2020 has not turned out the way we hoped it will when the new year started. While COVID-19 has affected the functioning of many countries of the world including India, the film and TV industry witnessed the demise of several faces in 2020. TV actress Leena Acharya, who has featured in shows like ‘Aap Ke Aa Jane Se’, ‘Meri Hanikarak Biwi’ and ‘Sethji’, passed away on November 21 in Delhi. She took her last breathe after suffering kidney failure. ‘Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai’ actor Rohan Mehra shared a post for the actress on his Instagram story to mourn Leena’s death. In this segment, we will have a look at the TV celebs who passed away in 2020.
Popular TV actor Sameer Sharma was found dead at his apartment in Mumbai on August 6. The Mumbai Police found his body hanging from the kitchen ceiling and suspected his death as a case of suicide.
The 44-year-old actor featured in several hit shows like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Jyoti and Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon – Ek Baar Phir. He was last seen in Shaheer Sheikh and Rhea Sharma starrer Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke. Samir also worked in the film Hasee Toh Phasee, which starred Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra.
TV actor Jagesh Mukati, known for his performance in ‘Om Namah Shivay’, left for his heavenly abode on June 12. He also featured in shows like Amita Ka Amit and Shree Ganesh. The actor took his last breathe at the age of 47.
Preksha Mehta allegedly committed suicide on May 25. She worked in shows like Crime Patrol, Laal Ishq, Tu Aashiqui and Meri Durga. The actress reportedly featured in a small role in Akshay Kumar’s ‘Padman’, which released in 2018.
Sejal Sharma, who played the character of Simmi Khosla in Bigg Boss 14 contestant Jasmin Bhasin starrer Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji, reportedly died by suicide in January 2020. She was also seen in Laal Ishq and Zindagi U and few web series.
The list will be incomplete if we don’t mention Sushant Singh Rajput. The actor made a successful transition from TV to cinema and established himself as one of the most promising stars of younger generation. SSR is still known for his performance as Manav opposite Ankita Lokhande in Pavitra Rishta. He was found dead at his apartment on June 14, 2020. The CBI, the ED and the NCB are currently investigating his death case.