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Bollywood actress, Sushmita Sen getting a heart attack at the age of 47 had become a cause of concern for many people in their thirties, forties and fifties. It brought back the visuals of famous male actors losing life due to chronic heart attacks in the last few years. The glamorous world of Bollywood and television is filled with a lot of pressure. From making a name to delivering special performances and creating a loyal fanbase, the creative person must work hard every day to live their dream life.
However, the acting business can create a lot of stress in the daily life of many, and it is a significant reason behind lifestyle diseases. In the past few years, we have seen many celebrities suffer from a mild or major heart attack. Let's look at celebrities who suffered heart attacks at a young age.
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Famous television actor, Sidharth Shukla lost his life at the age of forty. The young actor, famous for his stint in Balika Vadhu, suffered a heart attack on September 2, 2021. The entire nation was shell-shocked, and his family was heartbroken. The Bigg Boss 13 winner, Sidharth Shukla, passed away after a heart attack at 10:30 in the morning. According to reports, he had complained to his mother of feeling serious pain in his chest.
Legendary singer, KK, a.k.a. Krishnakumar Kunnath, who had sung iconic songs in the last few decades, suffered a heart attack on May 31, 2022. KK was 53 when he complained of a heart attack after performing at Nazrul Mancha, Kolkata, for Gurudas College's fest. After his death, a video surfaced on the internet, wherein the singer was seen sweating profusely as the air conditioning wasn't working. After which, he collapsed at the hotel, where he was staying.
Famous south Indian actor, Chiranjeevi Sarja took his last breath on June 7, 2020. He was only 35 when he died of cardiac arrest in Bengaluru. Chiranjeevi Sarja's wife, Meghana Raj Sarja, was left heartbroken as she was pregnant with their first child. Chiranjeevi's demise at a young age teaches many about death and that anything can happen in the next moment.
Famous comedian and actor, Sunil Grover suffered a heart attack in 2022. He was just 45 when he underwent four bypass surgeries. He was treated at Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai. After seven days of surgery, Sunil Grover got discharged. He fought with all his might and now he lives a healthy and happy life.
Famous dance choreographer, Remo D'Souza had gone through a difficult phase in 2020. He was just 45 years old when he had a heart attack. He was admitted to Kokilaben Hospital, where he had gone through an angioplasty on December 11, 2020. The actor had no such underlying issue. However, Remo got back to his daily routine after his surgery and even cheered his massive fan base with a dancing video in the hospital room.
Rajiv Kapoor, the youngest of the Kapoor siblings, left for the heavenly abode at the age of 58. He died following a cardiac arrest at a hospital in Chembur on February 9, 2021. The entire Kapoor family was left in shock. In a media interaction, Rajiv Kapoor's elder brother, Randhir Kapoor revealed that his late brother had no medical history and was absolutely fine.
Not only men but women are also becoming prey to heart diseases. Sushmita Sen, at the age of just 47, got a heart attack in February 2023. The actress shared the news on her Instagram feed. Sushmita also revealed that she underwent the process of angioplasty, and a stent had been placed in her heart without any complications.
Siddhaant Vir Surryavanshi joined the entertainment world at the age of nineteen. At the age of just 46, he died due to a cardiac arrest in a gym. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, but he collapsed immediately. The news of his sudden demise had left his massive fan base heartbroken. He had an eighteen-year-old daughter, Diza, who was left shell-shocked because of it.
Another famous name from Bollywood, who survived a heart attack at a younger age, is Saif Ali Khan. In 2007, before his marriage to Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saif suffered a mild heart attack. He was just 36 years old when he was diagnosed with a myocardial infection, a condition caused by a lack of blood supply to the heart. Thankfully, Saif is living a healthy lifestyle.
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On June 30, 2021, the director and producer, Raj Kaushal suffered a major cardiac arrest and passed away on the way to the hospital. The couple's fans were in total disbelief, and the pictures from the final rites had left everyone heartbroken. Raj is survived by his wife, Mandira Bedi and their two kids.
South Indian actor, Punneth Rajkumar took his last breath after suffering from a cardiac arrest on October 29, 2021. He was just 46 when he left for the heavenly abode. The actor had complained to his wife, Ashwini of feeling uneasy, following which he was rushed to the hospital. However, the actor died on his way to the hospital.
Famous comedian, Raju Srivastava suffered a heart attack on August 10, 2022, while working in a gym in Delhi. The comedian was rushed to the nearby AIIMS hospital. The actor was in ICU for 41 days and took his last breath on September 21, 2022. According to hospital sources, Raju Srivastava was declared dead at 10:20 a.m. However, jis family and massive fan base still cannot believe that Raju is no longer with them.
Famous celebrities suffering from heart disease at a young age, hint towards the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The unfortunate deaths also triggered a debate about the level of stress, depression and other mental health issues, a person goes through. No matter which industry, you are from, taking care of your health comes first. After all, jaan hai toh jahan hai (if there's life, there's the world)!
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