Television actor Nitesh Pandey, best known for his role as Dheeraj in Star Plus’ popular show Anupamaa, passed away at the age of 51. He suffered a cardiac arrest while travelling for work in Igatpuri, Maharashtra. Producer JD Majethia, who had worked extensively with Nitesh, The actor was found dead in his hotel room, and the police are investigating the cause of his death.
Nitesh had been a part of the entertainment industry for almost 25 years and had worked in TV, theatre, and cinema. He started his career in theatre in the early 90s and went on to act in numerous TV shows, including Tejas, Manzilein Apani Apani, Saaya, Astitva Ek Prem Kahani, Justajoo, and Durgesh Nandini. He also had his own production house. He appeared in several films, including Badhaai Do, Om Shanti Om, and Khosla Ka Ghosla, among others. Anupamaa and Pyar Ka Dard Hai Meetha Meetha Pyara Pyara were his last TV appearances.
His mortal remains will be brought to Mumbai on Wednesday where his last rites will be performed. he is survived by his wife Arpita Pandey.