Kannada actress and former Bigg Boss Kannada contestant Jayashree Ramaiah was today found dead at an old-age and rehabilitation centre in Karnataka‘s Bengaluru. Reports suggest that Jayashree was battling depression.
The Kannada actress reportedly died by suicide, sending shock waves across the Kannada film industry. She was reportedly found hanging at Sandhya Kirana Ashram in Bengaluru. A case has been filed at Madanayakanahalli police station of Bengaluru rural. The body of the actor has been sent for autopsy. The police have started the investigation.
Jayashree Ramaiah rose to fame with her stint in the third season of Bigg Boss Kannada.
On 22 July 2020, Jayashree had posted a message on Facebook, “I quit. Goodbye to this f*****g world and depression”, triggering an alarm among her fans. As soon as she published the post, her friends and colleagues reached out to her, urging her not to take any extreme steps.
A few hours later, Jayashree removed the post from Facebook and said, “I’m Alright and safe!! Love you all.”
Three days later, on 25 July, Jayashree had gone live on Facebook, saying, “I am not doing all of this for publicity sake. I am not expecting financial help from Sudeep sir as well. I am only expecting my death as I am unable to battle depression. I am financially strong but depressed. I have been going through a lot of personal issues. I have been betrayed since childhood and unable to overcome it.”
Her untimely death has sent shockwaves across the Kannada film industry. Several people from the southern film industry took to social media and expressed their grief at her early death.
Jayashree Ramaiah was a contestant of Bigg Boss Kannada Season 3. She made her acting debut with 2017 movie Uppu Huli Khara, which had Malasri in the lead role. The film was directed by Imran Sardhariya. She acted in a movie titled Black, which was helmed by Mahendra.