Telugu film industry is shocked by the death of actor Uday Kiran, who committed suicide by hanging himself in his apartment at Srinagar colony in Punjagutta, Hyderabad on Sunday night. Several Tollywood celebrities rushed to the Apollo Hospital, where he was admitted by his wife Vishitha, and paid their last respect.
See Photos: Fans Pay Last Respect To Uday Kiran
On Sunday, Uday Kiran was reportedly alone at his apartment as his wife Vishitha had gone to Manikonda on some personal work. She grew suspicious when he did not respond to her phone calls. She rushed home and found his body hanging to the ceiling in a room late on Sunday night. Along with the help of the neighbours, she rushed the actor to the Apollo Hospital at Jubilee Hills, but the doctors declared him brought dead.
Born on January 26, 1980, Uday Kiran made his acting debut with director Teja's 2000 film Chitram, which went on to become a trend setter. Followed by two other hits like Nuvvu Nenu and Manasantha Nuvve, he delivered three consecutive successful films. He even won the Filmfare Best Actor Award in 2001 for his performance in Nuvvu Nenu.
After starring in few other movies, Uday Kiran forayed into Tamil films with Poi and later starred in several Telugu and Tamil films. He got engaged to Megastar Chiranjeevi's daughter in 2003, but the proposed marriage was cancelled eventually. Though he continued to do films, his career graph never went up.
In his acting career spanning 14 years, Uday Kiran acted in nearly 20 movies. In recent years, he was struggling to score a big hit. He was last seen as cop in Jai Sriram, which was an average grosser at the Box Office. The actor got married to his long-time girlfriend Vishita on October 24 in 2012. Police suspect that the financial problems, non-happening career, depression might have forced the actor to take a serious step of committing suicide.
The death news of Uday Kiran has come as a rude shock to many in Telugu film industry. Several Tollywood stars took to their Twitter accounts to share their shock over his sad demise and offered their condolences to his bereaved family. Continue to see Uday Kiran's rare photos and celebrities' comments on his death in the slideshow.
Shocked .. Shattered .. Clueless .. Restless .. Just don't know what to say .. Why why why?
Soo sad to hear one of my good friend Uday Kiran is No more ... God pl give strength to their family ...RIP babai... Will miss u alot:(
Omg! Heartbroken! Rip udaykiran. You were a sweet soul. Geees not fair :( devastating.
Shocked..Uday Kiran is no more..was such a warm and nice person..depressing news..RIP brother..strength to his family
Woke up to hear the news of Uday Kiran!!!!R.i.p Uday!!!!one of the nicest and friendliest guys I knw!!!!deeply saddened by the news!!
What the hell??? Heard about Uday Kiran.is it true? Omg what's happening to our actor clan.if it is suicide.im sure he is happier where he is now.lets take a Uday moment and pray for him.amen
Suicide rate across movie industry all over the world is getting scary. I wish god gives us all strength n reason to sail through all times.
Sad to hear the news of udaikiran.how can someone take their own life.Can't they find any reason to live? Don't they thnk abt their loved 1s
Unfortunate n speechless with the news. Only, He could hv written an answer for our every "Y". God speed...
Shocked by hearing the news that our Handsome and self made star is committed suicide. So sad. Big loss. Still I remember CHITRAM days when i sang " Ekantha vela" and all of us saw the first show on the release date. It's so heart breaking. Deep condolences to his family. May his soul Rest In Peace
Shocked n feeling terrible by the news abt Uday Kiran ending his life..What he must've gone thru to take such a step..Cruel Pressures..RIP
Met Uday Kiran for a coffee 3 months back. He looked so confident to bounce back! Very shocking to know that he is no more! God!!!!!
Extremely disturbed with the news of young actor udaykiran s suicide. What was wrong young man??? Sad. Shouldn't we find reasons to LIVE
Very sadd that Uday Kiran is no more:-( Such a young chap... Was a very sweet n kind hearted guy... Still can't believe it:-( R.I.P. Uday!!!
Very bad news about Uday Kiran suicide.We did Nuvvu Nenu film.Teja made him a star.He is a nice guy.Very sad news to hear in the morning.RIP
Never met uday kiran but hear so much about him. RIP uday xxxx
RIP Uday Kiran!!horrible start to 2014..
Always a rude shock when someone from ur own brethren decides to end his life. He has a similar day to day life and faces similar issues......and look where it all ended. Disturbing. RIP
I Had seen d first glimpse of stardom in real life with uday! Life and its strange ways! Suicide is never d answer, Very sad news! #rip
Just heard bout udaykiran..really sad.. May his soul r.i.p
Shocking, Sad.. RIP Uday Kiran
Really shocked with the news of Uday Kiran's suicide. Police suspect financial problems, non-happening career, depression drove Uday 2 take this step. This is tragedy. May his soul rest in peace.
Suicide cheskunadu tana flat lo..reasons r not yet known...So sad #RIPUdaykiran :(
Tragic news about Uday Kiran's death. Too young to be gone. RIP
Mahesh S Koneru
Hero Uday Kiran's suicide news is shocking... RIP :(