Photos: 20 Bollywood actresses from the 90s who failed to make it big

08-Aug-2017
  • Photos: 20 Bollywood actresses from the 90s who failed to make it big

    Anu Agarwal: Best remembered for Mahesh Bhatt's 1990 film 'Aashiqui', Agarwal disappeared from Bollywood a few years later after some unremarkable movies like Khalnayika' (1993). She had met with a road accident in 1999 and was in coma for a month

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    Kimi Katkar: Best remembered for her movie Hum (1991) opposite Amitabh Bachchan and the film's chartbuster 'Jumma Chumma De De' her subsequent films failed at the box office. She quit Bollywood after marriage and settled in Australia

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    Farah Naaz: Tabu's elder sister, Farah acted with many leading men of the early 90s like Aamir Khan, Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff and Anil Kapoor. She starred with Aamir in two films Jawani Jindabad (1990) and Isi Ka Naam Zindagi (1992), but both were big flops. Farah left the industry soon after. She made a memorable return with a much-loved cameo appearance in Hulchul (2004), but hasn't been seen much on the big screen since

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    Mamta Kulkarni: She had a highly promising start to her career with numerous hits like Waqt Hamara Hai (1993), Krantiveer (1994), Karan Arjun (1995) and Sabse Bada Khiladi (1995). Poor film selections and too many off-field controversies, however, led to her downfall

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    Mayuri Kango: She made a poignant debut in Naseem  (1995), a film based on the Babri Masjid demolition. Mayuri went on to feature in unsuccessful films like Papa Kehte Hain (1996) and Hogi Pyaar Ki Jeet (1999). With her Bollywood career sinking, Mayuri shifted focus to television post 2000

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    Neha: 'Kareeb' (1998) may have tanked, but Neha's performance in the film was highly appreciated. In spite of her obvious talent, Neha didn't taste success at the BO as Fiza (2000) and Rahul (2001) also didn't perform well. Neha, whose real name is Shabana Raza, married Manoj Bajpai in 2006 and quit the film industry

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    Farheen: She got a chance of exhibit her talent in films like Jaan Tere Naam (1992), Sainik (1993) and Nazar Ke Samne (1995), the last two starring Akshay Kumar. All her films failed, and Farheen soon did the disappearing act. She is now married to former India cricketer Manoj Prabhakar

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    Ayesha Jhulka: She entered Bollywood with a bang, featuring in big hits like 'Khiladi' (1992) and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (1992) early in her career. Ayesha couldn't built on her impressive start though as most of her subsequent films flopped

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    Shilpa Shirodkar: She was pretty popular in the early 90s having featured in films like Kishen Kanhaiya (1990) and Hum (1991). But her fame waned as she stopped delivering hits at the box office. After marrying and settling down in London in 2000, she made a comeback with the television show Ek Mutthi Aasmaan. In the show, she plays a domestic help named Kamlabai

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    Ashwini Bhave: A popular name in the Marathi industry, Ashwini made a promising foray into Bollywood with Henna (1991). After a handful of unsuccessful movies, she shifted focus back to Marathi films

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    Neelam: Having tasted success in the late 80s, Neelam entered the 90s with plenty of enthusiasm. However, the failure of films like Afsana Pyaar Ka (1991) and Parampara (1993) proved detrimental to her career. She is now a renowned jewellery designer, and married actor Samir Soni in 2011

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    Nagma: She made a promising debut with Baaghi (1990) opposite Salman Khan. Her later films weren't as successful though as she soon shifted focus down south, where she became a big star. Nagma went on to join politics and is contesting in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections as the Congress candidate from Meerut

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    Sheeba: She featured in a number of movies in the 90s, most notably -- 'Hum Hain Kamaal Ke' (1993), 'Boy Friend' (1993) and 'Miss 420' (1998). However, none of her films worked, and a few years later she had stopped receiving film offers. These days, she is only active on the party circuit

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    Pooja Batra: The beauty queen-turned-actress gave an acclaimed performance in Virasat (1997) as Anil Kapoor's girlfriend, whose love is sacrificed due to circumstances. She even won a best supporting award for the same. Her films that followed were rather unremarkable though -- 'Haseena Maan Jaayegi' (1999), 'Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye' (2000), Dil Ne Phir Yaad Kiya (2001)- the list goes on. Not surprisingly, her fortunes plummeted swiftly

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    Namrata Shirodkar: The younger sister of Shilpa Shirodkar, Namrata quickly rose to fame with her performance in hit movies like Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998) and Vaastav: The Reality (1999). Most of her subsequent films failed to do well, and she stopped getting proper offers. While filming for a Telugu movie with Mahesh Babu, she fell in love with the South superstar. The two tied the knot in 2005, after which Namrata became a permanent housewife

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    Ramya Krishnan: An extremely popular face down south, Ramya failed to make it big in Bollywood despite bagging big projects like Khalnayak (1993), Parampara (1993) and Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998)

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    Anjala Zaveri: She made a much-hyped debut opposite another debutant Akshaye Khanna in Himalay Putra (1997). While Khanna has gone on to become of Hindi cinema's finest actors, Anjala's career never took off. Her only hit Bollywood film till date is Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya (1998), in which she had a supporting role. Like many others, she also has tasted better success in the South industry

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    Priya Gill: The pretty actress featured in hit films like Tere Mere Sapne (1996) and Sirf Tum (1998) early in her career. However, with movies like Bade Dilwala (1999) and Josh (2000) not doing well, her career graph tumbled. She disappeared from the scene altogether in the next couple of years

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    Pooja Bhatt: She impressed with her earlier films like Daddy (1990), Dil Hai Ki Manta Nahin (1991) and Sadak (1991). However, by the mid-90s, her movies weren't doing well, and she disappeared from the acting scene soon after. In recent years, she has tried her hand at filmmaking with disastrous results

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    Sonali Bendre: The Humma Humma girl, best remembered for her roles in Diljale (1996) and Sarfarosh (1999), failed to replicate her success in the new millennium. Over the last few years, she has shifted focus to reality shows. Sonali had a brief role in Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara (2013), but the film didn't do anything to revive her Bollywood career

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