1. Esha Deol
She hails from the superstar family of Dharmendra and Hema Malini and it seemed at the outset that her profession was easy and that her career would be straight forward smooth-sailing. But, it was not so. Her career kicked off with Koi Mere Dil Se Poochhe (2002). But a few films later, she dropped out.
2. Konnie Huq
Originally a British TV moderator and author, she entered the world of cinema but left just as quickly to work as a VJ for several radio stations and gave performances in music channels.
3. Shruti Hassan
Starting off as a singer, she debuted in Bollywood in 2009. However, her career here was short and abrupt and she eventually shifted her focus towards the South Indian film industry primarily, Telugu films.
4. Celina Jaitley
The former Miss India is the daughter of a psychologist and an Indian Army Colonel. She has won several awards in many beauty pageants. She had a short stint in cinema with films like No Entry, Red: The Dark Side, Heyy Babyy, etc.
5. Rakhi Sawant
Despite her best efforts, she never managed to get past dance shows and television events into actual meaningful film projects. She even ventured into politics and formed her own outfit to contest the Lok Sabha Elections in 2014. However, her timing couldn’t have been worse in the matter. She continues to lurch somewhere in between the realms of cinema.
6. Minissha Lamba
After completing her education from Chennai, the Punjabi beauty went ahead to become a fashion model. The Delhi-based artist then ventured into Bollywood with a few roles in films like Well Done Abba and Bheja Fry 2. But she remains unsuccessful when it comes to giving hits and blockbusters.
7. Ayesha Takia Azmi
The former fashion model and television artist debuted in Hindi cinema way back in 2004 with Tarzan: The Wonder Car. However, apart from it, she has all but disappeared from the industry.
8. Preity Zinta
She managed to land several leading roles in successful films and is still one of the quite recognizable faces despite the inflow of new talent in recent years. With hits like Kal Ho Na Ho opposite the likes of Shah Rukh Khan, she found plenty of stardom but eventually she dropped out of her profession entirely. Despite starting strong with hits like Dil Se in 1998, her career in Bollywood ended up being quite short-lived.
9. Tina Sugandh
She dabbled in modelling and television shows before delving into the film industry but couldn’t land any worthwhile projects. The artist has primarily been known for her singing skills and has proved her mettle in a variety of music contests as well.
10. Dilshad Vadsaria
Starting off with a television career, the actress soon entered Bollywood and strived to make it in tinsel town. She acquired some roles such as the one in Rapture and a scene in the NCIS series. However, she didn’t manage to break any more new ground and is now back in television with the project ’Revenge’.