Sarja, who starred in 20 films including the popular “Amma I Love You”, died of a heart attack, according to B.S. Yediyurappa, Prime Minister of Karnataka.
“It is shocking to hear the news that the famous Kannada artist, Shri Chiranjeevi Sarja, died of a heart attack. Premature death at the age of 39 is shocking. My prayers are with the family, may God give them the strength to endure this pain, “Yediyurappa tweeted
Sarja, who also starred in “Whistle” and “Varadanayaka”, came from a family of actors. He is the grandson of the Tamil actor Arjun Sarja and the grandson of the veteran actor Shakti Prasad, according to the Hindustan Times.
He married actress Meghana Raj in 2018.
After the news of his death, many Sarja fans began posting their condolences on his last Instagram post
, which featured his brother, Dhruva Sarja, who is also a famous Kannada actor.
“A tragic loss for Indian cinema,” said one fan. “Missing everyone.”
Numerous movie stars have also expressed their sadness on social media about Sarja’s sudden death.
“Shocked by the news of the death of # chiranjevvisarja !!!” actress Priyamani tweeted
. “He will never forget his smiling face.”
“Absolutely devastated to hear about Chiranjeevi Sarja’s sudden disappearance. I pray that Meghna and the whole family will find the strength to overcome this shock and pain.” actor Prithviraj Sukumaran tweeted.