Celebrities who are gifted athletes

05:57 PM | 5 Sep, 2021
Celebrities who are gifted athletes

Many of the Hollywood leading celebrities are super fond of playing sports since high school and college but some have even excelled on the professional front.

Here is a list of the stars who were not only fond of playing but propelled to unprecedented fame in sports. Apart from making it big in the world of glitz and glam, they are also gifted athletes.

Kurt Russell

Leading American actor and producer Kurt Russell had a minor-league baseball career. The 70-year-old star also had a stint with his father’s independent league team, the Portland Mavericks. Later, the league team was the subject of a wonderful Netflix documentary.

Dwayne Johnson

The Rock's perfectly toned physique screams years of hard work but the much-loved star had quite a career full of success. Long before he was the highest-paid actor in Hollywood, he was one of the most popular wrestlers in the WWE. An impressive resume for the 49-year-old, the heartthrob has been stealing hearts as an athlete and as an actor.

Amy Adams

The Enchanted star aspired to be a ballerina and even wanted to train as an apprentice. However, the 47-year-old never wanted to be an actress. Eventually, she got her big break in the 1999 beauty pageant satire Drop Dead Gorgeous. Despite not becoming a ballerina, the actress is now a happy “dance mom.”

Johnny Knoxville

Jackassleader Johnny Knoxville seems to have an energetic streak given his foray into insane stunts for more than two decades. Torn between his desire to play and bad asthma, he once revealed in an interview that he actively played basketball, baseball, and football.

Uzo Aduba

Back in her early days, the Orange Is the New Black star won a handful of medals while donning the scarlet and white colours of Boston University’s track team. Uzo Aduba,40, nearly broke the school’s long-standing record in the 55-metre race. 


Pakistani rupee sees marginal decline against US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, & Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee witnessed marginal losses against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Wednesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.6 for selling and 288.65 for buying purposes.

Euro price stands at 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 360 for buying, and 363 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78.25 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 November 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.6  288.65 
Euro EUR 312  315 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 360  363
U.A.E Dirham AED 78.25  79
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.25 77.25
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 750.11 758.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.58 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.24 36.59
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.55 1.63
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 914.36 923.36
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 320.1 322.6
Thai Bhat THB 8.01 8.16

Gold rates see big increase in Pakistan; Check today gold price here

KARACHI – The gold price moved up down in the local market in line with massive increase in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 29 November 2023

On Wednesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,000, and the price for 10-gram gold saw an increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,900.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,830, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,750 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,500.00.

In international market, the price of precious metal went up by $29 to settle at $2,044 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Karachi PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Islamabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Peshawar PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Quetta PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Sialkot PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Attock PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Gujranwala PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Jehlum PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Multan PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Bahawalpur PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Gujrat PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Nawabshah PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Chakwal PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Hyderabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Nowshehra PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Sargodha PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Faisalabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Mirpur PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610


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