Indian And Bollywood Actors Suicide Cases And The Dark Secret Behind Their Tragic Deaths

Bhavna Acharya |Jun 19, 2020

While Sushant Singh Rajput once again ignites debates about how harsh the entertainment really is,  take a look at the list of Indian and Bollywood actors suicide cases over the last few years as well as some dark secrets and controversies around their de

As the Indian film industry in general and Bollywood, in particular, is a noisy, flashy, and controversial world, under the facade of fame, however, is the frightening pressure of devastation and depression. Actors who step out in fancy outfits and a broad smile under the spotlight might suffer from an unbearable depression that no one can realize.

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Preksha Mehta, Sushant Singh Rajput and Jiah Khan are 3 among Indian and Bollywood actors who committed suicide due to depression

While Sushant Singh Rajput once again ignites debates about how harsh the entertainment really is,  take a look at the list of Indian and Bollywood actors suicide cases over the last few years as well as some dark secrets and controversies around their death.

Sushant Singh Rajput

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Sushant Singh is the latest Bollywood actors who committed suicide

The 34-year-old actor was found hanging himself to death in his residence in Bandra last Saturday, June 14 2020. Although the police are still working on the case, the main reason is believed to be related to his mental issue and depression. Meanwhile, speculations are doing the round that he was a victim of nepotism in Bollywood. As being an outsider, he was underestimated, boycotted and didn’t get many films and public attention like his starkid peers.

Sushant Singh Rajput made his Bollywood debut in the romantic drama Kai Po Che in 2013 and was praised for his overwhelming acting chops. In addition to that, other films of Sushant including Ms Dhoni: The Untold Story, Kedarnath and Chhichhore were also commercial successes. The actor also got 2 film fare nominations for Best Actor Debut for his role in Kai Po Che and Best Actor Award for the one in MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.

The late actor once spilled the beans on the desperating and shocking truth about friendships in Bollywood. Check out his revelation: "They Don't Take My Calls" - Old Interview When Sushant Singh Rajput Shared About Friendship In

Preksha Mehta

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The actress sent her last words  Instagram story reads: "Sabse bura hota hai sapno ka mar jaana"

Just a few weeks before the shocking demise of Sushant Singh Rajput, the indian film fraternity also mourned the death of TV and Bollywood actress Preksha Mehta who died by hanging on May 26. According to the suicide note she left, the young actress also suffered from severe depression due to her downgrading career and broken relationships. Her last words on Instagram exposed her disappointment and depression of her death dream which reads: "Sabse bura hota hai sapno ka mar jaana"

The Bollywood actress who committed suicide was best known for her role in TV series Crime Patrol. In addition to that, she also features in other TV shows and Bollywood movies.

Jiah Khan

Bollywood actors suicide: Jiah Khan was one of the hottest actresses back to 2013 but the tiff with her boyfriend leads her to a regretful decision

Another Bollywood actors suicide case which took the whole nation by storm is the one of Jiah Khan in 2013. Used to be a rising star of Bollywood in the early 2010s, Jiah Khan, however, decided to put her life to an end at the age of 25. The actress was found dead in her house on Jun 13, 2013 with a 6-page-long suicide note which indicated her boyfriend Sooraj Pancholi the abettor.

The actress made her Bollywood debut in 2007 with a role in Nishabd. Although her career was short, she managed to give off some really good performances in films like Housefull and Ghanjini.

In fact, although it was a suicide, the death of Jiah Khan is yet to be settled. After the death of Sushant Singh, her mother accused Salman Khan of manipulating the investigation to protect Sooraj Pancholi who she believed to be the true murderer.

Also read: SSR Death Phenomenon: Mother Of Late Jiah Khan Accuses Salman Khan Of Using Money To Sabotage

Kushal Punjabi

Kushal Punjabi is a talented actor and dancer who featured in many TV shows, series and Bollywood films

Indian and Bollywood actors suicide shows no sign to stop. Last year, the untimely demise of the TV and Bollywood actor Kushal Punjabi left everyone in shock. The actor was found dead in his residence in Bandra on December 26, 2019. He also left a suicide letter which stated that no one needs to take responsibility for his death. However, it could be seen that his marriage problem was one of the reasons as he was separating from his wife Audrey Dolhin at that time.

Apart from working in the entertainment industry as an Bollywood and Tv actor, Kushal Punjabi was also a hip hop dancer and choreographer who directed various shows and contests. He was known for his roles in films like Karan Johar's Kaal, Farhan Akhtar's Lakshya, UTV's Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal and TV shows like Ishq Mei Marjawan.

There are also more Bollywood actors suicide cases have been recorded which proves that Bollywood is not a fantasy. Inside the fancy and overwhelming facade is nepotism, power-play, and exploitation that cause unbreathable depression and tragic deaths.


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