Television actor Kushal Punjabi committed suicide, his body was later found in his Mumbai residence on Friday. The sudden demise of the actor left his fans and friends heartbroken.
Kushal was taken to Bhabha Hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead.
The police also discovered a one-and-a-half-page suicide note, where the actor did not blame anyone for his death. He also mentioned that 50 percent of his wealth should be distributed between his father and sister and remaining should be given to his three-year-old son Kian.
As per reports, the actor was depressed due to failing marriage and health issues. Kushal married Audrey Dolhen in 2014, and they have a three-year-old son Kian. Dolhen is currently residing in Shanghai with their son, and she is expected to land in India for Punjabi’s last rites.
Punjabi’s close friends Chetan Hansraj, Karan Patel, Karanvir Bohra, Shweta Tiwari, Kavita Kaushik, and Dalljiet Kaur among others shared condolences on their social media accounts. Apart from the shock, each of the messages had the same emotion – ‘Gone too soon, Kushal’.
Born and brought up in Mumbai, the actor has been part of various ventures in both the television and film industry. Kushal Punjabi made his acting debut in 1995 with DD Metro series A Mouthful Of Sky. He followed it up with shows like Love Marriage, Don, Sshh Koi Hai, CID, Kkusum. The actor’s noteworthy work also includes Kasamh Se, Dekho Magar Pyaar Se, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Hum Tum, Rishta.Com, and Gutur Gu.
In the reality space, he has participated in shows like Mr & Ms TV, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi, Fun on the Run, Ek Se BadhKar Ek, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and even went on to win Shah Rukh Khan hosted Zor Ka Jhatka. Punjabi last appeared in Ishq Mein Marjawan.
On the film front, Punjabi has starred in Akshay Kumar’s Andaaz, Hrithik Roshan’s Lakshya, Ajay Devgn-John Abraham’s Kaal, Salman Khan’s Salaam-e-Ishq and Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal. The actor also made his digital debut with Sony LIV’s Love Bytes.