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Sidharth Shukla Passes Away Due To Heart Attack: 12 Facts About The Actor And Bigg Boss 13 Winner

A popular face in showbiz and the winner of reality show Bigg Boss 13, Sidharth Shukla suffered a massive heart attack and died on Thursday, 2 September 2021 in Mumbai. He was taken to the Cooper Hospital at around 11 am, where he was declared dead. A senior doctor of the hospital told PTI that he was "brought dead to the hospital some time ago".

"The initial report indicates that he died of a heart attack. We, however, won't be able to confirm the cause of his death until we complete the post mortem," a senior doctor from the forensic department of the hospital told Hindustan Times.

Sidharth Shukla is survived by his mother and two sisters. The actor's sudden demise has sent shockwaves across the country and people from the entertainment industry have been expressing grief on social media.

Facts About Sidharth Shukla

1. Sidharth Shukla attended the St. Xavier's High School in Fort, Mumbai.

2. He went on to study Interior Design for his bachelors degree at the Rachana Sansad School of Interior Design in Prabhadevi, Mumbai. He worked as an interior designer for two years before shifting to showbiz.

3. Sidharth Shukla was athletic and played tennis and football as a child. In fact, there is information that he had played against the famous Italian football club AC Milan's Under-19 team on their Mumbai visit as part of Festa Italiana!

4. Sidharth Shukla started his career as a model in 2004 when he was runners-up in the Gladrags Manhunt and Megamodel Contest.

5. He then appeared in singer Ila Arun's music video Resham Ka Rumal.

6. Furthering his modelling career, in 2005, he won the World's Best Model pageant in Turkey, becoming the first Indian as well as the first Asian to win the title, beating 40 contestants from across Asia, Latin America and Europe.

7. Later, he appeared in TV ads for Bajaj Avenger, ICICI and Digjam.

8. Sidharth Shukla made his acting debut in 2008 with a lead role in the TV show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na. He also appeared in shows like Jaane Pehchaane Se... Ye Ajnabbi and Love U Zindagi, but gained huge popularity with the popular Colors' show Balika Vadhu.

9. In 2014, Sidharth Shukla made his Bollywood debut in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania in a supporting role.

10. Further, he hosted Savdhaan India and two seasons of India's Got Talent.

11. Sidharth Shukla was declared the winner of reality shows Bigg Boss 13 and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7.

12. He had recently starred in two music videos alongside his fellow Bigg Boss 12 contestant and rumoured girlfriend Shehnaaz Gill.

Comedian and actor Sunil Grover took it to Twitter and wrote, "Shocked and sad to know about Sidharth Shukla. Gone too soon. Prayers. Rest in peace." To pay tribute, 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 !!!!"

Bollywood stars Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan, who co-starred with Sidharth Shukla in the film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, expressed grief on social media. The actor's fellow Bigg Boss contestant and Dil Se Dil Tak co-star Rashami Desai shared a broken heart emoji on social media. Many more TV and movie celebrities condoled the actor's death.

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