Its been quite a few years that the Bollywood celebrities have started embracing Veganism. Veganism as a concept is quite the rage all over the globe, and November is celebrated as World Vegan Month. Many Bollywood celebrities have also sworn off meat and dairy for health reasons and because of their compassion for animals. We take a look at the most popular vegans of Bollywood. A lot of celebrities around the world, including film stars, politicians, TV hosts, and celebrity chefs and nutrition gurus have been singing praises of the diet. Veganism evangelists have been arguing that the strictly plant-based diet is good and naturally suited for the human body.
Here is the list of hottest celebs who are part of the vegan bandwagon and would inspire you to give it a try for sure.
1. Anushka Sharma:
The Zero actress switched to a plant-based diet in 2015. Here is a fun fact. Celebrities often start off on veganism bandwagon because of health-related issues, better lifestyle and some out of moral values. But Anushka Sharma adopted Veganism because her Dog Dude didn’t like the smell of meat. In one of her interviews, the Band Bajaa Baraat actor said "Going vegetarian was one of the best decisions I ever made. I have more energy, I feel healthier, and I'm so happy that no animals had to suffer for my meals," Anushka said in the statement accompanying the photograph.
2. Shahid Kapoor:
Hottest Vegetarian by leading international magazine, PETA's Asia’s Sexiest Vegetarian (2009 and 2011), PETA India's Person of the Year for 2018 - these are the few labels Shahid Kapoor owns as a vegetarian celebrity. The Kabir Singh star switched to plant-based diet taking inspiration from then-girlfriend Kareena Kapoor and after reading a book Life Is Fair by Brian Hines. One read on a flight, and Shahid swore off non-veg, ever since.
3. Sonam Kapoor Ahuja:
Recently Bollywood actress Sonam Kapoor was named the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India's Person of the Year for 2018. The numero Uno fashionista of Bollywood switched to a Vegan diet after learning about her lactose intolerance. She gave up eating meat to strengthen her cause of animal advocacy. The diva is not only an advocate of animal welfare but also keeps animal skins out of her handbag line for her fashion brand Rheson.
4. Kangana Ranaut:
Kangana was a non-vegetarian until 2013 when she completely revamped her diet to exclude meat and dairy. She confessed that she hadn't realized until then, that dairy was giving her acidity. Ranaut revealed in an interview that she had learned to cook South Indian dishes as they have a lot of vegetarian options and dishes that are cooked in coconut milk. She admitted that she felt superb after making the switch and that it had 'calmed' her down.
5. Aamir Khan:
Following his wife Kiran Rao’s footsteps, Bollywood's Mr. Perfectionist also chose to change his food habits and switch to a plant-based diet completely. Aamir decided to go vegan in 2015. The Dangal star took the decision after his wife showed him a video about the common diseases caused by consuming animal products and how a diet change can prevent them. Starting with a vegetarian diet, Aamir has plunged headlong into veganism and has self-admittedly quit milk, ghee, and dairy sweets. Although, he does miss curd!
6. Jacqueline Fernandes:
Jacqueline has been on a meat-free and dairy-free diet for several years now. She is a firm believer in a clean and wholesome diet and loves organic food. Fernandez even started a restaurant in Mumbai to serve people sumptuous and healthy vegan food. The Sri Lankan beauty has also been known to have asked her family, friends, and fans, persuading them to take to eating vegan food.
Eating vegan feels good on the inside and out. That’s why some of the most popular faces in Bollywood keep meat, eggs, and dairy off their plates to stay fit, eco-friendly and kind to animals. The concept of veganism is not new, but it has received a lot of limelight lately and we have to thank the Indian celebs for its increasing popularity.