'Bigg Boss 13' winner Sidharth Shukla passes away at 40

The actor died of a heart attack in Mumbai

Entertainment Desk September 02, 2021

Popular television and film actor Sidharth Shukla, best known for his role in the long-running TV show Balika Vadhu and Bigg Boss, died on Thursday, an official at the Cooper Hospital here said. He was 40.

According to the Indian media, Shukla suffered a massive heart attack in the morning. 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. In 2014, Shukla made his Bollywood debut with the Karan Johar-produced ''Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania'' where he had a supporting role.

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