Whenever we think of the personal life of some of the most well known celebrities we always talk about the gossips and controversies surrounding them. It’s indeed a fact that some actors sometimes go out of their way to earn money but that doesn’t mean that they always run after money and fame. There are some well known celebrities who carry out various types of social activities without any publicity. Let us check out the ten most charitable actors of Bollywood.
- Salman Khan:
Salman Khan is well known as the most charitable celebrity in the Bollywood industry. He runs an NGO on his own known as “Being Human Foundation”. The NGO has been providing all types of support and assistance to the socially backward and unprivileged children. The NGO works for the welfare of education and healthcare of the unprivileged children. It provides funding for the education of high school students. It also provides training to differently-abled people. It has provided funding for the treatment of heart disease in children. Thus the NGO has been involved in various types of social welfare activities in Mumbai.
2. Shah Rukh Khan:
Shah Rukh Khan doesn’t have any NGO of his own but he carries out various types of shows, performances and concerts which all contribute towards various NGO’s in India. The actor contributed about Rs 1 crore towards the flood victims of Chennai in 2015. His own production house “Red Chilies Entertainment” has donated Rs 25 crore towards social and rural development in 2014. He donated the entire income made by his IPL franchise towards the Tsunami Relief Camp through the Prime Minister Relief Fund. The actor has also agreed to perform in a concert in order to raise funds to help the poor farmers in Maharashtra. Thus the actor is engaged with various types of charitable activities.
3. Gul Panag:
The actress normally maintains a very low profile and doesn’t always run after name and fame. She has been involved in various types’ social and charitable activities. She has been involved in raising funds and awareness for a number of organizations like Shraddha (a school for autistic adults), Shop For Change Fair Trade (it promotes fair trade among cotton farmers), Green Commandos (a citizens’ green initiative) and Sulabh International (to promote public health through sanitation). She also runs a foundation namely Colonel Shamsher Singh Foundation (Gul 4 Change) which works for gender equality, education and disaster management. Thus the actress is involved in a number of charitable activities.
4. John Abraham:
John Abraham is an animal lover. That’s the reason why he is actively involved with PETA. He has donated a huge amount of money towards the organization. Apart from that he also runs a foundation of his own known as “John’s Brigade” which provides shelter for homeless and needy. Although he participates in many charity events he never does it for publicity. He always tries to maintain a low profile as far as his charitable activities are concerned. Thus he works silently for all these noble cause.
5. Amitabh Bachhan:
The legendry Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachhan recently announced that he would donate a huge sum of money Rs 25 lakh for charity towards the welfare of girl child in India. The actor said that although he is strictly against making any sort of publicity about his charitable work but he made the announcement in view of the recent wrong doing against women. Amitabh Bachhan and his entire family would raise funds for their campaign for the girl child through the money generated from art exhibition and sale of book from the actor’s 70th Birthday celebration. Apart from this the actor undertakes various types of charity through different NGO’s of India.
6. Shilpa Shetty:
The famous Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty runs a charitable organization of her own namely Shilpa Shetty Foundation which works for the upliftment and empowerment of orphan children. The organization provides funding for a number of orphanages for their day to day running. The aim of the foundation is to provide education, healthcare, accommodation and entertainment to the hapless children who live in the orphanage. The actress has also extended her support for the causes like HIV/AIDS, At –Risk/disadvantaged youths, bullying, children, diabetes, education, health and homeless etc.
7. Priyanka Chopra:
The famous Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra runs a charitable organization of her own namely Priyanka Chopra Foundation which works for the education and healthcare of socially and economically backward children. The actress also worked in the “Save the Girl” campaign carried out by UNICEF. She has worked for the following cause: children, civil rights, conservation, creative arts, economic/business support, education, environment, fair trade, gender equality, health, human rights, hunger, oceans, peace, poverty, slavery & human trafficking, water and women.
8. Dia Mirza:
The famous Bollywood actress Dia Mirza has been involved with various types of social activities particularly the ones that involve nature conservation and children welfare. The actress is working for raising the awareness about malnutrition, lack of education, gender bias and child trafficking. She uses her celebrity status to promote the social cause and raise awareness about the social evil. She is actively associated with the NGO namely “Save the Children” that works for the benefit of the poor children in the areas like education, health, protection and humanitarian needs.
9. Rahul Bose:
The renowned Bollywood actor Rahul Bose runs an NGO of his own known as “The Foundation”. The NGO is dedicated to the removal of discrimination from all walks of life. The actor is also involved with various types of activities that relates to conservation of nature. He worked as the global ambassador of eastern region of Oxfam, an NGO which works for climate change. He delivered several lectures in the global stage for climate change. He also worked for a campaign called “Planet Alert” which is a multi pronged campaign which involves the green run, college interactions, mass media campaigns and a video and written blog which Rahul personally maintains quite often namely http://www.planetalert.bigadda.com
10. Vidya Balan:
The remarkable actress of Bollywood Vidya Balan has become the national brand ambassador for sanitation and public hygiene. She has become the most familiar face for the campaign for safe drinking water, public hygiene and sanitation. Apart from that she has also been part of several campaigns that involved the welfare of girl child particularly for their education and healthcare.