TV actor Nitesh Pandey passes away at 51

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Indian actor Nitesh Pandey passed away after suffering a massive heart attack on May 24, 2023. The actor reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest at 2 am while he was shooting at Igatpuri near Nashik. The 51 year old actor almost died immediately after he suffered the heart attack. The news about his death was confirmed by his brother-in-law Siddharth Nagar who is a producer.

The producer confirmed and said that his sister Arpita Pandey is in a state of shock and that Nitesh’s father has left for Igatpuri to bring the mortal remains of the actor to Mumbai. Siddharth also expressed that they have gone numb after the incident and he could not talk to his sister Arpita since then. Siddharth added that Nitesh was a very lively person and that he did not suffer from any kind of heart ailment.

Actor Nitesh was earlier married to Ashwini Kaleskar, who is now married to Murli Sharma. The actor was best known for playing Shah Rukh Khan’s assistant’s role in the film Om Shanti Om. He worked in a number of other Bollywood films including Dabangg, Khosla Ka Ghosla, and others. The actor also worked in a number of TV series. In the TV industry, he was best known for playing the role of Dheeraj Kumar in the popular tele series Anupamaa.

As per reports, the actor was found dead at a hotel in Igatpuri near Nashik, Maharashtra. As for now, the primary reason for the cause of death seems to be heart attack. The report of the autopsy is awaited. A team from the police is at the hotel and an investigation is underway. Further reports have revealed that the hotel staff and people close to the actor are being questioned. Apart from acting, Nitesh also did theatre shows including Aastha and Misal Pav with actress Sudha Chandran. Nitesh is survived by wife Arpita and nine year old son Aarav.

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