Bollywood – the world of glamor and glitz, pomp and show, controversies and scandals is not meant for the weak. It takes guts to survive in this industry where you are constantly under the scanner and a slightest mistake on your part can give a helluva masala to the media for the next one year. There are many who tried their luck in this uber-competitive industry but failed to survive for long. Here’s is a list of bollywood actress who disappeared from the limelight and what they are upto now.
1. Meenakshi Seshadri
An Indian model, film actress and dancer, Meenakshi Seshadri, who is remembered for her performances in films, including “Bewafai”, “Meri Jung”, “Ghayal”, and “Damini” among others. She went on to establish herself as one of Hindi cinema’s leading actresses in the 1980s and 1990s, acknowledged for several of her performances, her beauty, and her accomplished dancing. She retired from cinema after marrying investment banker Harish Mysore. She had a civil wedding, a registered marriage, in New York. Meenakshi lives in Plano, Texas and runs her dance school “Cherish Dance School”. A documentary was also made on her life called Meenakshi Accept Her Wings, the documentary depicted the transitional lifestyle of dancer, actress to a homemaker.
2. Mamta Kulkarni
Former B-town actress Mamta Kulkarni enjoyed several commercial success in her career however she was time and again alleged to have Mafia Connection. There where speculations that the actress used Chhota Rajan to grab many roles in 1990s. Afterwards she got married to drug mafia Vikram Goswami. Lately the two were been caught for a small period of time for drug trafficking. She appeared in films like Tirangaa, Karan Arjun, Krantiveer, Kismat, Naseeb and China Gate, etc.
3. Pratibha Sinha
Pratibha Sinha recognized for her song ‘pardesi pardesi jaana nahi’ from ‘Raja Hindustani’. She made her bollywood debut opposite Sujoy Mukherjee in the 1992 film Mehboob Mere Mehboob. Pratibha did not work in more films. She was last seen in the film Le Chal Apne Sang in 2000. After this movie, she quits acting and said goodbye to the film industry forever. But today, the actress has changed completely. Pratibha is a daughter of veteran actress Mala Sinha.
4. Sandali Sinha
Sandali Sinha is an Indian Bollywood actress and model. Her acting in Tum Bin brought her attention. Sandali has only appeared in 4 to 5 films. Sandali married Kiran Salaskar, a businessman, in November 2005. Kiran Salaskar is Promoter Director in Impresario Entertainment & Hospitality which owns brands like Mocha , SaltWater Grill , SaltWater Cafe , Smoke House Deli , The Tasting Room , Stone Water Grill and many more restaurants and cafes.
5. Ashwini Bhave
Bhave was first noticed on television in a Hindi Sci-Fi serial Antariksh. She appeared in hindi films like Meera Ka Mohan, Honeymoon, Sainik and Bandhan. Her career spans over 40 films with several critically acclaimed performances in films. The actress is married to software engineer, Kishore Bopardikar and settled in San Francisco.
6. Ayesha Jhulka
Ayesha Jhulka was quite a sensation in Bollywood during the ’90s and delivered several hits including ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar‘ and ‘Khiladi.’ She retired when she was at the peak of her career. According to her “I might as well leave when I am doing well rather than wait to go down and get frustrated. I wanted to retire at my peak and enjoy the other side of the world”. In 2003, she got married with construction tycoon Sameer Vashi. Ayesha, who started her career at the age of 11, done many hits film like ‘Kohra’, ‘Kurbaan’, ‘Balmaa’, ‘Sangram’ etc.
7. Namrata Shirodkar
Remember this actress, Namrata Shirodkar, from famous film ‘Vaastav’. Well, the former Miss India had vanished from the limelight post her marriage to South superstar, Mahesh Babu in 2005. She made her Hindi film debut in 1998 with Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai in a cameo role, but she gained fame from the film Vaastav. Later, she appeared in many films but, she can’t make her mark in bollywood. Namrata is away from acting post her marriage. Currently, she is the personal manger to her husband Mahesh Babu. She takes care of his styling, brand endorsements and film-marketing as well.
8. 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.
9. Gracy Singh
She made a lucky entry into Bollywood with Lagaan. She then acted in another hit film Munnabhai M.B.B.S. But since then she seems to have vanished from B-town.
10. Preeti Jhangiani
Preeti grab the eyeballs from her first debut Mohabbatein. She also seen in Awara Paagal Deewana and soon afterwards, her roles started diminishing.