In the Indian set up it is very common for us to find women who give up their career for their family. Bollywood is not aloof from the phenomenon. There are some Bollywood actresses who left acting career on a high note and decided to focus more on their families. Though it seems to be very normal in the patriarchal set up but it also raises concern about the normative assigned roles to man and woman.
Let us know the 6 Bollywood actresses who left acting career on a high note:
Mandakini is one of the former Bollywood actresses who left acting career on a high note. She made her debut with a big hit with the film Ram Teri Ganga Maili and continued it in Dance Dance, Kahan hai Kanoon and Pyaar Karke Dekho. But she had to quit the industry after she got married to a former Buddhist monk, Dr. Kagyur T. Rinpoche Thakur. The pair has a daughter and a son. Though she tried coming back into the industry but was no more spotted.
This super beautiful heroine from South India made hits with blockbuster filmslike Ghajini, Ready, Housefull 2, Bol Bachchan. But no sooner did she get married to Micromax Co-founder Rahul Sharma in 2016 than she drifted her attention to her personal life.
This diva, who is recently cured of cancer was an all-time elegant actress during the 90s. She gave several hits. Some of them include Diljale, Bhai, Sarfarosh, Hum Saath Saath Hain etc. It was in 2004 that she quit her Bollywood career to prioritize her personal life, especially her son. Though she kept appearing in reality shows often.
Shilpa Shetty is another of the Bollywood actresses who left acting career on a high note. Her acting was applauded in movies like Main Khiladi Tu Anari, Dhadkan, Phir Milenge etc. She got married to Raj Kundra in 2009 and got busy in her personal that she had to give up her film career. Even she appears in reality shows, food and yoga ads as well.
One of the very popular Bollywood actresses who left acting career on a high note was Meenakshi Sheshadri. She was a popular face in the 90s. But she left a successful career after she got married to an investment banker Harish Mysore. She is presently living in Texas and giving Bharatnatyam, Kathak and Odissi classes to students.
She entered the Bollywood with a bang in 2004 while sharing the screen with Shahrukh Khan in Swades. She also received the award for Best Female Debut but after her marriage in 2005 she decided to focus on her personal life.