Indian Express takes stock of top Bollywood actors' passion for the cause of the needy. Katrina Kaif is actively involved with her mother, Susan Turquotte’s charity, Mercy Home, an orphanage in Madurai.
In the last five years, Salman Khan has increased the reach of Being Human with various celebrity-driven fund raising events involving fashion, art and sport. All donations funnelled towards the cause of the needy.
Aamir Khan is seen in television commercials promoting Atithi Devo Bhava as a part of Incredible India campaign. Khan was also actively involved in Narmada Bachao Andolan.
In 2010, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan pledged to donate her eyes for Eye Bank Association of India as a part of the eye donation campaign.
Shabana Azmi runs Mijwan Welfare Society, an NGO founded by her father, Kaifi Azmi. The organisation supports the cause of the girl child.
Viveik Oberoi runs Yashodhara Oberoi Foundation, named after his mother, which has donated money to a variety of small, individual causes.
As the goodwill ambassador for the Polio UNICEF Campaign, Amitabh Bachchan has been associated with Eradication of Polio campaign for the last decade. He was recently awarded Polio Eradication Champion Award by Rotary Club for his commitment to this cause.