A number of performers or actresses have died by suicide in the past, including Sejal Sharma, Jiah Khan, Vaishali Thakkar, and Pratyusha Banerjee.
But why and for what purposes were so many of these suicides committed? This remains a puzzle.
Actor Vaishali Thakkar, who portrayed Sanjana in the well-known TV show “Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai” on Star Plus, committed suicide. On 16th October 2022, a 30-year-old Vaishali’s dead body was discovered at her Saibag Colony home. Vaishali killed herself by hanging, according to the authorities. The suicide note of Vaishali was also discovered. She mentions in her suicide letter that her ex-boyfriend had been tormenting her.
Jiah Khan made her Bollywood debut in the film Nishabd, where she had the chance to work alongside Amitabh Bachchan. Subsequently, she appeared in the film Ghajini with Aamir Khan. According to the police, On 3 June 2013, Jiah Khan allegedly killed herself by hanging herself because she was depressed over her failed relationship with Sooraj Pancholi. This may have been what motivated her to act that way that night.
Around 11 PM, Jiah’s body was discovered hanging at her ‘Sagar Sangeet’ home in Juhu, where she shared a home with her mother and sister, who weren’t there when she took her own life.
On April 1, 2016, Pratyusha Banerjee passed away. She played Anandi on the television program Balika Vadhu. She was discovered hanged at her Goregaon home at around 5 o’clock in the evening. Her live-in partner Rahul Raj Singh took the actress to Kokilaben Ambani hospital in Andheri, where she was pronounced dead. There was no note left by suicide. Her parents filed a police report stating that Rahul Raj tortured her and compelled her to kill herself.
Sejal Sharma, an actress who moved to Mumbai a few years ago to pursue an acting career, was starring in the TV show “Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji”. On 24th January, a 25-year-old television actor is suspected of committing suicide at her home. A friend discovered Sejal Sharma hanging from the ceiling of her rental apartment in the Royal Nest community on Mira Road (east) early on Friday. Sejal Sharma was taken to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead when she arrived there. Sejal Sharma wrote about her motives for taking the drastic action in a suicide note that the police found.