5 Bollywood Actresses who left Showbiz because of religious beliefs

Actresses Who left Showbizz

There are so many people who dreamt of getting a chance in the Bollywood and Television industry to make a name and earn fame. However, very few people are fortunate enough to enter Bollywood and live their dreams.

Few make a bright career out of it while many don’t. We all have witnessed many actresses quitting Bollywood over time. It happens because they get married and want to focus on family and life.

But there are few actresses who quit the entertainment world because of religious reasons. Check out the list of actresses who chose to leave glamour, name, and fame because of religious reasons.


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Zaira Wasim

Zaira Wasim, an Indian Bollywood actress was born on 23 October 2000 worked in the Bollywood industry. She received numerous awards including a Filmfare Award and National award.  In 2017, the Bollywood actress Wasim was awarded National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement by the President of India.

She was seen in films like Dangaal and Secret Superstar and then Sky is Pink. In June 2019, Zaira Wasim announced through her social media that she will no longer be a part of the Bollywood industry because the work here interfered with her faith and religion.

She requested her fans to remove all the fan pages and don’t post any pictures of her and let her abide by her decision and respect it as she stated that she is starting a new chapter of her life.

Recently she uploaded a photo of hers on Instagram and fans are now questioning her? Is she coming back to the limelight?

Deleted all the photos from past and posted this on Insta:


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Sana Khan

Sana Khan was born on  21 August 1988 and she is a former Indian actress, model, and dancer. She was seen in Hindi, Tamil, and Telugu films as well.

Sana Khan started her career in modeling and the film and Tv industry and then she went for the tv commercials, ad shoots, and feature films too. She has worked in 14 films across 5 languages and has done over 50 ad films. She was also a contestant of the reality show Bigg Boss Season 6 in 2012.

Sana Khan in 2020 on 8th October posted a social media message on her Instagram, stating that she is quitting the Showbiz industry and she will serve humanity and follow the order of her creator, Allah.

She quitted the industry because her religious beliefs are disturbed because of it.


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Mamta Kulkarni

Mamta Kulkarni is a former very well-known face of the Bollywood industry and she is another name to this list of actresses who left the Showbiz industry because of religious beliefs.

She had done a no of hit films and all were successful such as Aashiq Awara, Waqt Hamara Hai, Krantiveer, and Karan Arjun which are all done well at the box office. She had an amazing and bright career but still, she bid goodbye to the Bollywood industry and became a Sadhvi.

Anu Agarwal

Anu Aggarwal was a Bollywood actress. She was born on 11 January 1969 in Delhi and was raised in Delhi only. She was a scholar student and received a gold medal in sociology from Delhi university.  She made her Bollywood film debut with the musical blockbuster Aashiqui.

In 1999, she met with an accident and she was in a coma for 29 days after which she lost all her previous life memory, then she joined yoga and spirituality and she is single and practices yoga now. She left the Bollywood industry.


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Sofia Hayat

Sofia Hayat was a Bollywood actress and model, who quit showbiz and became a Nun. In 2016, June Sofia Hayat announced that she chose spirituality and now she is a nun. She changed her name from Sofia Hayat to Gaia Sofia Mother.

She was also seen in Bigg Boss 7 in 2013. She was not in the show from the beginning, She took a wild card entry.

In 2012, July Sofia Hayat in Vogue Italia was named the new “Curvy Icon”. In 2013, September in FHM, Named as the sexiest woman in the world list in position 81.


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