Aarthi Agarwal

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Aarthi Agarwal
Aarthi Agarwal.jpg
Born (1984-03-05)March 5, 1984[1][2]
New Jersey, United States[3]
Died June 6, 2015(2015-06-06) (aged 31)
Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Other names Aarti Agarwal
Occupation Film actress, model[4]
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)[5][6]
Relatives 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.[7] She is the older sister of Aditi Agarwal, also an actress.

Early life and career[edit]

Agarwal was born on March 5, 1984 in New Jersey to Gujarati parents.[8] 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.[9]

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.[3]

In 2005, The Hindu reported that Agarwal had attempted suicide[10] after she was hospitalized with internal head injuries at Apollo Hospital, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad and put on ventilator support.[11][7]

In 2007, Agarwal married Tasval Kumar, a U.S.-based Indian software engineer; the couple divorced in 2009.[6]


On June 6, 2015, Agarwal was pronounced dead on arrival at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey.[12] Agarwal, who had undergone a liposuction surgery six weeks prior, had severe breathing problems before her death.[13][14][15] Her manager stated the cause of her death was cardiac arrest.[16][17] She had been living with her parents in Egg Harbor Township.[18][19]


Year Film Role Language Notes
2001 Paagalpan Roma Pinto Hindi
Nuvvu Naaku Nachav Nandini Telugu Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress
2002 Nuvvu Leka Nenu Lenu Krishna Veni Telugu
Allari Ramudu Mythili Telugu
Indra Snehalatha Reddy Telugu CineMAA Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress
Nee Sneham Amrutha Telugu
Bobby Bhagyamathi Telugu
2003 Palnati Brahmanayudu Sruthi Telugu Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress
Vasantham Nandini Telugu
Winner Tamil Special appearance
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 Prabhas's Love Interest Telugu
Narasimhudu Item Song Telugu
Soggadu Swati Telugu Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress
Sankranthi Telugu
Bambara Kannaley Tamil
2006 Andala Ramudu Radha Telugu Nominated - Filmfare Award for Best Telugu Actress
2008 Gorintaku Nandini Telugu
Deepavali Telugu
2009 Posani Gentleman Neeraja Telugu
2010 "Brahmalokam to Yamalokam via Bhulokam" As Rambha Telugu
2011 Vanakanya Wonder Veerudu Telugu
2015 Ranam 2 Telugu
2016 Aame Evaru? Telugu Released posthumously


  1. ^ Prashar, Chandni (8 June 2015). "Aarthi Agarwal, A Brief Candle in the Wind". NDTVMovies.com. Retrieved 2016-09-09. 
  2. ^ Mishra, Rashmi (7 June 2015). "Aarthi Agarwal dies after 'failed liposuction' surgery: 5 Things to know about dead Tollywood Actress". India.com. Retrieved 2016-09-09. 
  3. ^ a b "Telugu actress Aarthi Agarwal passes away at 31". The Indian Express. June 6, 2015. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ Arthi Agarwal. "Arthi Agarwal biography, birth date, birth place and pictures". browsebiography.com. 
  5. ^ "Breaking news: Aarti Agarwal marries an NRI at Arya Samaj". indiaglitz.com. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Aarthi Agarwal divorces Tasval Kumar". The New Indian Express. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b Ma, Myles (June 7, 2015). "Tollywood actress was attempting comeback before her death". NJ Advance Media. Retrieved June 7, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Tollywood actor Aarthi dies at 31 in US". Hyderabad: Deccan Herald. June 7, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Aarthi Agarwal Dies in New Jersey; Celebrities Condole her Untimely Death". International Business Times. June 6, 2015. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Actress Aarti Agarwal attempts suicide?". thehindu.com. March 24, 2005. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  11. ^ "Actress Aarti in coma after mystery fall". The Times of India. 
  12. ^ "Indian actress Aarthi Agarwal dies in N.J. hospital". NJ.com. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Tollywood Mourns The Death Of Aarti Agarwal". greatandhra.com. 
  14. ^ "Telugu Actor Aarthi Agarwal Dies at 31". NDTVMovies.com. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  15. ^ "జయమాలిని కోసం మరో 3 కేజీలు తగ్గే ప్రయత్నంలో." (in Telugu). Andhra Jyothy. Retrieved 2015-06-06. 
  16. ^ "Aarthi Agarwal's Father, Manager, Surgeon Speak About her Liposuction, Death". International Business Times. June 7, 2015. 
  17. ^ "31 વર્ષની ઉંમરે અભિનેત્રીનું થયું નિધન, શુક્રવારે રીલિઝ થઈ અંતિમ ફિલ્મ". Divya Bhaskar.com. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Telugu actress Aarthi Aggarwal passes away at 31". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved June 8, 2015. 
  19. ^ 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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