Mumbai, which is often referred to as the City of Dreams, is the home of the Hindi Film Industry. Every day, thousands of people leave their homes and come to Mumbai to try their luck in the industry; some become successful, and most get lost in turmoil.
There are millions of people who crave a chance in the Bollywood and Television industries to make a name for themselves. Few make a bright career out of it, while many don’t.
We have all witnessed many actresses quitting Bollywood over the course of time due to different reasons, but there are some actresses who quit the entertainment world for religious reasons. Check out the list of actresses who chose their religious beliefs over glamour and fame.
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1- Zaira Wasim
Zaira Wasim—we all know this young and dynamic girl who made her debut with the blockbuster movie Dangal. Zaira was born on October 23, 2000, and she only worked in Bollywood for 5 years, but she received numerous awards, including a Filmfare Award and a National Award.
In 2017, Wasim was awarded the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement by the President of India.
She was seen in films like Dangal, Secret Superstar, and Sky is Pink. In June 2019, Zaira Wasim announced through her social media that she would no longer be a part of the Bollywood industry because the work in the industry interfered with her faith and religion.
She requested that her fans remove all the fan pages, 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.
2- Sana Khan
Sana Khan was born on August 21, 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 television industries, and then she went for TV commercials, ad shoots, and feature films too. She has worked on 14 films across 5 languages and has done over 50 ad films. She was also a contestant on the reality show Bigg Boss in 2012.
Sana Khan in 2020 posted a social media message on her Instagram on October 8th, stating that she is quitting the Showbiz industry and will serve humanity and follow the order of her creator, Allah.
She quit the industry because her religious beliefs were disturbed by it.
3- Mamta Kulkarni
Mamta Kulkarni is a former very well-known face of the Bollywood industry, and she is another name to add to this list of actresses who left the Showbiz industry because of religious beliefs.
She had done a number of hit films, and all were successful, such as Aashiq Awara, Waqt Hamara Hai, Krantiveer, and Karan Arjun, which all did 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.
4- Anu Agarwal
Anu Aggarwal was a Bollywood actress. She was born on January 11, 1969, in Delhi and was raised there 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 was in a coma for 29 days, after which she lost all her previous life memories. Then she joined yoga and spirituality, and she is now single and practices yoga. She left the Bollywood industry.
5- 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 July 2012, Sofia Hayat was named the new “Curvy In July 2012, Sofia Hayat was named the new “Curvy Icon” in Vogue Italia. In September 2013, FHM named her the sexiest woman in the world at position 81.
The veteran TV actress quits Showbiz after 27 years working in it. Nupur is known for films like Saawariya and Kyu Kii Mai jhooth nhi Bolta. Now she lives a life of a saadhvi.