17 October 1984
|Died||7 June 2020 (aged 35)|
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Chiranjeevi Sarja (17 October 1984 – 7 June 2020) was an Indian film actor who appeared in Kannada films. Hailing from a family of actors, Sarja acted in more than 20 films in a career spanning 11 years.
Sarja was born on 17 October 1984 as the first child of Ammaji and Vijay Kumar. He comes from a family of people associated with South Indian film industry; his maternal grandfather Shakti Prasad, uncle Arjun Sarja and younger brother Dhruva Sarja are all actors, while another uncle Kishore Sarja was a director. He completed his schooling from Baldwin Boys' High School before graduating from Vijaya College, Bangalore. He worked as an assistant director with his uncle Arjun Sarja for about four years.
Sarja appeared in 22 films, beginning with the 2009 film Vayuputra which was directed by his uncle Kishore Sarja and earned him the Innovative Film Award for Best Debut (Male). A number of his films were remakes of other language films, including the action film Varadhanayaka (2013), the supernatural thriller Whistle (2013), the horror comedy Chandralekha (2014), the action film Rudra Tandava (2015) and the action thriller Amma I Love You (2018). Among other notable films of Sarja include the mystery thriller Aatagara (2015), which was based on Agatha Christie's book And Then There Were None, and the horror film Aake (2017), both of which were directed by K. M. Chaitanya.
In October 2017, he was engaged to actress Meghana Raj. They got married in a Christian ceremony on 30 April 2018, followed by a traditional Hindu wedding ceremony on 2 May 2018 at Palace Grounds. At the time of his death, they were expecting their first child.
On 6 June 2020, Sarja suffered convulsions and complained of breathlessness. The following day, he developed chest pain and collapsed around 1:10 p.m. (IST). He was taken to a private hospital in Jayanagar in "an unresponsive state"; the doctors declared him dead at 3:48 p.m. (IST), citing cardiac arrest as the cause of death.
Sarja's body lay in repose at his residence in Basavanagudi where actors, politicians and fans visited to pay their respects. His funeral was held on 8 June at Dhruva Sarja's farmhouse on Kanakapura Road.
|2009||Vayuputra||Balu||Innovative Film Award for Best Debut (Male)|||
|2017||Aake||Arjun / Shiva|||
|2018||Prema Baraha||Himself||Cameo appearance in "Jai Hanumantha" song|||
|Amma I Love You||Sidharth|||
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