Bollywood is known for its dreamy world full of glamour, luxury and limelight. But all that glitters is not gold and suicides in Bollywood are the concrete proof. From rising star Jiah Khan to superstar Sushant Singh Rajput, the bollywood industry has witnessed a number of suicdes that shocked the entire globe.
While the luxurious lifestyle, fancy social media posts and stellar performances are visible to us from a distance, there is a lot that’ happening beyond the façade of entertainment.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s death by suicide has ignited the conversation about celebrities bidding adieu to the world in an untimely manner. Here’s taking a look at celebrities who sent shockwaves across the nation with their sudden demise.
#1 Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh’s death by suicide at his Bandra residence on June 14, 2020 shocked the entire globe. From being a TV heartthrob to a big screen superstar, Sushant Sing Rajput had made a successful transition.
Sushant passed away at the age of 34 and was reportedly suffering from depression. From his debut film ‘Kai Po Che’ to ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’ and ‘Kedarnath’ to ‘Chhichhore’ – Sushant left behind an unmatched cinematic experience.
#2 Jiah Khan
Rising star in Bollywood industry, Jiah Khan was merely 25 years old when she was found hanging in her Juhu apartment. Jiah Khan’s mother and sister discovered that Jiah had killed herself.
The actress was a bubbly and glamorous diva of B-town who awed the audience with her stellar performance in movies like Nishabd, Housefull and Ghajini. The actress was allegedly depressed and thought that she was failing at everything.
Reports suggested that she had a tiff with her boy friend Sooraj Pancholi and a six page long suicide note was also recovered from her residence. Sooraj was charged with abetting the suicide of his girlfriend Jiah Khan and was reportedly behind bars for 23 days.
#3 Divya Bharti
Divya Bharti jumped to death from her home on the fifth storey of an apartment building on April 5, 1993. She was only 19 at the time. Some say it was suicide because of a broken heart and some say she just fell. But the mystery still remains.
In her short career of just few years, Divya Bharti went on to feature in 14 movies. She was married to producer Sajid Nadiadwala.
Iconic Indian actress of conventional Western looks, Parveen Babi was found dead in her apartment in the year 2005.
The lonely star who had kept to herself was discovered after neighbours complained that she hadn’t come out to collect the newspaper and milk from her doorstep. Her career brought her runaway success. But her personal life was in shambles.
Parveen Babi who was suffering from diabetes, reportedly, starved herself to death.
#5 Guru Dutt
Actor Guru Dutt’s sudden demise shocked the whole nation when he was found dead in his house. The reason for his death was a lethal combination of sleeping pills combined with liquor. His marriage life with Geeta Dutt was slowly deteriorating and the love of his life, Waheeda Rahman had also distanced from him.
Silk Smitha, Kuljeet Randhawa, Asif Basra, Kushal Punjabi and Miss India Nafisa Josef are also some of the many popular bollywood celebs whose mysterious deaths by suicide left the nation in utter shock.