There are actresses who have been our favorites but have left their mainstream career due to their private life. Surely these actresses are missed by their fans a lot. Here are the top ten picks for the well known Bollywood actresses who left Bollywood after getting married.
10) Sarina Bano:
She was an ultimate diva whose one sight would take anyone’s heart away. Saira Bano, was an established actress, but she happily gave up the limelights to revel in her role as a wife and a homemaker. She was 22 years old when she married her dream man, the legendary actor, Dilip Kumar, in 1966. She decided not to work after marriage as she thought their marriage might not work due to Dilip Kumar’s constant travelling for shoots.
She acted in only 19 films before she left Bollywood for good. The illustrious Kapoor clan were against the idea of Babita working in Bollywood after marriage. She was 23 years old when she married Randhir Kapoor. However, they separated only a few years after Karisma and Kareena were born. After about 20 years of separation, Randhir and Babita patched things up again.
8) Neetu Singh:
She started her career as a child artist and went on to work in many Bollywood films as a lead actress. Neetu Singh was only 14 years old when she started dating Rishi Kapoor, and at the mere age of 21 she tied the knot with him. Their wedding was the biggest and most awaited extravaganza of tinsel town at that time. Post-marriage Neetu retired from the film industry.
7) Meenakshi Sheshadri:
She was Bollywood box office gold in the late ‘80s, ruling the roost with films like Hero, Ghayal and Damini. Meenakshi was not just drop dead gorgeous, but also a powerhouse performer. Her last film was Rajkumar Santoshi’s Ghatak opposite Sunny Deol. Thereafter, she married the investment banker, Harish Mysore and said goodbye to the glamour world forever. She moved to the U.S.A. where she now lives with her husband and two kids. A gifted dancer, Meenakshi now teaches various forms of Indian classical dances to students in Sugarland, Texas.
Ask a guy who was in his teens during the late 90s about her and you will get one reply- ‘Oh! she was just perfect!’ The gorgeous diva made her debut in ‘Maine Pyaar Kiya’ opposite Salman Khan. The film was a huge success and her character ‘Suman’ became the ideal girl for the youth in India. However, she broke her fans’ hearts, when she married actor Himalaya at the age of 19.
This Anglo-Indian actress from Meerut shot to fame with films like Ram Teri Ganga Maili andAakhri Baazi. Even though a couple of her films released after her marriage in 1990, she effectively quit Bollywood post-marriage. She has not appeared in any other films since. Incidentally, she is married to a Buddhist monk who got famous as a child as the baby featured in the Murphy Radio ads. She has settled down in Mumbai, and now conducts Tibetan Yoga classes.
4) Namrata Shirodhkar:
Former Femina Miss India 1993, Namrata Shirodkar appeared in several films like LOC Kargil, Astitva and Bride and Prejudice. She met her then future husband, Mahesh Babu on the sets of their film, Vamsi in 2000. She started dating him after the filming was over. After five years, they got married in 2005, and now she lives in Hyderabad with her family.
3) Sonali Bendre:
Her early claim to fame was with an item song Hamma Hamma in film Bombay. During her film career, Sonali has worked with all the Khans in Bollywood, however, as an actress her popularity quotient could never get an inch closer to these biggies. She married film actor-director, Goldie Behl on 12 November, 2002, and left the film industry. After marriage Sonali was seen again on the silver screen in 2003, doing a special appearance in Kal Ho Na Ho. She had a special appearance in the film Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Dobaara! as well, which in Sonali’s words will probably be the last time we will ever see her again on 70mm screen. She made her small screen debut in 2014 with the TV show Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh.
2) Gayatri Joshi
Gayatri Joshi had the perfect Indian looks and decent acting skills to be the next big thing in Bollywood. However, the beautiful girl in Swades opposite Shahrukh Khan also left movies after marriage. She married Vikas Oberoi, the Managing Director of Oberoi constructions in 2005, and now has two sons with him.
1) Twinkle Khanna:
Another actress who despite working with all the leading Khans of Bollywood could not really make her mark as an actress was Twinkle Khanna. Her last film was Love Ke Liye Kuchh Bhi Karega. In 2001, she married her beau Akshay Kumar and left the film industry. She is now a succeful interior designer and a columnist for DNA.
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