10 celeb moms who left films at the peak of their careers


The acting queen and mega-star, Sridevi who has given hundreds of hits to the industry was the most talked about actress of her time. We just cannot forget her stellar performances in hit films like Chandni, Mr India, Khuda Gawaah, Chaalbaaz and Laadla. However, the top-notch actress decided to take the plunge at the peak of her career. She married Boney Kapoor and became a family-oriented girl. We guess the added responsibilities stopped her for taking more offers.

Aishwarya Rai

She is not just an actress, but a beauty queen of Indian cinema who too chose a path of a family. She had a bright career throughout, but when she married, it was her heydays of career and success. The light-eyed beauty was doing films like Guru, Provoked and Dhoom 2 at that point of time. The best part is that she has not completely broken her relation with movies. We last saw her in flicks like Jazbaa and Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.


The dusky diva has weaved her magic into movies like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Karan Arjun and Baazigar. So, while riding high on the success of these blockbusters, her marriage came as a shock to the fans as well as the industry. However, she did not leave the showbiz world completely. The huge hits like My Name Is Khan and Dilwale marked her comeback with much aplomb. Thankfully, she was never out of sight and kept proving worth and talent time and again.


The hot siren Mandakini created huge waves with her striking features and performance in Ram Teri Ganga Maili and Aakhri Baazi. But the Anglo-Indian actress got lost in the dark after making to the A-list of actresses of her time. Though she did a few movies after her marriage in 1990, it was an end of her journey towards stardom. She got married to a Buddhist monk and is settled in Mumbai as per reports. Even after a couple of decades, her killer looks and aura asks for attention.

Namrata Shirodkar

Namrata Shirodkar shot to fame with hit films like Vaastav and Bride and Prejudice but soon faded away after marrying Tollywood superstar, Mahesh Babu in 2005. The charm, beauty, talent; she had everything that can her help make a mark in the glamour industry. But her married life took precedence over her work life.

Meenakshi Sheshadri

She is another of a high-achiever who ‘opted out’ of work. We wonder why the pretty actress of late 80s, who gave super-duper hits like Damini, Ghayal and Hero, turned her back to Bollywood. An incredibly talented actress, who could have ruled the industry for long, stopped acting after marrying Harish Mysore. Meenakshi now lives in the US with her husband and two kids. Hats off to an amazing sacrifice.

Neetu Singh

Starring since her childhood and one of the top actresses of her time, Neetu Singh was happy to hang her sandals. Today her life revolves around her family and two kids. After doing some twenty movies as a lead actress, she retired at an early age which definitely created a lot of buzz. The lady who also scored a Filmfare nomination dated Rishi Kapoor and got married when she was just 21. Post-marriage she hardly took up roles, and it is said that quitting the film industry was her personal choice. She has recently been a part of movies like Love Aaj Kal, Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Do Dooni Chaar, Besharam

Sonali Bendre

Though she has never emerged as a successful actress, the song Humma Humma from Bombay got her into the game. No sooner, the fans started liking her. The Sarfarosh actress decided to leave Bollywood in order to raise her two kids. Work took a backseat for the lady after tying the knot with director Goldie Behl. Today she is happy being an adorable mum-at-home. However, her screen appearances are not completely over. She still manages to channel her skills by judging and hosting reality shows. The fans also got to see her cameos in Kal Ho Na Ho and Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai Dobaara.

Twinkle Khanna

Though she has never made it to an A-list, the lady has never failed to impress the audience either. Paired opposite stars like Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar, she has delivered a few cool and romantic hits. But soon the actress stopped trying her luck after her last movie Love Ke Liye Saala Kuch Bhi Karega and got married to her fellow actor Akshay Kumar in 2001. We hope if she was still there to spread some magic. Today, she is a successful interior decorator and is enjoying her married life with two kids.

Madhuri Dixit

Madhuri’s screen life hardly needs a mention. But still, we would like to count on movies like Hum Aapke Hain Koun, Tezaab, Khalnaayak and Dil To Pagal Hai that has made her the diva she is. Call her the empress or the reigning beauty of Bollywood, Madhuri had happily put an end to her booming career post marriage and motherhood. The biggest diva of the era, however, made a striking comeback in Aaja Nachle. She also won accolades for her performance in Dedh Ishqiya, but the movies didn’t prove to be that huge a hit. Well, covering the lost ground is not that easy, especially with that age-ticking bomb.


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