During the days of modeling, it is the dream of every girl that she can compete with the legendary actresses of Bollywood. Some consider Aishwarya Rai as their role model, some consider Sushmita Sen and if they get the crown of beauty with it, then the path to Bollywood becomes easier. But even after getting all this, if you become a monk, then what would it be called? You must be wondering who is this after all? If you haven’t recognized it yet, then let us tell you, this is the name which was the finalist of Miss India contest in 1994 along with Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai. She also appeared in films, but left everything and became a Buddhist monk.

Not less than anyone in terms of beauty, when she entered Bollywood, she also worked as a lead actress, but even after getting everything, she left this dazzling city and became a Buddhist monk. You might not know Gyalten Samten, but yesterday’s Barkha Madan is today known as Gyalten Samten.

Only 1 film of Barkha Madan became superhit
You must have heard the name Barkha Madan. Do you remember Akshay Kumar’s film ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’? Barkha made her Bollywood debut with this film. By showing brilliant performance in his first film, he made a place in the hearts of the audience. After the 1996 super duper hit film ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’, Barkha got many big role offers but she made a mistake by turning them down one by one.

Worked on small screen as well
Actresses like Priya Gill started working in South Indian films including Hindi. But Barkha was left behind here too. After ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’, he worked in a Punjabi film Tera Mera Pyar, but that too flopped and he had to turn to the small screen. She was seen in big serials like ‘Nyay’ and ‘1857 Kranti’.

Miss India contest when the question was asked
Looking at Barkha, it seems that she was determined that she would help the needy. According to media reports, during the Miss India contest, when she was asked what would she do if she becomes Miss India? In response to this, she said that she wants to help and serve the needy children. She used to do this work even then.

She shines overnight thanks to ‘Bhoot’
Miss India could not become Barkha, but she had pushed herself towards social work. But it took years for him to gain a foothold there as well and here he was branded as a flop actor. But then she rose to fame overnight thanks to Ram Gopal Varma’s Bhoot, in which she played the role of a ghost.

Two films were made by opening a production house
After the film ‘Bhoot’, he opened his own production house and also made two films. The making of the second film proved to be the turning point of his career. After this film, he decided to become a monk. It was not that he had financial constraints, career hurdles or he was broken in love.

Determined to become a monk after meeting the Dalai Lama
In the year 2002, he met the Dalai Lama, after seeing him, the desire to become a Buddhist monk started awakening in his mind. He also told this thing to Dalai Lama, then he had asked, has there been a fight with anyone? Do you understand the meaning of living in a monastery? Then the actress convinced him that she really wanted to become a monk.

Family members got support in the decision and the way became easy
In 2012, he talked about becoming a monk even at his home. It was fortunate that the family members also supported him and no one stopped him. When she reached the Buddhist monastery in Kathmandu, she was again asked the same question. Then he replied, everything is going on, but it seems to be lagging behind. After becoming a monk, Barkha did what she always wanted to do.

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