You might think Bollywood superstars have it all. A life of glamour, wealth and fame. However, there are some who are unable to live off the constant pressure of not living up to the expectations of the industry. Here are ten Bollywood celebrities who committed suicide:-
1. Varsha Bhosle
Daughter of India’s famous singer Asha Bhosle, Vasha Bhosle shot herself to death in 2012. Apparently, she had a rough married life which became the cause for her to shoot herself in her residence, to death. Varsha was a professional Hindi and Bhojpuri playback singer as well as a writer. The singer had prior to her fatal suicide, also attempted to kill herself in 2008.
2. Silk Smitha
She was one of the most popular actresses of her time and starred mainly in films which were made by the South Indian film industry. Silk Smitha rose from humble beginnings and became one of the most talked-about actresses, partly due to her bold scenes. Silk did semi-nude scenes in films and almost defined the word ‘item numbers’.
Silk Smitha was found dead in her apartment on September 23, 1996 in her Chennai apartment, where she had hanged herself from the ceiling fan. Alcoholism, a failed love life and financial crisis are said to have led to Smitha taking her own life. Vidya Balan’s “The Dirty Picture” was based on Silk Smitha’s life.
3. Parveen Babi
Bollywood actress Parveen Babi was one of the most glamorous divas of Bollywood during her stint in the Indian film industry. However,the Indian actress was often an object of disdain for her affairs with married men. Though some suggested Parveen had committed suicide since she was found dead locked inside her apartment, some state that the actress had died due to diabetes.
4. Jiah Khan
Bollywood actress Jiah Khan’s suicide was a recent one and really sad. The actress was well known, since she had acted alongside A list actors Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Aamir Khan. She had also starred in high grossing films such as Houseful and Ghajini. Jiah Khan was found dead, hanging from her ceiling fan on June 3, 2013 at her Juhu residence. The actress left behind a suicide note in which she related her abusive relationship with actor Sooraj Pancholi. Jiah Khan was only 25 years old when she took her own life.
5. Nafisa Joseph
Nafisa Joseph was a model-turned-video jockey. She had won the Miss India Universe 1997 pageant and was a semi-finalist in the Miss Universe 1997 pageant in Miami.
She had reportedly hanged herself in her flat in Mumbai on 29 July 2004.