Popular Tamil television actor Sai Prashanth allegedly committed suicide at his residence in Chennai on Sunday, police said. According to police sources, the 30-year-old mixed poison in his drink.
“The reason behind the suicide is not clear. We think it could be loneliness,” a police official said. Prashanth’s body has been taken to Kilpauk Medical College for post-mortem.
After divorcing his first wife, Prashanth re-married three months ago. Prashanth’s parents, who are based in Hosur, were informed of his death. His mother Lalitha S Subash is a former vice-president of the state BJP.
Known for working in serials such as Annamalai, Selvi and Arasi, he had also starred in a few Tamil films such as Neram, Thegidi and Vadacurry.
Prashanth started off his career as a video jockey and hosted popular show, Dil Dil Manadhil.