From Sushmita Sen To Sunny Leone: 9 Bollywood Stars Who Broke The Taboo To Adopt Children

Maanyata Thu |May 29, 2019

Adoption was regarded as a taboo in India back in 1990s, however, some Bollywood stars broke free and adopted kids and gave them a new lease of life.

Back in the 1990s, the process of adopting a child was regarded as a taboo in the country and often came along with a storm of controversy and unwanted questions. However, these Bollywood stars broke the stereotype and welcomed little angles to their family with an open arm.

Sushmita Sen

Former Miss Universe pageant is the first name to pop up in our mind when it comes to adoption. At the young age of 25, Sushmita took everyone’s by surprised as she chose to adopt a baby girl named Renee. However, it wasn’t enough for her when she once again decided to fight for the custody of another girl called Alisah in 2010.

Raveena Tandon

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Raveena Tandon is another celebrity on the list who took this bold step of becoming a proud mommy of two adopted girls Pooja and Chhaya when she was just 21 years old. In an interview, the actress shared that after knowing Pooja and Chhaya’s family was going through financial hardship, she decided to adopt the girls because she wanted to “love and take care of them”.

Sunny Leone and Daniel Webber

In 2017, the coupled adopted 21-month-old Nisha from Latur in Maharashtra. Talking about their adoption, Sunny said,

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Salim Khan

Salim Khan brought Arpita into his family when he saw her crying on the street after the death of her mother. She is now the apple of the Khan family’s eyes.

Nikhil Advani

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The director and wife Suporna welcomed their adopted daughter Keya to their family in 2006. He once said in an interview that his daughter is more important than his films. The doting father is also seen taking a frequent break to spend more quality time with Keya.

Subhash Ghai

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Renowned filmmaker Subhash Ghai adopted his brother’s daughter Meghna and raised like his own child.

After two years of marriage, the lovebirds decided to be proud parents of adopted girl Ahana.

Dibakar Banerjee

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The 49-year-old director adopted baby Ira with his wife from an orphanage Mumbai in 2010.

Mithun Chakraborty

Mithun adopted Dishani and raised her alongside his sons, Ushmey, Mahaakshay and Namashi.


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