March 5, 1984|
New Jersey, United States
June 6, 2015 (aged 31)|
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
|Occupation||Film actress, model|
|Years active||2001–2015 (her death)|
|Height||160 cm (5 ft 3 in)|
|Weight||59 kg (130 lb)|
|Spouse(s)||Ujjwal Kumar Agarwal (m. 2007; div. 2009)|
Aditi Agarwal (sister)|
Akash Agarwal (brother)
Aarthi Agarwal (March 5, 1984 – June 6, 2015) was an Indian-American actress who primarily worked in Telugu cinema, also known as Tollywood. She is the older sister of Aditi Agarwal, also an actress.
Early life and career
Agarwal was born on March 5, 1984 in New Jersey to Gujarati parents. 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.
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, Prabhas, Mahesh Babu, Ravi Teja, and Jr NTR.
In 2005, The Hindu reported that Agarwal had attempted suicide after she was hospitalized with internal head injuries at Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad and put on ventilator support.
On June 6, 2015, Agarwal was pronounced dead on arrival at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Agarwal, who had undergone a liposuction surgery six weeks prior, had severe breathing problems before her death. Her manager stated the cause of her death was cardiac arrest. She had been living with her parents in Egg Harbor Township.
|Nuvvu Naaku Nachav||Nandini||Telugu||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress|
|2002||Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu||Krishna Veni||Telugu|
|Indra||Snehalatha Reddy||Telugu||CineMAA Award for Best Actress|
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress
|2003||Palnati Brahmanayudu||Sruthi||Telugu||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress|
|Veede||Mangathaayaru||Telugu||Remade from Tamil movie Dhool|
|2004||Nenunnanu||Sruthi||Telugu||Dubbed into Hindi language as Vishwa-The HeMan in 2006|
|2005||Chatrapati||Prabhas's Love Interest||Telugu|
|Soggadu||Swati||Telugu||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress|
|2006||Andala Ramudu||Radha||Telugu||Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress|
|2010||"Brahmalokam to Yamalokam via Bhulokam"||As Rambha||Telugu|
|2011||Vanakanya Wonder Veerudu||Telugu|
|2016||Aame Evaru?||Telugu||Released posthumously|
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- "Aarthi Agarwal divorces Tasval Kumar". The New Indian Express. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
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- "Actress Aarti Agarwal attempts suicide?". thehindu.com. March 24, 2005. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
- "Actress Aarti in coma after mystery fall". The Times of India.
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- "జయమాలిని కోసం మరో 3 కేజీలు తగ్గే ప్రయత్నంలో." (in Telugu). Andhra Jyothy. Retrieved 2015-06-06.
- "Aarthi Agarwal's Father, Manager, Surgeon Speak About her Liposuction, Death". International Business Times. June 7, 2015.
- "31 વર્ષની ઉંમરે અભિનેત્રીનું થયું નિધન, શુક્રવારે રીલિઝ થઈ અંતિમ ફિલ્મ". Divya Bhaskar.com. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
- "Telugu actress Aarthi Aggarwal passes away at 31". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
- 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."