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Women’s Day Special: Bollywood actresses who have defeated cancer and emerged a winner
Gorgeous Sonali Bendre left her fans in a state of shock when she shared that the she is suffering from metastatic cancer. Bendre soon left for New York and kept on sharing pics and videos about her treatment and emotional state. Today, the diva is back home and we just cannot stop ourselves from admiring her brave stand against cancer.
Model cum actress Lisa Ray was diagnosed with multiple Myeloma - a type of blood cancer. The actress decided to fight the dreaded disease like a tigress for a year and in the year 2010, she announced that she has had a full stem cell replacement. She was cancer free but not totally cured as this disease is not curable.Today, the beauty is mother to twin daughters via surrogacy.
Veteran actress Nafisa Ali stole hearts as a British girl in late actor Shashi Kapoor's film 'Junoon'. The gorgeous actress informed her fans that she was diagnosed with peritoneal and ovarian cancer in November last year. The actress, who has worked in 'Life In A Metro', 'Yamla Pagla Deewana' and 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3' received a lot of love and support from her family and fans as she fought cancer. She has undergone surgery for it on February 8. The lady is facing the deadly disease fearlessly.
The heart throb of many, actress Manisha Koirala marked her Bollywood debut with Subhash Ghai's multistarrer 'Saudagar'. The actress was struck with ovarian cancer at the age of 42 but the Nepali beauty decided not to give up and fought the deadly disease with a positive mindset. She soon defeated it after receiving treatment in New York. She was recently seen in Ranbir Kapoor starrer 'Sanju' as late actress Nargis Dutt.
Veteran actress Mumtaz who ruled the 60's and 70's era was struck with breast cancer at the age of 54. The evergreen beauty, who won many hearts with her bubbly performance in movies like 'Do Raaste', 'Chor Machaye Shor', 'Khilona' and many more, fought the disease for eleven years and came out a winner. She was also featured in the UniGlobe Entertainments documentary on cancer survival called ‘1 Minute’.