Indian Celebs, Sportsmen And Other Famous Personalities Who Donated To The Covid-19 Relief Fund

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Mar 29, 2020|7 min read


The havoc created by the Coronavirus all over the globe is just like a nightmare which isn't going to end in a while. The doctors and the government are trying their best to find the cure as soon as it is possible.

While we are in quarantine during the lockdown, some of our reel heroes and heroines are proving to be the real-life heroes and heroines for many. By wholeheartedly contributing to the relief fund, for the development of testing machinesand vaccines of Coronavirus, they have stepped out as a noble human being.

Almost all the celebrities are practicing self-isolation and motivating others to do the same as well through their social media handles. Their main objective behind this is to flatten the curve of Coronavirus and lay a positive impact on the others.

Following is the list of all the Bollywood celebrities and other famous personalities from India who have donated for the cause.

Indian Celebrities Who Have Donated To Coronavirus Relief Funds:


Sir Rajni was the was the first celebrity to come forward by donating Rs 50 lakh to help daily wage workers. 

Hrithik Roshan


Hrithik has tweeted thanking Aaditya Thackeray for allowing him to support Maharashtra Government during the havoc. He ensured to produce and distribute the procured N95 and FFP3 masks, worth Rs. 20 lakhs, for the BMC workers and other caretakers in Maharashtra.

Kapil Sharma

Our very own favorite comedian, Kapil Sharma contributed Rs. 50 lakhs in the Prime Minister's relief fund.


The Baahubali star,  Prabhas donated an amount of Rs. 4 crores for Covid-19 relief. He contributed Rs. 50 lakhs each for CM's relief fund of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and rest a huge amount of Rs.  3 crore to the PM's relief fund. 

Dhvani Bhanushali


The singer turned 22 on the last Sunday, 22nd March. On her birthday, she announced through a video on her Instagram handle that she'll be donating Rs. 50 thousand to the Film and Television Producers Guild of India, for daily wage workers whose incomes have stopped due to the lockdown of the entertainment industry in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak.

Akshay Kumar

Khiladi Kumar also joins the list by donating Rs. 25 crores to the PM's relief fund. Wife Twinkle too applauded him by replying to his tweet that she's Proud Of Him.

Mahesh Babu


The famous actor and producer Mahesh Babu donated Rs. 1 crore to the CM's relief fund of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. He also requested others, who can help, to come forward and contribute to the cause through his Twitter handle.

Pawan Kalyan


Pawan Kalyan announced on his Twitter handle to donate Rs. 1  crore to the PM's relief fund. He added that he'll be donating Rs. 50 lakhs each to CM's relief fund of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Ram Charan


The actor got inspired by his fellow celeb Pawan Kalyan and announced to donate Rs.70 lakhs in the cause.

Allu Arjun

Allu Arjun donated a total amount of Rs 1.25 crore to the relief funds of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Kerala.

Varun Dhawan

Actor Varun Dhawan donated Rs. 55 lakh to the CM's relief fund of Maharashtra quoting "We will overcome this. Desh hai to Hum hai."

Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao aka Junior NTR 

The actor contributed a total amount of Rs.75 lakhs for the cause. He donated Rs. 50 lakh to the CMRF of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and Rs. 25 lakh for workers of the Telugu film industry.

Sai Dharam Tej 

He contributed Rs. 10 lakh for the relief funds of both the Telugu states.

Vijay Sethupathi 

The actor also donated Rs. 10 lakh for the cause. 

Megastar Chiranjeevi

Chiranjeevi put aside Rs. 1 crore for the daily wage workers and those belonging to the lower-income groups in the Telugu film industry. 


Nithiin too donated Rs 10 lakh each to both to the CM's relief funds of the Telugu speaking states.

Indian Personalities Who Have Donated To Coronavirus Relief Funds

Sachin Tendulkar

Our very own Master Blaster, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, donated Rs.50 lakhs for the cause.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

The captain cool also contributed an amount of Rs. 1 lakh for the cause.

Anil Agarwal

The founder and Chairman of Vedanta Resources Limited, Anil Agarwal, donated Rs. 100 crore to the cause.

Sabyasachi Mukherjee

The famous fashion designer of the Indian industry, Sabyasachi donated Rs. 1 crore to the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund and Rs. 50 lakhs to the West Bengal's Chief Miniter's Relief Fund. 

Anita Dongre

The 56-year-old well-known Indian fashion designer, Anita Dongre from Mumbai, pledged to donate a medical fund of Rs. 1.5 crore for the self-employed artisans and small vendors who may not have medical insurance or coverage.

Suresh Raina

Mr.IPL, Suresh Raina, pledged to donate Rs. 52 lakhs for the cause. He said that he'll be contributing Rs. 21 lakh to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's Relief Fund and Rs. 31 lakhs to the PM-CARES Fund. The cricketer was personally praised by the Prime Minister himself after the donation. Suresh Raina was blessed with a baby boy, earlier on 23rd of the month.

Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan

The Pathan brothers donated 4000 face masks to the Baroda police and health department.

Indian Companies Who Have Donated To Coronavirus Relief Funds


The company decided to contribute to the cause by distributing soaps and hand wash among masses.

Moreover, PayTm had launched 'India Fights Corona’ campaign to collect donations from the people who can contribute to the cause. In this, they are supported by Lifebuoy, Unilever and YouWeCan.

TATA Trusts

Chairman Ratan Tata announced to donate Rs. 500 crore for the cause.

Mahindra Group

Anand Mahindra, the chairman announced to convert Mahindra Holiday resorts as temporary care centers. Moreover, he added that the team will immediately begin work on how his manufacturing facilities can make ventilators. He also pledged that the Mahindra Foundation will create a fund to assist SMEs and SMBs, ‘the hardest hit in our value chain’. 

Anand Mahindra also announced to contribute his 100% salary to the relief fund.

DIAGEO India Private Limited

The global alcohol-beverage manufacturing brand has announced to re-purpose its 15 units across the country to produce around 300,000 liters of sanitizer to help overcome the shortage.


CMD of Reliance Industries Ltd, Mukesh Ambani, donated Rs 5 crore to the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

Moreover, Reliance Foundation is providing free meals to people across various cities in partnership with NGOs.

Mukesh Ambani also stated that he would help the employees who earn less than Rs. 30,000 by doubling their salaries.


CEO Sundar Pichai stated that the company would donate $800 million in advertisement credits and loans to help the government, small businesses, and health organizations all around the globe.

Others Who Have Donated To Coronavirus Relief Funds

Central Reserve Police Force

All our CRPF jawans have donated their one day salary to the Prime Minister's relief fund. The amount of donation is Rs. 33.81 crores.

Board Of Control For Cricket In India

BCCI donated Rs. 51 crores to the Prime Minister's relief fund. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and the BCCI Secretary and Office Bearer Jay Shah announced the news on Saturday, 29th March, 2020 using their Twitter handle.

United States

The US announced to donate Rs. 1300 crore aid to 64 nations around the globe including India. India would be getting $2.9 million, approx Rs. 21.7 crore) for financial assistance.

The Bollywood celebrities, Ayushmann Khurrana, Taapsee Pannu, Karan Johar, Nitesh Tiwari, Aanand L Rai, Sonam Kapoor, Bhumi Pednekar, Dia Mirza among others pledged their support to a new initiative aimed at supporting the daily wage-earners who have been severely affected by the lockdown imposed.


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