MUMBAI: We bring you a list of celebrities who chose a life away from the glitzy world of entertainment. A life away from the glamor world to shift their focus on family or motherhood. Check out the list:
TV actress Kanchi Kaul has been a part of TV shows like Bhabhi, Ek Ladki Anjani Si and Maayka amongst others. She has been away from the small screen since 2014. Kanchi, who got married to Kumkum Bhagya fame Shabir Ahluwalia in 2011, gave birth to their first baby, Azai, in 2014 and second one, Ivarr, in February 2016. The actress is a hands-on mother is currently enjoying her motherhood phase with her two kids.
Actress Mohena Kumari Singh, who plays the role of Keerti Singhania Goenka is quitting 'Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai', as she will be tying the knot with Suyesh Rawat on October 14 and will move to Dehradun post that. The actress told BT, “Post marriage, I will say goodbye to acting and Mumbai. My life is all set to take a 180-degree turn. I am excited and nervous at the same time. Even my industry friends were taken aback with my decision, but that’s the kind of person I am. I follow my heart. I have taken several leaps of faith in my life and this is the biggest so far.” Mohena says that she wouldn’t want her life to shape any differently. The actress came to Mumbai to participate in a dance reality show, become a choreographer and then an actor. She shares, “Since childhood, I have wanted to live on a mountain. I didn’t come to Mumbai to become a superstar; I wanted to dance, choreograph and act. I have fulfilled those dreams, and I am leaving the city fully satisfied. Having said that, I won’t stop working after marriage and will keep my hustle on.”
Actress Deeya Chopra seems to be extremely happy as she delivered a baby boy today. The actress' sister and popular TV actress Roshni Chopra shared the good news with fans. Roshni captioned the cute picture as, "When baby sisters grow up and give you the best present ever! I love you @deeya09thank you for making me a Masi today! Best feeling ever."
Deeya got married to London-based Ritchie Mehta and recently celebrated her baby shower with friends and family. Deeya had shared a few pictures from the bash. The actress has acted in shows like Left Right Left, Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya and Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein. She got married in 2016 to Ritchie Mehta in Delhi. Currently, the actress is based out of United Kingdom and is focusing on her married life and motherhood. She chose her family life over her career.
Dilkhush Reporter, who once played the role of Mrs. Sodhi in Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah quit the show as she wanted to give time to the family life and take care of her health. Though the actress had quit the TV series on medical grounds, but during one of her interviews she had stated that as she was unable to give much time to her marriage, she decided to opt out of the show. Dilkhush had said in her interview, that she had bagged the opportunity to play Mrs. Sodhi immediately after her wedding and due to the busy shooting schedule, she could hardly give any time to her marriage. Her health also went for a toss. Later, she decided to concentrate more on her health and personal life.
Diya Aur Baati Hum's Sooraj Rathi aka Anas Rashid has been away from the small screen ever since he got married in 2017. The actor, who was recently blessed with a baby girl, is happily enjoying his family life. Recently, while talking to the TimesofIndia.com, Anas spoke about the reason of staying away from TV. He said, "Post our marriage, Heena and I just kept travelling to different locations and spent a lot of time together. And then one day she gave me this good news. Obviously, it was my duty to take care of her and be with her during pregnancy so I did not think about returning to TV. Now after Aayat's arrival in my life, I am not even thinking about my comeback."
Natasha Sharma: The pretty actress, who made her debut with Na Aana Iss Des Ladoo, impressed everyone with her acting skills. In no time she became a household name as Siya. However, after tying the knot with co-star Aditya Redij the actress has been missing from the small screen. She has not taken up any work post marriage and has been focusing on her family life.
Remember Kaisa Ye Pyaar Hai fame Neha Bamb, who played Kripa on the show and was paired opposite Iqbal Khan, the actress is now happily married and settled abroad. She has been away from the small screen since quite sometime now. She is married to Krushant Goragandhi and has stayed away from the limelight all this while. She was recently blessed with a baby girl on September 10. Neha is also popular for playing the role of Mahi in Maayka and she has been part of several movies in south.
The actress, who has been part of TV shows like Kumkum - Ek Pyara Sa Bandhan, Shararat, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii and Baat Hamari Pakki Hai has been away from the small screen since her last show, 26/11 went off-air in 2013. The actress is busy taking care of husband Mohit and her restaurant business. Aditi is married to Kulfi Kumar Bajewala actor Mohit and the latter credits his wife for all the success he has received. He even stated in one his interviews that his wife has been there with him through all the thick and thin.
9/22Balika Vadhu's Anjum Farooki aka Gauri
Balika Vadhu fame Anjum Farooki, who became a household as Gauri, bid goodbye to the industry after her marriage. The actress opted for an arrange marriage in 2013 with Saqib Syed, who's in merchant navy. After tying the knot, Anjum while talking to the Timesofindia had stated that she misses facing camera, but acting in a daily soap was not feasible for her. She is enjoying her wedding life and is away from the glitz and glamour. (Photo: Instagram).
Kahanii Ghar Ghar Ki fame Sweta Keswani has been on a hiatus ever since she met Ken Andino in New York City. The two had their first child in October 2013. Sweta has been enjoying motherhood ever since and has only made brief appearances on shows. (Photo: Instagram)
Actress Disha Vakani popular as Dayaben of Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah, who is on a sabbatical ever since the birth of her daughter, is not going to make a comeback to the show soon. The actress, who was seen in a few episodes recently for a brief period, has decided to take care of her child and rejoin when the time is right. Fans had been asking her to rejoin the show soon but Disha put up a post on social media saying she would love to join but the circumstances don’t allow her. In a post, the actress shared the look of her famous Dayaben avatar and captioned it as, "Everyone is telling me to come back on show especially you all peoples. I really missed the trkmoc . I likely to come on show. But circumstances doesn't favour this. Thanks for understanding and supporting me ! Keep loving and watching Tarak mehta ka ooltah chashmah. #Dishadiloves #trkmoc."
Dimpy Ganguli, who got divorced from Rahul Mahajan in 2014, remarried in 2015. This time it was Dubai-based businessman, Rohit Roy. Dimpy shifted base and has been off the small screen ever since. She had a daughter Reanna in 2016. It doesn't seem that the actress in in a mood to return to TV anytime soon.
13/22Amita ChandekarAmita Chandekar
Amita Chandekar, who rose to fame as Malini in Piya Ka Ghar, left the world of entertainment after she got married to an NRI in Mumbai in 2014. Ever since she has not been in the limelight.
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