In the serial, he was seen in the role of Dheeraj, childhood friend of Anuj
Last Updated: 04.35 AM, May 24, 2023
The entertainment industry is completely shattered today. A few hours ago, there was an extremely heart-breaking news about the untimely death of Vaibhavi Upadhyay, who was seen in the show second season of the popular television comedy ‘Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai’. Just as when people were still reeling under the shocking news about her passing away, there came yet another shocker of a news in the form of the passing away of Nitesh Pandey. Of late, he was seen playing the role of Dheeraj, who happens to be an extremely close childhood friend of Anuj, in the famous serial ‘Anupamaa’. As for Bollywood, Nitesh Pandey had become super famous after playing the role of Shah Rukh Khan's assistant in the film ‘Om Shanti Om’ and also the Anupam Kher-Boman Irani starrer film ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’.
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As per a report in ETimes, the reason of the death has been reported as cardiac arrest. Looking back, after having started his career with theatre in the early nineties, he went onto do a show titled ‘Tejas’. He was seen in the role of a detective in the said serial. Post that, Nitesh Pandey got featured in many serials like ‘Astitva...Ek Prem Kahani’, ‘Durgesh Nandini’, ‘Manzilein Apani Apani’ and many others.
In a recent interview with India Forums, he spoke about being reunited with his good old friend Rupali Ganguly in the serial ‘Anupamaa’. Speaking about working with Rupali, Nitesh had said, Rupali, is a very old and dear friend of mine. When I reached the sets, we hugged for a long time. The director had to separate us. She would just not leave me and she was extremely happy to have me on the sets. We got nostalgic and reminisced the good old days. As far as Gaurav is concerned, it didn’t feel like I’m meeting him for the first time. He is an amazing person and we quickly hit it off and the camaraderie was organic yet quite quick. He laughed and chatted a lot. I think he is ‘Dheeraj’ offscreen. We connected and how!”
We, at, OTTplay, would like to pray that the soul of the departed to rest in eternal peace.