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World Cancer Day: Bollywood Celebs Who Suffered In Real Life

Today is World Cancer Day,an important day that gives us a unique opportunity to raise awareness that there is much that can be done at an individual, community and governmental level, to harness and mobilize these solutions and catalyze positive change.

A number of Bollywood celebrities support this cause and have stood by it in order to spread awareness about different kinds of cancer that exists today.

You may not take them seriously thinking that they are just celebs who are endorsing the cause like a brand, but you are wrong. Many of these celebrities are cancer survivors and that's why they dedicate a lot of their personal time in support of this disease.

The 2015 campaign will be articulated around these key areas of focus:

  • Choosing healthy lives
  • Delivering early detection
  • Achieving treatment for all

For those of you who find it hard to follow, I suggest you to take a look at the feature below so as to know how the Indian celebrities have fought hard with this deadly disease and even won.

Each of the celebrities listed below have suffered from different types of cancer, from hottie Barbara Mori to yesteryear actress Mumtaz.

On World Cancer Day 2015, here are Bollywood Celebs Who Suffered In Real Life.

Barbara Mori

Barbara Mori who debuted in Kites was diagnosed with cancer at a very early stage. After taking treatment the actress recovered in 2010.

Manisha Koirala

She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the age of 42 years. The entire nation was shocked but the actress was brave and fought the disease away. Ever since she has been associated with many NGO's supporting the cause.

Lisa Ray

The actress cum model was diagnosed with multiple Myeloma in 2009. In 2010 the actress announced she was free of cancer owing to her stem cell transplant treatment.

Anurag Basu

Not many know this but the director suffered from acute promyelocytic Leukemia (a type of blood cancer) in the year 2004. Doctor's said he had just three months to live but the brave man fought the disease for three years with treatment and now he is healthy and strong.


The gorgeous Mumtaz was also not spared, she fought the breast cancer when the actress was diagnosed at the age of 54 years.

Namrata Singh Gujral

In 2008, the 32 year old Sikh actress was diagnosed with breast cancer. After fighting the disease renowned docu-drama ‘1 a Minute' to spread awareness about the disease.

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