There is no wonder that Bollywood by far can be the most earning Industry in terms fame and money. Many celebs go out of the way to earn money, some of which even include doing single item numbers, politics and whatnot. Right? But when they do something nice to the society back that gives them all the fame, we tend to like them a little more than we liked them before. There are many celebrities who have been helping the poor, running an orphanage and doing philanthropic activities for the needy. So, here we are bringing to you a number of charitable celebrities who are making a great change in the lives of people.
Top Charitable Celebrities of Bollywood Cinema
Salman Khan is definitely known for more than just charity. Yes, he has had his share of bad light with the deer poaching issue and many more that followed. But, thankfully, the big actor is also great at helping the unprivileged. Salman Khan is one of the most celebrated person for his philanthropic activities. He had started an NGO ‘Being Human’ which turns out to be a great organization for the poor children. It helps kids to pay their medical bills and has a home for them. The organization is much more than just money where they conduct everyday activities and monthly visits by celebrities. They get all the funding from Salman Khan, who personally takes care of every kid’s surgical and medical needs.
A Member of PETA and a great animal lover that he is, he actively participates in anything that involves animals. The actor likes to keep it personal and does not like the limelight on him when he does charity or donations to the organization. He has never wanted press attention because he believes in simplicity. Apart from PETA, he owns a unit that is named after him called ‘John’s Brigade for Habitat’ which helps in providing homes for the poor people. Mr. Abraham is also associated with a lot other organizations that are under cover and not exposed to the lights by the actor. He largely participates in bringing the homeless under a shelter group and has been working for more than 10 years in this field.
3Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Coming from the elite family, this beauty is not just known for her external beauty, but is celebrated for her inner beauty and affection as well. We all know that the Bachchan family is very helpful and reaches out to the poor people, but not many would have known about the gracious efforts Ms. Bachchan takes to keep her organization up and running. The sizzling star had started an organization under her name that helps all kinds of people around the country. She went on to donate her eyes to the Eye Bank Association of India. Now, not many of you might know this, but the beauty has registered her eyes for a special cause and has requested it to be given to a child after her demise.
A lot of people have a misguided opinion about the King Khan. People always think that the actor is very selfish and doesn’t support the poor, but this was proved wrong when SRK was announced to be recognized as the first Indian for charitable work by UNESCO. The actor just doesn’t like to brag a lot about it, but he has been involved with a lot of NGOs and helping organizations with money, food and clothing. The actor has been spending time with most of these mentally challenged kids in the orphanage. He has raised money from his concerts abroad to give it to the NGOs that deal with children found in natural calamities like Tsunami, Earthquake etc. He was anointed as the first global diplomat for UNOPS which helps in set righting poor people’s lifestyle. Well, now there can be no more selfish talks about him. Right, people?
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The actor is one of the most unconventional people in the Bollywood Industry, who was the first person to be recognized by Oxfom organization. The organization appointed him as the Oxfom Global Ambassador in the year 2007. This campaign basically works for the rehabilitation of poor people who stay in harsh the environments of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He opened an organization called ‘The Foundation’ and is also an active member of ‘World without Discrimination’.
6Shilpa Shetty Kundra
We all knew that the actress took part in Big Brother which created ripples about her relationship with a Co contestant and the scenes from the house. Well, what we did not know about her is that she is a great contributor to most of the organizations that helps with adoption and concentration on clinical trials for the poor children in the country. The wonderful hearted lady contributed her entire winning amount of Big Brother to an AIDS organization in India and was a part of their campaign. She is also an aggressive member of PETA and other animal safety organizations like ‘Act against bullying’.
Apart from being just the beautiful actress on screen, Priyanka Chopra has gone ahead and proved that it all starts from being a good human being rather than an actor. The actress has been recognized by UNICEF for her undying love for children and her help towards saving the girl child against rape and trauma practices in the country. She was appointed as UNICEF’s national ambassador and has been actively participating in an organization called ‘Save the Girl’. She has raised a lot of funds for the same and has been supporting the cause of saving girl children throughout India.
Well, besides all the acting, fame and glory, it is definitely satisfying to see these celebrities help people who are in need. Hats off to all these charitable celebrities