Celebrities constantly remain in the limelight for their movies, style statements, romantic affairs, and controversial acts. They are always under the vigilance of fans and media for every action they take and move they make. But little do people know that apart from their association with the glamorous world these celebrities are also connected to charitable trusts across the country. These stars undoubtedly spend a lot of their earnings on expensive cars, luxurious villas, and fancy parties, but don’t hesitate in donating their money to the poor and underprivileged people as well. So here we will talk about the Bollywood celebrities who are associated with various NGO’s and welfare schemes to support the noble causes.
Talking about Bollywood celebrities associated with the charity, Salman Khan is the first name that pops in our mind. Being Human is a foundation started by Salman Khan that provides education and healthcare facilities to the underprivileged children in India. The organization has also provided help to drought victims in Maharashtra, flood victims in Kashmir, and conducted bone-marrow donor registration camps in Mumbai. This organization is primarily funded by the Being Human branded clothing.
Amitabh Bachchan aka Big B is the popular face of UNICEF’S Pulse Polio Campaign. He is also the UN ambassador for the ‘Girl Child’ scheme and has donated Rs 25 lakh to charity for improving the condition of the girl child in India. Amitabh Bachchan donated a huge amount of money for the earthquake victims in Latur in 2004. He has also started an online bidding scheme, ‘Jeneration’ where celebrities put their clothes on sale, and the money generated by selling them goes to various charities.
Priyanka Chopra is very passionate about helping women and children with their health and education. She often speaks on women related issues such as against female foeticide, in support of girl’s education, creating awareness for the rights of the girl child and has done a lot to support these causes. Priyanka is also the brand ambassador for NDTV’s Greenathon initiative that supports eco-friendliness and works towards improving the electricity supply to rural villages in India.
Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan aka King Khan of Bollywood is the real King at heart when it comes to charity. He is associated with many NGO’s and humanitarian causes and has donated to various hospitals to help the mentally challenged and orphaned kids. Shah Rukh Khan has also raised funds through his concerts to help the victims of natural calamities. He is the first Indian to be acknowledged by UNESCO for his charitable activities.
Vidya Balan is often seen raising her voice for the need of sanitation and hygiene. She is the brand ambassador for clean drinking water and sanitation campaign in India. Vidya launched a charity initiative in Melbourne named ‘Train the Trainers’ in partnership with the Latrobe University that works towards taking care of the children with special needs in India and reserved a certain number of seats for them in the educational institutes.
Apart from proving their mettle in the Bollywood these celebrities have shown that they are the stars in real life as well through their philanthropic activities.