One Hit Wonders of Bollywood

Bollywood actors who disappeared from the limelight after their first movie.

Numerous People come to Mumbai every day to try their luck in Bollywood. It’s generally believed that one break is all that it takes to showcase your talent and grow your roots into Bollywood. But history has proved that it’s a myth. There are lots of actors who managed to not only get a chance in a movie, but their first movie was a blockbuster. But that’s all. They couldn’t recreate the magic of their first movie on the silver screen ever again. Here is a list of actors and actresses who turned out to be one hit wonders of Bollywood.


Rahul Roy starred in the blockbuster movie, Aashiqui. You can still find someone humming one of its songs. The movie brought a revolution in the music industry and turned Rahul Roy into an overnight star. But Rahul Roy failed to deliver the same kind of performance ever again. His next movies were flops. Slowly, he vanished away from the industry. He can be seen in reality shows and small films now. He participated in Bigg Boss’ season 1 and won the show.


Rahul Roy at Panache Club Launch. Photo: FilmiTadka.


Bhagyashree was the girl with innocent looks and shy smile. No doubt guys fell for her charm. She starred opposite Salman Khan in Maine Pyar Kiya. The movie was one of the highest grossers of that time. She starred in various Bollywood and regional movies later, but none of these movies could establish her as a successful actress. Bhagyashree disappeared from the limelight and got herself busy in her family.



Rajeev Khandelwal is a well-known TV actor. He debuted in Bollywood with the movie, Aamir. The movie received positive reviews from critics and audience. Rajeev Khandelwal then acted in various movies like Table No. 21 and Ishk Actually, but none of them could save his career. He is still working, and we are waiting for his one movie that would prove to be as amazing as Aamir.



Anu Agarwal starred opposite Rahul Roy in Aashiqui. She gained success and became a known face in India. Anu was in great demand after her first movie, but her subsequent movies didn’t prove to be profitable for her career. In 1999, a tragedy wrecked her life. Anu Agarwal had a fatal accident and went into coma for 29 days. She has recently published her book, Anusual- Memoir of a Girl who Came Back from the Dead. Now, she is spending her time teaching Yoga to the slum kids of Mumbai.



Sandali Sinha starred in the superhit, Tum Bin. Its sequel is releasing soon. Sandali came across as a simple girl in her first film and won the hearts of viewers. The characters and the storyline of the movie struck a chord with the people. But Sandali couldn’t recreate the magic of her first movie ever again. She acted in various movies later but all of them turned out to be dud. She gave up the glamorous world of Bollywood and settled down with her husband.


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