The recent news of the alleged suicide by Pratyusha Banerjee aka Anandi of Balika Vadhu shook the entire nation. Not only was Pratyusha a highly successful actress but also in a loving relationship looking forward to getting married to her sweetheart, as reported by various sources.

Some of the most talented, elegant, beautiful, successful, and ambitious women from the world of Cinema, Television, and Glamour industry have found space in the news for the reason that does not go down well with their families, friends, and the masses alike.

Here we present a list of some actresses who died too soon, only leaving behind many unanswered questions:

1. Divya Bharti:

She appeared on the silver screen as a fresh breeze and enthralled the audience and others with her exceptional acting skills and friendly demeanour. Divya had a very bright career ahead of her but destiny had other plans. On the night of April 5, 1993, she fell to death from the balcony of her fifth storey apartment. She was only 19! Her death came as a huge shock for the entire industry and fans alike. It has been alleged that she jumped to her death after going through a very disturbing emotional phase.

2. Jiah Khan:

The debutant who made megastar Amitabh Bachchan fall madly in love with her in her launch movie Nishabd decided to say goodbye to life on June 3, 2013. With Nishabd, Jiah announced her arrival loud and clear. Her next big release Ghajini was a stupendous hit, but for whatever reasons she could not find further assignments. As reported, her dwindling career coupled with troubled love life led this young starlet to take her own life.

3. Nafisa Joseph:

A successful model and MTV video jockey, Nafisa was the winner of Femina Miss India Universe 1997 and a finalist at the Miss Universe 1997 pageant held in Miami. She hosted the popular show 'Housefull' and acted in TV series C.A.T.S. Nafisa reportedly hanged herself in her flat in Versova on 29 July 2004. According to her parents, she took the step because her marriage with businessman Gautam Khanduja was called off.

4 Silk Smitha:

Vijayalakshmi, known to the world as Silk Smitha worked predominantly in the South Indian films. She entered the industry as an extra and first got noticed in the 1979 Tamil film Vandichakkaram. She was the first choice of every producer to play the erotic actress from mid-1980s to early 1990s. She starred in almost 450 films in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada and Hindi. Silk was found dead in her apartment in Chennai on 23 September 1996. It is alleged that she had committed suicide by consuming sleeping pills with alcohol.

5 Pratyusha Banerjee:

The latest victim of the trials and tribulations of life, Television actress Pratyusha Banerjee, best known for her role as 'Anandi' in the hugely popular show 'Balika Vadhu' reportedly committed suicide by hanging herself to death on April 1, 2016. The reason for taking this extreme step is still unknown. Investigators are questioning her boyfriend Rahul Raj and close friends for further evidence.

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