Chiranjeevi Sarja was an Indian film actor who appeared in many Kannada films. On 7 June 2020, he died of a cardiac arrest in Bangalore.
Chiranjeevi Sarja was famous as Chiru. He was born on Friday, 17 October 1980 (age 39 years; at the time of death), in Bangalore, Karnataka. His zodiac sign is Libra. He did his schooling from Baldwin Boys High School, Bangalore. He attended Vijaya College, Bangalore to complete his graduation. Wikipedia
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
He was born in a Hindu family.
Parents & Siblings
He was the eldest son of Ammaji and Vijay Kumar. His younger brother’s name is Dhruv Sarja who is an actor too. Chiranjeevi was the nephew of the South Indian actor, Arjun Sarja and grandson of the veteran Kannada actor, Shakti Prasad.
Relationships, Wife & Children
On 22 October 2017, he got engaged to his long time girlfriend, Meghana Raj who is a South Indian actress. On 30 April 2018, he got married to Meghana in a Christian style wedding at St Anthony’s Church in Koramangala, Bangalore.
The couple got married in a Hindu wedding ceremony at Bengaluru Palace Ground on 2 May 2018.
His wife was pregnant with his child at the time of his death.
Before making his career in acting, he worked as an assistant director with his uncle, Arjun Sarja for almost four years. In 2009, he debuted in the romantic Kannada film, ‘Vayuputra,’ in which he played the role of Balu. He won Innovative Film Award for Best Debut (Male) for this film. Later, he appeared in various South Indian films, like ‘Gandedhe’ (2010), ‘Kempegowda’ (2011), ‘Ajith’ (2014), ‘Amma I Love You’ (2018), and ‘Sinnga’ (2019).
On 7 June 2020, a severe pain started in his chest, and while talking to his father on phone at around 1.10 pm on the same day, he collapsed. He was immediately rushed to the Apollo Hospital in Jayanagar and was declared dead by the doctors. His last rites were conducted on 8 June 2020.
On his demise, the chief minister of Karnataka, B. S. Yediyurappa said,
Kannada film industry has lost a good actor.”
The former chief minister of Karnataka, H. D. Kumaraswamy tweeted,
He was a shining star in the galaxy of artists. It’s disappointing that he died at a young age.”
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