Charity for a Cause

BollyCurry is here to familiarize you with some of these iconic Bollywood stars and their charitable hands.

Saturday, May 11, 2013 | 4:29:46 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)
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The celebs we love are not only know for their glitz and glamor; when it comes to charity, they go out of their way to support an honorable cause. That is what makes them the real icons, role models who we can look up to and follow. They bring forth a vast difference to make the world a better place to live in. Hence, BollyCurry is here to familiarize you with some of these iconic Bollywood stars and their charitable hands.

Children were his main motive to start the charitable fund called Being Human. It started as a small charity organization and is now an extremely popular foundation that helps children with their education and healthcare. With his concept of direct charity, he has also launched many Being Human stores worldwide.

A gem of a person from the heart, Aishwarya Rai Rachchan is a very charitable person. She has donated her eyes to the eye bank association in India and has also started a foundation in her name to help the poor and needy. In 2009, she was roped in as the first Goodwill Ambassador of Smile Train, an international organization that provides free cleft lip and palate surgery to children in need. 

John Abraham loves animals and has supported People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) in numerous campaigns. John is also involved with Habitat for Humanity, an annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project. A volunteer for many years, he has helped raise funds for low-income families in India to build safe, decent and affordable homes.

Priyanka Chopra

In 2010, Piggy Chops was appointed as the UNICEF (United Nations) National Ambassador to support Indian children and their right to go to school and be educated. She has actively spoken about children's rights and has helped create awareness about the same as well. 

Shilpa Shetty Kundra

Supporting charities such as Act Against Bullying, Cry, Heroes Project, Shilpa Shetty Foundation, and Silver Star, we have Shilpa Shetty Kundra. She won Celebrity Big Brother in 2007 and has donated her winnings to Indian AIDS awareness campaigns, and has also been involved with the animal rights group PETA.

Shabana Azmi

Shabana Azmi's NGO Mijwan has been set up with the purpose of helping underprivileged children secure their future. Mijwan is a village in UP, India, where the established actress has set up a school, college, computer center, and a sewing and chikankari center. Today, it organizes several fund-raising activities; one such event was the recently held Mijwan Celebrity Fashion Show. 

Rahul Bose

Rahul Bose is a part of many charities and has made many contributions to charity auctions for various causes. He has organized many charitable concerts to help the poor and needy. The Foundation is the actor's endeavor to assist and support several causes and campaigns that prophesies a "world without discrimination". He is also an Oxfam campaigner, and has actively worked for the relief and rehabilitation of people in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Involving with Teach for India Movement and Spastics Society of India are several of his other initiatives.

The superstar recently launched Jenaration which is an online bidding scheme where celebrities put up their clothes for sale and the proceeds would be used for educational purposes. He is also taking part in many notable UNICEF campaigns, one of which is to make India a polio free nation. 

SRK has an NGO called Make a Wish Foundation, which works on the wishes of needy children and makes their wishes come true. He has been closely involved with this NGO and has consistently come to help them out whenever they have approached him. The Department for Children with Cancer in the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai has also been founded by SRK in the name of his parents who passed away due to this illness.

Vivek Oberoi

Vivek Oberoi is known to support social causes close to his heart and the cause of cancer patients is surely one of them. Vivek supports these causes with his charity foundation called Yashodhara Oberoi, named after his mother. He is also recognized for his charity work towards health, education and disaster relief, by featuring in the prestigious Forbes Asian Heroes of Philanthropy list. Vivek  is the youngest individual and the only Bollywood actor acknowledged in the listing.

Other Bollywood celebrities include: Dia Mirza, Vidya Balan, Sonakshi Sinha, Anupam Kher, Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif, Rani Mukherjee, Preity Zinta, Anil Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, and his son Aarav.

Given their stature and the constant limelight they live in, there's no denying that our beloved celebs have given back as much as they have received. Using their popularity, they have brought awareness to much neglected issues and have done something positive for the welfare of the people of the country. So not putting their appreciative efforts to vain, dig deep and donate to a special cause today.

Author: Medha G.
Editors: Fari L. & Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Preet K.

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Posted on: 18 May 2013 at 12:00pm
Aamir Khan is d best in Charity case...
he is d best person...

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Posted on: 12 May 2013 at 2:14am
shahurkh salman ash shilpa amazing guys

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Posted on: 11 May 2013 at 10:28am
Shah Rukh Khan is a great soul!!!!
Slap on people who think all the money he earns he wastes for his own good

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Posted on: 11 May 2013 at 10:05am
Personally I love Salman's charity! Being Human <3

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