Popular television and film actor Sidharth Shukla, best known for his role in the long running TV show “Balika Vadhu”, died on Thursday, an official at the Cooper Hospital here said. He was 40.
Shukla 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.
As soon as the news broke, Sidharth Shukla’s friends and colleagues from the film and television world took to their social media handle to express shock and disbelief. Celebrities mourned thew actor’s tragic death which has left a void in the industry.
“Shocked and sad to know about Sidharth Shukla. Gone too soon. Prayers. Rest in peace,” actor-comedian Sunil Grover tweeted.
Shocked and sad to know about Sidharth Shukla. Gone too soon. Prayers. Rest in peace. 🙏🙏🙏
— Sunil Grover (@WhoSunilGrover) September 2, 2021
“What is this true ? Shuklaaaa ???????” actor Kushal Tandon expressed his disbelief.
What is this true ? Shuklaaaa ???????
— KUSHAL TANDON (@KushalT2803) September 2, 2021
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”.
In 2014, Shukla made his Bollywood debut with the Karan Johar-produced ”Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” where he had a supporting role.