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Sameer Sharma (1976-2020): ‘He was always buzzing with ideas’

TV actor Sameer Sharma death news: The news of TV actor Sameer Sharma's death has left his friends and colleagues shocked and saddened. Sidharth Malhotra, Varun Dhawan, Sonakshi Sinha, Satyajet Dubey and others have condoled his demise.

Written by Arushi Jain , Sampada Sharma | New Delhi |
Updated: August 7, 2020 4:34:39 pm
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TV actor Sameer Sharma, last seen in the Star Plus show Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, was found dead at his residence in Mumbai on Wednesday. The 44-year-old actor was popular for his role in TV shows like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Left Right Left, Jyoti, Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon – Ek Baar Phir among others. He also starred in 2014 romantic drama Hasee Toh Phasee which had Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra in the lead roles.

“We have not found any suicide note at the spot. It seems to be a suicide case. It is suspected that he hanged himself two days back. We have sent the body for an autopsy,” Malad police station’s senior inspector George Fernandes told PTI.

Based on primary information, an Accidental Death Report (ADR) has been registered, Fernandes said, adding that further investigations are underway.

Sameer Sharma’s body was discovered by the building’s watchman, who peeped through the kitchen window. He then alerted members of the society who informed the police. Police rushed to the spot and took the actor to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

“Efforts are on to get in touch with the family of the actor, who had been living alone since February,” a police official told PTI.

The news of Sameer Sharma’s death has left his friends and colleagues sad. Bollywood actor Sidharth Malhotra, who worked with Sameer in the movie Hasee Toh Phasee, condoled his death. “Really sad and unfortunate #RIPSameerSharma,” he wrote on Instagram.

Varun Dhawan, Mouni Roy, Esha Gupta, Gautam Rode and many others shared their condolences on social media.

(with inputs from PTI)

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16:34 (IST)07 Aug 2020
'Depression is increasing in our society'

Actor Shweta Rohira shared on Twitter, "May #SameerSharma soul rest in peace. prayers for the closed ones to have strength to cope up with the loss. It’s unfortunate. suicide rates n depression is increasing in our society maybe we all need to give it a serious thought and not just think but take actions too."

16:20 (IST)07 Aug 2020
'Yet another actor ended his life'

Kavita Kaushik shared on Twitter, "While the whole country is busy fighting each other's opinions over religion n politics, there are humans struggling to just survive, yet another actor ended his life, perhaps no one is genuinely listening and no one really cares unless it fulfills an agenda. R.i.p Sameer"

15:50 (IST)07 Aug 2020
'Heartbreaking'

"RIP. SAMEER This is so heartbreaking," shared Sanaya Irani on Instagram.

15:13 (IST)07 Aug 2020
'Sameer was always buzzing with ideas'

Actor Gautam Chaturvedi, who worked with Sameer in Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, told Bombay Times, "Sameer was always buzzing with ideas and along with acting, he wanted to produce music and start a channel online. On July 27, he texted me and asked me to call him, but my sister was unwell and so, I told him that I would connect later. And today, after hearing the news of his demise, I am shocked and numb. I wish we had connected that day."

14:42 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Sonakshi Sinha offers her condolences

Sonakshi Sinha, who shared the screen with Sameer Sharma in Ittefaq shared on Instagram, "Rest in peace Sameer. Gone too soon."

14:14 (IST)07 Aug 2020
'Couldn't believe that he took his own life'

Pooja Joshi, Sameer's co-star from Yeh Rishte Hain Pyaar Ke, told Times of India, "I got a call from someone informing me about his death and I was shocked. Initially, I thought it must be fake news, but then I called up people and inquired about him and realised he was actually no more with us. This is big shocking news for me. I am not able to understand what must have pushed him to take such a big step. The moment I heard the news, I went numb, I couldn't believe that he took his own life. This year is so bad."

13:19 (IST)07 Aug 2020
'Talented guy with a lot of work to his name'

Actor Ashwin Mushran reacted shared on Twitter, "This probably won't be talked about as much as SSR but a TV actor is presumed to have killed himself. Samir Sharma - Talented guy with a lot of work to his name. It's harsh for people in this industry right now. Not everybody has the support or can maybe reach out for it."

12:31 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Satyajeet Dubey remembers Sameer Sharma
11:57 (IST)07 Aug 2020
‘We are all heartbroken’

Writer-director Niraj Kumar Mishra shared, "Rest in eternal peace my friend... we not only did shows together, but we used to be poem-sharing buddies as well... and this was your last poem you shared with me. I also remember how excited you were about your fabulous lockdown short film, which you shot all alone. I always thought of your daredevilry, going out and clicking fabulous pics in lockdown. We are all heartbroken, and wish you would’ve spoken to any of us. May God be with you and give you immense happiness and peace ahead in a much better world compared to where we are now. You’ll always be in our thoughts."

11:30 (IST)07 Aug 2020
'May your soul rest in peace buddy'

Actor Manish Goel shared on Facebook, "I had the privilege to work with him in Ayushmaan Bhava On Star. A brilliant actor and an amazing person. Just one question? Will media, be it TV channels, print, talk about him? Pay a tribute to him? Or is it based on an actor's popularity & success? His career boasted of good work in TV since 2004 till now in 2020. May your soul rest in peace buddy. It was a pleasure working with you."

