Nivedita Jain

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Nivedita Rinki
Born (1979-06-09)9 June 1979
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Died 10 June 1998(1998-06-10) (aged 19)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Nationality Indian
Other names Nivedita Rinky
Occupation Actress, model
Parent(s) Capt. Rajendra Jain (father)
Gowri Priya (mother)

Nivedita Jain (9 June 1979 – 11 June 1998) was a beauty contestant and an actress who appeared in Kannada films. She was crowned Miss Bangalore in 1994.[1] She made her debut as actress in the 1997 released film, Shivaranjini. She is a North Indian and her mother tongue is Hindi and/or Hindi dialects.


Jain started her acting career as early as when she was 16. She was approached by the Rajkumar's home production in 1997 with a two-film offers. The first released movie was Shivaranjini opposite Raghavendra Rajkumar and the second release was Shiva Sainya opposite Shivarajkumar. The latter film was successful and she began to get offers from many other production houses. She made a cameo appearance alongside Ramesh Aravind in the hit movie Amrutha Varshini. She also played a vital role in the Arjun Sarja, Tabu starrer Tamil film, Thaayin Manikodi.

Majority of her films were released in single year and with her death in the following year, her brief career came to an end.


Year Film Role Notes
1996 Shivaranjini
1996 Shiva Sainya
1997 Nee Moodida Mallige
1997 Amrutha Varshini Cameo appearance
1997 Prema Raga Haadu Gelathi
1998 Thaayin Manikodi Tamil film
1998 Baalina Daari
1998 Sutradhara


On the night of 17 May 1998, Jain received serious head injuries after falling off the parapet wall of the terrace on the second floor, from a height of 35 feet, of her home located in Rajarajeshwari Nagar suburb of Bangalore.[2] She had been practicing catwalk in preparation for the Miss India beauty contest,[3] as she had intended a return to modeling[4] after her last few films had not done well.[5] The following day, 19 May, it was reported she had briefly regained consciousness but remained incoherent and her condition was considered critical.[6] She lapsed into a coma,[3] and for 24 days remained on life support in Mallya Hospital, Bangalore, as doctors skilled in general medicine, neurology, homeopathy, reiki and mehakari treated her for severe head injuries and multiple fractures. While she was hospitalized, Her father, hoping it would bring good fortune and help her recover from her coma, renamed her Nivedita Rinki.[5]

At 11 am on 10 June 1998, she was declared dead by the doctors. Some people also believe that she was pushed by her mother from the second floor when she was practicing the catwalk. This is still not confirmed by the CBI board or neither any clues.[7]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 1994, Won title of Miss Bangalore[1]


  1. ^ a b "Miss Bangalore Hall Of Fame: Nivedita Jain – Miss Bangalore '94". Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Fall of a rising star". India Today. 8 June 1998. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Express News Service (12 June 1998). "Death ends Nivedita's yearning for extremes". Indian Express. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  4. ^ Times of India News Service (25 June 1998). "Was Nivedita Driven To Suicide?". Times of India. CSCS. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  5. ^ a b B.R. Srikanth (22 June 1998). "Catwalk To Death". Outlook India. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  6. ^ staff (20 May 1998). "Nivedita Jain recovering". Deccan Herald. CSCS. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Nivedita Jain dead". The Hindu. 11 June 1998. Archived from the original on 14 May 2011. Retrieved 9 March 2016. 

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