Actor Sidharth Shukla dies at the age of 40: Sidharth Shukla passed away on Thursday at the age of 40. Sidharth was the winner of Bigg Boss 13 and had appeared in popular tv shows such as Balika Vadhu and Dil Se Dil Tak.
When it comes to his profession, actor Sidharth Shukla had always beaten the odds.
For many in the television and film industries, going on Bigg Boss is a last-ditch — and sometimes failed — attempt to stave off irrelevance. Shukla, who won the show’s 13th season in 2019, became a household name and became an actual reality TV star.
The TV celebrity died of a suspected heart attack early Thursday. He was 40 years old at the time. The actual reason for his death is still unknown. Shukla initially rose to prominence on television with Shivraj Shekhar, a District Collector, in the program Balika Vadhu (2012).
Shukla portrayed the character for three years, receiving acclaim and many accolades. Soon after, he was roped into co-star in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014), again earning praise.
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Police officers said: “The family called an ambulance and rushed to the Dr. RN Cooper hospital. They reached the hospital around 9.45 am, and he was declared dead before admission.”
Dr. R Sukhdev, head of the forensic department, confirmed that Shukla was dead on Thursday morning. The post-mortem of Siddharta Shukla was conducted in the afternoon.
Before the autopsy, doctors and the police found no external injury on his body. Dr. Sailesh Mohite, dean at Dr. RN Cooper hospital, declined to comment on the autopsy findings.
When Sidharth Shukla said his life has changed after Bigg Boss 13: ‘People loved me for the real Sidharth’ “His mother was present in the house at that time. He complained of uneasiness, and after drinking water, he went back to sleep,” said an officer.
However, after waking up in the morning, Shukla again experienced chest pain. His sister, who was present in the house, called their family doctor. “The doctor was on his way to personally inspect his health. While drinking water Shukla suddenly collapsed and fell unconscious. He passed away before the doctor could reach,” added another officer.
Born and brought up in Mumbai, Shukla started as a model by scoring a runners-up position in the Gladrags Manhunt and Mega model contest and later appeared in TV ad campaigns for Bajaj and ICICI Bank, among others. Soon after, he made his TV debut with Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na, following it up with a string of TV dramas, including crime drama CID and horror show Aahat. He also won Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi in 2016.
Shukla was also a successful TV host with Savdhaan India and India’s Got Talent 6. His death left the TV and film industry in shock.
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Actor Salman Khan, who had awarded him the trophy in Bigg Boss, tweeted: “Gone too soon Siddharth.. u shall be missed…”.
TV comic and host Kapil Sharma tweeted: “Oh god, it’s shocking n heartbreaking, my condolences to the family n prayers for the departed soul.”
Several TV and film fraternity members, like Rajkummar Rao, arrived at Shukla’s residence in Mumbai to pay their last respects. Many other tv and film industries celebrities come to his home for condolence.