MUMBAI, INDIA. (THECOUNT) — Indian actor Kushal Punjabi died of an apparent suicide on Friday. He was 42.

According to Friday reports, the actor’s parents were unable to contact him by phone since Thursday.


A spare key was used to gain access Punjabi’s apartment, where friends located his body.

Punjabi, who starred in shows such as Ishq Mein Marjawan and Hum Tum and the movie Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love with Priyanka Chopra, was found hanging inside his Mumbai apartment according to local reports. Police found a suicide note, reports eonline.

According to reports, Punjabi is also survived by his sisters, his wife, a foreign national who works for a shipping firm in China, and their three-year-old son Kian, who lives with her.

Members of the Bollywood community, including Punjabi’s friend and fellow Indian TV star Karanvir Bohra, took to social media to publicly mourn the actor.


Geo quick facts: Mumbai (formerly called Bombay) is a densely populated city on India’s west coast. A financial center, it’s India’s largest city. On the Mumbai Harbour waterfront stands the iconic Gateway of India stone arch, built by the British Raj in 1924. Offshore, nearby Elephanta Island holds ancient cave temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The city’s also famous as the heart of the Bollywood film industry – wikipedia.