27 December 2019 16:40
A Bollywood actor killed himself in his Mumbai apartment last night after leaving a note to his toddler son. Shortly after Kushal Punjabi, 37, was discovered at his apartment in Pali Hill, Mumbai, friends of the Bollywood star said he had been suffering from depression. Punjabi, who rose to fame by winning India's version of Total Wipeout, left a suicide note dedicating half of his estate to his three-year-old son, Kian. Last picture: Kushal Punjabi can be seen here before his death in a photo posted to his Instagram on Christmas Eve with his son Kian Kushal Punjabi can be seen here before his death in a photo posted to his Instagram on with his son Kian, his wife Audrey Dolhen, who he captioned as 'Mama Bear' Indian authorities said they did not find anything suspicious in the home and have filed an accidental death report. Punjabi, who described himself as 'Dancing Daddy', was lauded as one of the top male Bollywood actors of his generation.
Kushal Punjabi is pictured with his mother and his son Kian in this photo from earlier this year Kushal Punjabi can be seen in a 2011 picture as he competes on the Indian version of Total Wipeout Punjabi is pictured (centre) holding his sister (right) and new brother-in-law (left) at their wedding in India in May this year On Instagram, the star described himself as: 'Dancing daddy, Actor, Bikerboy, Travel/Adventure/Fitness junkie, Movie buff, addicted to black coffee & grey matter.' Fellow Bollywood star Karanvir Bohra tweeted: 'Ur demise has shocked the hell out of me. I'm still in denial @PunjabiKushal I know you are in a happier place,but this is unfathomable. Bollywood star Kushal Punjabi has died by suicide at the age of 37, after leaving a note to his three-year-old son. Kushal, who described himself on Instagram as "Dancing daddy" and a "travel/adventure/fitness junkie", had left a note at his address asking his family to divide his assets between his parents and sister, with half of his estate to go to his little boy. Little Kian appeared in his dad's last Instagram post, which the actor published on Christmas Eve. The cartoon-style image showed Kushal cuddling Kian, which he captioned with two simple love-heart emojis.
His last appearance on screen was in the television series Ishq Mein Marjawan, and he had also starred in the Bollywood films Lakshya and Kaal. Kushal is survived by his wife Audrey Dolhen and son Kian. Bollywood star Kushal Punjabi has died aged 37. The Indian actor's body was found at his home in Pali Hill, Mumbai, on Thursday night. He was rushed to the city's Bhabha Hospital but declared dead by doctors after attempts to revive him failed, Indian media reported.
His last appearance on screen was in the popular TV series Ishq Mein Marjawan, having also starred in the Bollywood hit films Lakshya and Kaal. Less than a day before his death, the 37-year-old, who called himself "Dancing daddy" on Instagram, posted a photo of himself with his three-year-old son Kian. The Christmas Eve Instagram story featured a cartoon-style photo of Mr Punjabi cuddling his smiling boy, which he captioned with love-heart emojis. Tributes have since poured in to the movie icon, with fellow actor Karanvir Bohra writing: "Your demise has shocked the hell out of me. I'm still in denial, Kushal Punjabi. His co-star also Arjun Bijlani wrote on Twitter: "Kushal was one positive guy always wearing a smile. He is survived by his wife Audrey Dolhen and son Kian. Kushal Punjabi, who last appeared on screen in the popular TV series Ishq Mein Marjawan, has died aged 37. The Bollywood actor was reportedly found dead at his home in Pali Hill, Mumbai, on Thursday night. According to local reports, Kushal died by suicide. Indian media outlets reported he was rushed to the city's Bhabha Hospital but was declared dead by doctors after attempts to revive him failed. Police said Mr Punjabi left a note at the scene, which instructed his family on how to divide his assets. Kushal Punjabi has died aged 37 Kushal Punjabi was found dead at his home on Thursday READ MORE Jane McDonald makes surprise 'fallen apart' admission Kushal was also well known for starring in hit Bollywood films Lakshya and Kaal. Less than a day before his death, the actor posted a photo of himself on Instagram with his three-year-old son Kian in view of his 59,000 followers. Before his reported suicide, he is said to have changed his Twitter bio, which then read: "Currently transiting planet earth." Kushal Punjabi shared a photo with his son before his death Kushal Punjabi is survived by his wife Audrey Dolhen and son Kian Fans took to Twitter to pay tribute to Kushal, with one person writing: "This is shocking news for entertainment lovers. RIP #KushalPunjabi." Kushal's co-star Arjun Bijlani also wrote on Twitter: "Kushal was one positive guy always wearing a smile. May your soul rest in peace." Indian TV actor Karanvir Bohra explained he was "in shock" over the news on the micro-blogging site. I'm still in denial, Kushal Punjabi.