Whenever it comes to celebrities, we always talk about the gossips and controversies about them. We know that these actors go out of their way to earn money but little do we know about their social awareness and social services. There are a number of celebrities who just do not work for applause but they even work for cause.
Let us look at some of the most charitable actors in Bollywood (India)-
1. Salman Khan
Salman Khan is known as one of the most charitable celebrity in Bollywood. His NGO known as Being Human has grown into one of the most notable organizations in the country. The main motive of Being Human is to help children in every way.
2. Shahrukh Khan-
Very few know about charity works done by King Khan. His most famous work is with ‘Make A Wish’ foundation. Along with this, Shahrukh Khan also involves in performing or organising a number of shows, interviews and concerts which all contribute towards various NGOs in India.
3. Gul Panag
She is known for the simple life she lives. She has a passion for education and awareness and due to which she is a part of Gul 4 Change and Col. Shamsher Singh Foundation and Shraddha Charitable Trust. She has been doing a lot for underprivileged people and people suffering from various mental diseases.
4. John Abraham
John Abraham is an animal lover and hence is an active member of PETA. He has donated large amounts to this organization but has never been covered by press or never tried to flaunt. He even has his own foundation known as ‘John’s Brigade for Habitat’ which provides homes for the needy. Besides, he also donates to various other organizations.
5. Amitabh Bachchan
He was the face of UNICEF’s POLIO campaign. Besides, he has even started an online bidding scheme called ‘Jeneration’ where the Bollywood stars put their clothes for sale and the collections made by this site is used in to raise funds for various organizations. Amitabh Bachchan donate Rs 5 lakh each to the families of CRPF jawans who were martyred in the Pulwama terror attack
6. Shilpa Shetty
Shilpa is known for her yoga and awareness for health consciousness. But there is a more charitable side of this actress. She won a title called ‘Big Brother’ and donated the entire amount to AIDS campaign. She is an active member of PETA and an anti-bullying charity campaign called ‘Act Against Bullying’.
7. Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka is passionate about helping kids with their education and health. Priyanka was appointed as the National Ambassador of UNICEF’s in 2010 and now is associated with Save The Girl campaign by UNICEF.
8. Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza has been actively involved with Andhra Pradesh Government to spread awareness about AIIDS and prevention of female Foeticide. She is also actively involved with Cancer Patients Aid Organization, PETA and CRY.
9. Rahul Bose
There are a number of people not knowing about his charity work. Reason being, he has always stayed away from limelight for fulfilling his desire to contributing to the society. He is an Oxfam campaigner and also has worked for the relief and rehabilitation of people in Andaman and Nicobar.
10. Vidya Balan
She has become popular for the phrase “jaha soch waha Shauchalay”. She has been making news for awareness for hygiene and sanitation. She has become the brand ambassador for clean drinking water and sanitation campaign in India.
11. Akshay Kumar
He is most humble and grounded Bollywood actor. Akshay also do charity work for good cause, recently he donated 80 lakh to the family of 180 drought-hit farmers in Maharashtra who committed suicide. He also contributed 1 crore to Chennai flood relief, not only he also started a martial art school to teach women self defence free of cost.
Feb 2019 – Pulwama terror attack: Akshay Kumar donate Rs 5 crores to soldiers
March 2020 – FightWithCorona: Akshay Kumar donates Rs 25 crores to PM relief fund.
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