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English Vinglish actor Sujata Kumar dies after battling cancer

Actor Sujata Kumar, sister of Suchitra Krishnamoorthi, passed away in Mumbai after battling stage four cancer that had metasised.

bollywood Updated: Aug 20, 2018 16:16 IST
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Hindustan Times
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Sujata Kumar starred in English Vinglish and 24 TV serial.

Actor Sujata Kumar, who played Sridevi’s sibling in English Vinglish, died after battling stage four cancer. The news of Sujata Kumar’s death was confirmed by her sister, actor and singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi.

Sharing the news, Suchitra wrote on Twitter:

“Our beloved Sujata Kumar has passed away and moved on to a better place leaving us with an umimaginable void. She left us an hour ago at 11.26 pm on the 19th of august 2018..Life can never be the same again...”

In another tweet, Suchitra had informed that the mortal remains would be cremated at the Juhu crematorium in Vile Parle on August 20. However, she deleted it later.


According to a report in Spotboye, the actor has fourth stage cancer, which had metastised. She was admitted at Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital. Her condition deteriorated and it was reported that she had multiple organ failure.

Back in 2012, when she appeared in English Vinglish, Sujata was quoted as saying she was very happy that Gauri Shinde had cast her in the role. Before English Vinglish, she had done a few TV serials like Hotel Kingston (Star One) and Bombay Talking (Zee Cafe). She also appeared in Anil Kapoor’s 24 as Meghna Singhania. She starred in Karan Johar’s Gori Tere Pyar Mein and Aanand L Rai’s Raanjhanaa, both in 2013. She also appeared in TV commercials.

Sujata Kumar with Sridevi in a still from English Vinglish.

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First Published: Aug 20, 2018 09:02 IST