Actor Chiranjeevi Sarja dies at 39

Kannada star Chiranjeevi Sarja died at a hospital in Bangalore on Sunday after suffering a heart attack. He was aged 39.

Mourning his death, south star Allu Sirish wrote on Twitter: “Shocked at the sudden demise of Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja. He’s just 39 years old. My condolences to the Sarja family. Rest in peace, Chiru.”

Former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble also shared his condolences on Twitter.

Chiranjeevi has starred in 22 films such as Samhaara, Aadyaa, Khaki, Sinnga, Amma I Love You, Prema Baraha, Dandam Dashagunam, Varadhanayaka and Vayuputra among others. He was last seen in the Kannada action-drama Shivarjuna.

Chiranjeevi is the brother of actor Dhruva Sarja, nephew of actor Arjun Sarja and grandson of veteran Kannada actor Shakti Prasad. He was born in Bangalore. He completed his schooling in Baldwin Boys High School, Bangalore before graduating from Vijaya College, Bangalore. He worked as an assistant director with his uncle Arjun Sarja for about 4 years. In October 2017, he was engaged to actress Meghana Raj and they married in on 2 May 2018.