Kannada’s hero Chiranjeevi Sarja and a nephew of actor Arjun Sarja, passed away today in Bengaluru. It is said that the actor has complained of breathlessness and chest pain. The 39-year-old Chiranjeevi died after he suffered from a heart attack at Sagar Apollo hospitals.

He married actress Meghana Raj, the daughter of Prameela Joshai and Sundar Raj in 2018. The couple has dated for 10 years and later got married in a grand manner. Chiranjeevi acted in 22 films and the news has shattered his huge fan base. The family members of the actor said that he was quite healthy with regular workouts, even without a pause in lockdown.

The doctors at Sagar Apollo hospitals confirmed that he was brought to the facility in an unconscious state and his body will be handed over to the Jayanagar Police for an autopsy. Born and brought up in Bengaluru, Chiranjeevi Sarja started his career as an assistant director for his uncle Arjun Sarja’s movies. He made his acting lead debut in Sandalwood in the 2009 Kannada movie Vayuputra to which he won Innovative Film Award for Best Debut male actor.

His two latest films have been released early this year, namely, Khaki and Aadya. His next film, Rajamarthanda is yet to be released, with post-production work in process. Also, another three films, April, Ranam and Khatreya, were halted due to the lockdown.