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Bollywood Actor Sandeep Nahar Dies by Suspected Suicide

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If you experience suicidal thoughts or have lost someone to suicide, the following post could be potentially triggering. You can contact the Crisis Text Line by texting “START” to 741741.

Bollywood actor Sandeep Nahar has died by suspected suicide on Monday, according to several media outlets. Nahar’s cause of death is still under investigation by Mumbai Police. The actor posted a note and video on his Facebook page that suggested he was struggling. Any posts have since been deleted but clips and screenshots are circulating on social media.

Nahar was known for his roles in several films and series, including “Kesari” and playing alongside Sushant Singh Rajput in “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story.” Nahar’s death also highlights the need for better support for Bollywood actors who face enormous pressure behind the scenes. Several other Bollywood stars have died by suicide in recent years, including Rajput, Asif Basra and Kushal Punjabi.

Colleagues, friends and fans reacted to Nahar’s death on social media and shared condolences.

If this news is hard for you, know you are not alone — and there is help for people who feel suicidal. You can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “START” to 741-741. Head here for a list of crisis centers around the world.

Header image via Sandeep Nahar/Instagram

Originally published: February 16, 2021
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