Anupama, Om Shanti Om star Nitesh Pandey dies of sudden cardiac arrest

According to reports, the cause of death seems to be a heart attack.

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Pandey has worked with entertainment industry for more than two decade.

Noted Television actor Nitesh pandey passed away on Wednesday morning at Maharashtra’s Igatpuri. The police has registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR) at the Igatpuri Police Station and an investigation has been launched.

According to a preliminary investigation, the police team revealed that the actor had ordered some food. According to a police official, the hotel staff got suspicious when the actor didn’t open the door after the hotel staff knocked several times. He was found unconscious after the staff opened the door with the master key, reports PTI.

Pandey, aged 52, was last seen in Star Plus’ popular show Anupama. He played the role of Dheeraj in the serial. He is survived by his wife Arpita and a son.

Pandey has worked with entertainment industry for more than two decades. He began his career in early 1990s. At beginning, he started doing theatre and later went on to do a shows on television.

He also played the role of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s assistant in Om Shanti Om. He appeared in many shows such as Durgesh Nandini, Justajoo, Saaya, Tejas, Manzilein Apani Apani, and Astitva Ek prem Kahani. He used to run a production house.

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First published on: 24-05-2023 at 11:10 IST