Sonali Bendre’s revelation on Twitter about her highgrade cancer has set off shock waves in the Bollywood industry. The news has jolted her fans who are praying day and night for her speedy recovery. The 43-year-old actress is currently in New York and undergoing treatment.

Life throws you a curveball when you least expect it – Sonali Bendre

But Sonali Bendre isn’t the only one who is battling the deadly disease. A lot of female actors in the industry were diagnosed with Cancer but exhibited great courage, fought the disease and have risen like a Phoenix.

Mumtaz

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Yesteryear’s Bollywood diva Mumtaz was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 at the age of 54. There was a malignant lump in her breasts. Mumtaz, however, overcame it with determination and solid support of her family.

“I don’t give up easily. Even death will have to fight me.” – Mumtaz.

Barbara Modi

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The Mexican beauty who rose to fame with her debut movie, Kites is a cancer survivor. She was detected with breast cancer when she was 29. The disease was cured completely because of an early detection. Since then, she has been continuously working on spreading cancer awareness. She also participated in a documentary titled, “1-a-minute” that revolves around breast cancer.

Manisha Koirala

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Manisha Koirala was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 at the age of 42 years. However, her dogged determination helped her to tide over the crisis. In fact, she shared her bald-headed photo on Instagram to inspire people and send out a message of positivity. She has been actively engaged in cancer awareness drives since then. She can be seen in the role of Nargis Dutt in the latest release Sanju.

Lisa Ray

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Lisa Ray was suffering from a cancer of Plasma cells in 2009. In 2010, she revealed that she was free of cancer after the successful treatment that involved a stem cell transplant. She has also been sensitizing the masses about cancer.

Salute to these audacious souls who have proved that willpower, inner strength and unbridled support from relatives and friends is sufficient to bring you back from the clutches of death. More power to each one of them.

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