Charity means delighting other beings whether humans or animals. It is the law of nature that when you make others happy your inner self will be happy. When a person spends his hard earned money on those who are need, he has a sense of self-satisfaction. Many Indian actors/actresses are popular for their generosity and benevolence. Some do it openly and many prefer to hide it. Below is a list of 10 most charitable actors and actresses of Bollywood.
Salman Khan is a kind-hearted person who is always ready to help deprived people. Salman keeps a loving heart for children, and for them he has organized an NGO called “Being Human” which aims at improving children’s health and education.
Priyanka is a superstar not only in film industry, but also in loving children. She has supported education of children particularly female. Seeing her enthusiasm in the field, United Nations Children Educational Fund (UNICEF) made her the national ambassador in the year 2010, to help Indian children get their education privileges.
This gorgeous celebrity has an altruistic heart for needy people. She has donated her eyes to the Eye Bank Association of India. She also started and runs a foundation called “Aishwarya Rai Foundation” to help poor and needy people. In the year 2009, an international association Smile Train, honoured her as First Goodwill Ambassador.
A good actor and also a good human being, John displays keen interest in animals. He is an active member of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). He is also engaged in raising funds for the people who have small earnings, and for those who are homeless.
Shilpa is an absolute animal lover. She is also a member of PETA like many other Bollywood celebrities. Shilpa is also an energetic member of an anti-bullying charity, Act Against Bullying, which encourages victimized people and offers them realistic solutions. Other charities and foundations supported by Shilpa are Cry, Heroes Project, Shilpa Shetty Foundation and Silver Star
Big B is a big name of Bollywood but a quality that makes him a real big star is his role in philanthropy. He is a kind-hearted person who played a vital role in polio campaign of UNICEF. He also created a website called ‘Jenaratio’n for online bidding scheme where celebrities offer their clothes for sale. The income from those clothes goes to different charitable trusts.
Vidya is a humanitarian and compassionate actress who loves to help people in various ways. Currently she accepted the post of brand ambassador for Drinking Water and Sanitation Campaign offered by Rural Development Minister.
Dia Mirza is a beautiful and famous actress of Bollywood. She participated in awareness program about HIV and avoiding women abortion, commenced by Andhra Pradesh government. She funds different organizations just as PETA, CRY and Cancer Patients Aid Association, to help poor and needy. Recently, a green environment campaign honoured her as spokesperson.
Shabana Azmi a genius daughter of the legend Kaifi Azmi, is a well-known philanthropist. She founded an NGO named Mizwan, which helps deprived children in their education. This NGO is named after a village Mizwan situated in UP, where Shabana has also established a school, college, computer center, and a chikankari and sewing center to educate the poor people’s children.
Rahul, a good performer has given a lot to the poor and needy through his charities and generosity. An organization “World without Discrimination” built by Rahul helps that sector of society which has been treated inhumanly for a long time. He collected relief funds for the people of Andaman and Nicobar Islands after a natural disaster to re-establish their homes. In addition to these, Rahul plays an important role in organisations like ‘Teach for India’ and ‘Spastics Society of India’ to assist unprivileged people.
This is a fact that Bollywood actors and actresses, like to spend huge sums on their dresses, accessories and luxurious parties. However, this is the one side of the picture; these celebrities are also playing a great role when it comes to charity by donating their money to needy and poor people, raising funds through different means and sources or by taking active participation in different charitable events. This is the bright side of the picture which makes them a real star.
Vineeta Sinha, the owner and president of Vineeta Constructions Co. is a writer and blogger at heart. An economics graduate, the talented writer has been in the writing industry for years. When asked about how she manages the two very different professions, she says, “Construction business is what me and my husband who is a civil engineer dreamt of together and I am glad we succeeded but writing is something I have been doing years before I stepped into the construction world. I was very young when I realized that there was a hidden passion for writing in me and I unveiled it through my school magazine for the very first time and there has been no looking back since then. Though construction contributes more in running my world, writing is something that completes me.”