Not everyone likes the glitz and glamour of Bollywood. Some people don’t enjoy the flashy and fancy parts of the movie world. While many dream of being famous and rich in Bollywood, there are others who prefer a different kind of life. They don’t want the attention and hectic lifestyle that come with being a star. Instead, they find happiness in their lives away from the limelight. Their decision to step away from the spotlight shows that for some people, real happiness is found in things other than being a famous actor or actress.
1. Gayatri Joshi
Gayatri Joshi entered the film industry in 2004, starring alongside Bollywood’s Shah Rukh Khan in ‘Swades’. Despite her successful role alongside such a big star, she eventually bid goodbye to the film industry, choosing to become a contented homemaker.
After her debut in “Mohabbatein”, she appeared in films like “Awara Paagal Deewana” (2002) and “Chaahat – Ek Nasha” (2005). However, she left the industry in 2007 after her film “Victoria No. 203”. Preeti mentioned, “I was not satisfied with the roles I was getting. I always wanted significant parts that impacted the story, but those opportunities were lacking. So, I chose to step back rather than disappoint myself or my fans.”
Geeta Basra entered films in 2006 with “Dil Diya Hai” and the following year starred in “The Train” alongside Emraan Hashmi. Despite a growing career, she chose to marry Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh, moving away from her film career.
Known professionally as Neha, Shabana Raza debuted in “Kareeb” and appeared in movies like “Hogi Pyaar Ki Jeet” (1999) and “Fiza” (2000). After marrying Manoj Bajpayee in 2006, she continued acting for a while but eventually realized she wasn’t getting the roles she deserved. Neha decided to quit acting and focus on family life; she and Manoj have a daughter named Ava Nayla.
Tanushree Dutta, first seen in “Aashiq Banaya Aapne”, was last seen in the 2010 movie “Apartment”.
Popular for her roles in “Ghajini” and “Khiladi 786”, Asin left the film industry after marriage. Her last film appearance was in 2015’s “All Is Well”. She is happily married to a successful businessman.
Having notable roles in films like “Vastaav” (1999), “Pukar” (2000), and “Astitva” (2003), Namrata Shirodkar married Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu and chose not to return to Bollywood, preferring a settled family life.
Known for her roles in successful films like “Zeher”, “Paap”, and “Aksar”, Udita Goswami married filmmaker Mohit Suri and decided to prioritize family. She now spends time with her daughter, engages in music composition, and works as a disc jockey.
Remembered for her role in “Papa Kehte Hain”, Mayuri Kango left Bollywood to pursue a marketing career in 2009. With determination, she climbed the career ladder and currently serves as the industry head at Google India.