The first piece of news on 2nd September 2021 came with the tragic headlines “Actor Sidharth Shukla dies of a heart attack”. Dr R. Sukhdeve, an official of Cooper hospital gave his confirmation to indianexpress.com that the actor and reality star winner was already dead when brought to the hospital. 

This news has come as a shock for his fans, as Sidharth Shukla recently achieved great heights in his career. The actor and reality show winner was at an all-time peak in his career. A popular face, Sidharth Shukla was the winner of Bigg Boss 13 and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7. 

Here is all we know about why Actor Sidharth Shukla dies of a heart attack so far. 

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Even after officials from Dr. R.N. Cooper Municipal General Hospital, Mumbai confirmed the actor’s death, the post-mortem has been delayed. Police procedures are still going on. Dr. R. Sukhdeve reported that Sidharth Shukla was already dead due to a massive heart attack when he arrived at the hospital. Yet confirmation is awaited. 

As it is learned, Sidharth Shukla suffered a massive heart attack on the morning of 2nd September 2021. He was rushed to the hospital at 11 AM. Initial reports indicate that the cause of death was a heart attack, but the cause of death cannot be confirmed until the post-mortem is completed. 

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The Industry pays tribute to Sidharth Shukla

His death has left the entertainment industry appalled. As soon as the news of his death came, celebrities and fans flooded Twitter to pay their respects. From his Bigg Boss 13 contestants to film stars, directors, tv celebrities and fans are pouring their reactions all over Instagram. 

Actor Manoj Bajpayee wrote, “OMG!!! This is So Shocking!!! Words will fail to describe the shock and sense of loss of his near and dear ones !!! May he rest in peace !!! 🙏🙏 No yaar !!!!” 

Similar reactions were followed by comedian Kapil Sharma, Bigg Boss co-contestant Himanshi Khurana, Vindu Dara Singh, celebrities Tony Kakkar, Armaan Malik, cricketer Virender Sehwag, and many more. 

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A look at Sidharth Shukla’s epic career

Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla has had quite a career. Born on 12 December 1980 in Mumbai to parents Ashok and Rita Shukla, his roots were from Prayagraj (formerly, Allahabad) in Uttar Pradesh. He completed his high schooling at St. Xavier’s High School, Fort, and proceeded to pursue a bachelors in Interior designing from the reputed Rachna Sagar School of Interior Designing. 

Sidharth made his big acting debut with the Hindi soap opera Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na in 2008. After which, he made appearances in popular tv shows such as CID, Aahat, Love U Zindagi, and many others. 

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His big break was in one of the most popular and longest-running tv shows of all time, Balika Vadhu, where he played the male lead, Shivraj Alok Shekhar. Following this, he made several screen appearances in commercial reality shows such as India’s Got Talent, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 6, Khatron Ke Khiladi 7, and Bigg Boss 13 and 14. 

Sidharth Shukla even went on to win both Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 and Bigg Boss 13. He appeared in the Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt-starrer Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania. A talented personality, Sidharth experimented with many formats, including several music videos like “Shona Shona”, and “Bhula Dunga”, along with his close friend and rumored girlfriend Shehnaaz Gill. 

He recently appeared on reality shows such as Bigg Boss OTT and Dance Deewane 3 with his girlfriend Shehnaaz Gill. Sidharth was one of the most popular faces in showbiz and part of many hit shows and movies like Balika Vadhu, Dil Se Dil Tak, and Humpty Sharma Ke Dulhania. 

Sidharth’s latest piece of work and unfortunately, his last screen outing was in Ekta Kapoor’s hit-running web series “Broken but Beautiful 3” in which he played the titular role of Agasthya. 

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Sidharth was also rumored to feature in many shows in 2021, including some lead roles that would have advanced his career. But, unfortunately, life had a different course. His death has been particularly difficult in the industry since he was a promising talent. His fans are shocked and unable to process this tragic news. 

The year 2020 also witnessed the horrifying death of Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Even though it’s been more than a year, the nation still continues to feel the void. The same can also be said for the news: Actor Sidharth Shukla dies of a heart attack. 

RIP, Sidharth Shukla. 

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