Laxmi Agarwal is an Indian campaigner with Stop Sale Acid and a TV host. Agarwal was born on 1 June 1990. She was attacked in 2005 at age 15, by a 32-year-old man Naeem Khan aka Guddu, as she had refused to marry him.
She is the Founder of Stop Sale Acid, a campaign against acid violence and sale of acid. Laxmi started this campaign with #StopSaleAcid which garnered nationwide support.
Deepika Padukone is acting and producing a film based on her life with director Meghana Gulzar. The film is titled Chapak and is scheduled to release in January 2020.
|Famous For||Acid Attack Survivor in 2005|
|Height (approx.)||centimeters– 163
feet inches-5 feet 4 inches
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 50|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Date of Birth||1 June 1990|
|Birth Palace||New Delhi, India|
|Age||29 (As In 2019)|
|Star Sign/Zodiac Sign||Gemini|
|Hometown||New Delhi, India|
|Educational & Qualification|
|School||Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya|
|Relationships & More|
|Husband / Affairs(Boyfriend)||Alok Dixit|
|Parents||Father– Not Known
Mother– Not Known
Brother– Anurag Chauhan
|Source of Income & Net Worth|
|Net worth||Not Known|
|Income Source||Anchoring, Modelling, etc.|
Laxmi Agarwal career
She began her career as a campaigner raising voice for the acid attack victims. She worked as a coordinator during the initial period. Laxmi gathered 27,000 signatures for ling a petition to curb the sale of acid and took the issue to Indian Supreme Court. Her efforts result in the regulation of acid sales by central and state governments and easy procedure for the prosecution of acid attacks.
Agarwal is working as a director of an NGO called ‘Chhanv Foundation’ which works to help acid attacks survivors in India. After, She has become the voice of the victims and hosted a TV show ‘Udaan’ aired on New Express in 2014. Laxmi has been giving speeches, motivating the victims to start their life again.
She has received many awards for her work including the ‘2014 International Women of Courage award’ received it from US First Lady Michelle Obama and also titled as ‘NDTV Indian of the Year’.
Laxmi Agarwal Family, Relationship and Caste
Laxmi was in a relationship with social activist Alok Dixit. Alok decided not to get married and instead opted to be in a live-in relationship. For not getting married Alok Dixit said We don’t want people to come to our wedding and comment on Laxmi’s looks. she has been separated from her partner (Alok Dixit) since 2015
They together have a daughter named Pihu and Laxmi had a brother named Anurag Chauhan.
Laxmi Agarwal Education
she did not study after 10th and attended their school education in Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya.
Some Lesser Known Facts about Laxmi Agarwal
- After she recovered from the attack she started campaigning for ‘Stop Acid Attacks’ and worked as a campaign coordinator.
- She named her own campaign as StopSaleAcid.
- Laxmi Agarwal and other survivors of acid attacks stood together and started a hunger strike for the rehabilitation of such survivors and also to achieve immediate legal justice.
- She was honored with the International Women of Courage Award presented by the First Lady, Michelle Obama in 2014.
- In 2018, Laxmi Agarwal disclosed that she had been facing difficulty in finding a job.
- Deepika Padukone signed to play the role of Laxmi in her biopic with the director, Meghna Gulzar.