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‘Dreamland’ Bollywood is a place where we all have aspired to be or fantasised about at least once in our life. For beating our ‘Monday se pakka’ and ‘chod na yaar’ attitude when it comes to fitness, we look at some workout videos of B-town people. When life gives us lemons, we look up to inspiring rags-to-riches stories of celebrities to help us make lemonade. Beating the mid-week blues away, vacation photos of celebs incites the bug of wanderlust in us. For the updates about the latest makeup and fashion trends, all we need to do is scroll through B-town divas and hunks’ social media profiles. That is the level of obsession in India for B-town celebrities. (Also Read: Erica Fernandes Blushing As She Receives Her 'Favourite Notification' Is Every Girl's Reaction Ever)
And for celebrities, with fame comes social responsibility. Even their small act can touch many lives and change the perspective of millions. Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Raj Kundra are one such inspirational celeb couple, who have put their best foot forward to bring a change in the society and have put their fame to good use. “Mother, Homemaker, Actor, Entrepreneur, Fitness Enthusiast/Wellness Influencer & an Eternal Positive Thinker” – says Shilpa’s Instagram bio which perfectly defines her. From making everyone believe in ‘yoga se hi hoga’ and ‘swasth raho, mast raho’ to launching her books, The Great Indian Diet and The Diary Of A Domestic Diva and fitness app, ‘Shilpa Shetty’, she has time and again proved that there’s nothing in the world that a woman cannot do! And it is her businessman hubby, Raj, who supports his wife in her every decision.
On January 20, 2020, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Raj Kundra were bestowed with the Champion of Change 2019 Award for their efforts towards encouraging people to take up the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Former President of India, Pranab Mukherjee handed the award to Shilpa and Raj, who touched his feet as they came on-stage to receive it. To mark the occasion, Shilpa said, "I am really honoured to receive this award and I feel it is every citizen's duty to keep their country clean. Cleanliness starts from the mind. When we keep our homes clean, then why not our country? This year I have planted 480 trees to offset my entire carbon footprint. It's every citizen's responsibility to take care of our precious planet not just for the present but also our future." (Also Read: Ayushmann Khurrana Wishes Wife, Tahira Kashyap 'Happy Birthday' With A Heartfelt Post On Instagram)
Posting a picture from the ceremony on her Instagram, Shilpa Shetty Kundra wrote, “Extremely humbled and honoured to receive the Champions of Change, 2019 award from our former President Shri #pranabmukherjee ji in Delhi today. Will continue to do my duties a proud and responsible Indian citizen and urge all of you to do your bit in making our country cleaner and greener too. Positive clean thoughts create positive and happy people and surroundings. #SwachhBharatAbhiyaan #Winner #ootd #style #Indian #fashion #lookoftheday #workmode #eventdiaries.”
The chairman of Interactive Forum on Indian Economy (IFIE), Nandan Jha said on the event, "We are happy to announce that Shilpa Shetty Kundra has been selected for the Champions Change of Award 2019 for her contribution in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan." Shilpa in her speech talked about how small changes in our daily life can bring about big changes in the cleanliness of the environment. She continued, "The first lifestyle change that I flick the switch off as soon as I leave the room. I'm extremely mindful of that. The general tendency is to wait for someone else to switch it off. Also, don't leave the water running when you're brushing your teeth. A lot of people do this unknowingly. They don't realise that turning the tap off between brushing and gargling can save so much water. These little habits can bring about a huge change.”
Married for over a decade now, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Raj Kundra have blissfully shaped their marital and parenthood life. Time and again Raj takes to Instagram and shares his thoughts on how proud he is, of his beautiful wife, Shilpa. And here’s one such instance. On International Yoga Day 2019, Raj had posted a video of his wife and in a proud note, had written, “Like Jackie Chan rightly says in this video @theshilpashetty you are ‘Queen of Yoga’ you have created multiple Guinness book of records, you were the first to launch a celebrity yoga DVD and your last 15 years of yoga has made you the calm very cool and super fit yoga queen you are! So proud of you my darling.” (Also Read: Kamya Panjabi Shares The First Full Look Of Her Wedding Card, All Set For Her New Beginning)
Congratulations, Raj and Shilpa. May you keep inspiring millions!
We all know and agree that it is important to workout and exercise to stay fit and healthy but what we lack the most is motivation. Sometimes we look up to the B-town celebrities for inspiration, sometimes it is the thought of fitting into our favourite dress or flaunting our newRead More