Top 10 Bollywood Actors Who Died So Young

These Bollywood actors left the world so early but they can’t be forgotten ever in the history of Indian cinema. Their legacy of iconic roles and works is the just unmatched while after so many years of death.

Each and every Bollywood star has a fan following either it’s a big or small name. The Number of popular young actors Jiah Khan, Inder Kumar, Vivek Shauq, Rasika Joshi, Taruni Sachdev was gaining fame but shocked everyone after their untimely demises.

Here we are listing top 10 Bollywood actors who died so young also regarded as best actors of all time. Ace filmmaker-actor Guru Dutt to Divya Bharti left this world so early.

1- Guru Dutt

Guru Dutt

9 July 1925 born legendary film personality Guru Dutt lived for just 39 years and worked in 16 films as an actor, 8-8 films as director-producer and also choreographed in some of them.

Guru Dutt’s death is a mystery, some sources say that it was suicide also the third attempt and some sources reported that he took alcohol and sleeping pills after which died due to overdose. Baazi (1951), Jaal (1952) to Pyaasa (1957) and Kaagaz Ke Phool (1959) all are his classical films.

2- Meena Kumari

Meena Kumari

Mahjabeen Bano well known by her stage name Meena Kumari referred to as The Tragedy Queen and also called female Guru Dutt of Indian Cinema. She was born on 1 August 1933 started acting career at an early age.

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On 31 March 1972, at the age of 38 the method actress, poetess, singer, costume designer Meena Kumari left the world due to liver cirrhosis and it happened after a week of her critically acclaimed movie Pakeezah (1972).

3- Divya Bharti

Divya Bharti

In a short time period of 3 years, Divya Bharti became the most popular face of 90’s, started acting career at 16 and worked more than 20 films including Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi received both critical and commercial success.

25 February 1974 born this actress died on 5 April 1993 due to head injuries. Her Bollywood debut Vishwatma (1992) and Deewana (1992) earned her so fame, despite a short career she is considered one of the most popular actresses of history.

4- Sanjeev Kumar

Sanjeev Kumar

Harihar Jethalal Jariwala best known by his stage name Sanjeev Kumar was born on 6 November 1985. He is regarded as one of the most versatile actors of all time, won two times National Film Award for best actor for Dastak (1971) and Koshish (1973).

On 6 November 1985, Sanjeev Kumar left the world due to the Heart attack. The actor well-noted for Shikar (1969), Sholay (1976), Aandhi (1976), Arjun Pandit (1977), Angoor (1982).

5- Vinod Mehra

Vinod Mehra

13 February 1945 born Vinod Mehra started his acting career so early at the age of 13 but played a lead role in Ek Thi Rita (1971) after which he did work non-stop and played lead and supporting roles in more than 50 films until his death on 30 October 1990.

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Vinod directed and produced a film Gurudev (1993) released after 3 years of his demise due to the heart attack. Nagin (1976), Ghar (1978), Anurodh (1977), Amar Deep (1979), Jaani Dushman (1979), Bemisal (1982) well noted films.

6- Smita Patil

Smita Patil

13 December 1986 born Smita Patil lived for 31 years, 12 years of short career in the industry but still remembered for her notable work. At the young age of 30, she received country’s fourth-highest civilian honor Padma Shri, just a year before her death on 13 December 1986.

Smita Patil worked in Marathi, Telugu, Punjabi and Hindi Film Industry. Her best films are Bhumika (1977), Chakra (1980) earned her Nation Film Award for best actress. Bazaar (1983), Arth (1984), Mandi (1984), Mirch Masala (1985) and Ghulami (1985).

7- Madhubala


Mumtaz Jehan Begum Dehlavi is highly popular as Madhubala is regarded as one of the most beautiful and fine actresses of all time. She was born on 14 February 1933 and started acting career at an early age of 9.

In 22 years, including child roles, she worked in around 75 films. Mughal-e-Azam (1960) along with The Tragedy King Dilip Kumar is an evergreen film of Indian cinema. Mahal (1949), Amar (1954), Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958) are also well-noted films.

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8- Amjad Khan

Amjad Khan

Amjad Khan was born on 12 November 1940, his Gabbar character from Sholay (1975) earned him so fame, even still movie lovers consider him best villain of all time. At the age of 11, Amjad started acting career and played child artiste in a few films.

More than 10 films were released after his death on 27 April 1992 due to the heart attack. His notable work is Sholay (1975), Shatranj Ke Khiladi (1977), Muqaddar Ka Sikandar (1978).

9- Geeta Bali

Geeta Bali

Harikirtan Kaur as very well known Indian actress Geeta Bali was born on 30 November 1930. In 10 years of the short period, she did around 7o films and left a mark behind.

On 21 January 1965, Geeta Bali died due to smallpox during shooting a film in Punjab. Her notable work is in Sohag Raat (1948), Bawre Nain (1950), Baazi (1951), Mr. India (1961).

10- Soundrya


18 July 1976 born K.S. Sowmya Satyanarayana or Soundarya Raghu is very well known by her stage name Soundrya was gained so fame in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi Film Industry.

On 17 April 2004, at the age of 27, the actress left the world. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan’s superhit Sooryavansham (1999) actress who played Radha Singh along with him demised due to the accident in an aircraft crash.


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