Bengaluru: In a deeply distressing turn of events, Spandana, the beloved wife of Kannada actor Vijay Raghavendra, breathed her last due to a sudden heart attack while in Bangkok. The 41-year-old’s untimely demise has sent shockwaves through the industry and beyond.
Sudden demise of Spandana
Late on Sunday night, Spandana, the spouse of renowned Kannada actor Vijay Raghavendra, passed away in Bangkok due to a heart attack. According to sources close to the family, her tragic death was attributed to a combination of low blood pressure and cardiac arrest, leaving everyone in disbelief.
A glimpse into Spandana’s life
Spandana, the daughter of retired Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) BK Shivaram, entered matrimonial bliss with Vijay Raghavendra in 2007. Their union bore the fruit of a son, named Shourya. Notably, Vijay is a cousin of the late Kannada superstar Puneeth Rajkumar, who also succumbed to a heart attack at the age of 46. Spandana, apart from her familial commitments, made her mark in the entertainment industry by making a cameo appearance in V Ravichandran’s 2016 movie “Apoorva.”
A multifaceted persona
The late Spandana showcased her versatility by not only venturing into the film world but also producing a few of her husband’s movies. She pursued her education at Stella Maris College in Bengaluru and MES College in Kerala, and her prowess as a dancer earned her admiration and recognition.
A strong family connection
Spandana’s brother, Rakshith Shivaram, holds a prominent position as a state general of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC), adding another layer to the family’s connection to public life.
A heartfelt farewell
Hailing from Belthangadi in Dakshina Kannada, Spandana resided in Bengaluru with her husband and son. A few days before her untimely demise, the couple met Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister and KPCC chief DK Shivakumar. Vijay shared a heartwarming picture of the meeting, expressing gratitude for the honorable encounter.
A love story cut short
The couple’s romantic journey began in Malleshwaram, where Vijay Raghavendra and Spandana crossed paths for the first time. Their immediate bond grew stronger during subsequent interactions, leading to a deep and passionate love. Vijay’s heartfelt proposal was met with joy by Spandana, marking the start of a beautiful journey together.
A grief-stricken industry
The Kannada film industry mourns the loss of Spandana as she leaves behind a legacy of love, dedication, and contributions to both her family and the entertainment world. Vijay Raghavendra, acclaimed for his acting and singing talents, has made significant contributions to the industry.
As the industry and fans mourn the loss of Spandana, her memory will forever remain etched in the hearts of those who knew and admired her. The tragic incident serves as a poignant reminder of the unpredictability of life and the importance of cherishing every moment.