Bollywood's 'Riches to Rags'

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Divya Bharti

One of the gorgeous actresses named Divya Bharti fell from the fifth floor of her house and was dead. The police investigated the whole matter and came to the conclusion that she did commit suicide and it wasn’t a murder.

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Praveen Babi

Parveen Babi was considered as the most popular actress of Bollywood. She was the first actress to grace the cover of a magazine named the Time Magazine. She was suffering from schizophrenia and was found hanging at her house in Mumbai.

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Zeenat Aman

Her struggles were seldom professional, and largely personal in nature. Though she became one of the most desired women, her choice in men left much to be desired. After a short fling with Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan, Zeenat tied the knot with actor Mazhar Khan in 1985. Though she had three children from this marriage, it was anything but blissful for her. She was subjected to domestic violence almost regularly.

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Raj Kiran

The 'Karz' actor, the good looking one is a blur memory today. Raj Kiran, who was at the peak of his career in 1970s and 80s, went missing for almost a decade and then later was assumed dead even by friends. Thanks to the relentless efforts by his fellow actors like Rishi Kapoor and Deepti Naval that he was finally traced, and more importantly found alive, but was in a mental institution in Atlanta in 2011.

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Savi Sidhu

Savi Sidhu starred in movies like Gulaal, Black Friday, Patiala House, etc turned into a security guard. Due to a deteriorating health condition and personal loss, he had to work as a security guard to make ends meet but he still hoped to return to the silver screen.

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Rahul Roy

After his grand debut in Aashiqui in 1990, Rahul Roy did his share of movies but couldn't leave any mark in Bollywood. Apart from Aashiqui, he is best remembered for his appearance in TV reality show, Bigg Boss in 2007.

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Zayed Khan

Even after doing many movies he is best remembered for the song, 'mohabbat hai mirchi' and his long hair look in Main Hoon Na. He was last seen in Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene in 2015.

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Adhyayan Suman

Son of actor Shekhar Suman, Adhyayan Suman started his acting career with Haal-e-dil in 2008, which didn't work well in the box office. After this, he gave flops like Jashnn, and Dehraadun Diary. He was last seen in 2014 in the movie, Heartless which too didn't do well. He is only seen on Instagram now, no where else.

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Kumar Gaurav

After his big Bollywood debut in Love Story (1981), Kumar Gaurav went on to do a number of movies but couldn't make a mark in the industry. He also did some television and dubbing roles but after 'Kaante' in 2002, he just disappered.

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AK Hangal

Known for his iconic role in Sholay, apart from a slew of other films spanning decades, AK Hangal was a cinema legend. Later, he went penniless, it happened by the time he hit old age, as none of his family members were making any money either. Tragically, he died in 2012, destitute and unable to pay his medical bills.

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Achala Sachdev

A child artist from Peshawar, she is remembered more for her roles of a middle aged woman and old woman when she played mother or grandmother. In her old age, when due to unfavorable circumstances she was left paralyzed, her son who was settled in America never bothered to contact her, nor did her daughter, who lived Mumbai. She died without attendants or family.

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Sulochana

Sulochana's real name was Ruby Myers, and she was arguably the highest paid silent movie star of Indian cinema. She was of Jewish ancestry, hailing from the community of Baghdadi Jews in India. However, with the advent of talkies, work dried up and she went bankrupt. She died in 1983, impoverished and unable to even pay rent.

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Bhagwan Dada

Bhagwan Abji Pandav, better known as Bhagwan Dada was a remarkable dancer whose moves were copied by the likes of Amitabh Bachchan and Mithun Chakraborty. Although he received help from a few organizations, he had to sell off his lavish bungalow and luxury cars to live in a chawl due to a series of flops that he had produced.

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Bharat Bhushan

Another actor who died penniless, he has acted in cult classics like Baiju Bawra and debuted with the film 'Chitralekha.' He reached new heights of stardom and acted opposite the likes of 'Madhubala', 'Nutan', and so on. But his gambling addiction took away all his wealth and he had to resort to living in a chawl.

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Vimmi

The 1967 film 'Humraaz' gave unmatched fame to this actress despite being a wife and mother of two children. Nothing good happened to her after that. She had no movie offers, had to sell Vimi Textiles, her business, and soon died of alcohol addiction.

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