Sonam Kapoor Crowned PETA India’s 2018 Person of the Year

Nagini Shree |Dec 18, 2018

The results are in for PETA 2018 Person of the Year Award, and popular actor and vegetarian Sonam Kapoor has taken the title for her wide-reaching work for animals.

Sonam Kapoor is known to be an animal lover and activist, urging people to adopt strays and treat them with kindness. The renowned Bollywood actress has been named PETA's Person of the Year 2018 by animal rights organisation People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). Gaining success in big hit like Neerja, Raanjhanaa and Delhi-6, Sonam is a vegetarian, has nabbed the title for singing the praise of eating vegan diets, keeping animal skins out of her handbag line and advocating for the animal welfares.

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PETA India Associate Director Sachin Bangera spoke in a statement:

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In 2016, Sonam Kapoor was branded as the PETA India’s Hottest Vegetarian Celebrity alongside with Shahid Kapoor and turned vegan out of her compassion for animals. She stood out a strong competitors, including Amitabh Bachchan, Kangana Ranaut, Vidyut Jammwal, Alia Bhatt, R Madhavan and Sunny Leone. Besides, she earned a Compassionate Business Award a year later for her cruelty-free handbag line.

Additionally, she frequently stands up for and calls for animals protection actions on social media. Past recipients of PETA India’s Person of the Year Award include Sunny Leone, Anushka Sharma, Shashi Tharoor, Hema Malini, Kapil Sharma,  Jacqueline Fernandez and R. Madhavan.


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