10:58 (IST)07 Aug 2020
'Be compassionate to those around'

Actor Richa Chadha took to Twitter and wrote, "When I’d written the blog, I had hinted that there’d be more suicides. And sadly, I still feel like there’d be more. Cast/crew working in show business have no safety net. Discuss restructuring and royalties. Demand your rights. Be compassionate to those around... RIP Sameer"

09:41 (IST)07 Aug 2020
'No talk on whether it is a suicide or murder'

Actor Rahut Bhat tweeted, "Sameer sharma committed suicide but not many people talk about him, no talk of #Nepotism? No talk of is it a suicide or murder? No talk of various issues around an actor. Why??? Why?? Not big enough? So not worthy of politics?? Not interesting enough for news channels?"

09:04 (IST)07 Aug 2020
Producer Rajan Shahi on Sameer Sharma

Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke producer Rajan Shahi rememebered Sameer Sharma. His note read, "Deeply shocked to know about the untimely demise of Sameer, it is painful and sad news for all of us. My deepest condolences goes to the entire family members and wish God gives them strength in these difficult times. Though I have not interacted with him much, I always found him to be very well-spoken, articulate, kept to himself and was always extremely professional in his approach. Everyone in the unit had good words to speak about him. Today, I visited the sets of Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke to speak to all the actors and they were all extremely shocked. I understand that from the team that he was excited and happy about resuming shoot of Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke in August. So, its an extremely painful news for us, we all are praying for the departed soul and prayers for the family in these difficult times".

08:46 (IST)07 Aug 2020
'The kind, gentle, sensitive ones suffers the most'

In a tweet, Satyajeet Dubey wrote, "In my 30 years of existence I’ve noticed this one particular thing. The kind, gentle, sensitive ones suffers the most. The opportunists, ruthless ones succeed more and how. No judgements, straight fact. The goal is to have all the qualities of the former & succeed come what may."

08:34 (IST)07 Aug 2020
'A beautiful soul walked amongst us'

Asur actor Ridhi Dogra shared Satyajeet Dubey's post on Twitter and wrote along, "A beautiful soul walked amongst us. May you be at peace. This is precious @satyajeet_dubey."

08:23 (IST)07 Aug 2020
'Taught me the importance of being kind and goodness'

Prasthanam actor Satyajeet Dubey wrote a long Facebook post where he shared a memory with Sameer Sharma. His emotional note read:

Rest in Peace Samir Sharma 💔  I have a memory, an incident that i want to share with you all. I had bumped into him once at this bookstore that used to be in infinity mall called Landmark, i was 18, new in Mumbai. I recognised him from his television work. He smiled and i said ‘hi Sir’ He asked me ‘are you an actor?’ I said ‘yes’. Then he replied saying ‘there’s a tv production house called SphereOrigins across the road, they’re looking for a young boy like you for a tv show, why don’t you go and test for it?’ I said ‘thank you, i must’ & he said ‘all the best, hope you get it’ and we both went our ways. I immediately crossed the road, met the casting director, auditioned and got the part. It was nothing big, a 6 days job and i got paid 18k, but back then it was a big deal for me. It helped me sustain for one more month thanks to Samir. He didn’t know me at all. But he was gentle & kind to me, & gave me a direction. Years after that he worked on a film called Ittefaq where my sister was working as an assistant director & she spoke abt this actor very fondly, till this point I didn’t even know his name. Quite stupid of me, i know. Nevertheless finally i got to know his name & remembered him fondly for helping me out, guiding me or however you want to put it. Samir Sharma was a kind, gentle soul. I’ll always be grateful to him, will remember him with love and fondness. Today when i read about his passing away, all the memories, small little details of that brief meeting with Samir that was lost in some corner of my memory re-emerged. That’s the beauty of people like Samir, they touch you with their kindness & sensitivity. Thank you for making my life better with your existence. I don’t know much about Samir, but he’ll be alive in my heart and memories because of who he was, just through that one meeting he left this life long impact, helped me, taught me the importance of being kind and goodness. Gone too soon. Indebted to your soul, shall carry it forward by being kind and good, the way you were to me. Thank you Samir ❤️ #SameerSharma

22:53 (IST)06 Aug 2020
'Deepest condolences to the family'

"RIP!!! #SameerSharma deepest condolences to the family 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽Om Shanti..." actor Mugdha Godse shared via Twitter.

22:41 (IST)06 Aug 2020
'I am speechless'

"You came home for a get together with a friend. You were affable, instantly likeable & had such a warm vibe. We spoke about my sister because you had worked with her in a tv show & then I sadly never met you. Would ask about you often though. R.I.P #SameerSharma . I’m speechless," actor Dipannita Sharma shared as she heard about Sameer Sharma's death. 

22:27 (IST)06 Aug 2020
Kritika Kamra on Sameer Sharma's death

"I hope they let you rest in peace Sameer Sharma," actor Kritika Kamra wrote on Twitter. 

22:07 (IST)06 Aug 2020
Hiten Tejwani mourns Sameer Sharma's death

"Had worked with him..seriously I don’t know what to write ..May his soul rest in peace 🙏🙏" actor Hiten Tejwani shared as he mourned the death of actor Sameer Sharma. 

Sameer's Instagram bio describes him as 'Actor. Writer. Poet'. In one of his recent posts, the actor penned a poem on death and dreams. "I built my pyre and slept on it and with my fire it was lit. And all that was me I burned in it. I killed my dream to wake up from it. Now my dream is gone," the actor wrote.

Commenting on Sameer's post, Richa Chadha wrote, "This was a warning sign ... 💔 RIP brother. It's a tough world."

Two weeks back, the actor also wrote about mental health, depression and bipolar disorder. "Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and Schizophrenia etc. do you know or understand what that means or feels like? No you don't, unless you've been through it yourself. And anybody who hasn't, will never ever be able to understand what that feels like," Sameer wrote. He captioned the post, "Read this if you cared about Sushant Singh Rajput."

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