A range of film celebrities took to micro-blogging website Twitter to share their wishes:
Farah Khan: Happy Women's Day to every woman out there who puts her loved ones' needs ahead of hers; who loves unconditionally and gives without a thought.
Bipasha Basu: I celebrate being a woman everyday. On International Women's Day sending out love to all you fabulous women. Stay awesome!
Arjun Rampal: Safety, compassion, dignity and lots of love to all the women in the world, who just make it such a beautiful place. More power to you. Respect.
Anupam Kher: Happy International Women's Day. Thank You.
Madhur Bhandarkar: This life has no existence without a woman in every stage of life from Motherhood to wife, sister and finally a daughter. Happy Women's Day.
Rahul Bose: That we have an International Women's Day shows how far we are from gender equality. Still, a good day to re-dedicate ourselves to the cause.
Shabana Azmi: On Women's Day we salute all those women whose work over the years has given us strength in our struggle for equality and justice. March On!
Manoj Bajpayee: Happy Women's Day! May you have a safe world which recognises the immense contribution you make everyday in nurturing it.
Vishal Dadlani: By far, the stronger, smarter, more resilient, more emotionally evolved, more beautiful sex. Today, and every day, ladies. Thank you!
Shekhar Ravjiani: Happy Women's Day. More power to all of you. Because in your strength lies ours. Love and Respect. Always.
Punit Malhotra: For me everyday is Women's Day. Nevertheless love and respect to all the women on International Women's Day!