Career of Kunal Singh
Born on September 29, 1977 in Haryana, India, Kunal Singh landed his first major film role with the Tamil romantic project Kadhalar Dhinam, alongside Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre. He played the role of Raja, a young student who falls in love over the internet. The movie, based on a fresh subject of friendship and love through internet, released at a time when internet and chatting were not so popular, was well received and Kunals role and his distinct looks were well noticed. Directed by Kattir with the music composed by A. R. Rahman, the movie became a box office success and dubbed in Hindi and Telugu as well, the titles being Dil Hi Dil Mein and Premikula Roju respectively.
After Kadhalar Dhinam, Kunal appeared in a series of box office failures like Pesadha Kannum Pesume in 2002 and Nanbanin Kadhali in 2007. He also appeared in films Varushamellam Vasantham, released in 2002, Arputham in 2002 and Saadhuriyan in 2004. His films Paarvai Ondre Podhume (2001), Punnagai Desam (2002) and Devathayai Kanden (2005) were box office successes. Devathayai Kanden featured Kunal in a supporting role alongside actors Dhanush and Sridevi Vijayakumar. Subsequently unable to find roles as an actor, Kunal served as an assistant editor for several films and also turned to producing. He was working on a film Yogi, produced under his newly formed production company Balagiri, when his unfortunate death took place.
Filmography of Kunal Singh
Kunal Singh acted in the following Tamil films in his career, highlighted along with their respective years of release.
Death of Kunal Singh
On February 7, 2008, Kunal Singh was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his Oshiwara apartment in Mumbai, by co-actress Lavina Bhatia. They were then working on a film Yogi that was being produced by Kunals newly formed production company Balagiri. The apparent suicide was challenged by his father Rajendra Singh, who claimed the body showed signs of suspicious bruising. Bhatia was detained by police in connection with his death, but was later released after the police could not prove any motive. The case was referred to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Prof. T. D. Dogra of All India Institute of Medical Sciences examined the scene of crime along with CBI and concluded by opining in favour of suicide.
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