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Tragic deaths in Telugu film industry that left everyone shocked



Tragic deaths in Telugu film industry that left everyone shocked

The recent accident of Kannada actors Uday and Anil has left the entire nation shocked. In a stunt gone horribly wrong, the actors jumped from a helicopter into a reservoir, where they drowned as both of them didn’t knew swimming. The film’s team has been booked for this mishap. This incident just reaffirmed the fact that actors put themselves at a great risk when attempting death-defying stunts for films. Here are few such celebs whose untimely deaths shocked the world…

Uday Kiran

This is perhaps the most famous death that Telugu cinema has ever witnessed. Uday Kiran had begun his career in a promising manner with three back-to-back hits – ‘Chitram,’ ‘Nuvvu Nenu,’ and ‘Manasantha Nuvve.’ But things started becoming worse for him since he broke his engagement with Chiranjeevi’s daughter, Sushmita. After this incident, his career steadily went on the decline and later, the actor was found dead hanging himself in his Hyderabad apartment.


Soundarya was one of the most popular actresses of the ‘90s. Over a period of over 12 years, she acted in over 114 films in the Telugu language alone and earned serious critical acclaim. Her performances in many other South Indian languages too won critical acclaim. She was praised for attempting strong character roles and staying away from glamourous roles. On April 17, 2004, Soundarya was on board a flight from Bangalore to Karim Nagar for political campaign when the flight crashed and Tollywood lost a great actress.


Bhargavi is known for her role in Nani-starrer ‘Ashta Chamma.’ Just a few months after she was rose to fame, she was found dead in her apartment in Banjara Hills along with orchestra operator, Praveen Kumar. Although suicide was never ruled out, many people believe that Praveen, a jilted lover, killed her and later on committed suicide.

Divya Bharathi

Divya Bharathi e was a popular name in Tollywood before leaving her mark in B-town in the ‘90s. This gorgeous actress passed away in 1993, when she fell from the fifth floor of her Versova apartment. Though the cause of her death was declared as accidental, murder and involvement of the underworld was also suspected.

Yasho Sagar

Yasho Sagar was an upcoming actor who starred in a film called ‘Ullasamga Utsahamga’ opposite Sneha Ullal in 2008. He passed away in 2012 on December 25 in a fatal car accident that also took the lives of two of his friends. He was the son of Kannada film producer, B.P.Somu.