Kushal Punjabi

Kushal Punjabi from Kaal found dead in Mumbai home

Kushal Punjabi, the young Bollywood actor who starred in many movies including Lakshya and Kaal, was found hanging this morning at his Bandra residence. According to Mumbai Police, the actor left a suicide note before reportedly committing suicide.

The death the 37-year-old actor has come as a shock for several Bollywood TV and film stars. Kushal featured in many serials and entertained fans on the small screen while in Bollywood, he played a short role in Hrithik Roshan starrer ‘Lakshya’ and Vivek Oberoi starrer ‘Kaal’. Here are some memorable roles played by Kushal in Bollywood movies:


Kaal was a project of renowned producer Karan Johar. The movie was released under the banner of Yash Raj Films (YRF). Kaal featured a thriller narrative about a bunch of friends who decide to venture into a jungle. Kushal Punjabi played the role of Sajid, one of five friends of Vivek Oberoi. The film also featured Lara Dutta and Vishal Malhotra in vital roles.


Another movie in which Kushal Punjabi acted was Preity Zinta and Hrithik Roshan-starrer Lakshya. Kushal was seen playing the role of Preity Zinta’s fiancé.

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Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra-starrer ‘Andaaz’ featured Kushal Punjabi in a cameo, wherein he was a part of Priyanka Chopra’s initial scenes. There were only two short scenes of Kushal in the movie, one when he meets Priyanka Chopra in her father’s office and PeeCee’s father introduces him as his friend and business partner’s son, and the other when Priyanka meets Akshay in a club.

Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love

The late actor shared the screen with Ayesha Takia and Akshaye Khanna in one of the love stories of ‘Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love’. Ayesha Takia, who played the role of Gia in the movie, was supposed to get married to Shiven, played by Akshaye Khanna. However, the situation turns unfavorable for Gia and apparently she gets to marry to Rohit Chhada, essayed by Kushal Punjabi.

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Written by Mohsin Soomro

A dreamer and a go-getter, this is how I would define myself. With seven- plus years of experience in Journalism, I have worked with various publications in print and online. With an inclination towards photography, it is my dream to go on around the world tour someday and capture the beauty of nature through my lens. You can write to me at mohsinsoomro10[@] gmail (dot) com)

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