Sidharth Shukla was an Indian television actor and model. He was best known for playing the role of ‘Shivraj Shekhar’ in Colors TV’s “Balika Vadhu” and winning the ‘Bigg Boss 13’ title. He started his career as a Model then feature in Music Videos and after that, he bagged the role of lead in Television shows. He had also appeared in the 2014 Bollywood movie “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya”. He died on 2 September 2021 due to a Heart Attack.
Social Media Stats
Full / Real Name
Date of Birth
12 December 1980
40 (at the time of death)
2 September 2021
Mumbai (Cooper Hospital)
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh
St. Xavier’s High School, Mumbai, Maharashtra
University or College
Rachana Sansad School of Interior Design
Graduation in Interior Designing
Resham Ka Rumal (Music Video opposite Monalisa)
Interest & Hobbies
Morphology of Sidharth Shukla
Personal Life of Sidharth Shukla
Sidharth Shukla was born on Friday, 12 December 1980 in Mumbai to a Hindu Brahmin Family. His family has its roots in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. His father, Ashok Shukla, was a civil engineer and worked at the Reserve Bank of India. Sidharth’s father passed away due to a lung infection when Sidharth was starting his modeling career. His mother, Rita Shukla, is a homemaker. He had two elder sisters, Preeti Shukla and Neetu Shukla.
He did his schooling at Mumbai’s St. Xavier’s High School and went to Rachana Sansad School of Interior Design to pursue his graduation in Interior Designing. He was good at sports in his school days and represented his school in many Tennis and Football competitions. He started modeling when he was in college. In 2004, Sidharth participated in the Gladrags Manhunt competition and emerged as a runner-up of the show.
Late Ashok Shukla
Relationships and Affairs
Sidharth remained unmarried till his unfortunate death but his name was linked up to seven females. His first girlfriend was the Indian TV actress and Bigg Boss 11 winner Shilpa Shinde. Reportedly, she accused Sidharth of beating her and once throwing her out of his car which led to their breakup. Sidharth had a relationship with Drashti Dhami, Shefali Jariwala, and Smita Bansal. He was also linked to his ‘Dil Se Dil Tak’ co-star Rashami Desai.
Sidharth was also rumored to be in a relationship with the Indian actress and model Akanksha Puri and Arti Singh. During the reality show ‘Bigg Boss 13’. Sidharth became friends with his co-contestant Shehnaaz Kaur Gill. Even after the show was over, they were spotted together at various places, and were rumors that they were in a live-in relationship.
Shehnaaz was with Sidharth in his last time. Their Jodi was loved a lot by their fans and together they were known as “SidNaaz”. Post his demise, the news came out in media that Sidharth and Shehnaaz were about to get married in December 2021, and they had booked the marriage venue at JW Marriott, Mumbai. Reportedly, the couple had booked an apartment where they were about to shift post marriage.
Career Path of Sidharth Shukla
He started his career as a model. In 2004, he participated in the ‘Gladrags Manhunt and Mega Model Contest along with the Indian TV actor Abhinav Shukla. In 2004, he represented India at the World’s Best Model contest in Turkey and became the first Asian to win the title. Later, he was featured in the music video ‘Resham Ka Rumal’ featuring Monalisa and sung by Ila Arun.
He made his television debut on the television show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na. Later, he worked in the well-known serials Jaane Pehchaane Se, Ye Ajnabbi, and Love You Zindagi. In 2012, Siddharth played an important character of Shivraj Shekhar in Colors TV popular TV serial Balika Vadhu. and gained a lot of.
He subsequently appeared in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Dil Se Dil Se, Savdhaan India and India Got Talent. He participated in Bigg Boss 13 as a contestant in the year 2019 and was a winner. Siddharth played the supporting actor role for Karan Johar’s Dharma production in the movie Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, for which he was also awarded the Stardust Award.
In 2020, he appeared in various music videos like “Bhula Dunga” by Darshan Raval, “Dil Ko Karaar Aaya” by Yasser Desai & Neha Kakkar, and “Shona Shona” by Tony Kakkar & Neha Kakkar. After his death, his unrelated video “Habit” was released which co-starred Shehnaz Gill. Shehnaaz also released “Tu Yaheen Hai” in his memory.
Sidharth in 2021, appeared in the web series Broken but Beautiful season 3 which became a huge hit and blockbuster.
Controversies About Sidharth Shukla
- Sidharth was caught driving under the influence of alcohol. He was also arrested for Rash driving.
- Sidharth was often criticised for being late on the sets of his shows.
- Sidharth was even criticised for his poor behaviour with the media.
Favorite and Beloved Things
Paav Bhaaji and Daal Rice
Amitabh Bachchan, Shahrukh Khan and Mithun Chakraborty
Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit
Germany, Spain and Australia
Facts about Sidharth Shukla
- Earlier, Sidharth was vegetarian, but later he turned non-vegetarian.
- Initially, he wanted to be an interior designer, but when he Saw more scope in modelling and acting, he decided to pursue his career in the same.
- Sidharth shared in an interview that he was an introvert and didn’t like partying much.
- Sidharth was friends with the Bollywood actor, John Abraham, during his modelling days.
- While Sidharth was in Bigg Boss 13, he talked to his co-contestants about his smoking addiction and wanted to visit London for his lung cleaning treatment.