Being blessed with a child is certainly one of the most precious gifts that anyone could have in their life. However, being a parent to an adopted child is something beyond words! While not every individual has the power and ability to adopt and love a child, there have been various celebrities who came forward to break the taboo of society. They not only embraced parenthood by adopting these children but also motivated and stood as great examples for society. Yes, today, in this post we have recollected various popular celebs of Bollywood who adopted children. Let’s have a look:
Salim Khan – Arpita Khan
The veteran actor, producer, and screenwriter Salim Khan is not only a proud parent to three sons and one daughter – Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Sohail Khan, and Alvira Khan Agnihotri but has also adopted a daughter named Arpita Khan. Despite having four children, the actor went on to adopt Arpita and has unconditionally loved his daughter. Arpita happens to be one of the most loved children from their house and all her brothers are very possessive about her. Arpita loves her family to such an extent that she has even tattooed the names of her family members on her body. And if some rumors are to be believed, the stepmother of Salman Khan, Helen found Arpita crying on the street post which she decided to take her home.
Shobhana – Anantha Narayani
The Indian film actress Shobhana has not only been a vital part of the Bollywood industry but has also worked in various other regional language films such as – Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, English, and Telugu films. Also a trained Bharatanatyam dancer, this actress has received various accolades for her brilliant performances. Apart from her amazing talents and works, the actress did a sweet gesture by adopting a girl back in 2011 to whom she named Anantha Narayani. Shobhana was also the founder of a school for classical dance form Bharata Natyam named Kalarpana in Chennai.
Kunal Kohli – Radha
The Indian film writer, producer, and director, Kunal Kohli has been one of the most established directors of the Bollywood industry. Best known for his works in films like – Fanna and Hum Tum. This popular director started as a film critic in the late 90s and got married to Ravina Kohli, the director of the controversial show, Koffee with Karan. Ravina and Kunal happen to be proud parents to a girl whom they adopted and named her Radha. While being asked about the same, the director revealed that it had not been easy for the duo to adopt the girl since it involved a lengthy procedure that ensures that adopted children get a safe and happy growing environment.
Sushmita Sen – Renee and Alisah
The Miss Universe 1994 and a successful Bollywood actress, Sushmita Sen is certainly a way beyond just being an actress. The classic ideologies and hard work of the actress have made her one of the best actresses in the industry who has certainly aged like a fine wine. Born into a Bengali Baidya Brahmin family, this actress not only adopted one but two kids! Yes, despite being unmarried at the time, the actress decided against adopting a girl named Renee in 2000 and later adopted another girl named Alisah in 2010. While the actress is currently rumored to be with the model, Rohman Shawl there have been various speculations on the two getting married.
Subhash Ghai – Meghna
After being unsuccessful in making a career as an actor, Subhash Ghai shifted to being a producer, screenwriter, and popular director who has now become one of the top-notch directors of the industry. The director adopted a girl named Meghna to whom he sent for Higher education in London. She now looks after her school, Whistling Woods, and is deeply loved by the entire Ghai family. Apart from this, Subhash also has a biological daughter named Muskaan.
Raveena Tandon – Pooja and Chhaya
Born and brought up in Mumbai, this Indian actress, producer, and model is the daughter of director Ravi Tandon. Raveena has been a part of various blockbuster hits and has won various accolades for the same. A proud mother to four children, this actress decided to embrace motherhood at the peak of her career and went on to adopt two girls Pooja and Chhaya back in 1995 when she was merely 21 years old! Being a single mother to two adorable daughters of 11 and 8 years old respectively, this actress gave birth to a daughter Rasha and son Ranbirvardhan.
Sandip Soparkar – Arjun
This multi-talented actor, TEDx speaker, RJ, choreographer, etc has been awarded the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize for his social achievements. And after reading up on this fact, it doesn’t surprise us much of him being a father to an adopted child. But Sandeep has surprisingly not just been a father but rather became the first single man to adopt in India! The actor actively participates in promoting adoptions all over the world which made him the cause ambassador of CSA. Associated with various other foundations, this actor also addresses the various other awarenesses amongst the society such as AIDS, Cancers, etc. The actor became the first single father to an adopted son named Arjun.
Mithun Chakraborty – Dishani
Mithun Daa has not only been a classic veteran actor but also a great human being despite having three sons – Namashi, Rimoh, and Mimoh went on to adopt a daughter named Dishani. Married to the veteran actress Yogeeta Bali, this actor decided to adopt a girl which he found in a garbage bin in West Bengal. This disheartening incident made Mithun decide on adopting the child to which his wife, Yogeeta completely agreed. And if reports are to be believed, Yogeeta was way more excited to hold this girl into her arms! When found, Ishani was in a bad and fragile condition and was rescued by the NGO.
Dibakar Banerjee – Ira
This Indian film director, producer, and ad filmmaker predominantly works in the Bollywood industry. Responsible for some classic masterpieces such as Khosla Ka Ghosla, Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Love Sex Aur Dhokha, etc. this popular Indian director was born and brought up in Delhi. Dibakar was also amongst those who along with his wife, Richa took the decision of adopting a girl and named her Ira.
Nikhil Advani – Keya
This Indian film director and producer and co-founder of Emmay Entertainment is one of the popular directors of the industry. Well known for his work in films like – Kal Ho Na Ho, Salaam-e-Ishq, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, etc. he became one of the most promising directors of the industry. Nikhil along with his wife Suparna adopted a 4-year-old girl named Keya and they love to spend some quality time with their daughter.