Top 10 Bollywood Celebrities Who Died Young

Bollywood is considered to be India’s most popular entertainment industry, which gifted numerous precious jewels to the country in the form of fine actors and actresses. People often have the misconception that actors and actresses are awarded the most amazing lives, but, many are not aware of the depressing problems which they face in their personal lives. Due to these problems and also due to other uncertain circumstances, Bollywood has lost out on some amazing actors and actresses at a young age. Here are 10 Bollywood Celebrities Who Died Young.

  1. Geeta Bali

The first actress on this unfortunate list is none other than the extremely popular actress, Geeta Bali, who was known for her outstanding acting skills. This actress, who was married to actor Shammi Kapoor, died due to small pox in the year 1965 at the young age of 35.

Geeta Bali

  1. Guru Dutt

Next up on this list is the famous actor, Guru Dutt, who was referred to as a versatile genius. He was found dead in his apartment at a young age of 39 in the year 1964. This Bollywood actor is believed to have committed suicide by consuming sleeping pills as he had already tried to commit this heinous act twice earlier.

Guru Dutt

  1. Meena Kumari

At the third spot is Bollywood’s ‘Tragedy Queen’, Meena Kumari, who died at a young age of 39 in the year 1972. The cause of her death was excessive consumption of alcohol, which aggravated her liver cirrhosis. Besides this, her relationships were also not on good terms. She got addicted to alcohol after her separation with husband Kamal Amrohi.

Meena Kumari

  1. Smita Patil

At the fourth spot is the epitome of beauty and talent, Smita Patil. It was a great loss for Bollywood when she died at a young age of 31 in the year 1986, due to childbirth complications.

Smita Patil

  1. Sanjeev Kumar

Sanjeev Kumar, one of the most versatile actors of Bollywood, comes at the fifth spot on this list. This fine actor, who was extremely famous for his role as Thakur in Sholay, died an unfortunate death at the age of 47 in 1985 due to a severe heart attack.

Sanjeev Kumar

  1. Madhubala

Madhubala, the actress, who won the hearts of people with her million dollar smile and striking looks, is next up on this list. Due to certain heart problems, she died at the age of 36 in the year 1969.


  1. Divya Bharati

This beautiful actress, who started her career at the age of 13.  And an extremely promising future in front of her, but, destiny had something else in store for her. At the age of 19, she died by falling down from a five story building apartment in Mumbai in 1993. The circumstances, which resulted in her death, are still a mystery.

Divya Bharati

  1. Jiah Khan

Jiah Khan, who came into the limelight with her controversial debut film. ‘Nishabd’, in which she starred opposite Amitabh Bachchan in 2007, is at the eighth spot on this list. She committed suicide by hanging herself in her flat on June 3, 2013 at the age of 25. Some probable reasons are her depression regarding her sinking Bollywood career and personal problems.

Jiah Khan

  1. Taruni Sachdev

Known for her cute looks and referred to as the ‘Rasna girl’, this child actor died age of just 14. In a plane crash in Nepal, in 2012 along with her mother who was accompanying her.

Taruni Sachdev

  1. Silk Smitha

Extremely popular for her raunchy characters, actress Silk Smitha is at the tenth spot on this list. She committed suicide at age of 36 in the year 1996 due to depression, financial crisis and disillusionment in love.

Silk Smitha

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