Our actors have entertained and enthralled us on screen. But what about their life off screen? It is not easy doing what they do every day but also to do deal with very real health issues. Today, we talk about eleven Bollywood celebrities who battled with health issues on screen but also off screen.
1. Manisha Koirala – Ovarian Cancer
Manisha Koirala was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer on 29 November, 2012. After a rollercoaster battle with cancer, she underwent a surgery on 10 December, 2012. Manisha gave the performance of her life by kicking cancer in the ass. She has been cancer free for more than two years now!
2. Yuvraj Singh – Stage 1 Cancer
While playing the World Cup in 2011, Yuvraj had bouts of vomitting, nausea and breathing issues. After the tournament, Yuvraj was diagnosed with stage 1 cancer in the left lung. He underwent chemotherapy in the U.S. and returned to India with a clean bill of health in March, 2012.
3. Lisa Ray – Multiple Myeloma
Lisa Ray was diagnosed with multiple myeloma on 23 June, 2009. Within a year, Lisa announced she was cancer free. While she was not completely cured, the actress still worked hard to beat the disease away.The rare disease is treatable but incurable. But that has not affected the beautiful model’s outlook towards life.
4. Amitabh Bachchan – Splenic Rupture & Myasthenia Gravis
Amitabh Bachchan lost a lot of blood while shooting for Coolie in July, 1982. According to reports, his spleen was ruptured and he was pronounced clinically dead. Thankfully, the veteran actor bounced back to life and is now kicking and screaming with more health than anyone else at his age has!
5. Saif Ali Khan – Heart Attack
Saif Ali Khan was diagnosed with a minor heart attack in February, 2009. Doctors confirmed the news. Like the Nawab he is, Saif kicked the heart attack in the butt and sent it flying.
6. Hrithik Roshan – Brain Clot
The Krrish star acted like a real superhero in 2013 after being treated for a brain clot on July 7th. A month later at the launch of Krrish 3, Hrithik said, “I am absolutely fantastic. Even with the hole in my brain, my spirit is intact.” That statement is enough to prove his mettle.
7. Anurag Basu – Blood Cancer
Anurag Basu calls the shots on his films as well as in his life. Barfi would not have been made if Anurag had just gven up on life. He wrote the scripts for. He wrote scripts during his treatment for Life In A Metro and Gangster. He was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia which is a type of blood cancer. Anurag Basu is a true soldier in every way!
8. Mumtaz – Breast Cancer
The beautiful actress was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. After 6 rounds of chemotherapy and 35 radiations, the actress stood strong.
9. Shah Rukh Khan – 8 Surgeries
King Khan can also be known as the King of Surgeries. The Badshah of Bollywood underwent 8 surgeries over a span of 30 odd years. From his knee to his eyes, nothing has been spared.
10. Salman Khan – Trigeminal Neuralgia
Superstar Salman Khan admitted to being diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia, a disease which gives him severe pain in his jaw and face. This is perhaps one of the most painful diseases faced by mankind. Salman still braved through it and emerged stronger on the other side.