength; she wanted to be strong physically and mentally. This is something all women should adopt in their life. It’s ok with the way you look as long as you are happy!
Bani J and Her Strong Genes
Born and brought up in Chandigarh, Bani J’s mother fought cancer and was a single parent. Tanya J fought with cancer thrice but didn’t show her weakness in front of her daughters and always supported them. She once revealed in an interview that her mother used to go to the gym and yoga sessions and always eat healthy because she was trying to stay fit as she was battling cancer. Bani’s sister was also a national-level tennis player. Now you know where she gets her strength from? It’s in her genes!
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We all know that Bani J is an Indian fitness model and shares her workout videos on her social media handle. Not just this but she is also the brand ambassador of Mobiefit and was also a part of the Mobiefit workout series. Bani started working out at the age of 19 when she was living in Mumbai. She feels her day is incomplete without a good round of workout; it changes her attitude towards life. In a youtube video, Bani once shared a message to the nation, “ Everybody should be involved in some movement every single day. I have been doing it for years & can’t imagine my life without it; It’s difficult for me to take a rest day.”
Bani J was often criticized for her tattoos, her different hair colours, piercing, and muscular physique. Casting directors and producers always told her to change the way she looks. Bani J was rebellious and didn’t change a thing about her. Seeing this, people started to appreciate Bani J’s looks and she started landing some amazing roles. She has done some amazing movies and series like Four more shots!, Zorawar, Ishqeria, and many more!
Bani J – Shaping Her World
Shutting Down Trolls
No matter what you do in life, people will always troll you. We all tackle them by ignoring, block or banning them, by deleting our posts and everything we do to stop it. But not Bani J! Along with TLC, she released a video in which Bani slammed all her trollers and spoke her mind. Bani J looked fierce, bold & confident in this video and was excited to be a part of it. Tips on how to face trollers? This is your answer right here!
Bani J is a fitspiration to the nation, flaunting her body, motivating her to stay fit & acting, acing Umang’s role, who is Bisexual in the series, or supporting the LGBTQ in real life. When it comes to slamming back the trollers, she is the real boss, and her Instagram is a treat for every fitness enthusiast. She started her career with MTV roadies although, she didn’t win the show. She hosted many seasons after that. Bani was also a part of Bigg Boss season 10 & secured her place as the first runner-up. Bani J was also part of shows like Khatron ke Khiladi, MTV unplugged, Nach Baliye. Bani was last seen in Four more shots, please! Which received Best Comedy Series nomination for an International Emmy.
This was all about Bani J, who is a fitness inspiration to one and all. Not only has she broken stereotypes but also shown both men and women how to be comfortable in one’s own body. We hope through this blog; we have motivated you to get fit and do your best – no matter what the circumstances are! For more such informative and entertaining content, follow us on Leverage Edu. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.