13 Famous Indian TV actors Who Died Young

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TV actor turned Bollywood Superstar Sushant Singh Rajput, Bigg Boss 13 Winner Sidharth Shukla to famous actress Vaishali Takkar left the industry in huge shock as we heard about their untimely demise.

Fans were in huge shock after hearing the news of Sidharth Shukla’s death, a young dynamic hunk personality has gone too soon. Before this, some of the unfortunate events that have occurred in past years, 12 Famous Indian Television actors who have died at a young age.

1- Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput Death
Sushant Singh Rajput Death

Sushant Singh Rajput is best known for his film “M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story” a biopic of former Indian cricket captain M.S Dhoni. After dropping out of engineering college he started his career as a theatre artist. He entered TV serials in 2008 with his debut show “Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil” furthermore, he got popular when he worked on the show “Pavitra Rishta” from 2009-2011.

On June 14, 2020, Sushant was found dead at his home in Bandra. The postmortem report stated the cause of death was asphyxia, However, CBI is still investigating the case.

2- Samir Sharma

Indian TV actor Samir Sharma Death at young age
Indian TV actor Samir Sharma Death at the young age

Samir Sharma has made his debut on STAR one’s serial “Dil Kya Chahta Hai”, he became popular in Indian households after the serial “Yeh Rishte Hain Pyar Ke.” He was from Delhi and moved to Mumbai to pursue his career in acting. He worked in so many TV serials.

On 5 Aug. 2020, Samir’s body was found hanging by a security guard at his Malad residence. Police stated on 6 Aug. that,” Looking at body’s condition, it’s suspected that he died by hanging two days back.”

3- Sidharth Shukla

Sidharth Shukla died at 40
Sidharth Shukla died at 40

Sidharth Shukla hailed from Mumbai. He started his career in modeling. He became the first Indian and Asian to win World’s Best Model Contest in Turkey in 2005. He made his acting debut from the Tv show “Babul Ka Anagann Chootey Na” on SonyTv. He became popular, in 2019, after he participated in the Tv reality show BiggBoss, where he was declared a winner in Feb.2020.

Ormax Media rated him the most favorite contestant of BiggBoss13. He made his Bollywood debut in 2014 with the film “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.” Siddharth Shukla died on 2 Sept. 2020 due to cardiac arrest.

4- Asif Basra

Asif Basra Died Young
Asif Basra Died Young

Asif Basra was born in Amravati, Maharashtra. He has worked in many Bollywood movies and Television series like “Once Upon a Time in Mumbai”, “Paatal Lok”, he was last seen in the recently released web series,” The Family Man 2”.He also worked in a Hollywood movie called “Outsourced”.

Asif was found dead on 12 Nov. 2020 in a private complex in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh. Though, the police, still investigating the matter.

5- Pratyusha Banerjee

TV actor Protyusha Banerjee death
TV actor Protyusha Banerjee death

Pratyusha was born in Jamshedpur city, Jharkhand in a Bengali family, her father is a social worker who runs his own NGO.

She moved to Mumbai from Jamshedpur to start her acting career. Her debut TV show was “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai” on Star Plus. She became a household name after the Tv serial “Balika Vadhu” on ColorsTv.

She was found dead in her Mumbai apartment on 1 April 2016. The postmortem report had stated the cause of death is asphyxia. however, her parents have pressed charges against her boyfriend for murdering their daughter.

6- Divya Bhatnagar

Divya Bhatnagar Died Young
Divya Bhatnagar Died Young

Indian Tv actress Divya Bhatnagar was born in Delhi further she moved to Mumbai to pursue her career as an actor. She had appeared in many Tv serials like “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai”, “Udaan” and “Tera Yaar Hoon Main,”. On 7 December 2020 at the age of 34, She died due to Covid-19.

7- Ashiesh Roy

Ashiesh Roy Died young
Ashiesh Roy Died young

Ashiesh Roy was a Film & Tv Actor who started his career as a Tv Actor in 1997 with the show “Byomkesh Bakshi” which was aired on DD National. He was also a voice actor, who had given his voice in so many superhit Hollywood movies like “The Dark Knight”, “Guardians of Galaxy”, “Superman Returns” etc.

He first appeared in the movie “Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Army” in 2004. On 24 Nov. 2020 Ashiesh Roy died due to Kidney Failure.

8- Kushal Punjabi

Kushal Punjabi Died Young
Kushal Punjabi Died Young

Kushal Punjabi was born and brought up in Mumbai. He was a dancer, model, and actor. He started his acting career with the serial “A Mouthful of Sky” in 1995, furthermore, he got his first film in 1996 “Bomgay” directed by Jangu Sethna. He also worked in films like Kaal, Salaam-ae-Ishq, Lakshya and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal.

After suffering from depression, he suicided on 26 Dec. 2019 at his Bandra residence in Mumbai. He distributed his property to his son and parents before committing suicide, it was stated in the suicide note.

9- Preksha Mehta

Preksha Mehta died young

Preksha Mehta was a Tv actress who started her career as a theatre artist. She appeared in shows like “Crime Patrol”, “Meri Durga”, and in films like “Pad Man”, and “Sakha”.

Reportedly on 25 May 2020 on Monday, She hanged herself from a ceiling fan from her apartment. She was found dead on 26 May 2020 by her family members. Her last IG status was “Sabse Bura Hota Hai Sapno ka Mar Jana.”

10- Zarina Roshan Khan

Zarina Roshan Khan Died At a young age

Zarina Roshan Khan was born in a Muslim family to Fatima Khan in Mumbai. She became a household name from the Tv serial “Kumkum Bhagya”. She appeared in many Tv serials like “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai”, “Kumkum Bhagya”, “Vidya”.

At the age of 54 on Oct. 24, 2020, she died due to cardiac arrest. She has a daughter named Omera Khan.

11- Deepesh Bhan

The very popular TV Serial Bhabhi Ji Ghar Par Hain fame Deepesh Bhan aka Malkhan dies on 23rd of July 2022, the cause of death is still unknown. He was very active on social media, used to make Reels to make his fans laugh, his comic role was loved, died at the age of 41.

12- Vaishali Takkar


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15 July 1992 born Vaishali Takkar left us on 16th of Oct 2022, reports suggest that she committed suicide, confirmation is yet to be happened, she was best known for her role in Sasural Simar ka.

13- Siddhaanth Suryavanshi

Siddaanth Suryavanshi
Siddaanth Suryavanshi

Born on 15 December 1975, at the age of 46 fit and handsome TV actor Siddhaanth Suryavanshi left the world, he is also popular as Anand Suryavanshi, best known for playing Mamta, Kasauti Zindagi Kay and others.

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