Thank You: Bollywood Celebrities Who Came Forward To Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Updated: May 28, 2020 17:07 IST

From superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar to Farhan Akhtar, Sonu Sood, Varun Dhawan, Tahira Kashyap and others, here's how Bollywood celebrities have joined the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank You: Bollywood Celebrities Who Came Forward To Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Actor Sonu Sood Sends Migrant Workers Home, Wins Hearts

Lately actor Sonu Sood has been making headlines for sending migrant workers back to their native place. On May 11, for the first time, Mr Sood arranged 10 buses that left with 350 migrants from Maharashtra to Karnataka, with permissions from doctors and governments of both the states. Since then, there has been no looking back for the actor. On May 25, the actor launched helpline number - 18001213711 for migrants living in Mumbai and willing to go back to their home town.

The actor has also opened up his Juhu hotel to accommodate medical workers and is providing meals to the underprivileged in Mumbai.

Thank You: Bollywood Celebrities Who Came Forward To Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Shah Rukh Khan And Wife Gauri Khan Extend Financial Support, Offer Personal Office Space For Quarantine Facility

On April 2, Shah Rukh Khan announced that his set of companies - Kolkata Knight Riders, Red Chillies Entertainment, Meer Foundation and Red Chillies VFX - will extend financial support to several charities including Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES), and Maharashtra's Chief Minister Relief Fund.

Shah Rukh Khan and wife Gauri Khan also pledged to protect the health care workers by providing for personal protective equipment (PPE) kits, support daily wage workers, acid attack survivors and others.

Thank You: Bollywood Celebrities Who Came Forward To Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Actor Akshay Kumar Lends Money To Numerous Charities

Akshay Kumar has been quite vocal about spreading awareness about the coronavirus pandemic and has repeatedly requested the citizens to follow the lockdown rules for preventive and precautionary measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. To support frontline workers and daily wagers, the actor has extended support to numerous funds. Akshay has donated Rs. 25 crore to PM-CARES fund, Rs. 2 crore to Mumbai Police Foundation, Rs. 3 crore to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Rs. 45 lakh to Cine And TV Artists Association (CINTAA).

The actor had also participated in Bollywood's biggest fundraiser concert I For India organised to raise money for those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Thank You: Bollywood Celebrities Who Came Forward To Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Vetran Actor Shabana Azmi Provides Ration, Cooked Meals And Sanitation Items

Veteran actor Shabana Azmi along with NGO ActionAid India and its partners is lending a helping hand to over 10 lakh people hit by the nationwide lockdown. The actor has provided for ration, cooked meals, and sanitation products for migrant workers and daily wage labourers across 172 districts in 21 states in the country.

Thank You: Bollywood Celebrities Who Came Forward To Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Farhan Akhtar Donates 1,000 Personal Protective Equipment Kits

To assist healthcare workers in their fight against COVID-19, actor Farhan Akhtar recently donated 1,000 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to government hospitals across the country. The actor has also partnered with celebrity shout-out platform Tring to raise money for additional PPE kits.

As part of the contribution, a set of PPE kits have been delivered at Vakola Police Station and Cama Hospital in Mumbai.

Thank You: Bollywood Celebrities Who Came Forward To Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Salman Khan Starts ‘Being Haangryy', Distributes Ration Kits

Actor Salman Khan has started a food truck facility to distribute ration to those in need amid Coronavirus pandemic. The food truck named ‘Being Haangryy' was seen on the roads of Mumbai where volunteers distributed ration kits to people, who stood in long queues near the truck.

The actor had also urged people to take up the ‘Anna Daan' challenge and donate to the underprivileged who are worst affected by the COVID-19 lockdown.

Thank You: Bollywood Celebrities Who Came Forward To Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Ayushmann Khurrana And Wife Tahira Kashyap Step Up For Women

Ayushmann Khurrana and wife Tahira Kashyap have been supporting an NGO Shakti Foundation that has undertaken varied social initiatives for the socially and financially vulnerable. One of the projects being Gulmeher - a women's collective of waste-pickers from Delhi's Ghazipur turned artisans.

The duo called for financial assistance to support women artisans in these trying times and urged people to donate.

Thank You: Bollywood Celebrities Who Came Forward To Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Actor Hrithik Roshan Shows Gratitude To Corona Warriors

In order to thank the corona warriors - police officials - for their kind service during a crisis, Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan made a contribution towards safeguarding their health and safety. The actor facilitated the delivery of hand sanitisers to Mumbai Police personnel on duty.

Thank You: Bollywood Celebrities Who Came Forward To Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Varun Dhawan Provides Meals For The Poor And Healthcare Professionals

Actor Varun Dhawan collaborated with Tata Trust to provided meals to poor people who are out of job due to Coronavirus lockdown and who don't have homes. The actor also stepped up for frontline workers risking their lives and committed to provide meals to doctors and medical staff at hospitals.

Thank You: Bollywood Celebrities Who Came Forward To Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Actor Swara Bhasker Distributes Footwear To Migrant Workers

Hit by the plight of migrant workers walking barefoot to their native place, actor Swara Bhasker recently partnered with Action and Athleo Shoes. As part of the collaboration, the actor distributed 500 pairs of footwear in Delhi along with the on-ground volunteers of Karwan-E-Mohabbat, towards migrant relief.

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