Jyothika to Bhumika- South female celebs who quit acting after marriage


The world of movies is quite glamorous. And there was a time when an actress’ career ended when she got married. Now that things have changed, female performers no longer view marriage or having children as a barrier to their professions. Today’s actresses embrace marriage and parenthood while still maintaining a successful streak in their film careers.

However, several actresses quit their jobs after getting married. They simply decided to go that route for themselves. However, this does not imply that everything was lost; while some devoted their time to their families, only a small number recovered and found themselves a new niche. Let’s take a peek at some female celebrities who gave up acting after finding married bliss.


One of the most well-known actresses in both South and Bollywood was Asin. She appeared in hit films like Ghajini, Shivamani, Amma Nanna I Tamil Ammayi, Dasavathram, and others. In 2016, the actress gave up performing and wed Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma. Asin, a girl who was born on October 24, 2017, is her name. After getting married, Asin quit acting.

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Namrata Shirodkar

As a former Miss India and well-known actress in South and Bollywood, Namrata Shirodkar held many titles and was at the top of her game professionally. On the other hand, she married Mahesh Babu after falling in love with him on the set of their Telugu movie Vamshi. She entirely gave up her work to support her husband and care for her children.

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At the height of her professional success, Jyothika fell in love with Suriya while filming Kaakha Kaakha. She later got married to him in 2006, gave up acting, and returned to it 13 years later stronger than ever. After her marriage and the birth of her two children, Jyothika completely left the film industry. She returned in 2015 with “36 Vayathinile.” She has selected and participated in stories that primarily center on women. All of her acting-based films that were released after her marriage received positive reviews from viewers.


Genelia D’Souza

One of the most popular actresses in South and Bollywood was Genelia D’Souza. She has gained popularity both in the Hindi and South film industries, largely as a result of her endearing personality and well-regarded work. She married Ritesh Deshmukh in February 2012, and the couple has two children together, Riaan and Rahyl. She is now making her acting debut with a Kannada movie after a long gap.

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Bhumika Chawla

After being married, Bhumika Chawla, who was also well-known for her South and Bollywood films, gave up acting. On October 21, 2007, she wed her longtime partner and yoga instructor Bharat Thakur. A son was born to them in 2014. Despite quitting acting, Bhumika returned in 2020 with supporting roles in South movies.

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Nazim Nazriya

When Nazriya Nazim, an actress, wed Fahadh Faasil in 2014, she was at the height of her professional success. She stopped acting after getting married and made a comeback in Mollywood with Koode four years later. Fahadh Faasil has always been supportive of Nazriya, who claimed that she made the decision to stop performing on her own.

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Shalini started off as a kid performer before landing the role of lead heroine in the movie Aniyathipravu. After her marriage to actor Ajith Kumar, she stopped acting in films after appearing as the lead actress in nearly 10 Malayalam movies. She stopped performing and never went back. She is putting her two children and her husband on priority.

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While some divas made a comeback, some actresses chose family.