“I found Pratyusha (Banerjee) hanging from the ceiling. I got so scared that I did not inform the police”, says boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh.

We are trained, by default, to not believe anything we read on April 1. How we wish this was a prank. Unfortunately, it’s true. The cute bubbly girl who won our collective hearts playing Anandi in Balika Vadhu is no more.

As per the reports, Pratyusha Banerjee was found hanging at her home in Goregaon and was declared dead at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. Her relationship with her boyfriend Rahul Raj Singh is under the scanner. She may have taken this drastic step due to an ongoing personal turmoil, as per reports on the website Bollywood Life. She was 24.

Pratyusha was one of the most loved TV actors in recent times. Anandi was a household name from 2010 to 2013. She was recently seen on the TV show Power Couple with her boyfriend.

Her co-star on Power Couple Salil Ankola said, “Pratyusha and I worked together only a month ago. She was looking forward to her wedding. I just have no words to how shocking this news is. She was a chirpy and fun loving girl. I am still wondering why she took such a step.”

Here’s revisiting Pratyusha Banerjee’s life in pictures.

Rest in peace, darling!


1. Her big TV debut

Prayusha Banerjee was born on August 10, 1991, in Jamshedpur.

She bagged her big break in TV in 2010 as Anandi in Balika Vadhu. She portrayed the role with such ease and finesse. Pratyusha Banerjee was likable and quickly became a household name. Everyone was all praises for this young star.


In subsequent pages, you will see what Rahul Raj Singh said in his statement to the Police, reactions from friends and fans, what was disturbing Pratyusha of late, the molestation episode with 4 fake cops and more…