Those were days when notable actresses used to rule the Bollywood film industry and many even thought that the stars would go on to make many films in their career and entertain the fans.
However, some actresses faced an untimely death at a very young age under mysterious circumstances which left the whole country shocked. But Bollywood is full of mysterious deaths of actors who passed away at a young age.
They have entertained us with their incredible performances during their acting career. Now let’s take a look at six Bollywood actresses who passed away at a young age.
Meena Kumari (1933-1972)
One of the greatest actresses in Hindi cinema, Meena Kumari was also a singer, poetess, and costume designer. Following her separation from her husband, Kamal Amrohi, the tragedy queen was under massive depression.
On March 31, 1972, after 3 weeks of the release of her blockbuster film ‘Pakeezah’, the actress died at the age of 38 owing to liver cirrhosis, a condition caused by excessive alcohol consumption.
It was reported that the actress had a poor financial condition when she passed away and this is why she did not have money to pay her hospital bills when she was admitted before her death.
Jiah Khan (1988-2013)
The ever-so beautiful British-American actress and singer featured in three films from 2007 to 2010 and she was last seen acting in a movie- Housefull. On 3rd June 2013, she was found hanging with a ceiling fan in her Mumbai apartment.
Based on the prima facie, it appeared to be a suicide case but later Aditya Pancholi’s son Sooraj Pancholi was taken into police custody for promoting suicide. It should be noted that Sooraj Pancholi was Jiah’s boyfriend and they were allegedly in a live-in relationship.
Smita Patil (1955-1986)
Smita Patil was a famous Indian actress in film, television, and theatre. She received two National Film Awards and a Filmfare Award during her career. She was also the recipient of the Padma Shri award, which is India’s fourth-highest civilian award in 1985.
Smita tied the knot with Raj Babbar and died from childbirth complications on 13 December 1986 at 31 years, barely two weeks after having given birth to her son, named Prateik Babbar. Nonetheless, after almost 20 years of her demise, director Mrinal Sen had alleged that the actress passed away owing to sheer medical negligence.
Parveen Babi (1949-2005)
Parveen Babi stole the spotlight when she became the first-ever Indian actress to grace the Time Magazine cover. However, she faced a lonely demise on January 22, 2005, when she was 55 years old. As per the reports, she was found under mysterious circumstances in her Mumbai apartment.
The Indian actress was rumoured to be suffering from a disease called paranoid schizophrenia, means having delusions and hallucinations. She also doubted that people around her tried to murder her. She had also alleged legendary Amitabh Bachchan of planning to murder her.
Divya Bharti (1974-1993)
Divya Bharti kick-started her cinema career in 1990 and she earned massive fan-following at that time. However, tragedy soon followed her around like a shadow when she accidentally fell off the balcony of her fifth-floor apartment at the Tulsi buildings in Versova, Mumbai when she was 19 years old.
She was then immediately rushed to the Cooper hospital where her cause of death was mentioned as the “heavy internal bleeding at the back of the head” which was severely injured.
However, the reason behind her falling from the apartment was not known. It remains to be seen whether she accidentally fell off after being under the influence of alcohol or perhaps someone might have had pushed her from the balcony.
Sri Devi (1963-2018)
Sri Devi’s untimely death left us heartbroken. She marked her appearance as a child actor and had emerged as one of the highest-paid stars in the 1980s and 90s.
She is also known to be one of the most popular and successful actors in the movie industry. She tied the knot with Indian film producer, Boney Kapoor in the year 1996 and they have two children namely Jahnvi and Khushi Kapoor.
The iconic actress passed away in a Dubai hotel when she was 54 years old and the reason was first told as a cardiac arrest while now as per forensic reports, the actress drew her last breath due to accidental drowning.