Television actor Sidharth Shukla, known for his role in the popular TV serial Balika Vadhu, passed away suddenly after suffering from a massive heart attack on 2nd September 2021.
Sidharth Shukla, the winner of Bigg Boss 13, was 40 years old and a popular face of the Indian television industry. His sudden demise has left his colleagues and fans stunned and shocked; they are in a state of disbelief.
An official at the Cooper Hospital reportedly told that Sidharth Shukla had already passed away when his body was brought to the hospital. His friends and family have reportedly gathered at the hospital, waiting for post mortem reports.
According to the statement released by Mumbai Police, no injuries were sustained on the actor’s body, and the cause of death is “yet to be ascertained.” Police officers were also sent to Shukla’s residence for investigation.
Bollywood celebrities like Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, and Sunil Shetty, Manoj Bajpayee, and Kiara Advani expressed their disbelief at this tragic news on Twitter. Rajkummar Rao and Patralekhaa were spotted at Sidharth Shukla’s house, visiting his mother.
Kushal Tandon, Gurmeet Choudhary, Ankita Bhargava, Nakuul Mehta, and other TV stars have also expressed their grief via various posts on Twitter and Instagram. Sidharth Shukla’s Bigg Boss housemate Asim Riaz was also spotted at the Cooper Hospital, while Devoleena Bhattacharjee was spotted at Shukla’s residence.
Sidharth Shukla’s last appearance on television was with his rumoured girlfriend Shehnaaz Gill when they appeared together on Colors’ dance reality show Dance Deewaane. Gill’s father reportedly told that she’s “not fine”, and is deeply affected by this tragedy, as this untimely passing away of the young actor was extremely shocking.
Hailing from Mumbai, Shukla made his television debut in 2008 and subsequently gained popularity through the show Balika Vadhu. He had since then appeared on various serials, television reality shows, and music videos. He had also played a role in the Bollywood movie Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya, starring Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan.
Sidharth Shukla is survived by his mother and two elder sisters.
We send out our prayers and condolences to his friends and family.