10 Famous Celebrities that Beat Cancer

Cancer is a cruel and indiscrimintory disease that strikes millions of people across the world each year…it is a disease no one would ever dream to suffer from and yet, it is rapidly affecting people across all age groups in recent times. Although cancer is known to have no quick or easy cure yet various procedures such a chemotherapy and many new advancements in science have given hope to those who surrender to the disease and succumb to it mentally much before they actually die of it !

However, for most celebrities who are diagnosed with cancer, their battle eventually becomes part of the pop culture conversation and they are met with an outpouring of love from fans and supporters; many of whom they’ve probably never met.  Although celebrities are a relatively small part of the population, each year there seem to be several celebrities who reveal that they have been diagnosed with cancer.  Although most people don’t know celebrities personally, their battles are often seen as an inspiration, and a reminder that they are not untouchable.  

Here are 10 celebrities who beat cancer

1. Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh born on 12 December 1981, he is an Indian international cricketer, an all-rounder who bats left-handed in the middle order and bowls slow left-arm orthodox. Yuvraj has been a member of the Indian cricket team in ODIs since October 2000 and played his first Test match in October 2003. He is the son of former Indian fast bowler and Punjabi actor Yograj Singh. He was the vice-captain of the Indian ODI team between 2007-2008. He was the Man of the Tournament in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and one of the top performers at the 2007 ICC World Twenty -20, both of which India won.yuvraj

In 2011, Yuvraj was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung and underwent chemotherapy treatment in Boston and Indianapolis. In March 2012, he was discharged from the hospital after completing the third and final cycle of chemotherapy and returned to India in April. He made his international comeback in a Twenty-20 match in September against New Zealand shortly before the 2012 World Twenty-20. He’s been active on the field and also wrote a book about his struggle with cancer – The Test of My Life.

2. Manisha Koirala

Manisha Koirala born 16 August 1970 is a Nepalese actress known for her work in Indian cinema, as well as a UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador and social activist. Koirala has primarily worked in Hindi cinema, though she has appeared in several Nepali,Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films as well. After passing tenth standard she shifted to the Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi (APS). Her ambition was to be a doctor, but a modelling stint opened a career path into Bollywood.Manisha-Koirala_2

On 10 December, she underwent surgery. The following day it was reported that the surgery was successful. She had to undergo chemo therapy and spent months at the hospital in New York. As of 2 May 2015, she has been cancer-free for two years. After fighting cancer and winning the battle, she is actively involved in spreading the awareness about the disease.

3. Lisa Ray

Lisa Rani Ray born 4 April 1972 is an Indo-Canadian actress, model, television host, philanthropist and social activist. In 2005 she appeared in the Canadian film Water, which premièred at the Toronto International Film Festival. In 2008 she starred along side Sheetal Sheth in the romance films I Can’t Think Straight and The World Unseen.BL30_PG1_LISA1_2293990g

On 23 June 2009, Ray was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the white blood cells known as plasma cells, which produce antibodies. It is a rare disease. In April 2010, she announced that she was cancer-free, after a stem cell transplant. As multiple myeloma is an incurable disease, Ray is not completely cured of the disease. In February 2012, Ray announced her engagement to management consultant Jason Dehni. On 20 October 2012, Ray and Dehni were married in the Napa Valley, in California. In 2016, Ray will appear in Ram Gopal Varma’s biographical Veerappan.

4. Anurag Basu

Anurag Basu is an India television-advertiser, director, actor, screenwriter and producer. Basu achieved initial success with his films tackling the themes of passion and adultery such as Life in a… Metro, Kites, Gangster and Murder. He began his directing career in television, moving to feature films in 2002.


He was diagnosed with acute leukemia in 2004, halfway through Tumsa Nahin Dekha. Basu was immediately hospitalised, directing parts of the film from his hospital bed. But rather than getting pessimistic about it, he did not let it affect his life and behaved as if he suffered from a common cold and not cancer even though doctors predicted that his chances of survival were only 50 per cent. He put up a brave face throughout his ordeal and came out of it as if nothing ever happened.

