Sidharth Shukla

Shocking: Actor Sidharth Shukla passes away aged 40

Sidharth Shukla the winner of Bigg Boss 13, popular television and film actor, best known for his role in the long-running TV show Balika Vadhu, and has been a part of films like Humpty Sharma Ke Dulhania died on Thursday, an official at the Cooper Hospital here said.

“He was brought dead to the hospital some time ago,” a senior Cooper Hospital official told Press Trust of India. While initial reports state he suffered a “massive heart attack” in the morning, a senior doctor from the forensic department of the hospital told Hindustan Times, “Won’t be able to confirm the cause of his death until we complete the post mortem.”

Sidharth began his career in showbiz as a model and made his acting debut with a lead role in the television show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na. He later appeared on shows such as “Balika Vadhu” and “Dil Se Dil Tak“. He is also popular for his tints in reality shows such as “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6“, “Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi” and “Bigg Boss 13“.

Born on 12 December 1980 in Mumbai to Ashok Shukla (father) and Rita Shukla (mother), Sidharth’s family has roots in Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad), Uttar Pradesh. He completed his schooling from St. Xavier’s High School, Fort, and later graduated in Interior designing from Rachana Sansad School of Interior Design.

As soon as the news of Sidharth Shukla’s death came, a lot of celebrities as well as his fans flooded Twitter with condolence posts. From his Bigg Boss co-contestants, film stars to tv celebrities, here are all the reactions that came pouring in over Instagram and Twitter:

Last year on June 14, 2020, also saw a shocking demise of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput who was found dead at his Mumbai apartment. It’s been a year, but the nation still continues to feel the void left by the late actor.

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