They believe in giving

Here are some Bollywood celebs who are putting their fame and fortune to good use... As today we celebrate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, we cannot help but remember his powerful words and deeds. Gandhi's most powerful quote on love is, "Love never claims, it ever gives!" We agree. As it is only in giving that we receive. The list that we have drawn today highlights our favourite celebs who are using their star power for social change. Village route: Shabana Azmi: The actress has her own foundation called Mijwan Welfare Society that helps the people of Mijwan live a better life. Shabana Azmi has adopted this small village in Uttarkhand and she works towards bettering the condition of the village.

Health & hygiene: Vidya Balan: Vidya Balan has been supporting the cause of sanitation in rural areas. She is the brand ambassador for drinking water and sanitation campaign for the longest time. It is a government initiative that she is whole heartedly supporting.

He's all heart: Salman Khan: Everyone knows that Salman Khan's NGO Being Human started off as a charitable trust to aid underprivileged children. The actor supports three schools, has helped initiate heart surgeries of over 600 kids and is always in news for his good deeds towards society.

Financial help: Akshay Kumar: For Akshay Kumar, charity is worship. He recently donated money to the families of Indian soldiers who died at the URI attack. Earlier, the actor has donated Rs 90 lakh to drought-hit farmers in Maharashtra and has also helped Chennai flood victims.

Saving the girl: Priyanka Chopra : The Bollywood superstar, now a global icon, Priyanka Chopra, has actively spoken about child rights and has helped create awareness about the same. The actress has a long- standing association with the Save the Girl campaign by the UNICEF. In fact, she had auctioned her specially designed Louboutin shoes which she wore in her video Exotic with Pitbull. All proceeds of that auction went towards the betterment of the girl child.

Spreading smile: Sonam Kapoor: Sonam Kapoor was recently spotted spending time with kids suffering from cancer. The diva not only believes in donating money but also sending time with the little kids as that is what they crave for. She is indeed spreading love with her beautiful smile and spirit.

Animal instinct John Abraham: John Abraham loves animals, and is an active member of PETA (People for Ethical Treatment of Animals). He has been supporting PETA in various campaigns and strives to protect animals and provide them a better life. The actor recently adopted a stray dog. Source:

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