In India, people are still skeptical when it comes to talking about mental illness. However, Bollywood celebrities have time and again taken a step forward and revealed that they suffered from some or other type of mental illness and its perfectly fine to come forward and talk about it. Here is the list of most popular celebrities in India who have suffered from mental illness.
The pretty and super talented actress is riding high on success but she has gone through and overcome most traumatic phase of her life. Deepika established a Centre of mental health in order to help those who are facing such problems and are too afraid to talk about it.
Shah Rukh Khan
It is hard to believe but Badshah of Bollywood got an injury in his muscles while shooting which made him slip into the depression. However, Shahrukh was brave enough to come out of it and lead a healthy and happy life.
We missed the peppy numbers and raps from Yo Yo Honey Singh and the news of this rapper suffering from┬ábi-polar disorder took us by surprise. Yo Yo was brave enough to talk about the illness and said that it was scary because he was not responding to medicines and could not face people.
The actor said that she has been taking medicine for the anxiety which is a very normal thing. Anushka said that depression runs in her family but people should talk about it as there is nothing shameful about it. She said that people should be more educated about mental illness and come out of shame.
Although, not many┬áknow about it but Varun Dhawan revealed that he suffered from the depression while┬áshooting for Badlapur. Varun said that he was clinically declared depressed┬áand was treated for the same. Varun Dhawan said that the term depression should not be used loosely because it is a serious illness.
The method actor said that he was under depression during the shoot of Sarabjit as the character that he was playing lingered on. Randeep said that it happened during the Highway also when he had to tell himself repeatedly that it is not his life.
Ileana D’ Cruz
During an interview, Ileana revealed about Body Dysmorphic disorder, depression and anxiety. She said that it was possible to overcome the case with the constant support of family and friends.
One of the most popular actress in Bollywood, Manisha suffered from the clinical depression and the reported cause was her ex-husband Samrat Dahlal. Manisha has put her bravest front to not only depression but also cancer and overcame both the illness.