When it comes to Bollywood celebrities, they leave a huge impact on the society. They are icons, inspiration and a personality to follow. For most of them, it is due to the screen image they have created by playing different roles in various movies while other actors like Nana Patekar, Akshay Kumar and Gul Panag become inspiration for the society with their good deeds. There are various celebrities who believe in the idiom, “Do good and let it go into the river.”
There are times when these Bollywood celebrities have done great things for the society without even boasting about it or wishing for any attention. Here is the list of some of the celebrities who have been consistently working for different social issues.
Shabana Azmi is a reputed philanthropist who also found Mizwan NGO. Apart from running this NGO, which works for underprivileged children, Shabana Azmi has also started a school, a sewing centre, a computer center and college in Mizwan village of UP.
From donating Rs 80 lakh to the family of army men who had lost their lives fighting for the country to launching an app to raise funds for the families of martyrs, Akshay Kumar has done a lot of good work for the society. He recently came up with the idea of insurance cover for the stuntmen. He also donated to Rs. 90 to draught hit farmers.
Be it choice of movies, interest in travel or unique hobbies, the lady is known for doing offbeat things. As a philanthropist, she has been a part of various projects and campaigns like gender equality, education, and disaster management and addiction awareness. She is also a part of Col. Shamsher Singh Foundation and Gul 4 Change. She also works for young autistic adults.
Nana Patekar is one of the silent philanthropists of Bollywood. The actor can rarely be seen in news, but he does a lot of good work for the society. A major share of his earnings goes to charity.
Priyanka Chopra who is currently in limelight for the backlash she is getting from people for helping kids in Syrian refugee camps. She is a UNICEF goodwill ambassador from India and visits different parts of the world to support different social causes. Apart from this, the Quantico actress also has her own foundation The Priyanka Chopra Foundation for Health and Education to help girls.
The cute lady works a lot for the society and animals. Apart from the brand ambassador of the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), she also participates in many campaigns of CRY and PETA. She is also associated with the Andhra Pradesh Government for awareness of HIV/AIDS.
From adopting underprivileged children from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands to actively participating in the relief efforts in Andaman and Nicobar Islands after the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami, Rahul Bose has done a lot for the society. He is associated with different charitable organizations.
The actress, who is known for her amazing acting skills, has also been associated with different social causes. She also became a face for the campaign ‘Dark is Beautiful’ which was an effort to change mentality of the people who think that fair is better. She is also a co-founder of Leapfrog – an advertising organization for socially conscious ad film making.
A popular model and an actor, who aged gracefully has today become an inspiration for all. He not just runs in various marathons but also supports Pinkathon, the 10 kms marathon held in different cities for women. He also works on different projects to create awareness about breast cancer.
Though the actor is not very successful in his professional life, he has won millions of hearts with his social work. Apart from doing charities every now and then, he also works for upliftment of the underprivileged people. Apart from gifting a flat to an acid attack survivor, he also gifted 25 flat to the families of CRPF martyrs. He also run his own social service foundation named ONE (the Oberoi Nation Building and Empowerment) Foundation.
John Abraham is one of the Bollywood actors who never boast about his good deeds. Apart from a a member of PETA, he has also created his own brigade with the name “John’s Brigade” that helps needy people.
He not just worked in a TV serial that brought forward many social issues but also actively involved in many social activities. He hosted India’s first talk show on social issues ‘Satyamev Jayate’ and raised voice against a number of social evils like dowry, female feticide etc.
This former Miss India and actress might not have earned a lot of popularity in her career, but she has become an inspiration for people with her good deeds. She not just founded the Orissa Cyclone Relief Fund but also helped in reconstruction of various houses in 48 villages of Gujarat in 2001. She also started a care home ‘Ashraya’ for HIV/AIDS patients.