The 44-year-old actor – seen in Balaji Telefilms’ popular TV shows “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” and “Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki” – was found hanging in the kitchen of his Malad flat, police said, adding that they suspect he killed himself.
His body was found by a security guard who alerted other members of the apartment complex. The actor was living on rent at the Malad home.
A case of accidental death has been registered. “We have not found any evidence that suggests he may have been killed. Also, no suicide note has been found at the house so far. We are still investigating the case,” an officer said. The body has been sent for autopsy.
Samir Sharma – a familiar face on the small screen – was also seen in the 2009 Bollywood movie – “Hasee Toh Phasee”. He acted in several TV shows- “Dil Kya Chahta Hai”, “Geet – Hui Sabse Parayi” and “Left Right Left”.
Condolences poured on social media as the news of his death broke, nearly two months after Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Mumbai home. The 34-year-old’s death had triggered debate on mental health.