Anupamaa actor Nitesh Pandey found dead at hotel in Nashik, celebs mourn his demise
Producer JD Majethia said that Nitesh was travelling for work when he breathed his last.
Nitesh Pandey, who was last seen in Star Plus’ serial Anupamaa, passed away at 51.He featured in the role of Dheeraj Kapoor in Rupali Ganguly’s hit show. He was in Igatpuri, Maharashtra where he suffered a cardiac arrest as per reports.
Producer JD Majethia said that Nitesh was travelling for work when he breathed his last. “TV actor Nitesh Pandey found dead at a hotel in Igatpuri, Nashik in Maharashtra. Prima facie, the cause of death seems to be a heart attack. A police team is present at the hotel and an investigation is underway. Postmortem report is awaited. Questioning of hotel staff and people close to him is being done,” the news agency ANI reported. The unfortunate news comes after Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai actress Vaibhavi Upadhyay and model Aditya Singh Rajput’s demise.
Mourning the loss, actor Deven Bhojani tweeted, “This can’t be true but it is. Friend, colleague and a talented actor Nitesh Pandey dies of cardiac arrest at 2am today in Igatpuri. Rest in peace Nitesh 🙏🏻 #Actor #Anupama.” He also added, “The day began with two really sad news. Deaths of two very talented people. Had opportunities to direct both of them. Vaibhavi Upadhyay in Sarabhai vs Sarabhai and Nitesh Pandey in a mythological show of Star network. Vaibhavi met with an accident last evening in North India and Nitesh passed away today at 2am due to cardiac arrest in Igatpuri. Life can be so unpredictable. May God bless their souls 🙏🏻.” On the other hand, actor Rajeshwri Sachdev tweeted, “#NiteshPandey … gone too soon! Shocking! Rest in eternal peace 🙏🙏🙏.”
Nitesh has predominately worked in TV in 25 years span of his acting career. He is well known for his work in shows including Astitva Ek Prem Kahani, Tejas, Saaya, Justajoo, and Durgesh Nandini. Besides TV shows, he has also done a number of movies including Om Shanti Om, Badhaai Do, Rangoon, Madaari, Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai and Dabangg 2 among others. On the personal front, he was married to Ashwini Kalsekar in 1998 but later got separated in 2002. He then got married to TV actress Arpita Pandey.