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Bollywood actresses who died a tragic death
You may remember her as the Rasna girl. Taruni had won several hearts by playing the school girl in Amitabh Bachchan-starrer 'Paa'. However, at a very tender age, she died in a plane crash in Nepal in 2012. Ironically, July 14, the day when this incident happened was also her birthday.
Divya Bharti was only 19-year-old when she died after falling from the fifth floor of her Versova apartment. She was a rising talent in films and her death came as a huge shock for the industry.
Madhubala died at the age of 36 due to ventricular septal defect, a hole in the heart.
The Tragedy Queen of Bollywood, Meena Kumari, died in the year 1972 when she was just 39-year-old. The cause of her death was excessive consumption of alcohol, aggravating liver cirrhosis.
Nafisa Joseph was an Indian model and MTV video jockey. She was the winner of Miss India Universe 1997 and was a semi-finalist in the Miss Universe 1997 pageant in Miami. Joseph hanged herself in her flat in Versova on July 29, 2004.
Veteran actress Parveen Babi was found dead on January 22, 2005.
Smita Patil fell in love with Raj Babbar who was already married to Nadira Babbar. However, Raj Babbar married Smita Patil and they had a kid, Prateik Babbar. Smita reportedly died two weeks after Prateik was born, due to childbirth complications.
Soundarya, who was seen in 'Sooryavansham' romancing Amitabh Bachchan, died in an aircraft crash near Bangalore at the age of 31.
Silk Smitha, aka Vijaylakshmi Vadlapati, got her name after playing the role of Silk in the movie 'Vandichakram'. She committed suicide on September 23, 1996. The cause of her death is not known.
In the year 2013, Bollywood industry was left shocked when the news of Jiah Khan's death made it to the headlines. The actress, who featured with Amitabh Bachchan in 'Nishabdh', was just 25 when she was found hanging from the ceiling fan of her apartment. Some say she committed suicide and some say she was killed, but the mystery behind her death is yet to be unveiled.
Geeta Bali was an actress who had acted with Bollywood stars like Raj Kapoor, Dev Anand and Guru Dutt at the peak of her career. However, tragedy struck when she passed away of small pox in 1965 at the age of 35.
'B.A Pass' actress Shikha Joshi was found dead in her apartment on May 16, 2015. She allegedly committed suicide by slitting her throat. A video had then surfaced wherein Sikha had accused a 'few married men' from the industry forcing her to end her life.
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