Getting a name and a following in the entertainment world is tough for everyone. While some performers and actresses were able to reach new heights, others slipped into obscurity despite landing popular roles. Following this, several ladies from the Bollywood industry, particularly in the 1990s, had to leave a life of obscurity and faded from the industry despite being a fan favourite. Take a look at this:
She made her film debut in 1997 with the film Virasat, in which she played Anil’s girlfriend and won an award for her outstanding performance. However, after a string of duds such as Kahin Pyar Na Ho Jaaye, Haseena Maan Jaayegi, Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya, and others,
Following her marriage to actor Nawab Shah, the actress sank into obscurity. She was also crowned Femina Miss India in 1993 and was born to Ravi Batra, an army colonel. Her work was not limited to films; the actress also appeared in a number of commercials, but none of this was enough to help her shine in the profession.
Kareeb starred Bobby Deol and Neha in a film directed by Vidhu Vinod Chopra. While the film did not succeed at the box office, its lead actress Neha was praised for her performance, which catapulted her to stardom overnight.
Despite her enormous celebrity in the industry, the actress was unable to establish herself as a top-tier performer. Fiza and Rahul are two of her most well-known film appearances; nevertheless, both of these films were flops in Bollywood, and she quickly vanished from the industry.
The actress’ real name is Shabana Raza, which came as a complete shock to us. She put an end to her acting career after settling down with actor Manoj Bajpayee.
When we hear the name of this actress, the first thing that comes to mind is her stunning performance in the film Karan Arjun, notably in the song Mujhko Rana Ji Maaf Karna! Despite the fact that she had the potential to make it great in Bollywood, the actress surprisingly vanished from the industry.
Despite working with A-list actors and becoming one of the industry’s favourite actresses, she was unable to make a successful career in the industry. However, her bad choice of films and storylines may be to blame for her departure from the profession.
In the 1990s, she made her name opposite Salman Khan in the film Baaghi; nevertheless, the film bombed at the box office, but her beauty and acting were praised, and she quickly became a popular face among moviegoers.
Aside from her talent in Bollywood, the actress has also worked in Bhojpuri films and got an award for her Bhojpuri film, ‘Dulha Milal Dilbar.’ Later, the actress grew interested in politics, and in 2004, she was elected to Congress, ending her career in the profession.
Do you recall seeing this actress in Khiladi? Well, after becoming popular overnight for her role in the film opposite star Akshay Kumar, the actress rose to fame quickly. After that, she worked as a lead actor in the film Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander alongside Bollywood’s perfectionist, Aamir Khan.
Despite appearing in a number of well-known Bollywood films, the actress was unable to achieve stardom and lasted only a short time in the profession. After making a comeback in 2018 with the film Genius, the actress was unable to establish herself in the industry and was left empty-handed.
Who could forget Aashiqui, the film’s leading lady? After becoming a national crush as a result of her portrayal in the film, the actress became a fan favourite among people of all ages.
Despite having a slew of other films under her belt, like Khal-Naaikaa, King Uncle, Ram Shastra, and others, the actress vanished. Fans were taken aback by the actress’s unexpected departure until they learned the true cause for her disappearance.
She was involved in a major vehicle accident and went into a coma for 29 days, losing all memory of her previous life. Following her recovery, the actress gave up everything and became a monk.