While the cinema industry is full of endless opportunities, several prominent actors left their successful acting careers despite being in the peak and having the possibility to sustain in the industry for decades. These are some of the leading Kollywood actors who bid farewell to films to focus on their personal lives:

1. Ramba

Actress Ramba starred in many blockbuster movies in the 90's before leaving the cinema industry in 2011 following her marriage to a Canada-based Sri Lankan businessman. The former actress moved to Toronto, and started focusing on family life.

2. Abbas

Actor Abbas was a prominent lead actor in the 90s. Despite working in hit movies such as Kadhal Desam, Kandu Kondain Kandu Kondain, and Minnale, the actor never appeared in any films after 2011. However, the actor took to social media to connect with his fans a decade later, and revealed that he moved to New Zealand and started off by working in petrol pumps and mechanic shops.

3. Shalini

Actress Shalini met her now-husband Ajith Kumar at the sets of their hit movie 'Amarkalam'. The duo got married in the year 2000, and the actress retired after completing two pending projects a year later. The couple is still happily married and has two children.

4. Asin

Actress Asin worked with many top Kollywood heroes before making her way into Bollywood. In 2016, the actress got married to business tycoon Rahul Sharma and the couple has an adorable daughter. Asin retired soon after her marriage and often shares glimpse of her life on social media.