Tollywood actor Uday Kiran commits Suicide!

Popular young Telugu actor Uday Kiran, 33, was found dead in hid flat at Srinagar Colony around midnight yesterday.

Uday Kiran primarily worked in Telugu Cinema and his first three films Chitram, Nuvvu Nenu and Manasantha Nuvve were super hits, earning him the title “Hat-trick hero”.

He was apparently depressed over not getting films for nearly one year, since last February. Vishita, Kiran’s wife, who had gone out for a family party rushed to the flat after he did not respond to her phone calls. He refused to attend the birthday party of a relative in the city Sunday night and sent his wife for the same.

Vishita saw her husband hanging from the ceiling and with the help of neighbours rushed him to Jubilee Hills Apollo hospital immediately, but the doctors declared him dead.

Tollywood actor Uday Kiran commits Suicide!

Tollywood actor Uday Kiran commits Suicide!

Family members told police that he was in touch with a Tamil filmmaker and was waiting for his phone call Sunday. He became depressed when he did not get the call.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Ashok Kumar told reporters that no suicide note was found. He said investigations were on into the cause of the suicide.

Uday Kiran was born on 26 June 1980 to Telugu speaking Vaidika Brahmins, VVK Murthy and Nirmala. His elder sister is Sridevi. He graduated in commerce from Wesley College, Secunderabad.

He started modeling, and was engaged to Chiranjeevi’s daughter Sushmitha in 2003 but the engagement was subsequently broken due to reasons best known to the parties involved.

He married his long time friend, Vishitha on October 24, 2012.

In 2001, he won the Filmfare Award for Best Actor – Telugu for the film Nuvvu Nenu, and became the youngest winner of the Filmfare best actor award after Kamal Haasan. In 2006, He made his Tamil debut with the film Poi, directed by veteran K. Balachander. He then did two more films, Vambu Sandai and Pen Singam in Tamil, the latter being the story penned by M. Karunanidhi, which did moderately well at the box office.

Subsequently, he starred in romantic films including Nee Sneham and Kalusukovalani. His other performances have been in the films Sreeram, Avunanna Kaadanna,Nuvvekaddunte Nenakkadunta and Jai Sriram.

Several Telugu and Tamil film personalities expressed shock over Kiran’s suicide. Few of them have shared their condolences in Twitter.

Sharanya Bharathwaj

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