Before we start listing the poorest artists in India, we must realize that there is no easy path to success. Many artists started their journey from scratch and went on to achieve great success through love, support, fame, money, and fans.
However, at some point, they have to accept that the fame they receive cannot last long and that fans can leave at any time so poverty is inevitable.
So, here is the list of Bollywood artists who are among the poorest artists in India.
1. Parveen Babi
Parveen Babi’s name entered the ranks of the highest paid entertainers of her time. This Bollywood star became a sex symbol in the 1970s. He managed to steal the hearts of fans thanks to his appearance in numerous films.
However, the name Parveen Babi that had been hailed in her youth must have languished in the days that approached her death. Parveen suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and died in her own apartment in the Mumbai area. His death was only known after three days when he breathed for the last time. Parveen is found by her manager who calls the police to break down the door to her apartment.
2. Bhagwan Dada
Bhagwan Abhaji Palav or better known as Bhagwan Dada, is an actor and director famous for his films Albela. In 1949, Bhagwan Dada managed to make India’s first horror film Bhedi Bungla. As a director, Bhagwan Dada had hung real banknotes on a tree to show the rain of money.
However, the movies Jhamela and Labels led to career ruin. This actor was forced to sell his 25-room house and seven vehicles. In the days leading up to his death, the people who accompanied him when he succeeded disappeared. In 2002, Bhagwan Dada breathed his last at the age of 89.
3. AK Hangal
Avtar Kishan Hangal was one of India’s freedom fighters from 1929 to 1947. He started his foray into acting from 1936 to 2005. A year later, the Indian government awarded him the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to Hindi cinema.
After ceasing to act, AK Hangal experienced serious financial and health problems. On the day of his death, not a single big name from the film industry appeared to accompany his cremation process. The 97-year-old passed away at Asha Parekh Hospital in Vile Parle.
4. Paradise Kiran
Raj Kiran is an Indian actor who got his start in the acting world through films Kaagaz Ki Nao in 1975. Raj Kiran reached the height of his career in the 1980s playing in Basera and Arthur. As a result, Raj Kiran disappeared for a long time, he was even declared dead by his relatives.
However, Rishi Kapoor who is opposite Raj Kiran in the film Karz, keep looking for it. In 2010, his search paid off, Raj Kiran was found in a mental hospital in Atlanta with medical problems and paid for all of his own treatment by working at the facility.
5. Meena Kumari
Nicknamed “Queen of Tragedy”, Meena Kumari is a multi-talented actress. In 1951, Meena Kumari was involved in an accident that forced her to stay in hospital for several months. During the treatment period, Meena was accompanied by Kamal Amrohi who later became her husband.
Married life is filled with violence, making him decide to divorce. Although her husband denied the information, six witnesses said that Meena Kumari had suffered violence.
At the peak of her career, Meena Kumari struggled with depression, alcohol addiction and bankruptcy. Meena was also diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver and did not have enough money for hospital costs until the end of her life.
This is a list of Bollywood artists who were rich then became poor. Various factors have brought them to the abyss of poverty, however, the most painful thing is when their hard work and hard work is slowly forgotten.