The year 2021 saw us bidding goodbye to many celebrities who breathed their last. The legendary actor Dilip Kumar, popular Hindi television actor Sidharth Shukla and actor Puneeth Rajkumar were among those who passed away. Covid-19’s second wave also took away several known faces.
Veteran actor Shashikala Om Prakash Saigal died on April 4. She was 88. Popularly known as Shashikala, she played supporting characters in over 100 films including Bimla, Sujata, Aarti, Anupama, Waqt, Gumrah and Khubsoorat, among many others.
Actor Amit Mistry died of a heart attack on April 23. He was 47.
The actor passed away due to COVID-19 complications on May 2. He was 52.
Adperson and director Raj Kaushal passed away on June 30 after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was married to Mandira Bedi.
Legendary actor Dilip Kumar passed away on July 7, at the age of 98. The veteran actor was hospitalised due to age-related illnesses. With a storied career, Kumar was one of the pioneers of method acting in the country.
Shravan Rathod of the Nadeem-Shravan composer duo passed away on April 23. He was 66. Shravan was COVID-19 positive and was reported to be in a critical condition.
Rajiv Kapoor passed away on February 9 due to a cardiac arrest. He is best remembered for his work in Ram Teri Ganga Maili.
Rinku Singh Nikumbh
Actor Rinku Singh Nikumbh, known for her appearance in Ayushmann Khurrana’s ‘Dream Girl’, passed away due to COVID-19 complications at a hospital in Assam. She was 35.
Legendary music composer and National Award winner Vanraj Bhatia, 93, passed away on May 7. He is best known for composing music for films such as Ankur, 36 Chowringhee Lane and TV show Tamas.
Chandrashekhar G. Vaidya
Renowned Bollywood actor-filmmaker of yesteryear Chandrashekhar G died on June 17. He was 97.
Actor Farrukh Jaffer, who played Amitabh Bachchan’s wife Fatima Begum in Gulabo Sitabo, passed away on October 15 in Lucknow. She was 88.
Sidharth Shukla passed away following a massive heart attack on September 2. The Balika Vadhu fame actor and Bigg Boss 13 winner’s demise came as a shock to his colleagues and admireres.
Veteran actress Surekha Sikri died at the age of 75 after suffering a cardiac arrest. She died on July 16.
Actor Anupam Shyam died in Mumbai on August 8 at the age of 63 of multiple organ failure. The actor had been suffering from kidney ailment for a few years before he passed away.
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah’s Nattu Kaka aka actor Ghanshyam Nayak passed away on October 3 following a long battle with cancer.
Actor Chandrakant Pandya, who played Nishad Raj on Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, passed away on October 5.
Gerry Marsden, lead singer of the British band Gerry and the Pacemakers, died on January 3.
Tanya Roberts, a Charlie’s Angel and a Bond Girl, passed away at 65 on January 4.
Actress Cicely Tyson, the pioneering Black actor who gained an Oscar nomination for her role as the sharecropper’s wife in Sounder, died January 28. She was 96.
British actress Helen McCrory, who starred in the television show Peaky Blinders and the Harry Potter movies, died on April 16. She was 52 and had been suffering from cancer.
Renowned Bengali theatre and film personality Swatilekha Sengupta died on June 16 at the age of 71. She was suffering from kidney ailment.
Kannada actor Sanchari Vijay passed away on June 15. The National Award Winning actor was 37. He met with an accident and suffered grievous injuries.
Kishore Nandlaskar, who worked in Marathi and Bollywood films, breathed his last on April 20. He was affected with the coronavirus.
Abhilasha Patil passed away on May 4 after she tested positive for COVID-19. She was 47.
Bollywood and Bhojpuri actor Sriprada passed away due to Covid-19 complications on May 6.
Popular Malayalam film and television actor Saranya Sasi died on August 9 at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram, purportedly due to Covid-19 complications. She was 35.
This Kannada superstar died on October 29 2021 due to heart attack. He was 46. Puneeth Rajkumar developed chest pain in the morning and rushed to the hospital after a consultation with family doctor. He died shortly after.