Anu Aggarwal: Like Roy, her career also got a massive boost with 'Aashiqui', but poor selection of films ruined her progress
Where is she today? Quit Bollywood back in 1996, and since has been out of public glare. Last heard, she had a near fatal accident in 1999, and was in coma for nearly a month but managed to make a full recovery and went on to write a book in 2015
Rahul Roy: He became an overnight star following 'Aashiqui' and his long hair became a style statement among the youth. Roy, however, failed to replicate the success in films that followed
Where is he today? Last made news for winning the inaugural edition of the reality show 'Bigg Boss', in 2006
Kamal Sadanah: The actor, who had to brave the personal tragedy of losing his family at 20, featured alongside popular actresses like Kajol and Divya Bharti, but despite promising much, his career never took off
Where is he today? Produced the remake of his father's cult classic 'Victoria No. 203' in 2007. Hasn't done much since
Mamta Kulkarni: The sex symbol of the 90s was part of highly successful films like 'Krantiveer', 'Karan Arjun' and 'Sabse Bada Khiladi'. But controversies like posing topless on a magazine cover and alleged issues with filmmakers spelt the death knell to her career
Where is she today? In the UAE, with boyfriend Vicky Goswami. Their name recently popped in connection with a drug racket
Ayesha Jhulka: She had two of the biggest hits of the 90s to her credit in 'Khiladi' and 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar'. Yet, by the mid-90s, her career had hit a major roadblock following numerous flops
Where is she today? Did some supporting roles in films during the 2000s and is set to make her comeback with Anil Sharma's 'Genius'
Vivek Mushran: Anointed the next chocolate boy post the super success of 'Saudagar', Mushran failed to live up to the billing
Where is he today? Acts in TV serials. Was part of the popular primetime show 'Parvarrish'
Deepa Sahi: She played the loveable bhabhi in 'Hum' before shocking everyone with her steamy scene featuring Shah Rukh Khan in 'Maya Memsaab'
Where is she today? Busy focusing on married life after tying the knot with filmmaker Ketan Mehta. Co-produced her husband's ambitions venture 'Mangal Pandey The Rising'
Arvind Swamy: Having won acclaim for his sensitive portrayals in classic Mani Ratnam films like 'Thalapathi' (his debut), 'Roja', 'Bombay' and 'Minsara Kanavu', Swamy did only a couple of other Hindi movies, which bombed at the box office, while continuing to do movies down south
Where is he today? He took a complete break from showbiz in the mid-2000s to concentrate on various business interests and his family life, which was affected by divorce. Swamy made a comeback with the Mani Ratnam's 'Kadal' in 2013 and went on to star in several films like 'Thani Oruvan', 'Dear Dad' 'Dhruva' and 'Bogan'
Kimi Katkar: The 'Jumma Chumma' girl from 'Hum' failed to cash in on the super success of the film
Where is she today? Quit movies following her marriage to photographer and ad-filmmaker Shantanu Shorey
Chunky Panday: Best remembered for his supporting role in 'Tezaab', Panday lost out to the stiff competition he faced from the Khans
Where is he today? Does character roles in films and has been a part of successful ventures like the 'Housefull' franchise. He was last seen in Vidya Balan starrer 'Begum Jaan'
Shilpa Shirodkar: The elder sister of former Miss India Namrata Shirodkar, Shilpa was part of hit ventures like 'Kishen Kanhaiya', 'Hum' and 'Aankhen' before success started eluding her
Where is she today? After getting married in 2000, shifted to London for a decade, before returned to Mumbai a couple of years back. She made her comeback with the 2013 TV show 'Ek Mutthi Aasman'
Bhagyashree: She had as big a launch pad as any in Bollywood, with Rajshri's 'Maine Pyar Kiya'. However, her decision to act only in hubby Himalay's films post marriage proved fatal to her career
Where is she today? Did some TV shows, participated in a dance reality show a few years back, and remains a Page 3 regular
Madhoo: A popular south actress who took Bollywood by storm with 'Phool Aur Kaante' and 'Roja', her career went downhill thereafter although she got prominent roles in many films
Where is she today? Has shifted focus to cameo appearances
Sumeet Saigal: The man with dashing looks acted with top actors like Sanjay Dutt, Govinda and Mithun Chakraborty, but while his acting was appreciated, his films did not work
Where is he today? Produced the horror film 'Rokkk' in 2010; not much has been heard of him since
Neelam Kothari: Having starred opposite Govinda and Chunky Panday in a number of hits in the late 80s, Neelam must have entered the 90s with plenty of optimism. But, barring a couple of films, her box-office record was pretty poor
Where is she today? Has shifted focus to jewellery designing. Married actor Samir Soni in 2011
Avinash Wadhawan: The handsome actor was appreciated for his work in 'Junoon' and 'Dhanwan', but did not taste much success after that
Where is he today? Doing television shows
Rambha: Another south import, she was part of successful Hindi ventures like 'Jallad' and 'Judwaa'. Her subsequent films did not work, and she shifted focus back to the south
Where is she today? Was last seen as the character of Mango Dolly in 'Quick Gun Murugan', and continues to appear in films down south
Raageshwari: The actor-singer tasted success with films like 'Aankhen' and 'Main Khiladi Tu Anari', but couldn't continue her good run
Where is she today? Returned to the industry after battling Bell's palsy, in 2006. Was a contestant on 'Bigg Boss' Season 5. Married London-based businessman Sudhanshu Swaroop in 2014
Deepak Tijori: Although he was never a lead star, Tijori made a mark with supporting roles in 'Aashiqui' and 'Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa'. His negative character in 'Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar' was also well-appreciated. The good times however did not last long for Tijori
Where is he today? Directed some films and was a contestant on the first season of the reality show 'Bigg Boss'
Death took her away...
Divya Bharti: One doesn't quite know how her career would have panned out had she been alive. But, at her peak in 1992-93, she was unanimously declared the next big thing in Bollywood following super hits like 'Deewana', 'Shola Aur Shabnam' and 'Balwaan'
On Anu Aggarwal's birthday, we look at Bollywood actors of the 1990s who made promising starts to their careers before fading away sooner than expected