Bollywood celebs who have donated money for COVID relief& |  Photo Credit: Instagram
- Akshay Kumar donated a sum of Rs 1 crore to cricketer Gautam Gambhir’s Delhi-based NGO
- Tamil Actor Ajith, who was shooting for Valimai, before it got put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, donated Rs 1.25 crores
- Anushka Sharma donated Rs 2 crore to a fund-raising project
Far removed from the silver screen, Bollywood actors and actresses have become real life superheroes with many of them coming forward to help out people as the country grapples with a deadly second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Stars like Akshay Kumar, Twinkle Khanna, Salman Khan, Sonu Sood, Bhumi Pednekar, Sushmita Sen and others have gone above and beyond in their attempts at reaching out to those in need of assistance as the country faces and acute shortage in beds, medicines and oxygen supply.
A number of these superstars have provided financial assistance for COVID relied as well. Here’s looking at which star has contribute how much to help fight the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma donated Rs 2 crore
Anushka and Virat recently announced their Ketto fundraising initiative through a video on social media. The couple also donated Rs 2 crore to a fund-raising project, which will raise a total of Rs 7 crore to support the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hrithik Roshan donated Rs 11.10 lakh
Bollywood actr Hrithik Roshan donated $15,000 (approximately ₹11.10 lakh) towards a fundraiser started by international author and podcaster Jay Shetty to help India fight against the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Hrithik joined international stars Will and Jada Smith, Ellen DeGeneres, Brendon Burchard, and Camila Cabello, among others, to contribute towards the fund.
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas raised almost Rs 4 crore
Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas and her husband Nick Jonas had requested her fans to contribute to the COVID-19 crisis. And with mutual support from all of her followers, the duo managed to generate nearly Rs 3,84,40,757 (Rs 3.84 crore). The actress had shared videos and posts on social media, urging fans to donate to the fundraiser which would help Indians receive essential medical supplies. Sharing an emotional video from London, she wrote, “India, my home, is suffering the world’s worst Covid crisis, and we all need to help! People are dying in record numbers. There is illness everywhere, and it’s only continuing to spread and kill at great speed and scale.”
Salman Khan donated over Rs 3 crore
Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is donating Rs 1,500 each to 25,000 workers in the film industry including makeup artists, technicians, stuntmen and spot boys. The Bollywood superstar has also been instrumental in distributing 5,000 food packages and arranging meal kits for frontline workers in Mumbai.
Akshay Kumar donates Rs 1 crore
Another Bollywood biggie, Akshay Kumar donated a sum of Rs 1 crore to cricketer Gautam Gambhir’s Delhi-based NGO for helping those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The former cricketer-turned-politician thanked the actor in a tweet of gratitude. Akshay replied, stating that he is looking forward to better times.
Ajith Kumar donated Rs 1.25 crore
Tamil Actor Ajith, who was shooting for Valimai, before it got put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, donated Rs 1.25 crores in total to help fight COVID-19 pandemic. The actor donated 50 lakhs for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s PM Cares fund, 50 lakhs for the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s relief fund and has also given 25 lakhs for the welfare of the FEFSI employees.
Ajay Devgn helped raise Rs 1 crore
Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn partnered with Mumbai’s Brihanmumbai Municipal Council (BMC) to set up intensive care units for patients. Devgn, along with other producers also helped raise Rs 1 crore, through his NY Foundations, to help the BMC build a 20-bed emergency facility at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park.
Lata Mangeshkar donates Rs 7 lakh
Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar contributed Rs 7 lakhs to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s relief Fund for taking up COVID-19 related works.