Popular television and film actor Siddharth Shukla, best known for his role in the long-running TV show Balika Vadhu, passed away on Thursday by an official at Cooper Hospital here. He was 40 years old. It is learned that Shukla suffered a massive heart attack in the morning.
“He was brought to the hospital in a dead state sometime back,” a senior official of Cooper Hospital told PTI. Shukla started her career in showbiz as a model and made her acting debut with the lead role in the television show “Babul Ka Aangan Chhote Na”. He later appeared in shows like “Jaane Pehne Se… Yeh Ajnabee”, “Love You Zindagi”, but became a household name with “Balika Vadhu”. She also participated in reality shows including “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6”, “Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7” and “Bigg Boss 13”. He was also the winner of Bigg Boss 13.
In 2014, Shukla made his Bollywood debut with “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania” produced by Karan Johar, where he had a supporting role.