Hina Khan is one of the most talked about actors in the showbiz. Best known for her show, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Hina Khan is a household name. 

However, that's not just her only identity. Hina Khan is a fitness freak. If you follow Hina Khan on her social media, you know the actor never misses a day of her workout. Be it working out in her gym or doing some cardio at her home, she never takes a break. 

With her fitness videos and pictures, she keeps motivating all of us to adopt a healthy lifestyle too. This time, Hina Khan chose mental health over her physical appearance. Why? Read on to know. 

Hina Khan Chooses Mental Health Over Physical Appearance

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Hina Khan shared a mirror selfie on her Instagram story and wrote a long note with it. She wrote, "Had put on some kilos in these months for obvious reasons and I really did not pay attention to how many kilos I put on... My mental health was way more important and I just wanted to be, wanted to do things that make me happy. Sometimes let yourself be, enjoy the little things. Do what you like without thinking about what people will say or how I am looking. After all one needs to be in the right frame of mind to do anything in life. And I chose mental health, my well-being, over my physical appearance. Now here I am, back in action."

Why Mental Health?

Hina Khan lost her father a few months ago this year and ever since then she has been going through an emotional roller coaster. Though the actress resumed work after a few days, she has been taking it slow to ensure she is mentally at peace. 

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Post the demise of her father, Hina Khan has been taking care of her mother. She keeps sharing her videos and pictures on her Instagram handle. Once she shared some candid pictures with her mother and captioned it, “MAA Teri Khushi Meri Khwahish..Teri Hifazat Mera Haq..I am no Therapist maa.. But I promise, I will look after you, wipe your tears and I will LISTEN..”

Hina Khan has come a long way from playing a naive Akshara on Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai to Bigg Boss and to the Cannes red carpet. Her journey in the showbiz has indeed been an inspiring one! 

Coming back to Hina Khan opening up about mental health, she is one of the few celebrities who opened up the issue and urged everyone to priortise it over everything. Let's quickly take a look at other celebrities who promoted conversation around mental health.

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Deepika Padukone

Actress Deepika Padukone was diagnosed with clinical depression and after getting help for the same, she decided to set up her own foundation to help others in the country facing depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. 

She also spoke about it at the World Economic Forum last year. Have a look - 

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Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar keeps sharing his thoughts with his fans via video messages on his social media and he once also addressed the importance of mental health. He took his fans through one of the past incidents of his life, when he had once failed in his childhood. With his video, he urged everyone to get their mental health checkups done. Watch the video here - 

Alia Bhatt 

Though Alia Bhatt didn't suffer from this condition herself, she stood strong along with her sister Shaheen Bhatt who struggled with mental health issues and even wrote a book around her journey.  

 
 
 
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On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, Alia Bhatt, took to her Instagram handle and sharing a picture of her sister, wrote,  "I am so so proud of you @shaheenb ☀☀☀ And of @herecomesthesunofficial You have taken something so personal and made it a symbol of strength and empathy. No one needs to be alone as they struggle with mental health, battling their own fears and anxiety. Sometimes all you need to know that you're not alone!!! I'm here a 100%.. to start the conversation, to raise awareness and to join you on this journey, EVERY step of the way @herecomesthesunofficial #WorldMentalHealthDay."

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