17 Bollywood Stars Who Speak Out for Animals

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Animals have many friends among the beautiful people who work in Bollywood, the world’s largest filmmaking industry. The following are some of the biggest names who have teamed up either with us or with PETA India in their behalf, from rising starlets to some of Indian cinema’s most iconic figures:

1.      Amy Jackson


The Liverpool-born Yevadu star poses with her adorable rescued cat Alfie to raise awareness of animal homelessness.

2. Imran Khan


In addition to starring in a touching video with his dog, Tony, the heartthrob was also given an award by PETA India for intervening to stop animal abuse. What a hero!

3. Jacqueline Fernandez


The sultry Sri Lankan model and actor urges fans to boycott horse-drawn carriages on the streets of India’s cities. 4. Sunny Leone


The Jism 2 lead lady sends a sex-themed message to her fans with this straight-talking ad.

5. John Abraham


The compassionate star and activist has teamed up with PETA India on numerous occasions to help caged birds and animals in circuses and even to talk about his vegetarian diet!

6. Shilpa Shetty


Celebrity Big Brother winner Shilpa left her comfort zone in order to pose for this striking pic in behalf of animals imprisoned in circuses.

7. Lara Dutta


The super-hot Andaaz actor and former Miss Universe is a walking advertisement for the benefits of a meat-free diet!

8. Chitrangda Singh


Along with other members of the Joker cast, Chitrangada posed this thought-provoking question about the ethics of testing cosmetics testing on animals.

9. Shahid Kapoor


Voted the Sexiest Vegetarian in Asia, Shahid Kapoor knows that kindness is one of the most attractive traits a man can have!

10. Dia Mirza


The socially conscious beauty took action after having learned how snakes are nailed to trees and skinned alive for exotic skins.

11. Sonakshi Sinha


The Dabaang star shows her caring side, with this ad released to coincide with International Homeless Animals Day.

12. Arjun Rampal


The award-winning Om Shanti Om star personally delivered a letter to Indian officials, pleading for abused elephant Sunder to be allowed to go to a sanctuary. Kind-hearted Arjun has also previously joined PETA India to speak up for horses who are forced to pull carriages through the streets of Mumbai.

13.  Madhuri Dixit


Image: Smarojit / CC by 3.0

This superstar, who made her name in favourites such as Devdas, has become notable for using her voice to defend animals in need, from elephants in danger of being slaughtered to puppies looking for homes.

14.  Hema Malini


The iconic actor, director and producer, who has appeared in more than 150 films, explains her vegetarianism: “Knowing that my food choices are helping the planet and animals, too, makes me happy.” Inspiring words!

15.  Ayushmann Khurrana


The actor, who made his name playing a sperm donor in Vicky Donor, gets serious about safe sex in an ad pushing dog lovers to sterilise their companions.

16.  Raveena Tandon Thadani


The Mohra star channels her passion for animals in a hot ad showcasing the reasons to choose cruelty-free fashion.

17.  R Madhavan


Image: Universal Hero / cc BY 3.0

This actor’s brooding good looks belie a heart of gold – the long-time vegetarian has put his acting talent to good use by narrating PETA India’s version of “Glass Walls”, a video even more harrowing than hard-hitting movies such as Rang De Basanti.
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  • lily commented on April 27, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Does anybody know who is the art director who signed the campaign?

  • sanjeev rana commented on April 27, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Only actions will speak louder than word’s. We have an obligation a duty to defend all life. We must be compassionate and to coexist.

    Jai Dwarakadheesh Shree Krishn.

    • dushyant idhatia commented on March 24, 2015 at 6:55 am

      yes sir you are right

  • Amy commented on May 5, 2014 at 7:40 am

    That face, that body, and he’s an animal rights activist, too? Arjun Rampal may in fact be the hottest actor ever.

  • Zemin commented on May 8, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    They look even more beautiful with their beautiful heart and soul. Bless you!

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