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5 Men Who Used Their Celebrity Status To Stand Up For A Good Cause & Are The Real Influencers

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Celebrities do enjoy a status of wealth, good health and an enormous amount of love that comes their way, courtesy their fans, but they also have the moral responsibility of doing their bit by giving back to the society. Not every celebrity uses their moral compass for the good bit but on 'International Men's Day', here are 5 men who use their celebrity status to stand up for a good cause and are actually the real influencers.

1. Akshay Kumar

The 'Khiladi' of Bollywood is not just a superstar, courtesy his movies which give out great messages, but in real life as well, Akshay Kumar always does his bit to make sure he uses his status in a positive way.  He made notable donations towards the survivors of Pulwama attack, he's constantly contributed for the jawans, he spoke and ensured action was taken for providing insurance for the stuntmen of the Bollywood industry, he also launched the 'Bharat Ke Veer' app to bridge the gap and raise funds for soldiers and their families amongst many more initiatives that he takes.

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2. Leonardo DiCaprio

The Hollywood star is not only a great actor who is loved for his stellar acting, but also for the amount of work he's been doing for this planet. The actor is an environmentalist who also has a dedicated non-profit organisation which works for causes relevant to the planet. He supports various charities and donates continuously for all the causes he believes in. He even posted about the rising level of Delhi pollution levels and urged people to do their bit.

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#Regram #RG @extinctionrebellion: Over 1500 citizens gathered in at India Gate, in New Dehli, to demand immediate action on the cities hazardous pollution levels.⣠⣠According to the World Health Organisation, air pollution in India is estimated to kill about 1.5 million people every year; these statistics make air pollution the fifth-largest killer in India. ⣠⣠People of all ages joined the demonstration, which succeeded to directly trigger action for Indian citizens:⣠1. The Indian Prime Ministers office set up a special panel to address the issue, within a few hours of the protest. The panel is due to report on the issue within 2 weeks.⣠2. The Supreme Court of India asked the Central Government and respective state governments to fix the crop and waste burning issue of Dehli within a week. ⣠3. The Center accepted that Green Fund will be used to combat toxic air pollution. ⣠4. The Indian Prime Minister asked the Agriculture Ministry to distribute equipment urgently so that crop burning is no longer necessary. ⣠⣠Despite these promises, the air is still unsafe and activists will keep the pressure on until the air pollution reaches safe levels. ⣠⣠The protest was organised by a collaboration of movements; @xrebellionind @LetMeBreathe_In @FridaysForFutureIndia_ along with other activists. ⣠⣠Photography by Arjun Mahatta and co, via @FridaysForFuture ⣠⣠#RightToBreathe #ExtinctionRebellion #IndiaGate #SolutionNotPollution #ActNow #RebelForLife

A post shared by Leonardo DiCaprio (@leonardodicaprio) on Nov 18, 2019 at 7:24am PST

3. John Abraham

John has been associated with PETA for a long time and is a vegetarian himself. He's always advocated causes related to animal welfare and even has a brigade called 'Habitat For Humanity'. He is often seen running marathons, spreading awareness and doing his bit as a celebrity. Even though he usually stays away from the public eye, John has always used his image for creating a positive impact.

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4. Shah Rukh Khan

The King of Bollywood is also the king of hearts with a heart full of compassion. SRK's 'Meer Foundation' supports acid attack survivors and helps them lead a life of normalcy.  Back in IPL season 7 when his team KKR won the cup, SRK generously donated the prize money towards cancer patients in Mumbai and Kolkata. He has donated generously towards the flood victims in Chennai and Odisha as well, amongst many other things that he continues to do.

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5. Randeep Hooda

Randeep never shies away from supporting a cause and speaking up for something where his voice is needed. The actor has been associated with Khalsa Aid and has been a part of many beach cleaning drives. He went with the Khalsa Aid to provide food and water to the Kerala flood victims and is a man with a strong sense of responsibility. He's also been vocal about other initiatives as well. He's an example of how the physical presence of a celebrity can draw attention to a cause which needs the attention of the entire humankind.

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Thank you @afrozshh_ fr showing us the way to actually be able to do something for our planet,our country,our future #VersovaBeach #Respect @khalsa_aid

A post shared by Randeep Hooda (@randeephooda) on Sep 6, 2017 at 1:56am PDT

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