Bigg Boss 13 winner Sidharth Shukla passes away on Monday. He was 40.Best known for his role in the long-running TV show Balika Vadhu and as the winner of Bigg Boss 13, died on Thursday, an official at the Cooper Hospital here said.
He is survived by his mother and two sisters.The actor recently appeared on reality shows Bigg Boss OTT and Dance Deewane 3 with rumoured girlfriend Shehnaaz Gill. Siddharth, the winner of Bigg Boss 13 was a popular face of showbiz and has been a part of films like Humpty Sharma Ke Dulhania. The actor’s last screen outing was Ekta Kapoor’s popular show ‘Broken But Beautiful 3’ in which he played the role of Agastya.
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He emerged as the winner of reality shows Bigg Boss 13and Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7. He hosted Savdhaan India and India’s Got Talent. He died after suffering a heart attack at Cooper Hospital, Mumbai.
He won the World’s Best Model title in December 2005 beating 40 other participants from across Asia, Latin America, and Europe. He made his acting debut with a lead role in the 2008 show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na. In 2014, Shukla made his Bollywood debut in a supporting role in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania.
Sidharth featured in several music videos with his close friend and former Bigg Boss contestant Shehnaaz Gill, including tracks like “Bhula Dunga” and “Shona Shona.”
In 2014, he won the Gold Awards Most Fit Actor award and was included in Rediff’s Television’s Top 10 Actors.In 2015, he was awarded with the Wellness Icon of the Year award in 8th Geospa Asiaspa India Awards.In 2021, he also won the Synth GlobalSpa Fit and Fab Award.
In 2013, Shukla entered the Times of India’s Most Desirable Men of 2013 at 34th position,ranking 33rd in 2014, 44th in 2017, 41st in 2018, 15th in 2019, and 11th in 2020. He was ranked 5th and 7th in the Times of India’s Top 20 Most Desirable Men on Television in 2017 and 2018 respectively, and then he was ranked 1st consecutively in The Times 20 Most Desirable Men on Television in 2019 and 2020. He was announced Hindustan Times Most Stylish TV Personality 2017. Later in the year, he was also placed at the 10th position in the exclusive list of Top 12 Indian Male Hotties of 2017 by Trendrr. In 2019, Shukla was the 9th most searched personality in India on Google.He was ranked 17th and 13th in BizAsia’s Top 30 TV Personalities of 2019 and 2020, respectively. In 2021, he was declared The Times of India’s Charismatic TV personality.