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10 Tamil Actors Who Committed Suicide

V. J. Chitra

The most recent shocking news in Kollywood was V. J. Chita’s suicide news. One of the talents and famous for her role in Pandian Stores series in Vijay TV. Reason for her suicide still unknown as the investigation still on going. Chitra aka Chithu was engaged to a businessman. 

Silk Smitha

The most shocking news in Tamil industry back in mid 90’s was Silk Smitha’s death. This glamorous actress ruled the industry during her time in Kollywood. However her life is filled with lots of twists and turns. Smitha committed suicide by hanging, which was found by dancer Anuradha. 


She was more famous in Malayalam industry than Tamil. However she acted in 23 movies in Tamil. She was married to Balu Mahendra. She committed suicide when she was only 17. Lekhayude Maranam Oru Flashback, Malayalam movie is indirectly based on Shoba’s life and death, which was directed by K. G. George. 


She is the sister of famous actress Simran, was growing in Tamil industries as she was acting as supporting roles and as heroine. Introduced in Paarvai Ondre Podhume movie. She acted in 7 tamil movies before she committed suicde in 2002, when she was 21. 


He was introduced in Kadhalar Dhinam as hero and acted in more than 10 movies in Tamil and a Hindi movie, which was a reshoot of Kadhalar Dhinam. Kunal was found hanging from the ceiling in his apartment. His death was taken to CBI due to the suspect in his death. However there are no updates with evidence on the net. 


This late actress is famous for her roles in Madras to Pondicherry & Sadhu Mirandal and more Kannada movies. She died in 1979 because of health issues, poor financial and relationship issues. It was reported that she consumed 56 sleeping pills. 

Sai Prashanth

Famous for his roles in Vadacurry movies and numbers of series like Annamalai, Krishna Cottage, Selvi, Arasi and more. Sai Prashanth was found dead at his home. He committed suicide by consuming poison in 2016. 


Introduced in Tamil in Kana Kandaen movie, Mayor was found committed suicide in 2005 at the age of 22. She acted in Manmadhan, Whistle and a few more. Kumbakonam Gopalu was her last movie in Tamil. 


Pratyusha was an upcoming actress in Tamil and Telugu from 1998 till early 2000. She found dead with her boyfriend Siddhartha Reddy, reported that they took their lives after their family rejected their marriage proposal. She acted as heroine in Super Kudumbam, Sound Party, Thavasi and more. 

‘Fatafat’ Jayalaxmi

Famous for her role in Aval Oru Thodar Kathai, Annakili, Pattikattu Raja and more, ‘Fatafat’ Jayalaxmi actress more than 30 movies in Tamil, about 15 movies in Telugu and few Malayalam and Kannada movies. She found committed suicide by hanging herself due to hypertension.

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