Popular TV actor Siddharth Shukla passed away after suffering a massive heart attack on Thursday morning. He was 40. Shukla was best known for his role in long running TV show Balika Vadhu and as winner of Big Boss season 13. He is survived by his mother and two sisters. “He was brought dead to the hospital some time ago,” a senior official from Cooper Hospital told PTI.
Shukla made his acting debut in 2008 with a lead role in the television show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na on Sony TV. From there, he went on to act in several shows. However, it was his performance is popular social drama Balik Vadhu that earned him widespread recognition and popularity, including several awards and nominations.
In 2014, Shukla made his Bollywood debut in the romantic comedy Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania in a supporting role. He has hosted popular Indian shows like Savdhaan India, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 and India’s Got Talent 7. In 2019, he participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 13, and was declared the winner in February 2020.
Siddharth Shukla’s colleagues from TV and film industry expressed shock at the actor’s untimely demise. Social media has been flooded with condolence messages and tweets for the late actor
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
I cannot process this news that I just came across. Is this true? Please no. No_ #SiddharthShukla
— ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) September 2, 2021
— Kiara Advani (@advani_kiara) September 2, 2021
Shocked beyond words!! Gone toooooo soon_. Condolences to his family, loved ones. – He was loved by millions. #SiddharthShukla you will be missed – rest in peace brother. Om Shanti __ https://t.co/gvttNVDHxh
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) September 2, 2021
— Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) September 2, 2021
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 2, 2021