Popular face of Punjabi and Hindi films, actor Ranjan Sehgal, who shot to fame with the 2016 film Sarbjit, passed away due to multiple organ failure at a hospital in Chandigarh on Saturday. The 36-year-old actor had reportedly been not keeping well for quite some time due to a long-term ailment.
He was well-known for his noteworthy theatre and television performances and had essayed prominent roles on the small screen. Ranjan kick-started his career as a theatre actor and later moved to Mumbai to form his base from his hometown in Punjab where he had already gained a strong foothold in a Punjabi show Chadya Chann Samundar Paar.
In Mumbai, he made a mark with TV commercials and essayed supporting roles in shows like Crime Patrol, Sabki Ladli Bebo, Bhagya and Rishta.com. He played prominent roles as a parallel lead in television shows like Rishon Se Badi Pratha, Tum Dena Saath Mera, Gustakh Dil, Bhawar, Jaane Kya Hoga Ram and Kuldeepak among many others.
He also garnered attention through several television shows such as ‘Savdhan India’ and ‘Crime Patrol’ apart from featuring in films like ‘Karma’, ‘Mahi NRI’, and ‘Sarbjit’ in 2016. His tragic demise has left theatre lovers and artists devastated across the country.
Polly Jabbal, his co-star in Mahi NRI, in an interaction with a regional daily on hearing of the actor’s tragic demise and reminisced his helpful nature.