20 Indian Actors Who Committed Suicide

Consider watching your favorite TV show or movie! You become so engrossed in the story that you form a bond with the characters. How would you react if you found out your favorite celebrity had died the next day? That’s shocking, isn’t it? Unfortunately, no one, not even your favorite actor or actress, can defeat death. No amount of money or celebrity can bring our loved ones back.

Here we are sharing the list of Indian actors and actresses who committed suicide.

1- Sushant Singh Rajput

The well-known Bollywood actor was discovered dead on June 14, 2020, hanging from the ceiling fan in his Bandra, Mumbai, bedroom. His post-mortem report stated that the actor had passed away from suffocation. The Narcotics Control Bureau and the Central Bureau of Investigation were also involved in the investigation. Rhea Chakraborty, a well-known Indian actress, is rumoured to have been implicated in the drug case that also had something to do with Sushant’s passing.. Sushant also had a notable performance in the 2016 biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story after making a memorable debut in Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che. The reason that he decided to end his life is unclear.

2- Kushal Punjabi

on December 26, 2019, the beloved television personality had taken his own life. Bollywood films like Kaal, Lakshya, and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal all had Kushal as a leading man. He had passed away when he was 42. The actor had depression, according to the police report. According to reports, Kushal’s son resided with the mother and he and his wife were not cohabitating. A few days prior to his passing, the actor posted a photo of himself and his son on social media, expressing how much he missed him.

3- Jiah Khan

The famous actress entered Bollywood for the first time in 2007. She and Amitabh Bachchan were co-stars in the film Nishabd. She had previously worked on two well-known films, Ghajini and Housefull. At the age of 25, the young actress committed suicide on June 3, 2013. She was discovered hanging from the ceiling fan in her bedroom at her family’s home in Juhu, Mumbai. The matter was taken up by the Central Bureau of Investigation because Jiah’s mother blamed her daughter’s passing on her boyfriend, Sooraj Pancholi. A Mumbai court has accused Sooraj Pancholi of encouraging Jia’s suicide in 2018. The lawsuit hasn’t been resolved since then.

4- Pratyusha Banerjee

In 2010, the television program Balika Vadhu earned popularity. The crowd adored her version of “Anandi,” which she had played. Pratyusha appeared in numerous Hindi TV series before taking part in the seventh season of Big Boss, the most popular reality program in India. She was discovered hanging from her apartment’s ceiling fan on April 1, 2016. She allegedly killed herself as a result of problems in her relationship with Rahul Raj Singh.

5- Divya Bharti

The stunningly attractive and well-known actress had passed away inexplicably. Divya had collapsed from her fifth-floor Mumbai flat balcony when she was 19 years old. Her internal hemorrhage and severe head damage were the official causes of death. People were left with many questions as a result of her unfortunate and untimely death. She began her career acting in Telugu movies, and shortly after, in 1992, she made her Bollywood debut in the film Vishwatma. She was cast in the popular movie Shola Aur Shabnam that same year, catapulting Divya’s career to new heights.

6- Preksha Mehta

Preksha Mehta, an actor from Crime Patrol, committed herself on May 26, 2020, at her home in Indore. Her family members discovered her body hanging from a ceiling fan. In her suicide note, she discussed her unfulfilled expectations for her job and failed relationships. She was depressed.

7- Rasika Joshi

Rasika Joshi excelled as an actress. Her funny performances in the films Malamaal Weekly, Dhol, and Bhool Bhulaiyaa made us chuckle. She had appeared in numerous other Bollywood films. She was well-known outside of Bollywood in the Marathi film industry. Sadly, she got leukemia and passed away in 2011 at the age of 38.

8- Gurudutt 

Guru Dutt was one of India’s top actors in the 1950s and 1960s. He was born Vasanth Kumar Shivashankar Padukone. He appeared in great films like Chaudhvin Ka Chand, Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool, and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam. He was listed in 2010’s Top 25 Asian Actors by CNN. Guru Dutt was discovered dead in his leased room on Mumbai’s Pedder Road on October 10, 1964. It was said that he combined drinks and sleeping medications. He might have overdosed accidentally or committed suicide. He had already attempted two suicide attempts.

9- Shikha Joshi

Shikha, a classical dancer, model, and actor, committed suicide on May 16, 2015, at her Mumbai apartment. She had three little and one huge cut on her neck. After claiming that it was a murder, her family has been requesting that the CBI launch a probe. In the 2013 Bollywood film B.A. Pass, she had an appearance.

