Bollywood has its fair share of actresses who’ve achieved tremendous success early on in their career. Usually what happens is that after marriage, many reputed actresses begin to take a less number of works, & slowly begin to fade away from the cinematic universe. There have been several instances where ladies have left a legacy behind, then gone on to marry their loved –ones, & have created a void in the industry that youngsters were unable to fill. However, some of them have defied the norm, & continued to work the same as they did before marriage. Here’s our list of ten female celebrities from Bollywood who didn’t let marriage affect their career.
Known for romantic comedies like ‘
,’ ‘Heyy Baby’ & biopic ‘
The Dirty Picture
,’ Vidya Balan reached the pinnacle of her life in barely a decade. Even after her marriage to film producer
Siddharth Roy Kapur
in 2012, she did not let marriage affect her career, going on to star in blockbusters like ‘
,’ ‘Kahaani 2’ & ‘
Ferrari Ki Sawaari
,’ which are just a few in her long list of hits.
Kareena Kapoor Khan
After lots of flops during her struggling years, Kareena Kapoor finally came into the limelight after the release of movie ‘
,’ where she was heavily praised for her role. She achieved a career best in film ‘Jab We Met.’ A five-year relationship with resulted in marriage. Yet even marriage failed to deter her career, since she has gone to act in better movies such as ‘
,’ ‘Ki & Ka,’ ‘
’ & ‘Singham Returns.’
3. Rani Mukherji
Ever since her debut in the 1990s, Rani Mukherjee has proved to be much more than just a method actor. Even after her wedding to director
in 2014, she continued to work extensively for her roles. Notable works of hers post marriage includes ‘
,’ where we saw the actress in an avatar she had never donned before.
When the topic of the movie encroaches on women empowerment, there is no better actress to approach other than Kalki Koechlin. This powerhouse of talent was married to
in 2011. Since then, the two might have separated, but this talented young woman has produced marvels such as ‘
Margarita With A Straw
’ & ‘Bombay Velvet.’
A woman who started from scratch & truly deserves all the fame she receives, Chitrangda Singh is the ideal example of hard work & determination. Making her debut in ‘Hazaron Khwaishen Aisi,’ she might have separated from golfer husband
, but continues to shine when it comes to her field.
Konkona Sen Sharma
Debuting with Mr. & Mrs. Iyer, Konkona has made headlines again & again for the diverse set of roles she is known to play. She has achieved many milestones in her career, even after her marriage to actor
in 2010. Sharma continues to be active on the large screen, with upcoming works such as ‘Sharajur Kanta’ & ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha.’
Despite attaining a cult status in the industry so early in her career, Mandira Bedi is the perfect example of an actress who will always be hungry for more. She was married to director & producer
in 1999, & since then, has gone on to work even harder & achieve more fame. Having played the role of commentator in IPL matches, she has recently opened a fashion label, & continues to spearhead her career in the right direction.
When considering the situation of actresses, one cannot overlook the contribution of sportswomen. A name that is synonymous with sports, Women’s doubles number 1 Sania Mirza has made the country proud on lots of occasions. She is currently married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, & has not let it hamper her stellar career.
A world champion on innumerable occasions, an Olympic-bronze medalist, Mary Kom is a legend in the making. Widely known for making her country proud at the 2012 Olympics, Mary is a true inspiration for both women & athletes all across the country. This comes after her marriage to her husband in 2005, & taking care of her baby. If that is not perseverance, then what is?
Even after being married to fellow badminton player
in 2005, Gutta went on to play championships at the international level, & did an impeccable job at that. Since then she has been very active in the playing field, & takes care of the Chetan Anand Badminton Foundation in Vijaywada.