New Delhi: Television actor and Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla has died of a heart attack. He was 40.
The famous television and film star won a million hearts with Balika Vadhu. He died on Thursday, an official at the Cooper Hospital told PTI. He suffered a massive heart attack in the morning it is learnt.
He is survived by his mother and two sisters.
“He was brought dead to the hospital some time ago,” the senior Cooper Hospital official told PTI.
Shukla 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 “Jaane Pehchaane Se… Ye Ajnabbi”, “Love U Zindagi” but became a household name with “Balika Vadhu”.
He also participated in reality shows, including “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6”, “Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7” and “Bigg Boss 13”.
Actor Manoj Bajpayee took to Twitter to pay tribute. He wrote, “OMG!!! This is So Shocking!!! Words will fail to describe the shock and sense of loss of his near and dear ones !!! May he res in peace !!! No yaar !!!!” His Bigg Boss co-contestant Himanshi Khurana tweeted, “Om Shanti.” She added in another tweet, “Oh my God. It’s hard to believe. RIP Sidharth Shukla.”
OMG!!! This is So Shocking!!! Words will fail to describe the shock and sense of loss of his near and dear ones !!! May he res in peace !!! 🙏🙏 No yaar !!!! https://t.co/HmcF1ppJFX
— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) September 2, 2021
Comedian and actor Sunil Grover tweeted, “Shocked and sad to know about Sidharth Shukla. Gone too soon. Prayers. Rest in peace.” Actor Nimrat Kaur wrote, “Heartfelt condolences to the loved ones of late Sidharth Shukla. Terribly shocking and distressing news….”
Shocked and sad to know about Sidharth Shukla. Gone too soon. Prayers. Rest in peace. 🙏🙏🙏
— Sunil Grover (@WhoSunilGrover) September 2, 2021
In 2014, Shukla made his Bollywood debut with the Karan Johar-produced “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” where he had a supporting role.