Television actor Kushal Punjabi passes away at 37

Updated: 27 December, 2019 11:21 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

According to our source, TV actor Kushal Punjabi committed suicide by hanging last night. Bandra police have registered an accidental death report; further enquiries are underway.

Bollywood and television actor Kushal Punjabi passes away
Bollywood and television actor Kushal Punjabi passes away

Kushal Punjabi, Bollywood and television actor known for films like Lakshya (2004), Kaal (2005) and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007), passed away. According to our source, Kushal Punjabi committed suicide by hanging last night, and a suicide note was recovered, part of which read, 'Nobody should be blamed for my death'. Bandra police have registered an accidental death report; further enquiries are underway.

Kushal Punjabi has also starred in shows like Ishq Mein Marjawan (2018) and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 7 (2014). Fellow television actor and friend Karanvir Bohra took to his Twitter handle to share the news of the untimely demise of the 37-year-old actor.

Karanvir on early Friday morning shared a post on his Instagram and Twitter accounts with multiple photos of Kushal Punjabi and wrote, "Ur demise has shocked the hell out of me.I'm still in denial @PunjabiKushal I know you are in a happier place,but this is unfathomable. You really inspired me with the way you saw life, but what was I to know. I will always remember u as a #dancingdaddy #fit & a #lifeenthusiast [sic]"

Kushal Punjabi, born on April 23, 1982, started off his career as a dancer and model, his television career began with A Mouthful Of Sky in 1995. He was part of a number of shows like Love Marriage (2002) Don (2006) Kasam se (2006), he also appeared as lead in Dekho Magar Pyaar Se (2004). On the personal front, he was married to Audrey Dolhen in November 2015 and has a son Kian.

He was also part of many films like Humko Ishq ne Maara (1997), Bombay Boys (1998), Lakshya (2004), Kaal (2005), Salaam-e-Ishq (2007), Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal (2007), among others. He was last seen on big screen in Crazy Cukkad Family (2015) and television show Ishq Mein Marjawan (2018).

-- With inputs from Faizan Khan

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First Published: 27 December, 2019 08:07 IST

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