Gone too soon: Smita Patil to Sidharth Shukla, Bollywood actors who passed away young
Divya Bharti, Pratyusha Banerjee, and Guru Dutt are some of the few celebrities who passed away tragically young.
Smita Patil to Sidharth Shukla: Bollywood actors who passed away young
Bollywood has borne witness to the rise and fall of many shining stars. Tragically, some promising talents in the industry have had their wings clipped in the prime of their lives and careers, passing away at a young age. Despite bidding farewell to the world, these fans live on in the hearts of their fans. Take a look at some of these Bollywood celebs who died young leaving their legacy behind.
Smita Patil died at the age of 31 while giving birth to her son Prateik Babbar. The actress had appeared in more than 80 films, spanning across languages like Hindi, Bengali, Kannada, Marathi, and Malayalam. Patil had a successful ten-year career in movies, during which she won two National Awards and the Padma Shri. This incredibly brilliant woman became one of the greatest stage and film actresses of her era.
At the young age of 19, Divya Bharti passed away mysteriously. She made her film debut in Telugu in 1990 before making the switch to Bollywood a few years later. The then-18-year-old Divya Bharati went on to appear in more than a dozen Bollywood films in the following year, setting a record that hasn't been beaten to this day. In 1993, Divya perished after falling from the balcony of her fifth-floor Mumbai residence, her internal bleeding and severe head trauma contributed to her death.
Pratyusha Banerjee rose to fame with her 2010 television series Balika Vadhu. She played the character 'Anandi' in the show. The actress had appeared in reality shows such as Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, Bigg Boss and Power Couple. She was discovered hanging in her apartment on April 1, 2016.
Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput was discovered hanging in his apartment on June 14, 2020. According to Sushant's post-mortem report, asphyxia was the cause of his death. He passed away at the young age of 34. He had appeared in blockbuster films like Detective Byomkesh Bakshi, Kedarnath, Kai Po Che, and M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story. His last film was Dil Bechara alongside Sanjana Sanghi.
Sidharth was a beloved television personality. The actor had made his acting debut with Balika Vadhu and soon rose to fame with his acting prowess and charming looks. He then appeared in the film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and also won the reality television show Bigg Boss. Soon after his presence in Bigg Boss, the actor was reported to have passed away on September 2, 2021, at the age of 40 due to a heart attack.
Guru Dutt was one of the most renowned actors, directors, and producers Bollywood has ever seen. Dutt, who was also a great performer and the creator of numerous classics such as Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool and Aar Paar. He continued to use his artistic talents up until the moment of his passing. He was only 39 years old when Dutt passed away in 1964. He passed away from a sleeping medication overdose.
Madhubala was one of the most well-known Bollywood actresses of all time. She was loved both for her stunning beauty and her lasting influence on movies. Madhubala had captured the attention of the nation ever since she made her debut at the age of just 9 in romantic musical Basant . She featured in films like classic Mughal-E-Azam, Tarana and Half Ticket. Her outstanding popularity was cut short in real life when she passed unexpectedly in 1969 at the age of 36 from a chronic heart and lung condition.
Last Updated: 06.24 PM, Aug 24, 2022