Disha Salian was an Indian celebrity manager. She worked as a celebrity manager of many popular Indian celebrities, including Late Sushant Singh Rajput.
She was born on Tuesday, 26 May 1992 (age 28 years; at the time of death), in Udupi, Karnataka. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. She did her schooling from Dadar Parsi Youths Assembly High School, Mumbai. She pursued a bachelor’s degree in Mass Media from R.D. National College and W. A. Science College, Mumbai. LinkedIn
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
She was residing with her parents in Dadar, Mumbai.
Parents & Siblings
Her father is a businessman. She has a younger brother, Vijay Salian who works as Associate Software Engineer at Accenture Services Pvt. Ltd. in Mumbai.
Relationships, Husband & Children
Reportedly, she was engaged to the TV actor, Rohan Rai.
In 2011, she started working as a freelance reporter with WinkBall. In 2012, she joined Times Group, India as a researcher. After working as a freelance talent manager in 2013, she joined Media Vantage in 2014; as a celebrity manager. Later, she worked as a talent manager with various firms like Imagesmiths, CAA KWAN Talent Management Agency Private Limited, and Cornerstone Sport and Entertainment Private Limited in Mumbai. She was the celebrity manager of various Indian celebrities, including Late Sushant Singh Rajput, Bharti Singh, Rhea Chakraborty, and Varun Sharma.
Reportedly, on 9 June 2020, she committed suicide by jumping off the 14th floor of her fiance’s apartment in Jankalyan Nagar in Malad West. She was declared dead at a local hospital in Borivali, Mumbai. Reportedly, she had been battling depression with depression for a long time. On 8 June 2020, she was with her fiancé, Rohan Rai and a few more friends. Her death time was reported at 2:25 am. Senior Inspector Jagdev Kalapad of the Malvani Police Station said in an interview,
There were six friends in all. They were drinking after dinner. Disha Salian, who was also tipsy, walked to the window of the apartment from where she fell down around 1 am on Tuesday.”
Whereas, as per some other media sources, it was a case of accidental death and not suicide. Reportedly, she was in a troubled relationship with her fiancé, Rohan Rai. She had a fight with Rohan and had locked herself in bathroom on the same day she died. After their fight, she got too much drunk and slipped off the 14th floor of Rohan’s apartment. India.com
Reportedly, the Bollywood actor, Suraj Pancholi was responsible for her death, and it was said that she was pregnant with Suraj’s child. Later, Suraj clarified the whole matter and said,
I don’t even know Disha. I never met her in my life. I only knew about her after her death, and then later Sushant’s death, that too through social media. I’d never interacted, don’t know what she even looked like.”
Just a few days after her death, on 14 June 2020, Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging from his room’s ceiling fan. Initially, it was said that Sushant committed suicide, but after Sushant’s father filed a complaint against Rhea Chakraborty, the investigation took a different phase. During the investigation of Sushant’s case, various media sources talked about Disha Salian’s suicide and claimed that Disha’a suicide case was related to Sushant’s case. In September 2020, Disha’s death case was reopened and CBI started investigation in her case; to know whether it was suicide or murder and to find out the connection between Disha and Sushant’s death case.
- She was an animal lover and used to post pictures with her pet dogs.
- Her hobbies were travelling and partying with friends.
- While talking to the police during the investigation, her parents revealed that they were not happy with Disha’s relationship with Rohan and had agreed to their marriage only for the happiness of Disha.
- During the Corona pandemic lockdown in 2020, Disha had moved to Rohan’s flat from her parents’ house in Dadar.
- On her demise, many popular Indian celebrities shared their condolence,
Late Sushant Singh Rajput wrote,
It’s such a devastating news. My deepest condolences to Disha’s family and friends. May your soul rest in peace.”
Varun Sharma uploaded a photo of Disha and wrote,
Am at a loss of words. Speechless. Numb. It all looks unreal. So many memories. Such a lovely person and a dear friend. You always wore that smile everyday, and with such kindness you dealt with everything that came your way. You will be deeply missed. Prayers and Strength to the Family. I still can’t believe Disha you’re gone. Gone too Soon (sic).”