Bollywood celebrities are always known for doing some social work for the society as many of them believe that they got so much love from the public and in return, they should do something good for them. Bollywood celebrities are idolized by many and their work can influence people here we have created a list of the top 6 Bollywood celebs who run their own NGOs.
Alia Bhatt debuted in 2012 with the Karan Johar directorial Student of The Year along with two more debutants, Varun Dhawan and Siddharth Malhotra. In the starting people took Alia Bhatt as just any other star kid born with the silver spoon but with movies like Highway, Udta Punjab, and most recent Gangunai Kathiawadi she proved that she is much more than just other star kid. Her performances in these movies were appreciated a lot. Along with her acting career, Alia Bhatt is quite active as a philanthropist. She runs a social welfare program ‘Coexist’ that works for the betterment of ecology and animal welfare.
Along with being a superstar Salman Khan is deeply involved in many philanthropist works and runs an NGO named Being Human. Salman Khan founded Being Human in 2007 and since then it’s been involved in various programs for the betterment of people and uplifting the underprivileged. Being Human is mainly involved in education and healthcare services for the needy and poor people. Along with Being Human, Salman Khan is known for his charity works also.
The name Shahrukh Khan needs no introduction as he is one of the biggest stars of India known for giving many blockbusters hits. He hails from a middle-class family in Delhi who made it big in Bollywood with his hard work and dedication. He is assumed to be the richest actor in India who apart from acting, is involved in many more business ventures also. Shahrukh Khan runs an NGO of his own known as ‘Meer Foundation’ which he named after his father Meer Taj Ahmed and focuses on supporting and uplifting acid attack survivors along with creating a safe environment for women of all ages.
Deepika Padukone made her debut in 2007 with the blockbuster movie Om Shanti Om and today she is one of the top actresses in Bollywood. Deepika Padukone many times openly talked about the problem of mental health as she herself was a depression patient. She believes that keeping mental health in check is as important as one’s physical health. In India, people find it taboo to talk about mental problems and to deal with such problems; in 2015 she founded Live Love Laugh Foundation in 2015 create social awareness about mental health.
Shabana Azmi is known for her acting prowess which she proved with her brilliant performances in movies like Arth, Masoom, Mandi, etc. Along with acting Shabana Azmi has always been actively working for the betterment of the society and underprivileged. She runs an NGO, known as Mijwan Welfare Society, and it was founded by her father late Kaifi Azmi who himself was a great poet and it works toward empowering rural citizens so that they can live a life with dignity.
Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao
The former husband-wife duo Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao were always known for working for the betterment of society through social work. In the year 2015, together they started an NGO named The Paani Foundation. As the name suggests, Paani Foundation focuses on the issue of water problems and trying to make India a drought-free country. It gives proper training and facilities in the rural areas so that the people themselves will be able to tackle water-related problems.