Sex sirens, heart-throbs, overnight stars and even super stars-these Bollywood actresses at one point of time reigned the tinsel town. And then they gradually faded away from the limelight, their careers being a grim reminder to us that all good things indeed come to an end, some rather sooner. Have a look at these 10 Bollywood actresses who disappeared after courting a successful career in Bollywood.
1. Mahima Chaudhary
Mahima, with her girl-next-door role in the movie Pardes, rose to instant stardom. Unfortunately, her films thereafter were not so successful and she gradually faded away from Bollywood.
2. Gayatri Joshi
Her role opposite Shahrukh Khan in Swades would surely have taken her to heights, but after the movie, she got married and vanished from Bollywood only to be seen at Page 3 parties.
3. Namrata Shirodkar
She acted in films like Vaastav and Bride and Prejudice, but quit films after she got married.
4. Monica Bedi
After being deported along with her gangster husband Abu Salem from Portugal, Bedi tried reviving her career with Big Boss 2 and TV serial Saraswatichandra only to finally call it quits.
5. Bhoomika Chawla
This pretty lady made her Bollywood debut opposite Salman Khan in Tere Naam. She next did Run with Abhishek. But after her marriage to Yoga guru Bharat Thakur, the actress is hardly seen on the big screen.
6. Gracy Singh
It’s hard to accept the fact that the career of an actress who gave back to back massive blockbusters, Lagaan and then Munnabhai MBBS, would end so abruptly, Yet, Gracy’s career is a sad reality.
7. Mamta Kulkarni
Mamta was the quintessential sex siren of the 90s. unfortunately her career was short lived. Now she has taken the path of spirituality and has also written a book on it.
8. Meenakshi Sheshadri
This beautiful actress who did close to 80 films in Bollywood and literally reigned the 1990s suddenly disappeared. She is believed to have settled in the US post marriage.
9. Antara Mali
Honestly, her performance in Company and Naach should’ve made her one of the most intense actresses in Bollywood. Sadly, bad choices of movies subsequent to these two led to her downfall and now she’s nowhere to be seen.
10. Anu Aggarwal
She shot to fame with chartbuster Aashiqui and did other films like King Uncle and Khalnayika. She was last seen on the silver screen in 1996, after which she met with an accident and she quit movies completely. She is now teaching Yoga in the famous Yoga university in Bihar.