Vaishnavi (actor)

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Born 1986
Died 17 April 2006 (aged 20)
Anna Nagar, Chennai

Vaishnavi (1986 – 17 April 2006) was an Indian television actress.

Vaishnavi appeared in the serials Anni, Muhurtham, and Malargal. She acted in many TV serials and also acted as Sherin's friend in Whistle. She was also the video jockey for the programme titled Kondattam for SUN TV.

On 17 April 2006, Vaishnavi hanged herself in her home after a fight with actor Dev Anand, her married co-star in the Tamil serial Manaivi, with whom she was having a relationship. On 19 April 2006, Anand was arrested in connection with Vaishnavi's death. Vaishnavi's parents and her younger sister had been to her grandfather's house to celebrate his birthday. Vaishnavi, who stayed alone at home, used this time and hanged herself. The reason for her suicide is not known.[1][2]


  1. ^ "A last tribute to TV star Vaishnavi". 2006-04-19. 
  2. ^ "TV artist held for Vaishnavi's death". Chennai, India: The Hindu. 20 April 2006.