The power of fame knows no bounds, and when the famous opt to do good, it seldom goes unnoticed. Some of our reel-life heroes can be quite idealistic in real-life too. These Bollywood celebrities love giving back to the society as much as they love entertaining us, and their compassion for the needy speaks volumes about who they truly are.
Well, as the famous proverb goes, “Neki kar, dariya mein daal”. Here are a few celebs who do just that.
Aamir Khan as UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador to spotlight “Battle Against Malnutrition” by UNICEF in Bhutan
The perfectionist of Bollywood is UNICEF’s National Ambassador since November 2011 and supports various causes like Teach For India and Love to Live International, among others.
Some of his movies mirror his philanthropist side. Taare Zameen Par raised awareness about dyslexia and he highlighted the predicament of farmers in India with his satirical comedy film – Peepli Live. Undoubtedly, one of the most famous philanthropists – Aamir Khan, is a perfect example of pure commitment and generosity.
Vidya Balan’s visited La Trobe University to meet staff and students in a new international effort to help children with disabilities in India
The rebel, the unconventional, the go-getter – Vidya Balan is the ferocious diva of Bollywood! Apart from being the Brand Ambassador of sanitation and clean drinking water in India, she supports various humanitarian causes.
We get a glimpse of her rebellious avatar in movies like No One Killed Jessica and Paa. Her choice of films and hard-hitting roles emphasize her dedication towards bringing about change in the society.
Akshay Kumar during the launch of ‘BharatKeVeere’ App and Website to financially help the families of martyrs
The Khiladi of Bollywood may be the unsung hero, but he seldom goes unnoticed when it comes to a noble cause. Be it donating 90 lakhs to drought-hit farmers, helping out the families of jawans, or giving 4000 women self-defence training – the list is endless! He recently launched an app and website called ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ that initiates direct donation to families of the martyred
Akshay also opts for scripts that prove a point and highlight various societal and worldly issues. Oh My God, Airlift, Baby and the recent movie – Toilet: Ek Prem Katha are a few instances among others.
He can easily be voted as the most charity giving Bollywood actor of all times!
Priyanka Chopra during the “Building Young Futures programme” by UNICEF that aims to unlock the potential of young people from disadvantaged communities
Priyanka is someone who aces everything she pursues, such is the case with her compassion for the unprivileged as well. Her passion for helping kids with better education, health and safety, made her UNICEF’s National Ambassador in 2010. Along with The Priyanka Chopra Foundation For Education and Health, she has also given back to the environment with various charities and promotes organ donation.
With movies like Mary Kom, Fashion and Jai Gangaajal she proves to be a headstrong and empowering woman.
John Abraham appealing to students for “Rupee for Change”, a campaign by Habitat for Humanity India
This silent knight goes all out with his charities for people and animals alike. His love for animals made him an active member of PETA and John’s Brigade for Habitat, helps the homeless. He promotes the cause of refugees with UNHCR and supports a number of other causes but likes to keep it low key.
Brand Ambassador Of Swachh Bharat’s Youth Based ‘Swachh Saathi’ Campaign, Dia Mirza Attends Children’s Movement For Civic Awareness’ Initiative Inspiration
In comparison to any other celebrity’s charity work, Dia might actually have the longest list. She is involved with Cancer Patients Aid Association, Spastics Society Of India, PETA, CRY, the Coca-Cola foundation for development in rural India and is also the ambassador for Swachh Bharat’s youth-based campaign Swachh Saathi.
She doesn’t have a long list of movies though, but her role in Dus Kahaniyaan spoke about cancer patients and their dilemma. Dia, the beautiful diva surely has more to her than meets the eye.
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