The sudden suicide of famous movie and TV star Kushal Punjabi on December 26, 2019, has come as a big shock to his family, friends, colleagues and fans. Punjabi committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence and left behind a note saying that nobody should be blamed for his death. His suicide has taken people by surprise because all his friends always felt that he was a very resilient person. People have got curious about him now and are asking about Kushal Punjabi’s net worth. They want to know how rich Kushal Punjabi was.
He was a Star on TV
Kushal Punjabi made a name for himself by acting in several movies and TV shows over the years. He acted in films like Farhan Akhtar’s Lakshya, UTV’s Dhan Dhana Dhan Goal, Karan Johar’s Kaal and Cinevista’s Ssshhhhh. However, it was Kushal Punjabi’s TV shows that really made him famous. He appeared in many TV shows like Guttur Gu, Rishta Dot Com, Aasman Se Aage, Teri Meri Love Stories, Welcome – Baazi Mehmaan-Nawaazi Ki, Hum Ne Li Hai – Shapath, Zindagi Wins, Adaalat, #LoveBytes, Kya Haal Mister Panchal, Sajan Re Phir Jhooth Mat Bolo and Ishq Mein Marjawan.
Acting Was His Passion
Kushal Punjabi’s movies brought him name, fame and recognition though his career did not flower as much as he wanted it to. Some of the movies in which Punjabi left his mark are Bomgay, Humko Ishq Ne Maara, Bombay Boys, Andaz, Salaam-e-Ishq and Crazy Cukkad Family. He was a man who liked to stretch himself physically and he enthusiastically took part in several reality TV shows. Some of them where he demonstrated his love for adventure are Fear Factor, Ek Se Badhkar Ek, Paisa Bhari Padega, Mr. and Ms. TV, Nautica Navigators Challenge, Jhalak Dikhla Ja and Zor ka Jhatka.
Winning a Jackpot Was His Big Triumph
His greatest moment on TV came in February 2011 when he won the TV reality game show Zor ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout. It was the Indian version of the US game show Wipeout and he took home the prize of 5.0 million Indian rupees. However, movies and TV shows were not the only source of Kushal Punjabi’s income. He was a professional Modern Jazz and Hip Hop dancer who did many live shows. He was the choreographer of the Gladrags Manhunt Megamodel and Mrs. India shows as well. He also earned a significant amount of money from his appearances in many fashion shows and a few music videos.
Punjabi Adored His Baby Boy
When he became financially stable he married Audrey Dolhen in November 2015 and settled down in his personal life. Life became even better for him when he became a proud father of a baby boy who they named Klan. In recent years he was a bit depressed because his career was not doing as well as he wanted. Income was down and he was having trouble getting acting assignments which were his main source of earnings. According to reports Kushal Punjabi’s salary was around Rs. 7-8 lakhs per annum.
Kushal Punjabi’s Net Worth
At the time of his death, Kushal Punjabi’s net worth was reported to be between Rs. 7-10 crore. He left all his property to his parents and son as written in his suicide note. At the time of his death, he was undergoing a separation from his wife Audrey. His friends told the media that he was going through a low phase in his life but they never expected him to take his own life.
A Life Gone Too Soon
It was ironic that the man all his friends thought of as a strong man ultimately took his own life at his Pali Hill residence in Mumbai. He leaves behind a grieving family, saddened colleagues and many distraught fans. His fans and well-wishers will always remember him for the entertainment and joy he brought into their lives through his acting, dancing, choreography and reality shows. He was a life gone too soon!