Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja dies of cardiac arrest at 39
BANGALURU : Popular Kannada film actor Chiranjeevi Sarja died at a private hospital in Bengaluru on Sunday (June 7) after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 39. On June 6, Chiranjeevi complained of chest pain and breathlessness.
On Sunday, he was brought to the city’s Apollo Specialty at around 3.30 pm in an unresponsive state. Attempts to revive him failed and he has declared brought dead by the doctors.The last rites of the Sandalwood actor will be held at a farmhouse in Madhugiri, Tumkur, at 11 am on Monday.
Chiranjeevi Sarja, the grandson of noted Kannada actor Shakti Prasad and nephew of multilingual film actor Arjun Sarja, had acted in 22 films. Chiranjeevi Sarja, the grandson of noted Kannada actor Shakti Prasad and nephew of multilingual film actor Arjun Sarja, had acted in 22 films.
Chiranjeevi had made his debut with the movie ‘Vayuputra,’ which was an home production of Sarja family. His recent movie was ‘Shivarjuna’ where he starred along with Amrutha Iyengar and Akshatha Srinivas in the lead.
Former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble also shared his condolences on Twitter. He wrote, “Deeply saddened and shocked to hear the passing away of Chiranjeevi Sarja. A young talent gone too soon. Condolences to his family and friends.” Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa also mourned the young Kannada actor’s death and expressed condolences to his bereaved family.
Chiranjeevi had started his career in the film industry 2009 with ‘Vayupatra’, which was directed by his uncle Kishore Sarja.
He acted in 22 sandalwood films, including ‘Shivarjuna’, which was released weeks before the COVID-19 induced lockdown was enforced on March 25. Before appearing on the big screen, he worked as an assistant director with his uncle Arjun Sarja for about 4 years.
He was married to Kannada actress Meghana Raj in 2018. She is the daughter of Pramila Joshai and Sundar Raj.
(With Agency Inputs).