Pratyusha Banerjee, who first played the grown up Balika Vadhu ‘Anandi’ in the popular daily soap and later shot to national fame with a stint at Big Boss 7 reportedly committed suicide earlier on Friday by hanging herself. She was taken to Kolikaben hospital where she was declared dead. Her best friend and TV actress Kamya Punjabi confirmed the news to DNA Newspaper. Reportedly she had been having issues in her relationship, as she and her partner were planning to get married.
She was in a relationship with Indian film actor Rahul Raj Singh. He is also the son of Rajya Sabha member poetess Prabha Thakur.
Apart from Big Boss and Balika Vadhu, she also featured on dance reality show Jhalak Dikhlaja and Sasural Simar Ka. She also participated in the reality show ‘Power Couple‘ with partner Rahul Raj Singh.
She was in the news last year in November for non-payment of dues to a lounge on her birthday (Pinkvilla)
Earlier in January, she also had reported that some policemen entered her house and had molested her (Indiatoday)