Model and Actor Sidharth Shukla Dies of Heart Attack at 40

Published: September 2,2021 01:06 PM

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Shukla was rushed to Cooper Hospital, Mumbai where he was declared dead

September 2, 2021: Actor and model and winner of Big Boss 13, Sidharth Shukla died this morning of a heart attack. He was 40. Shukla died in Mumbai's Cooper Hospital. He is survived by his mother and two sisters.

Best known for his role in the TV show Balika Vadhu, Shukla's sudden death has left the TV fraternity "shocked and sad", with tributes pouring in from colleagues such as Sunil Grover, Devoleena Bhattacharjee, Himanshi Khurana, Munmun Dutta and others.

Sidharth Shukla started his career as a model and made his acting debut with the 2008 TV show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na. Shukla also starred in several other shows such as Jaane Pehchaane Se... Ye Ajnabbi, Love You Zindagi, CID and Dil Se Dil Tak. His lead role on the show Balika Vadhu, in which he featured with late actress Pratyusha Banerjee, made him a star.

Shukla also won Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 and competed on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6. Mr Shukla was also part of Bigg Boss 14 as a "senior" for the first few weeks. He hosted the shows Savdhaan India and India's Got Talent.

He featured in movies such as Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan's Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, in which he played a supporting role, and Business In Kazakhstan. Shukla's last lead role was in the web-series Broken But Beautiful 3.