Balika Vadhu actress Pratyusha Banerjee, who was born in Jamshedpur, committed suicide at her home in Mumbai’s Kandivili on April 1. She was 24. The actress was last seen with her fiance Rahul on reality show Power Couple. (Pratyusha Banerjee’s mother inconsolable at daughter’s prayer meet, see pics)
Pratyusha Banerjee started her career with Balika Vadhu as Anandi. She was popularly known as Anandi by her audience. (Photos: Family, friends bid tearful adieu to Pratyusha Banerjee)
After quitting the show, Pratyusha Banerjee took part in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 5 and was one of the participants of Bigg Boss 7. She became close friends with Kamya Punjabi on the show. (TV industry in shock over Pratyusha’s death)
Pratyusha was also seen as a host with reality-based crime saga Savdhaan India for the special segment on “women against crime” with Hiten Tejwani and Sushant Singh as co-hosts. (Pratyusha Banerjee commits suicide )
She had worked in Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya (TV series) in 2014 and was last seen in Hum Hain Na as the main female lead.
While the police have registered an “accidental death report” for now, sources said Banerjee, 25, is suspected to have hanged herself at her Goregaon residence. She was rushed to the Kokilaben Hospital, where she was declared dead. The police were informed by the hospital authorities.
Dr Ram Narain, director of Kokilaben Hospital, confirmed the death on Friday (April 1).
According to police sources, Banerjee had called up a close friend from the television industry earlier this week and revealed that she had taken to alcohol as she was depressed. The actress was reportedly dejected with the lack of good roles.