18-year-old TV actress dies in auto accident

Neelam Bharadwaj,who acted in Mata ki Chowky and Shani Dev,was daughter of Uma Bharti's PA.

New Delhi | Published: September 8, 2012 1:55:52 pm

An 18-year-old TV actress,Neelam Bharadwaj,was killed in an accident on Friday morning when a speeding Honda City crashed into the autorickshaw she was travelling at Juhu Galli in Mumbai.

Neelam was taken to a nearby hospital and was declared dead on arrival.

Bharadwaj had acted in two serials — Mata ki Chowky and Shani Dev. She was the daughter of B L Sharma,personal assistant to BJP leader Uma Bharti.

The driver of the car was arrested and booked for causing death due to negligence and rash driving. But he has been released on bail.

A native of Bhopal,Nilam had come to Mumbai three years ago and was doing well in the television industry.

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