We have a list of 9 Bollywood Actresses who became successful after their marriages failed:
1. Mahi Gill
Mahi Gill came like a storm to Bollywood after her divorce. She had to blame her immature behaviour for her separation from her husband but they both continue to be good friends till date. After the separation, her career seemed to be uplifted by a pedestal. Her most notable roles are in the movies, like Dev D, Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster series and we will see Mahi Gill in a lot of movies to come.
2. Chitrangada Singh
She is extremely talented and strikingly beautiful. Her performance in Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi was very remarkable and a lot of men would have lost their heartbeats. She was married to Jyoti Randhawa in 2001. After her marriage, she continued to work in the movie industry but she lost her pace and her performance was not good anymore as it used to be. When the couple parted ways in 2014, Chitrangada thought of a comeback and performed an item song, Aao Raja, which is one of the most viewed videos on YouTube. Her role in Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster is quite amazing as well. The biggest reason for her fame is her great role in the movie Desi Boyz.
3. Mallika Sherawat
Mallika Sherawat had done some advertisements and some commercials as a model, but the real breakthrough in the career was after she got separated from her husband. With her roles in Khwahish and Murder, she gained a lot of fame. Mallika has never been public about the fact that she was divorced from her husband, Karan Singh Gill, and joined Bollywood after that, but this is amongst the best-kept secrets in Bollywood. Yet, the performances that Mallika is delivering are worth a lot of appreciation.
4. Kalki Koechlin
An actress with a lot of presence is Kalki. She is in podcasts, YouTube videos, out-of-the-box films, campaigns, events etc. She has a very sensible and vivacious name in the industry. Kalki started out in Bollywood with her role in the movie Dev D, which was directed by Anurag Kashyap. The movie earned her a lot of critical acclaims, and also a life partner, Anurag himself. After her separation from Anurag, she did some small roles here and there and also got a role in the movie Shaitan, in which she proved that she, is undoubtedly a talented actress. Her roles in ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ and ‘Margarita with a Straw’ was really commendable.
5. Raakhee Gulzar
A lot of sections of media inform that Rakhee made the decision of working in the movie industry. But, she could not fulfil her dreams of being the woman she wanted to be with her husband Gulzar. Soon after she realized this, the couple began to live separately. And, after they parted their ways, Rakhee has given some spectacular performances of her career. One of her notable performances includes Sharmeelee.
6. Aditi Rao Hydari
Remember the movie Delhi 6? The actress in the lead role was Aditi Rao Hydari and not a lot of people had known that the diva was actually married. Although Aditi has not really spoken about it in the public, she, belonging to a royal lineage, had tied the knot with her childhood sweetheart, at the age of 17. There were some complications in their relationship, including the age gap and some ideological differences. The couple parted their ways when Aditi was only 21. She did some South Indian movies, but she rose to the stardom as she is today after she got separated from her husband, and gave power-packed performances in movies like Delhi 6, Yeh Saali Zindagi, Rockstar, etc.
7. Vidya Malvade
She used to work as an air hostess when she found her husband, captain Arvind Singh Bagga. He passed away in an aeroplane crash, sadly. Vidya moved on and decided to come to the movie industry. Her initial roles went unnoticed but her role of Vidya Sharma did not go unnoticed. With a few more roles, she established herself as a promising actress in the film industry.
8. Zeba Bakhtiar
After the separation from her husband, Adnan Sami, she has held the top position very well. She was married to Adnan in 1995, and the marriage ended in the custodial battle of their child, Azaan, in 1997. She caught her trackback by her roles in the movies like Babu, 021 and Bin Roye. She is now inclined toward bringing better shows to the Pakistani screen with her son, who works as a producer.
9. Leela Chitnis
She became really popular for her perfect portrayal of roles of the mother of lead stars. Leela gained the respect and status in the industry after she separated from her husband. She kept doing roles while she was in the relationship but none of that worked as well as it did after she decided to move out her marriage.