Popular actor Nitesh Pandey was found dead at a hotel in Igatpuri near Nashik in Maharshtra. He was 50. Mr Pandey, who was shooting in Igatpuri, appeared to have suffered a heart attack. Police are at the hotel and are investigating – a post-mortem report is awaited. Hotel staff and others close to Nitesh Pandey are being questioned. Nitesh Pandey was best-known for the film Om Shanti Om in which he played the assistant to Shah Rukh Khan’s character.
Nitesh Pandey’s brother-in-law Siddharth Nagar told ETimes, “My brother-in-law is no more. My sister Arpita is in a state of shock,” adding, “We have gone absolutely numb.” Nitesh Pandey “was a very lively person,” Siddharth Nagar said, “I don’t think he had a history of any heart ailment.”
Nitesh Pandey was a familiar face from TV and films. He began as a theatre actor in the 90s and then played a detective in a short-lived TV show called Tejas .
Nitesh Pandey appeared in shows like Astitva… Ek Prem Kahani , Manzilein Apani Apani , Durgesh Nandini and Justajoo . He was most recently seen on Anupamaa .