Nupur Shikhare is an Indian celebrity fitness trainer and consultant specialising in Calisthenics and Movements who has been training former Miss Universe Sushmita Sen since 2008. In 2020, he came into the limelight when he started dating Ira Khan, Bollywood celebrity Aamir Khan‘s daughter.
Nupur Shikhare was born on Thursday, 17 October 1985 (age 37 years; as of 2022), and he hails from Pune, Maharashtra. His zodiac sign is Libra.
Childhood picture of Nupur Shikhare
A keen sports player during his childhood, Nupur grew up playing tennis and wanted to pursue a career in it. He was a national-level tennis player. In 2004, when he moved to Mumbai, he inclined towards filmmaking. Thereafter, he started making short films and videos which were noticed by a Marathi film director who extended a job offer as an assistant director to Nurpur. He did his schooling at Seth Dagaduram Katariya High School, Pune. He also trained at Capoeira Pune, India. Later, he attended R A Podar College Of Commerce & Economics.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 46 inches, Waist: 32 inches, Biceps: 17 inches
Parents & Siblings
His mother, Pritam Shikhare, is a dance trainer.
Nupur Shikhare with his parents
Nupur Shikhare with his mother, Pritam Shikhare
Wife & Children
As of 2022, he is unmarried.
In 2020, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Nupur Shikhare started dating Aamir Khan‘s daughter, Ira Khan.
Nupur Shikhare and Ira Khan
On 22 September 2022, Nupur proposed to Ira Khan in Emilia-Romagna, Italy, where he was participating in the 2022 Ironman championship.
He had a brief stint as an assistant director and soon left the job to pursue a career in fitness and training. The manager of the gym where Nupur used to workout offered him to join as a trainer. Nupur used to roam around in Bandra handing over his business cards in fancy gyms asking them to contact him if there was a vacancy. One day he got Sushmita Sen‘s contact number following which he texted “I am a fitness trainer and I want to train you” to her. On 28 March 2008, he started working as a personal trainer for Sushmita Sen.
Sushmita Sen training with Nupur Shikhare
In 2017, he represented India at Netflix’s Ultimate Beastmaster: India Season 2 where he was eliminated in level 2. He has a varied experience in fitness training which includes, gym training, circuit training, functional training, parkour, martial art, capoeira, cross fit, and bodyweight training. Apart from Sushmita Sen, Nupur also trains Aamir Khan, Ira Khan, and Kiran Rao.
- His nickname is Popeye. He refers to himself as Nupur Popeye Shikhare on Facebook.
- Nupur Shikhare actively takes part in various marathons and has participated in events like Ironman Copenhagen 2017 and Ironman 70.3 Taiwan (his first triathlon). In 2019, he secured the 2nd runner-up position in Canthon – Cancer Awareness Run.
Nupur Shikhare posing with the trophy that he won at Canthon (2019)
- A tattoo of Capoeira, an Afro-Brazilian martial art form, is inked on his right leg. “IAM” tattoo is inked on his right wrist. He has a tattoo on his back. An is anchor inked on the inside side of his left forearm.
Nupur Shikhare’s anchor tattoo
Nupur Shikhare’s back tattoo
Nupur Shikhare’s Capoeira tattoo
‘I AM’ inked on Nupur Shikhare’s right hand
- In September 2022, Nupur Shikhare became a brand ambassador for Bicycle brand Scott Sports India.
- Nupur Shikhare occasionally consumes alcoholic beverages.
Nupur Shikhare holding a beer bottle
- He is also an occasional smoker.
Nupur Shikhare smoking a hookah