Prathyusha

Other names of Prathyusha: Pratyusha
Birthday: 29-08-1981
Date of death: 23-02-2002
Star sign: Virgo

Prathyusha was an Indian actress. She appeared in Telugu and Tamil films. She was born in Bhuvanagiri, Telangana. Since her dad passed away when she was young, Prathyusha decided to pop out an acting career at a very tender age. She entered the film industry at the age of 17. Her mother was a government school teacher. She did films like Samudram, Manuneedhi, Edhi Emi Uru Raa Babu, Super Kudumbam, Snehamante Idera, Ponnanna Neram, Thavasi, Kadal Pookkal, and Kalusukovalani.

She committed suicide on 23rd February, 2002, and passed away. Prathyusha was in a relationship with her childhood love, Siddhartha Reddy. The two of them decided to commit suicide, because Siddhartha’s family were not in favour of their marriage. They drank poison mixed with Coca–Cola. After which, Prathyusha died, and her boyfriend survived. Prathyusha’s mother, Sarojini Devi, accused Siddhartha’s family of her daughter’s demise. Prathyusha’s last release was ‘ Sound Party’, post her death, in the year 2004.

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Born to a middle-class family in Bhuvanagiri (Telangana), Pratyusha was always interested in the glitz and glamor of the film industry. She entered the industry at the tender age of 17 to help financially support her family, after her father’s early demise. She was a rising star in the Tamil and Telugu movie industry.

From these humble beginnings, Prathyusha began her career with films like Rayudu, where she played the famous Mohan Babu’s daughter, Samudram, Kadal Pookal, Snehamante Idera, Kalusukovalani, and Thavasi, among others.

Unfortunately, things were not to remain hunky-dory for very long. On 23rd February, 2002, Prathyusha died. Initially, this was seen as a suicide pact between her and her boyfriend, Siddhartha Reddy, supposedly because their families rejected the idea of their marriage. While Pratyusha died at Care Hospital during treatment, Siddhartha survived. The case immediately caught the attention of the media and the public. Issues arose due to the fact that the case was a medico-legal one, and the hospital authorities did not inform the police after they were admitted. Forensic experts from Gandhi Hospital were asked to make a report on the issue, and they had concluded that the case was one of strangulation. There were also signs of sexual abuse.

Things grew murkier when the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was called in on the case. The CBI reported that the two of them had attempted to commit suicide by mixing pesticide in Coca-Cola and drinking it together. Following this, Reddy changed his mind and took Prathyusha to a hospital, where the two of them had sought treatment. The CBI report steered entirely clear of any of the controversy surrounding the issue. Reddy has now been sentenced to two years of imprisonment and a fine by the High Court of Andhra Pradesh.

In 2004, her last and much-delayed film, Sound Party, released, which received a lukewarm response. Following her death, her mother started a charity in her name.

Poonam Kaur Telugu Actress

Poonam Kaur

Poonam Kaur is a Hyderabad based actress and model. She appears in Telugu, Malayalam and Tamil films. She is commonly known as Deepa in the film industry since it is her first name. She has done her schooling from Hyderabad Public School. She also was a fashion designing student at the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Delhi. Her first release was a Telugu film named ‘Mayajalam’ in 2006. Though her debut film was Oka Vichitram directed by Teja. Mayajalam got released earlier. She then appeared in many Telugu films. In 2008, Kaur got nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Award for her film ‘Souryam’. She made her Tamil debut of ‘NenjirukkumVarai’, and her Kannada debut from ‘Bandhu Balaga’. She was also a part of a Tamil film named ‘Unnaipol Oruvan’ which was a remake of ‘A Wednesday’ - Bollywood film. She did a supporting role with legends Kamaal Hasan and Mohan Lal. In 2010, she again got nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Award for ‘Gaganam’ – Telugu. Apart from these, she was a part of other films like- In 6 (2013), she played the lead role of a mother who has lost her child in a crowded beach of Chennai. The audience in 6 appreciated her acting skills. Nagavalli (2010), which was a comedy horror film. In Ganesh Just Ganesh (2010), she played a supporting role along with Ram and Kajal Aggarwal. Vinayakudu (2008), Nicky And Neeraj (2007). She played the title role of Nikki in this film. She also played supporting roles in movies like Eenadu and Vinayakudu. Poonam Kaur has been nominated as the brand ambassador for the Miss Telangana Event, recently. She is also running a designer store at Banjara Hills along with her acting career. Therefore, apart from been known as an Indian model turned actress, Kaur is also known as a business woman.

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