Eight celebrities who struggled with depression


It is rightly said that every smiling face is not happy. Depression is a crippling disorder; it chews the heart of the individual and eats away the happiness inside. Being famous doesn’t mean you are exempt from it. In fact, more celebrities have battled depression than we would have believed.

Here are few celebrities who have battled depression at some point of their lives.

Shah Rukh Khan

shahrukhIt is quite unlikely that someone as successful as King Khan would get into depression. Shah Rukh revealed in an interview in 2008 that after his shoulder surgery, he went into depression. The actor tore a ligament in his shoulder while shooting in 2008 and the injury and suffering plummeted him into deep depression. Soon, the actor recovered from his physical and mental health issues.

Angelina Jolie

angelinaAcademy Award-winning actress, mother of six and globe-trotting U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie, may seem to have her act together, but throughout her teens and early 20s, Angie admitted that she suffered bouts of depression after her mother passed away. She was having negative and dark thoughts and was not in a happy place.

Deepika Padukone

deepikaActress Deepika Padukone openly confessed about her depression for the first time on TV. She tell the world that she was struggling with anxiety and depression, at a time when she was establishing her credentials as one of Bollywood’s most sought after actors.

Amitabh Bachchan

AMITABHBIG B suffered from depression when he turned producer in 1996. ABCL, his company failed along with his career and he went bankrupted but he fought and rebuilt his career and became one of the bigger star of Bollywood film industry.

Princess Diana

dianaPrincess Diana had experienced loneliness and depression in her role as a Prince’s wife. Diana suffered from postpartum depression as well as an eating disorder. According to the BBC, her unhappiness worsened as her marriage fell apart, and she received little emotional support from her new family.

Jiah Khan

jiah-khanJiah Khan couldn’t fight her depression and finally succumbed to it. She committed suicide by hanging herself from the ceiling fan of her room. The actress suffered depression because of her failed Bollywood career and relationship troubles with actor Sooraj Pancholi.

Sanjay Dutt

sanjayWith all that happened in Sanjay Dutt’s life, his mother death when he was very young and the sudden demise of his wife and later, the 18 months imprisonment, the actor has managed to bounce back every time. However, during his recent re-imprisonment left him depressed for some time.

Lady Gaga

lady-gagaThe singer suffers from bouts of depression and acute loneliness when on the road, and to make up for it she sure displays her crazy side when surrounded by crowds. Gaga has also said in interviews that she gets sad and depressed for no reason at times even when she has so many reasons to be happy.

Source: Business Recorder

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