Shikha Joshi was a 40-year-old struggling actor who was last seen in Ajay Bahl’s national award-winning film BA Pass (2012) that also starred Shilpa Shukla.
Shikha was found in the bathroom of her friend’s home on Saturday with her throat slit in a suspected suicide bid. She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was declared dead. Police said Shikha was depressed as she had not found work in a while.
The model-turned-actor was survived by a 19-year-old daughter and her husband reportedly lives in the US. Shikha’s parents live in New Delhi and she had moved to Mumbai some time ago. She is said to have essayed small roles in TV shows but did not have sustained work or a consistent source of income.