5. Kylie Minogue

Kylie Ann Minogue, born 28 May 1968, often known simply as Kylie, is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. She achieved recognition starring in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, where she played tomboy mechanic Charlene Robinson. kylie

Minogue was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 36 on 17 May 2005, leading to the postponement of the remainder of her Showgirl – The Greatest Hits Tour and her withdrawal from the Glastonbury Festival. On 8 July 2005, she made her first public appearance after surgery when she visited a children’s cancer ward at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital. She returned to France where she completed her chemotherapy treatment at the Institut Gustave-Roussy in Villejuif, near Paris.

6. Mumtaz

Mumtaz was born on July 31, 1947 to Abdul Sameed Askari and Sardar Begum Habib Agha aka Naaz, both of Iranian origin but settled in Bombay, India.mumtaz-0

She also suffered from breast cancer. But despite her illness and numerous chemo sessions, she won the battle against cancer at 54. Even that age, she was keen to get back in shape and shed all the extra kilos she had piled on during her treatment. She used to gym, swim, and follow a strict diet to attain her pre-cancer days figure. Now 65, Mumtaz still has that yesteryear’s charm that she wooed everyone with.

7. Barbara Mori

Bárbara Mori Ochoa born on 2 February 1978 in Montevideo, Uruguay is an actress, model, producer and writer. Mori started her career in 1992 as a fashion model at the age of 14, later she became an actress when she co-starred in 1997 on the smash TV-hit Mirada De Mujer with TV Azteca then, she starred in the soap opera Azul Tequila. Barbara.Mori

Barbara Mori made her Bollywood debut with Hrithik Roshan in Kites.The film didn’t go down so well with the audience but Barbara was often in the news. But many still don’t know that she is a cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with cancer in its early stage. Barbara later appeared in a documentary 1 a Minute where she talked about her survival against cancer.

8. Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Ellen Nixon born April 9, 1966 is an American actress. She is known for her portrayal of Miranda Hobbes in the HBO series, for which she won the 2004 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.


In October 2006, Nixon was diagnosed with breast cancer during a routine mammogram. She initially decided not to go public with her illness because of the stigma involved, but in April 2008, she announced her battle with the disease in an interview with Good Morning America. Since then, Nixon has become a breast cancer activist. She convinced the head of NBC to air her breast cancer special in a prime time program, and became an Ambassador for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Since then, she she’s been active in spreading awareness about breast cancer and is the ambassador for Susan G Komen for the Cure – a non-profit breast cancer organisation in the US.

9. Christina Applegate 

Christina Applegate born November 25, 1971 is an American actress and dancer who was a child actress, playing the role of Kelly Bundy on the Fox sitcom Married… with Children (1987–97). In her adult years, Applegate established a film and television career, winning an Emmy and earning Tony and Golden Globe nominations.54a76bc68a792_-_elle-christina-applegate-main-v

On August 3, 2008, People magazine reported that Applegate had been diagnosed with breast cancer. On August 19, 2008, it was announced that Applegate was cancer free after a double mastectomy, even though cancer was found in only one breast. She has an inherited genetic trait, a BRCA1 mutation, which can trigger breast cancer. Her mother, Nancy Priddy, is a breast cancer survivor. Applegate said when she first was diagnosed, “I was just shaking and then also immediately, I had to go into ‘take-care-of-business-mode’ which included a change to a more healthy diet.”

10. Devieka Bhojwani


Devika Bhojwani is the vice president of Women’s Cancer Initiative. She survived breast cancer herself before starting this initiative. While dealing with it, she kept her thoughts positive and healed herself using reiki and chants. She came to know about her cancer at an early stage when she saw a sign for mammography in a hospital and decided to take it. Her initiative is in Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai and it helps raise awareness and funds for breast cancer. 


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