March 8th is celebrated as International Women’s Day every year. From Kareena Kapoor To Neena Gupta, there are a lot of Indian actresses who broke stereotypes and turned into one living inspiration.
Not only Bollywood has always mirrored our Indian society, but it also has a strong influence on the silver screen audience and the same is the case with actors. Bollywood actresses enjoy a huge fan following both in India and off-shore, they transformed themselves from being just beautiful women to powerful driving forces of our society.
Today we bring to you some actresses who have raised strong voices about mental health issues, ruled the screens post embracing motherhood, became adoptive parents, and some have even succeeded in changing the way the world looks at them.
She is one of the few actors who came out in open about the taboo surrounding mental health issues. Deepika openly admitted to having faced depression in her past and also took proactive measures to help spread more awareness about it. She even launched a NGO, The Live Love Laugh Foundation with an aim to address depression and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
2. Sushmita Sen
Miss Universe 1994: Sushmita Sen managed to open dialogue about single motherhood and made the impossible possible when she adopted two daughters, Renee in 2000 and Alisah ten years later.
3. Neena Gupta
Neena Gupta has for a long time been breaking stereotypes on-screen. She has been a rebel off-screen for years. Much before she found fame, the actress has been setting examples and breaking taboos.
Neena Gupta, was in a relationship with former West Indian cricketer Vivian Richards in the 1980, she raised their daughter Masaba out of wedlock in a very successful manner no doubt.
4. Kareena Kapoor Khan
Whilst many actresses try to keep their pregnancy hidden from the prying eyes of the media, Bebo set an example by flaunting her baby bump during public events. She happily posed for the cameras without any regret or hiding her bump with oversized clothes. She quickly became an icon and a trendsetter for maternity looks and walked the ramp during the Lakme Fashion Week Finale in 2016.