'Dangal' Actor Suhani Bhatnagar who played young Babita Phogat Passes Away at 19

Written by  Ritika Nath   |  February 17th 2024 03:54 PM  |  Updated: February 17th 2024 03:54 PM

'Dangal' Actor Suhani Bhatnagar who played young Babita Phogat Passes Away at 19

In sad news, Suhani Bhatnagar, known for her role as young Babita Kumari Phogat in Aamir Khan's 'Dangal', passed away on February 17 in Delhi at the age of 19. The cause of her death is said to be a side effect of medication she received after suffering a leg fracture.

Suhani Bhatnagar Death News

Suhani Bhatnagar death news

A statement shared by Aamir Khan's production house on Instagram expressed deep sadness over Suhani's passing. The note conveyed heartfelt condolences to her mother and family, describing her as a talented young girl and an integral part of the 'Dangal' team. The message ended with a tribute to Suhani, stating, "May you rest in peace; you will always remain a star in our hearts."

Reports suggest that Suhani had previously suffered a leg fracture, and the medication administered during her treatment may have caused a side effect. It is believed that her body began retaining fluid, possibly leading to her untimely demise. However, official confirmation on the cause of death is still awaited.

Suhani had been undergoing treatment at AIIMS Hospital in Delhi for some time before her passing. Her last rites are scheduled to take place on Saturday.

The young actress gained popularity for her role in 'Dangal' alongside Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, and Zaira Wasim. Apart from her acting career, Suhani was also featured in a few commercials. She took a break from acting, similar to her co-star Zaira, who publicly announced her decision to leave the film industry in June 2019. Suhani had been focusing on her studies and wasn't active on social media, with her last post dating back to November 2021. 

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