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Kannada actress Ramya becomes latest victim of death hoax

Social media was abuzz with rumours that the actress and former politico had succumbed to a heart attack in Chennai

Kannada actress Ramya becomes latest victim of death hoax
Ramya has announced her return to films with the launch of her home banner
  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 07.16 AM, Sep 06, 2023


On Wednesday morning, social media was abuzz with rumours that Kannada actress and former Mandya MP Ramya had passed away in Chennai following a heart attack. A few publications even picked up the unverified news and ran it, claiming that Ramya was no more. The fact that the actress, who is active on social media has not posted anything since last night, when she wrote about the country’s proposed name change, also added fuel to the speculation that she’d passed away. There was a flurry of condolence messages for the actress on social media.

Turns out, Ramya is not even in the country at the moment. Ramya is currently en route to Prague and will then return to Bengaluru. She had met senior journalist Chitra Subramaniam only yesterday in Geneva, which the former had posted about on social media. “Wonderful meeting the very talented and genteel lady ⁦ @divyaspandana ⁩ for dinner in Geneva. We talked about many things including our love for Bangalore,” she wrote, along with a selfie from their meeting. Following the rumours of Ramya’s death, Chitra cleared the air, adding, “I just spoke to @divyaspandana She’s well. En route to Prague tomorrow and then to Bangalore.”

Ramya now joins a long list of celebrities who have been victims of death hoaxes. The actress, who has been away from cinema for several years, during which time she had short-lived stint as a member of Parliament and subsequently served as the Congress party’s social media head, is currently preparing for her return to acting. She has already launched her production wing, AppleBox Studios, under which she’s made a yet-to-be released film with Raj B Shetty and Siri Ravikumar. Ramya will return to acting with a KRG Studios production – the two-part gangster tale Uttarakaanda, led by Dhananjaya.