10 Beautiful Actresses Who Died At Very Young Age

Indian film industry is widely known for true reflection of drama, emotions, comedy, feelings, singing, and dancing through means of movies. B-town has welcomed a plethora of talented people from different walks of life.

It indeed is very blessed to have some of the finest and most beautiful actresses in the realm of cinema. Tragically, this glamorous career of few actresses lasted for a very less time as they Goodbye forever unexpectedly thereby leaving Indian film fraternity and their fans shaken and shocked.

 Here’s the list of actresses who are no longer with us.

Taruni Sachdev

Child actor Taurni Sachdev, who starred in various television commercials including Rasna Colgate, LG, Coffee Bite, etc. and had won heart of many people with her role in Amitabh Bachchan-starrer ‘Paa’- passed away at a very tender age of 14 years. Sachdev died in the Agni Air Flight CHT plane crash in Nepal, on 14 May 2012, unfortunately on her 14th birthday. As per her friends, before Taruni left for Nepal trip, she hugged all her friends and light-heartedly said "I'm meeting you guys for the last time" without knowing what destiny has planned for her. Sad, isn’t it?

Divya Bharti

Divya Bharti was the superstar who began her career in Indian cinema from South Indian movies, and took B-town by storm with her commendable performances in 'Shola Aur Shabnam', 'Deewana' and 'Balwan'. Nevertheless, when her career was on the verge of taking full swing, she died under mysterious circumstances at the age of 19 years. She had fallen off the balcony of her five-story high apartment in Versova. Till date no one knows the real cause behind her falling, whether it was a murder, suicide or an accident.

Pratyusha Banerjee

Another name that recently been added to this list is of popular television actress Pratyusha Banerjee, who shot to fame for her role of Anandi in the daily soap 'Balika Vadhu', was found hanged on the ceiling fan of her house in Goregaon, Mumbai on 1st April, 2016. The 24 year old actress was suspected to commit suicide. As per the sources, she was disturbed because of her troubled relationship with beau Rahul Raj Singh and ended up her life.

Jiah Khan

Jiah Khan, British American actress, heartbreakingly committed suicide at very young age 25 on 3rd June 2013. In 2007, she made her debut in the controversial film 'Nishabd' co-starring Amitabh Bachchan. She also starred opposite to Aamir Khan in 2008's box-office hit movie 'Ghajini'. Sadly, Jiah made her last screen appearance in hit comedy 'Housefull', in the year 2010. The actress was in a live-in relationship with Sooraj Pancholi and was depressed because of troubled relationship. A six-page suicide note was discovered after her death that indicated the real cause behind unexpected decision of taking her own life by the actress.

Nafisa Joseph

Former renowned MTV VJ and model Nafisa Joseph hanged herself in her flat on 29th July 2004. As per the reports, it was revealed that she took that big step after her marriage to businessman Gautam Khanduja was called off. She discovered that Khanduja was already married and told her tall tale about the fact that he divorced his wife two years back. She was hardly 26 year old when she ended her life this way. Joseph won the Miss India Universe in 1997, and was a semi-finalist in the Miss Universe 1997 pageant that was held in Miami.

Kuljeet Randhawa

Kuljeet Randhawa was the model-turned actress. The former Gladrags model was best remembered for her role in 'Kohinoor', mystery-thriller Indian television soap. Randhawa was also popularly known for her role in ‘CATS’, Indian version of 'Charlie's Angels'. She had a promising career ahead, but unfortunately she committed suicide by hanging herself in her flat in Juhu on 8th Feb 2006. The film fraternity was completely under shock as the actress ended up her life this way just after one-and-a-half year Nafisa Joseph’s death, one of her close friend. She was just 30 year old when she passed away.

Smita Patil

Even though she was known for her striking role in art films, Patil proved to be equally talented in commercial cinema. Her career span was barely a decade old when she breathed her last breath at the age of 31 years because she couldn’t endure the birth complications. However, her acting and role in movies like 'nishant', 'Bhumika' and 'Manthan' still remains legendary.

Meena Kumari

In a sense, Kumari was the only actress who was comparable to Guru Dutt. She not only played heart-breaking roles, but lived a sadistic life as well. Three weeks after 'Pakeezah' was released, she died due to liver cirrhosis, at the age of 39 years. Another legendary actress, who died in a young age thereby leaving B-town fraternity completely under shock.


Her complete life span was all about of 36 years, nevertheless by then Madhubala had achieved popularity for commendable acting in different movies and was regarded as one of the greatest prima donna to grace the screen. She started her career as a child artist with 'Basant' in 1942, she also performed legendary roles in numerous classics like 'Neel Kamal', and box-office hit movie 'Mughal-e-Aazam'. She died in the year 1969 due to heart problems.

Parveen Babi

Most revered Indian actress who is best remembered for her glamorous roles in 1970s. She had been seen in blockbuster movies like Deewar, Namak Halaal, Amar Akbar Anthony and Shaan. She began with her career in modelling in 1972 and debuted in Indian cinema from the film Charitra. She was found dead in her flat on 22nd January 2005 after the residential apartment’s secretary informed police that she hadn’t collected milk and newspaper from her doorstep since past three days. It was later told that she succumbed due to complete organ failure and chronic diabetes.

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