Kavita Chaudhary aka IPS officer Kalyani Singh from Udaan dies after cardiac arrest at 67

    Actress Kavita Chaudhary who was known for playing IPS officer Kalyani Singh from Udaan has passed away at 67 following a heart attack. 

    Kavita Chaudhary aka Kalyani Singh from Udaan passes away

    Kavita Chaudhary aka Kalyani Singh from Udaan passes away

    Kavita Chaudhary who had become a household name for her portrayal of an IPS officer named Kalyani Singh from the hit Doordarshan TV show Udaan has passed away. She was 67 years of age. The veteran actress died after suffering a cardiac arrest in Amritsar on Thursday (February 15) night.

    Apart from her performance in Udaan, Kavita was also known for her presence in the TV commercials of a popular detergent brand. According to a news report in Hindustan Times, she was admitted to the hospital a few days ago. Her nephew Ajay Sayal said, “She passed away following a cardiac arrest last night around 8.30 pm in Amritsar at the hospital. She was admitted a few days ago due to low blood pressure. Her condition became critical later.”

    Her last rites were performed in Amritsar today (February 16) morning. She is now survived by her nephew and niece. Her show Udaan was touted to be ahead of its times and spoke about the bravery and courage of a female IPS officer Kalyani Singh. It aired on Doordarshan between 1989 and 1991. For the unversed, she also wrote and directed some of the episodes of Udaan. The hit show was based on the life of her elder sister and police officer Kanchan Chaudhary Bhattacharya.

    Udaan also starred Shekhar Kapur in the lead role. It revolved around a woman who aspires to be a no-nonsense and dutiful police officer. It is also said that the impact of the show was so huge, that it motivated many women to pursue public service. Udaan was also re-telecasted with the likes of Ramayan and Mahabharat during the COVID-19 pandemic. Actor Amit Behl who was also her colleague remembered her saying, “RIP Kavita Chaudhary, is baar aapne lambi udaan bhar li, naman @CintaaOfficial @nsd_india.” She has also produced Doordarshan shows like IPS Diaries and Your Honour.