New Delhi: Bollywood actress Poonam Pandey has died from cervical cancer, her public relations team confirmed to Zee News. Pandey, 32, was in her hometown of Kanpur at the time of her death. “Details about her funeral are awaited,” the PR team stated. The team added, “This morning is a tough one for us. We are deeply saddened to inform you that we have lost our beloved Poonam to cervical cancer. Every living form that ever came in contact with her was met with pure love and kindness.”
Poonam Pandey Career Highlights
In 2013, Pandey starred in “Nasha,” where she played a teacher who becomes romantically involved with a student. Her performance was praised by Rediff for her seductive portrayal, while Mumbai Mirror noted her role was more of a genuine, conscientious drama teacher than a mere temptress. Despite positive reviews, some critiques suggested there was room for improvement in her portrayal.
Pandey’s most recent professional appearance was in the first season of “Lock Upp,” a reality show hosted by Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. Though she did not win, her participation in the show expanded her fan base. The season was ultimately won by stand-up comedian Munawar Faruqui.
Poonam Pandey Personal Life and Marriage
Pandey’s personal life garnered public attention when she married Sam Bombay in a surprise ceremony. The couple frequently shared their life together on social media. However, their marriage ended shortly after it began in 2020, following Pandey’s allegations of domestic violence against Bombay.
While on the show also, she once mentioned facing domestic violence. Poonam had revealed that her estranged husband Sam Bombay once beat her so much that it caused her brain haemorrhage. She got married to her boyfriend Sam Bombay in a private ceremony in 2020. Soon after the wedding news, she filed a complaint against him saying that he has molested, threatened and assaulted her. The incident reportedly took place in Canacona village in south Goa where Pandey was shooting for a film and later Sam was arrested.
Sam who was born and brought up in United Arab Emirates Dubai is an ad filmmaker and a producer. The news has sent shockwaves across the industry. Pandey was known for her bold photos and videos. She made her acting debut with the film ‘Nasha’ in 2013. She also appeared in Kangana Ranaut’s reality show ‘Lock Upp’.