Though our tinsel town is still dominated by male actors, actresses like Priyanka, Deepika, Kangana, and Anushka have made their own recognition. They don’t require a successful actor to back them. They are now capable of making a movie successful on their own and earning more than some of the male actors. Other than this scenario there are some actresses who prefer their married life to a successful career and future in Bollywood.
It is common for actresses these days to continue functioning even after marriage. However, tinsel-town has had its share of actresses who bid goodbye to films after marriage. They left their fame and successful career behind to become a good homemaker.
Actresses Who Left Bollywood Career After Marriage
- Genelia D’Souza
Genelia dated Bollywood actor Riteish Deshmukh before getting married to him in the year 2012. She made a prominent place in the Bollywood after her lead role in Jane Tu… Ya Jane Na. Genelia also established her name as one of the leading actresses of the South Indian film industry. But this cute and bubbly actress said goodbye to her magnificent career after tying the knot with Riteish.
- Gayatri Joshi
Gayatri Joshi had the impeccable Indian beauty and decent acting skills to be the next big name in the industry. However, this beautiful Swades girl left movies after marriage. She married Vikas Oberoi, the Managing Director of Oberoi constructions in 2005. She is now happy with her two sons.
- Sonali Bendre
This evergreen beauty of Bollywood worked in a number of successful Bollywood movies including Diljale, Bhai, Sarfarosh, Zakhm, Duplicate, and Hum Saath-Saath Hain. She also appeared in many successful South Indian Movies. The actress got married to film director Goldie Behl in 2002 and bid adieu to the industry.
- Twinkle Khanna
Twinkle Khanna is one of the famous names in Bollywood who worked with all three Khans and many other successful actors. But when she was expecting to make it big into the Bollywood, her life turned. The actresses decided to settle down in marriage with Akshay Kumar and quit her filmy career. She is now a popular author and interior designer.
- Isha Koppikar
Isha Koppikar has acted in a number of Bollywood movies. She is one of the best known for playing the central character in films that garner more critical appreciation than substantial box office figures. She married hotelier Timmy Nagar in 2009 and said goodbye to the industry after her marriage.
- Meenakshi Sheshadri
She is known to be one of the versatile actors and termed as Bollywood box office gold in the late 80s. She was then ruling the roost with films like Hero, Ghayal, and Damini. Meenakshi. 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 is happy with her husband and two kids. An exceptional dancer, Meenakshi now teaches various forms of Indian classical dances to students in Sugarland, Texas.
‘Oh! She was just perfect!’ considered to be one of the most promising actresses. This actress ruled the industry with just one movie. This gorgeous diva made her debut in Maine Pyaar Kiya, opposite Salman Khan. Her character ‘Suman’ became the ideal girl for the youth in India. But, she broke her fans’ hearts, when she married actor Himalaya at the age of 19.
- Asin Thottumkal
Another one to join this list is none other than Ghajini actress, Asin Thottumkal. She got to Micromax CEO, Rahul Sharma in January 2016 and had earlier also said that she will not be taking up any work as of now. She is enjoying marital bliss at the moment and plans to do so for at least some time. She released a statement on her official Instagram account which made it clear that she is not looking for work after marriage.
While these actresses left Bollywood after marriage, the tides have changed finally for the Bollywood divas.
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