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Photos: Yesteryear Bollywood actresses who shunned the limelight

Several yesteryear Bollywood actresses have chosen a path away from the glitz and glamour of the industry. Here's a look at these actresses who have stayed away from the limelight

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One of the first female superstars of Hindi cinema, Vyjayanthimala featured in the biggest blockbusters of her era – ‘Naya Daur’ (1957), ‘Sangam’ (1964) and ‘Madhumati’ (1958). She even immortalised Chandramukhi on screen in ‘Devdas’ (1955). Yet, Vyjayanthimala refused to sign films by the late 60s. She tied the knot in 1968 and shifted to Chennai. Vyjayanthimala dabbled in politics too, but apart from brief appearances here and there, she has rarely been spotted in public

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    Vyjayanthimala

    One of the first female superstars of Hindi cinema, Vyjayanthimala featured in the biggest blockbusters of her era – ‘Naya Daur’ (1957), ‘Sangam’ (1964) and ‘Madhumati’ (1958). She even immortalised Chandramukhi on screen in ‘Devdas’ (1955). Yet, Vyjayanthimala refused to sign films by the late 60s. She tied the knot in 1968 and shifted to Chennai. Vyjayanthimala dabbled in politics too, but apart from brief appearances here and there, she has rarely been spotted in public

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