Sidharth Shukla - The King of Indian Reality Shows, TV Soaps, & Hearts of Millions

Sidharth Shukla was an Indian TV actor who became extremely popular after winning the reality show Bigg Boss 13. Unfortunately, Sidharth died due to a heart attack on 2 Sep 2021 in his residence in Andheri, Mumbai.

By Swati Chandra Sep 9 2021 1:22PM 4745 Read
Beloved Sidharth Shukla – Journey from Struggle Days to Most Popular TV Actor

Sidharth Shukla is a famous Indian television actor and model. He became famous after the daily soap Balika Vadhu that got aired in 2012. He is also the winner of Bigg Boss 13 and Fear Factor 7. He is one of the most successful Indian models who represented India on many levels, but unfortunately, Sidharth died due to a heart attack on 2 Sep 2021 in his residence in Andheri, Mumbai. Let’s get to know the life and career path of this outstanding actor.

Fun Fact: In 2014, Sidharth Shukla secured his place at the Top 10 Actors of Television at Rediff’s Television’s Top 10 Actors.

Sidharth Shukla – Statistics

  • Name - Sidharth Shukla
  • Date of Birth - 12 Dec 1980 (40 years)
  • Place of Birth - Bombay, Maharashtra, India
  • Date of Death - 2 Sep 2021 (40 years)
  • Place of Death - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (Cooper Hospital)
  • Cause of Death - Heart Attack
  • Profession - Actor, Model, Host
  • Alma Matter - Rachana Sansad School of Interior Design, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Years Active - 2004-2021

Sidharth Shukla - Early Life

Sidharth was born in a Hindu family to Ashok Shukla and Rita Shukla. His mother is a homemaker and, his father was a civil engineer at the Reserve Bank of India. He lost his father at an early age due to some lung disorder. He completed his primary education at St. Xavier’s High School and got a bachelor’s degree from Rachana Sansad School of Interior Design. Shukla was good at extracurricular activities and represented his school in sports (football and tennis).

Fun Fact: - Sidharth Won Wellness Icon of the Year Award at 8th Geospa Asia spa India Awards in 2015.

Sidharth Shukla – Career

  • Modeling Career - Sidharth started modeling after completing his graduation. He won several awards in modeling events. He was also the first Indian to win the World’s Best Model competition in Turkey.
  • Television Career - Shukla got his first break from Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na in 2008. He became a household face after playing the lead role in Balika Vadhu in 2012. Sidharth went on doing several daily soaps after the success of Balika Vadhu.
  • Big Boss - Shukla participated in Bigg Boss 13 in 2019. He was the most tweeted and most popular contestant in the show and won the title in 2020. He also got the chance to host the show in season 14 for the 16th week.

Sidharth Shukla – Films

Shukla debuted from Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya in 2014. It was an aromatic-comedy movie by Karan Johar. Alia Bhatt and Varun Dhawan were in the lead roles. The film was a blockbuster hit and, it won various awards and nominations. The movie’s gross revenue was INR 1.2 billion. He also acted in Business in Kazakhstan in 2016.

Sidharth Shukla - Television

Sidharth started his career from a small screen. Television played a significant role in giving him fame and success. He worked in many TV serials and, most of them were successful. His shows always had good TRPs and, those serials were a hit. Some of the television shows in which he had his appearance are as follows:

  • Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na - 2008-2009
  • Jaane Pehchaane Se Ye Ajnabbi - 2009-2010
  • Aahat - 2010
  • Love You Zindagi - 2011
  • CID - 2011
  • Balika Vadhu - 2012-2015
  • Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 6 - 2013
  • Savdhaan India - 2014-2015
  • India’s Got Talent 6 - 2015
  • Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7 - 2016
  • India’s Got Talent 6 - 2016
  • Dil Se Dil Tak - 2017
  • Big Boss 13 - 2019-2020
  • Big Boss 14 - 2020-2021

Sidharth Shukla - Music Videos

Sidharth also got featured in various music videos. Some of them are as follows:

  • Resham Ka Rumal - By Ila Arun (1 million views)
  • Bhula Dunga - By Darshan Raval (107 million views)
  • Dil Ko Karaar Aaya - By Yaseer Desai and Neha Kakkar (121 million views)
  • Shona Shona - By Tony Kakkar and Neha Kakkar (119 million views)

Note : In 2021, Shukla acted in a web series in the lead role by the name “Broken but Beautiful 3” aired on ALT Balaji and MX Player.

Sidharth Shukla - Fans and Following

Shukla is a heartthrob on social media. He is a famous personality amongst youngsters and, they adore him for his acting skills. He is active on various social media handles.

Shukla has more than almost 4 million followers on Instagram and more than 1 million followers on Twitter.

Sidharth Shukla - Awards and Achievements

Shukla has won more than 20 awards and nominations in his decade-long career. Some of the awards and achievements of Shukla are as follows:

  • World’s Best Model - Gladrags Manhunt Contest (2005)
  • Gr8 Performer of the Year Male - ITA Awards (2013)
  • Best Actor Popular - Zee Gold Awards (2013)
  • Most Fit Actor Male - Zee Gold Awards (2014)
  • Breakthrough Supporting Performance Male - Stardust Awards (2015)
  • Style Icon of Television Industry Male - Gold Awards (2020)
  • Style Icon of Social Media Male - Gold Awards (2020)
  • Synth Global Spa Fit and Fab Award - 2021
  • 34th Position on Most Desirable Men - Times of India (2013)
  • 33rd Position on Most Desirable Men - Times of India (2014)
  • 44th Position on Most Desirable Men - Times of India (2017)
  • 11th Position on Most Desirable Men - Times of India (2020)
  • 1st Position on Top 2020 Most Desirable Men on Television - Times of India (2020)
  • Most Stylish TV Personality - Hindustan Times (2017)
  • 10th Position on Top 10 Indian Male Hotties - Trendrr (2017)
  • Charismatic TV Personality - Times of India (2021)
  • Bigg Boss GOAT - Colors TV (2014)

Sidharth Shukla - Brands Endorsements

Shukla was famous amongst youngsters. It helped him in grabbing various collaborations with brands. Some of the brands endorsed by him are as follows:

  • Amazon Prime
  • Oppo Mobile
  • Tide
  • Wow Skin Science
  • Mama Earth

Sidharth Shukla - Death

Sidharth died due to a heart attack on 2 Sep 2021 in his residence in Andheri, Mumbai. His death got confirmed by the doctors of the Cooper Hospital. He was just 40 years old at the time of his death and, he got declared dead by the doctors of Cooper Hospital.

Sidharth Shukla - A Star Gone Too Soon

Sidharth is one of those actors on television who is unforgotten. His contribution to the industry is immense and, he gave several hits. He acted in more than ten television serials and, he is the new face of TV. Shukla is the favorite actor of thousands of people and, he is forever in our hearts.

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I am an English Honours graduate from Delhi University and writing is my passion. I like writing sweet, fun, action-packed mysteries. My characters are clever and fearless, but in real life, I am afraid of basements, bees, and going upstairs when it is dark behind. I have 2+ years of experience in this field and have worked with several websites as an intern.

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