01/14These celebrities have battled mental disorders

These celebrities have battled mental disorders
Bollywood celebrities did not open up about what they went through in their personal life untill Deepika Padukone’s candid confession about her battle with depression. Just because the person has smile on his face doesn’t mean he has no problems at all. Celebrities are like ordinary people, who also have their problems and weaknesses. You can be successful, have a fortunate family and a luxurious life. But that does not mean you do not suffer. These celebrities have time and again spoken about their illness in the open. According to WHO’s the estimates were between 2005-2015, there has been an 18 per cent increase in people dealing with depression that is approximately 300 million people. Even if you are poor in math you will realise that it’s a huge number in itself. Mental health illness affects all of us to a small or great extent. Here are 13 celebrities who battled mental disorders.readmore

02/14Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan
Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan has also been a victim of depression. The actor who had also turned producer in 1996 with his company ABCL. As a result of the back-to-back failure of his films, Amitabh went bankrupt and entered a phase of deep depression. However, the superstar got a hold of himself and revived his acting career and become one of the legendary actors of all time.readmore

03/14Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt has battled more troubles than most of the actors in Bollywood. After he lost his mother and wife due to cancer, followed by allegations of his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai blasts, he revealed that his imprisonment made him get into depression. It was reported even that the actor was even unable to sleep. But the actor fought through and emerged out like a rockstar that he is.readmore

04/14Manisha Koirala

Manisha Koirala
Manisha Koirala suffered from clinical depression. Not only she battled clinical depression but she is also a cancer survivor. The actress had also written on her Facebook handle, “How slowly, shadows of my past friendships are becoming a distant dream... did I have a bunch of friends with whom there were promises of a lifetime? Disappointed, yes I m...but then life fills you with new hope, new friends...hoping this time around it would be rooted in deep values rather than just crazy, fun times!!”readmore

05/14Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan suffered from depression ailment post his shoulder surgery in 2010. This is what he said after that battle was over. The actor had said, “Due to the shoulder injury and the suffering I had got into a depression mode but now I am out of it. I feel happy and boosted with energy.” King Khan had also said, “I feel so much healthy and refreshed from within.”readmore

06/14Karan Johar

Karan Johar
Popular filmmaker Karan Johar spoke openly about his battle with depression, in an interview. He had a lot of pent-up issues to deal with, and he openly expressed it, so that people in a similar situation, can move ahead with their lives, just like him. "There was a phase in my life when I was really depressed. When I went through that phase, I thought I am getting a cardiac arrest. I felt it in the middle of a meeting two and half years ago, after which I left the meeting in between saying I have something urgent to do and rushed to the doctor. He then said I am having an anxiety attack. I went to a psychologist post that. Then I realised that I had some internal issues to deal with, which got built up to such point that it resulted in anxiety." He also said, "Those sessions (medication) made a big difference to me. During those sessions, we touched on many things of my life. I felt that I did not deal entirely with the loss of my father, though it's been 11or 12 years, I felt the pain and hurt of certain relationships that had dwindled from my life and I was carrying all that baggage. And the fear of future, the fear that I was not being able to find a life partner. At one point the lack of love in my life was really bothering me. Today I feel a lot more free of it. I feel there are loads of other things to look forward to."readmore

07/14Randeep Hooda

Randeep Hooda
Randeep Hooda revealed about being depressed during the shoot of ‘Highway’ and his upcoming movie, ‘Sarbjit’. For ‘Sarbjit’ the actor had to shed around 18 kg in 28 days. “There was a big hangover after 'Sarbjit' because of the involvement that was required in the film. It all lingers on. It has happened before as well. After ‘Highway’, I was depressed for a long time. I had to tell myself that I am not a petty taxi driver and that is not my life. Nobody loves me the way other characters loved mine in the film. You have to go through such things at times.”readmore

08/14Hrithik Roshan

Hrithik Roshan
Actor Hrithik Roshan wanted people to know that mental illnesses should not be stigmatised, it's a serious issue that people need help with. He said, "I have been through my ups and downs. I have experienced depression and confusion. It's a normal thing and we should be very casual when we speak about it. I have experienced issues in my life. We all go through ups and downs in our lives. The ups and downs are important because we evolve through both of them. When you go through a down it is important to have a clarity of thought. Sometimes your brain takes over and it kinds of feeds you with unwanted thoughts. Feeds you with thoughts which are not aligned with what you want to do in life and that is the time you need an objective point of view or a third person to look at you and tell you that this is what has happened because you lose awareness at that time."readmore

09/14Ranveer Singh

Ranveer Singh
The ‘Padmaavat’ actor apparently suffered from depression. Ranveer's friend had put up a Facebook status, about committing suicide, and before anyone could help, he shot himself. It left a deep impact on Ranveer, who has said to be suffering, ever since. A source close to Ranveer had also said, "Ranveer doesn't like to show his emotions in public, but people close to him, especially Deepika, knew that this tragedy had hit him hard. She saw him struggle with his grief, mixed with guilt. He even saw a therapist for a while. Deepika was his silent support at the time, and she saw first- hand how depression was a serious disorder."readmore

10/14Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma
The actress opened up about her illness and was brave enough to speak about it, “I have anxiety. And I'm treating my anxiety. I'm on medication for my anxiety. Why am I saying this? Because it’s a completely normal thing. It's a biological problem. In my family, there have been cases of depression. More and more people should talk openly about it. There is nothing shameful about it or something to hide. If you had a constant stomach pain, wouldn’t you go to the doctor? It’s that simple. I want to make this my mission, to take any shame out of this, to educate people about this.”readmore