English Vinglish actor Sujata Kumar dies after battling cancer

The known TV star shot to fame after English Vinglish


Actor Sujata Kumar, sister of Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, passed away in Mumbai on Sunday after battling stage four cancer that had metastasised.

Sujata Kumar played Sridevi’s sibling in English Vinglish. The news of her death was confirmed by her sister, actor and singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi.

Sharing the news, Suchitra wrote on Twitter, “Our beloved Sujata Kumar has passed away and moved on to a better place leaving us with an umimaginable void. She left us an hour ago at 11.26 pm on the 19th of august 2018..Life can never be the same again…”

According to a report in Spotboye, the actor has fourth stage cancer, which had metastised. She was admitted at Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital. Her condition deteriorated and it was reported that she had multiple organ failure.

It may be recalled that Sujata Kumar is a cancer survivor. Back in 2012, when she appeared in English Vinglish, she was quoted as saying how happy she was that Gauri Shinde had thought of casting her in the role.

Prior to that, while she had done a few TV serials like Hotel Kingston (Star One) and Bombay Talking (Zee Cafe), but it wasn’t till English Vinglish that she became a popular face.

She later appeared in Anil Kapoor’s 24 as Meghna Singhania. She has worked in a couple of other Bollywood films like Karan Johar’s Gori Tere Pyar Mein and Aanand L Rai’s Raanjhanaa, both in 2013. She also appeared in TV commercials.

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