10- Kuldeep Randhawa

Kuldeep Randhawa, an Indian actress, and model were renowned for her fearless on-screen personas. With the program Hip Hip Hurray, she launched her career. She has appeared in youth-oriented shows including C.A.T.S, Special Squad, and Kohinoor. She was a former Gladrags model. She committed suicide on February 8, 2006, by hanging herself. She had stated that she was taking this action because she was unable to manage the pressure in her life.

11- Nafisa Joseph

In 1997, Nafisa has crowned Femina Miss India Universe. Additionally, she competed in Miss Universe 1997, which was held in Miami Beach. She worked as the MTV channel’s VJ and was an Indian model. Nafisa was a gorgeous model who appeared in popular programs like Charlie’s Angels and C.A.T.S. Sadly, she made the decision to end her life in 2004 at the age of 26 due to relationship problems.

12- Sai Prashanth

The death of Tamil actor Sai Prashanth was discovered at his home on March 13, 2016. He drank poisoned cocktails before taking his own life. He has appeared in movies like Neram, Vadacurry, and Mundhinam Paartheney. The life of the late actor Srividya has been contrasted with that of Prashanth. According to police accounts, the suicide was motivated by depression and loneliness.

13- Ranganath

In a career spanning more than forty years, Ranganath, a Telugu actor, appeared in more than 300 feature films. On December 19, 2015, he hanged himself to death in his home in Hyderabad. He made a name for himself as one of Telugu cinema’s best actors.

14- Uday Kiran

On January 5, 2014, Telugu actor Uday Kiran killed himself by hanging himself from a tree. Due to the financial crisis, Kiran had been depressed for about a year. He was the only Telugu actor to have his first four movies recreated in all regional languages and received the Filmfare Award for Best Actor—Telugu in 2001.

15- Sreenath 

On April 23, 2010, Sreenath, a well-known Malayalam actor, was discovered dead in his hotel room in Kothamangalam, Kerala. Shalini Ente Koottukaari, Ithe Njangalude Katha, Oru CBI Diary Kurippu, and Kireedam are just a few of the popular Malayalam movies in which he appeared. He ran as a Shiv Sena candidate from the Attingal constituency in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. In 2000, he was also named Best Actor at the Kerala State Television Awards.

16- Monal Naval

Monal Naval, a Tamil actress, committed suicide in 2002. She was Simran’s sister and was 21 years old at the time. At her Chennai home, she was discovered hanged. Simran, her sister, had suggested that the suicide might have been brought on by the choreographer Prasanna Sujit. Just a few days prior to the suicide, the couple had broken up.

17- Santhosh Jogi

On April 13, 2010, actor Santhosh Jogi from Malayalam movies committed suicide. Santhosh, who is most known for playing a villain in the Malayalam movie Mayavi, also acted as a military officer in the 2006 film Keerthi Chakra, which also starred Mohanlal. In Thrissur, Kerala, Santhosh was discovered hanging from a fan in his friend’s apartment. Jogi’s suicide was reportedly brought on by family issues, according to police reports.

18- Silk Smitha

Silk Smitha was a highly sought-after pornographic actress of the 1980s who made over 450 film appearances over the course of a 17-year career. She rose to prominence as an industry sex icon. She was discovered dead at her apartment in Chennai on September 23, 1996. Others claimed she was depressed by the debt she incurred from making movies, while some suspected foul play in her death.

19- Kunal Singh

Kunal Singh, who primarily appeared in Tamil movies, was discovered dead on February 7, 2008, hanging from his ceiling in Mumbai. He was discovered dead by actor Lavina Bhatia. Kunal’s father disputed the suicide claim, claiming that his son’s body had visible indications of bruises. Police first arrested Lavina, but when they were unable to find any justification, they released her. Kunal tried suicide by slicing his wrists months before his passing.

20- Mayoori 

On June 16, 2005, in Chennai, popular south Indian actor Mayoori committed suicide. She was only 22 years old and has appeared in Kannada, Tamil, and Malayalam movies. She has appeared in a number of movies, including Summer in Bethlehem, Akaasha Ganga, Prem Poojari, Chandamama, Manmadhan, and Arayannangalude Veedu.

21- Vaishali Takkar

Vaishali Takkar, who was born on July 15, 1992, left this world on October 16, 2022. While it has not yet been confirmed, rumours claim that she died by suicide. She is most known for her performance in Sasural Simar Ka.