STORIES OF COURAGE

Veteran actress Mumtaz was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002. Even though she was in her 50s, the effervescent actress was able to beat cancer after six chemotherapies and 35 radiation treatments. The actress is healthy and is living a happy life with her family away from the film industry.

 

 

 

Actress Manisha Koirala was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012. She was flown to the United States for treatment, though the nature of her illness was not revealed. The actor underwent chemotherapy spending months in a New York hospital. She is actively interested in promoting cancer awareness  after  overcoming cancer and winning the battle.

Manisha has documented her cancer journey in her autobiography and has revealed how her family, friends, and her own belief in self pushed her to beat the big C. Manisha made her comeback in Bollywood with a film titled Maya and she was welcomed by her fans with opened arms. The actor is healthy and working today.

 

Actress Sonali Bendre who ruled hearts in the ’90s was diagnosed with metastatic cancer in 2018. Her trip to New York was where she received her intensive treatment. Despite this, she maintained a cheerful attitude throughout her therapy and shared images of herself at each stage. The entire treatment and the diagnosis only made her stronger and could never take away her smile.

 

 

Veteran actor Kirron Kher was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, in April of this year. Celebrities and fans are sending their good wishes to the actress, and they’re all hoping for her speedy recovery. Anupam Kher, Kirron’s husband, took to Instagram to update the public about her health recently. While her treatment continues, she has resumed work and is currently judging a reality show alongside Shilpa Shetty and Baadshah. Such spirit!

 

 

In 2018, filmmaker and author Tahira Kashyap, who is married to actor Ayushmann Khurana, was diagnosed with Stage 0 breast cancer. When she was diagnosed, she didn’t hide it; she decided to document it in order to inspire other women in the world. She finished her treatment in January 2019 and is now cancer-free! Tahira’s story and struggle have given her a lot of encouragement and it has provided a deeper belief in one’s self-power.

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