English Vinglish fame Sujata Kumar passes away due to cancer

Aug 20, 2018, 11:28 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Rose to the fame with her character as Sridevi's NRI sister, actress Sujata Kumar was suffering from fourth stage cancer.

English Vinglish fame Sujata Kumar passes away due to cancer
Sujata Kumar PC: Twitter

Film and television actress Sujata Kumar died on Sunday, 19th August. The actress was suffering from the fourth stage cancer, and it was her sister, actor and singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, who confirmed the news on Twitter.

Suchitra tweeted, "Our beloved Sujata Kumar has passed away and moved on to a better place leaving us with an unimaginable void. She left us an hour ago at 11.26 pm on the 19th of August 2018... Life can never be the same again..." [sic]

Sujata wasn't well for a very long time. Her sister Suchitra also posted a picture with the tweet, "Prayer works. Please keep them coming for my sis Sujata Kumar" [sic]


Some of the best-known roles played by Sujata was Manu, the sister of Sridevi's character Shashi in Gauri Shinde's English Vinglish (2012). She also featured in the films Gori Tere Pyar Mein (2013) and Raanjhanaa (2013). She was a part of television series such as 'Hotel Kingston' (2005), 'Bombay Talking' (2005), '24' (2013) and 'POW: Bandi Yuddh Ke' (2016-17).

In an interview with mid-day before the release of her film Engish Vinglish, Sujata Kumar once stated, "I made my acting debut late in life. It began just for the heck of it. I had my portfolio done and began modelling. I had friends in the media who put me on to production houses."

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