Tahira was invited to the talk show to speak about her battle with cancer, and how it continues to be a taboo in India.
Here's what Khan and Tahira said.
Last year, Tahira was diagnosed with Stage-0 breast cancer
On September 22 last year, Tahira, who is married to actor Ayushmann Khurrana shared in an empowering online post, that she was detected with DCIS (Ductal carcinoma in situ) or Stage-0 cancer in her right breast.
Subsequently, she underwent partial preventive mastectomy for her condition.
Notably, Tahira and Ayushmann got married in 2008, and have two children, Virajveer and Varushka.
I'm grateful to TED Talks for this opportunity, said Tahira
Speaking about the disease, Tahira said on the show, "The only reason of coming out is to give the message that early breast cancer detection should be on top of everyone's minds. Nobody should ignore the symptoms."
"The idea is not to instil fear but to encourage people to be mindful. This alone can change the mortality rate in India and world," she believes.
Khan lost both his parents due to cancer
After listening to Tahira, Khan said, "I lost both my parents to cancer. I do not like to show off my problems but Tahira made me realize that it is okay to share."
"I feel it is necessary to remove the taboo that we need to hide our problems. Instead, come together with your family and figure out a solution," he summed.