Those were days when notable actors and actresses used to rule the Bollywood film industry and many even thought that those stars would go on to make many films in their career and entertain the fans in the years to come. They have entertained us with their incredible performances during their acting career.
However, some stars 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. Now let’s take a look at Bollywood celebrities who passed away in the most mysterious manner.
Guru Dutt (1925-1964)
Guru Dutt was the singer of the most iconic Bollywood song named ‘Jane Wo Kaise’ and he committed suicide in the year 1964 following alcoholism. Nonetheless, the source, later on, reported that Guru Dutt’s demise was a complete accident.
Manmohan Desai (1937-1994)
Manmohan Desai was fans’ favourite during his acting days and much to everyone’s expectations, he gave multiple blockbusters in his early Bollywood career – Amar Akbar Anthony and Paravarish.
Nonetheless, his career didn’t go well lately, which might have triggered to fall from his residence in Grant Road, Mumbai. But, a certain section of people believed that it was an accident as he was suffering from back pain, which shook his balance.
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. She was ruling the Bollywood with glamour and stardom and passed away in a mysterious manner. 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. She was found dead in 2005 in her apartment, where the police had to break in and untimely death reportedly happened due to a natural cause or suicide.
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.
Priya Rajvansh (1936-2000)
Priya Rajvansh’s case was one such case in which the exact cause of her demise was found. It was learnt that Priya Rajvansh and Chetan Anand had a personal live-in relationship, though she kept her own flat first in Kalumal Estate and, then a bigger house in Mangal Kiran. Her two brothers namely Kamaljit Singh (Gulu) and Paramjit Singh, reside in London and the USA and have an ancestral home in Chandigarh.
After Chetan Anand’s demise in 1997, she inherited a part of his property along with his sons from his first marriage. She was killed on 27 March 2000 in Chetan Anand’s Ruia Park bungalow in Juhu, Mumbai, India.
Police initiated a probe on this matter and later they charged Chetan Anand’s sons Ketan Anand and Vivek Anand along with their workers Mala Choudhary and Ashok Chinnaswamy with her murder. Previously, it was believed as suicide, which was later on ruled out after the investigation.
Nafisa Joseph (1978-2004)
Nafisa Joseph was an Indian model and MTV video jockey and was the winner of Femina Miss India Universe 1997. In fact, she was a finalist in the Miss Universe 1997 pageant in Miami Beach. She didn’t have the luck going on her way as she was all set to get into the acting field post her career of a video jockey.
Her relationship with Gautam Khanduja proved to be the main reason why she hanged herself at a young age of 26, which was later on revealed by the police.
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.
Divya Bharti, who was the wife of Sajid Nadiadwalawas one of the top Bollywood actresses during the 90’s era. Her sudden demise took the whole world by shock as she jumped off the 5th floor of her apartment. The police initiated a probe on this matter and later found out to be a case of suicide with no evidence.
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.
Sushant Singh Rajput (1986-2020)
Sushant Singh Rajput left all of us on June 14 (Sunday). Died at a young age of 34, the star had plenty more things to achieve or fulfil in his life and now we lost such a gem of a person and it is heartbreaking to all of us that we won’t be able to see him anymore. The star could have easily ruled Bollywood but took the decision of ending his life by hanging from the ceiling of his apartment in Bandra.
This shocking incident happened on Sunday. His death by suicide was because he was going through mental bouts of depression. Though the reason was still unclear, the whole nation has been indicting nepotism for the death of this extremely talented actor. On Monday, Sushant’s last rites were carried out in Mumbai. But the debate on nepotism started after Sushant’s demise.
There were reports according to which the Bollywood star was banned by some big production houses including producers such as Karan Johar, Aditya Chopra, Salman Khan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, etc. Some video clips of old videos are also going viral on social media platforms in which A-listers or the star kids are seen making fun of Sushant during a talk show or at other events.