Aarthi Agarwal

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Aarthi Agarwal
Aarthi Agarwal.jpg
Born (1984-03-05)March 5, 1984
New Jersey, United States[1]
Died June 6, 2015(2015-06-06) (aged 31)
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Other names Aarti Agarwal
Occupation Film actress, model[2]
Years active 2001–2015
Spouse(s) Ujjwal Kumar Agarwal (m. 2007; div. 2009)[3][4]

Aarthi Agarwal (March 5, 1984 – June 6, 2015) was an Indian-American actress who primarily worked in Telugu cinema, also known as Tollywood.[5]

Early life and career[edit]

Agarwal was born on March 5, 1984, to a Gujarati family. Her father, Shashank, is in the hotel business and her mother, Veema, is a homemaker. She has two siblings. At around 14 years of age, actor Sunil Shetty spotted her and invited her to dance on stage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After the performance, he asked her father to encourage her to take up acting in Bollywood. At age 16, she made her debut with Paagalpan.[6]

Agarwal made her Telugu film debut in Nuvvu Naaku Nachav with actor Venkatesh. She was one of the few non-Telugu speaking actresses to work with noted Indian film stars Chiranjeevi, Nandamuri Balakrishna, Akkineni Nagarjuna, Mahesh Babu, Ravi Teja, and NTR Junior.[1]

In 2005, The Hindu reported that Agarwal had attempted suicide[7] after she was hospitalized with internal head injuries at Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad and put on ventilator support.[8][5]

In 2007 Aarthi married Tasval Kumar, a U.S.-based Indian software engineer; the couple divorced in 2009.[4]

On 6 June 2015, Agarwal was pronounced dead on arrival at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey.[9] Agarwal, who had undergone a liposuction surgery six weeks prior, had severe breathing problems before her death.[10] [11] [12] Her manager stated the cause of her death was cardiac arrest.[13] [14] She had been living with her parents in Egg Harbor Township.[15] [16]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2001 Paagalpan Roma Pinto Hindi Debut movie
Nuvvu Naaku Nachav Nandini Telugu
2002 Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu KrishnaVeni Telugu
Allari Ramudu Mythili Telugu
Indra Snehalatha Reddy Telugu
Nee Sneham Amrutha Telugu
Bobby Bhagyamathi Telugu
2003 Palnati Brahmanayudu Sruthi Telugu
Vasantham Nandini Telugu
Veede Mangathaayaru Telugu Remade from Tamil movie Dhool
2004 Nenunnanu Sruthi Telugu Dubbed into Hindi language as Vishwa-The HeMan in 2006
Adavi Ramudu Madhulatha Telugu
2005 Chatrapati Item Song Telugu Special appearance
Narasimhudu Item Song Telugu
Soggadu Swati Telugu
Sankranthi Cameo Telugu
Bambara Kannaley Tamil film
2006 Andala Ramudu Radha Telugu
2008 Gorintaku Nandhini Telugu
2009 Posani Gentleman Neeraja Telugu
2015 Ranam Telugu film


  1. ^ a b "Telugu actress Aarthi Agarwal passes away at 31". The Indian Express. June 6, 2015. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ Arthi Agarwal. "Arthi Agarwal biography, birth date, birth place and pictures". browsebiography.com. 
  3. ^ "Breaking news: Aarti Agarwal marries an NRI at Arya Samaj". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Aarthi Agarwal divorces Tasval Kumar". The New Indian Express. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b Ma, Myles (June 7, 2015). "Tollywood actress was attempting comeback before her death". NJ Advance Media. Retrieved June 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Aarthi Agarwal Dies in New Jersey; Celebrities Condole her Untimely Death". International Business Times. June 6, 2015. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Actress Aarti Agarwal attempts suicide?". thehindu.com. March 24, 2005. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Actress Aarti in coma after mystery fall". The Times of India. 
  9. ^ "Indian actress Aarthi Agarwal dies in N.J. hospital". NJ.com. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Tollywood Mourns The Death Of Aarti Agarwal". greatandhra.com. 
  11. ^ "Telugu Actor Aarthi Agarwal Dies at 31". NDTVMovies.com. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  12. ^ "జయమాలిని కోసం మరో 3 కేజీలు తగ్గే ప్రయత్నంలో.." (in Telugu). Andhra Jyothy. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  13. ^ "Aarthi Agarwal's Father, Manager, Surgeon Speak About her Liposuction, Death". International Business Times. June 7, 2015. 
  14. ^ "31 વર્ષની ઉંમરે અભિનેત્રીનું થયું નિધન, શુક્રવારે રીલિઝ થઈ અંતિમ ફિલ્મ". Divya Bhaskar.com. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Telugu actress Aarthi Aggarwal passes away at 31". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  16. ^ Wheatstone, Richard. "Bollywood actress Aarthi Agarwal dead after 'liposuction surgery gone wrong'", Daily Mirror, June 8, 2015; accessed June 8, 2015. "But she had seen her career fade in recent years and was living with her parents in her home town of Egg Harbor Township."

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