10 Indian Celebrities Who Are Vegetarian
1 October 2015 01:44 PM
The wonders of being a vegetarian are countless. While there are several debates on the food habits of people, many have been happily married to vegetarian food without complaints and are looking forward to a happily ever after. Let’s take a look at some of India’s top notch celebrities who celebrate and promote vegetarianism.
The Shahenshah of Bollywood, is a vegetarian by choice and has not touched meat since several years. The organization, PETA has also rewarded him with the most popular vegetarian celebrity in India award. Big B has also given up smoking, alcohol, coffee and even tea. We’ve all seen how fit Senior Bachchan is, haven’t we?
The celebrated new age Prime Minister of India has been vegetarian by birth. His vegetarian state dinner in USA with the American president Barack Obama had made a lot of headlines. So much so that during his UAE trip, Indian chef Sanjeev Kapoor was flown in to Dubai to cook some kickass vegetarian meal for NaMo.
One of the most avid supporters of vegetarian food, Shahid Kapoor has been a vegetarian since years. Rumour has it that he even motivated his ex-flame, Kareena Kapoor to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle. The book Life is Fair, which was gifted to the Bollywood chocolate boy by his father Pankaj Kapoor is the reason he turned a vegetarian.
The Bollywood babe and the current heartthrob of many in India, Lisa Haydon has been a vegetarian ever since she was a child. Haydon says that her mother’s cooking is what kept her firm on the path of vegetarianism. Hayden is a vegan, which means she keeps herself away from any dairy products as well. With that beauty and class, we would all love to follow Lisa’s diet regime, wouldn’t we?
Delhi’s CM Arvind Kejriwal has been a lifelong vegetarian. While he did try eating meat for several months, but he was repelled by the taste and smell. Kejriwal usually prefers non spicy food as he finds it too difficult to handle chillies. On the move, Kejriwal likes munching roasted gram and moong dal when he is traveling.
The Sri Lankan beauty has adopted a vegan lifestyle recently and has been happily following the diet. She went completely vegan so as to do her bit in protecting the environment and safeguarding her health. She has also stepped forward in asking her fans, family and friends to follow a similar lifestyle.
The newly turned vegetarian, Alia Bhatt has quite recently joined the vegetarian bandwagon and she seems to be loving the lifestyle change. The happiest after this transformation is her father, Mahesh Bhatt who has been a vegetarian since several years. Her no-meat-plan is going to keep her healthy for life.
The most popular face in the world of cricket commentary, Harsha Bhogle has been vegetarian since the age of 17. Harsha has been a vegetarian by choice, and decided to take this path after walking through a lane of meat shops. Interestingly, no one in Harsha’s family is a vegetarian. Also, Bhogle is not an activist vegetarian.
While this strong Indian Batsman may seem like he gets all that strength from eating meat but factually, Sehwag is a pure vegetarian. His daily diet only includes vegetarian food items and simply loves eating kheer. Sehwag also owns a few vegetarian restaurants. One of them being Sehwag’s favourite in New Delhi.
The Indian world chess champion, Viswanathan Anand is also a vegetarian by choice. Anand does not shy away from attributing all his success to the strict diet that he follows. According to him, he does not get mentally exhausted as he follows a meat-free diet. The vegetarian predator has left no stone unturned in being the best.
The south Indian heartthrob who has also taken Bollywood by storm follows a vegetarian diet. Not only this, the Ranjhana star is also an active promoter of vegetarianism. In the year 2011, the Kolaveri Di singer was awarded as the hottest vegetarian by PETA. Popularly known as Rajnikanth’s son-in-law, Dhanush believes in eating no meat products.
The influential powerhouse of Bollywood, Aamir Khan has also decided to follow the path of vegetarianism. Just before his 50th birthday, the Lagaan star announced that he will follow a vegan diet from then. After his wife Kiran Rao, showed him a video of 15 popular diseases and what diet to follow to prevent them, Mr. Perfectionist decided to go meatless.
Other stars including Kangana Ranaut, Susheel Kumar, R Madhavan, Ayesha Takia, Kiran Rao, and a few others also follow a vegetarian/vegan diet. These powerhouses have been doing wonders without an ounce of meat in their bodies, it is sure worth it right?
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