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The 39-year old actor complained of restlessness following which he was rushed to a private hospital where he passed away, his family members said.
Chiranjeevi Sarja, the grandson of noted Kannada actor Shakti Prasad and nephew of multilingual film actor Arjun Sarja, had acted in 22 films.
Chiranjeevi had made his debut with the movie 'Vayuputra,' which was an home production of Sarja family.
His recent movie was 'Shivarjuna' where he starred along with Amrutha Iyengar and Akshatha Srinivas in the lead.
He had married actress Meghana Raj two years ago.
Several celebrities, including those from the south industry took to Twitter to express their shock and condolences over the sudden demise of the actor, who is known for his performance in movies like 'Chandralekha,' 'Aatagara,' and many more.
"Shocked at the sudden demise of Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja. He's just 39 years old. My condolences to the Sarja family. Rest in peace, Chiru," actor Allu Sirish wrote.
Shocked at the sudden demise of Kannada actor Chiranjeevi Sarja. He's just 39 years old. My condolences to the Sarj… https://t.co/SSvlMLBZDB— Allu Sirish (@AlluSirish) 1591531869000
While former Indian cricketer Anil Kumble said that a "young talent gone too soon." "Deeply saddened and shocked to hear the passing away of #ChiranjeeviSarja. A young talent gone too soon. Condolences to his family and friends," he tweeted.
Deeply saddened and shocked to hear the passing away of #ChiranjeeviSarja. A young talent gone too soon. Condolence… https://t.co/qM0APOvjBa— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) 1591530775000
Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa condoled the death of Chiranjeevi Sarja and said he was a popular actor and was blessed with great talent.
ಕನ್ನಡದ ಖ್ಯಾತ ಕಲಾವಿದ, ಶ್ರೀ ಚಿರಂಜೀವಿ ಸರ್ಜಾ ಹೃದಯಾಘಾತದಿಂದ ಮೃತಪಟ್ಟ ಸುದ್ದಿ ತಿಳಿದು ತೀವ್ರ ಆಘಾತವಾಗಿದೆ. ಕೇವಲ 39 ವರ್ಷದ ವಯಸ್ಸಿ… https://t.co/Dh2HzcgfNz— B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) 1591530224000
Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah also condoled the actor's death.
ಕನ್ನಡ ಚಿತ್ರರಂಗದ ಯುವ ನಟ ಚಿರಂಜೀವಿ ಸರ್ಜಾ ಅವರ ಸಾವಿನ ಸುದ್ದಿ ನೋವುಂಟುಮಾಡಿದೆ. ಇನ್ನಷ್ಟು ಕಾಲ ನಟಿಸುತ್ತಾ, ಎಲ್ಲರನ್ನು ರಂಜಿಸುತ್ತಾ… https://t.co/5mthH9TWgQ— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) 1591532334000
The young actor had over 20 movies under his credits. He was seen in movies like 'Chirru,' 'Amma I Love You,' 'Samhaara', among others. He is survived by his wife, actor Meghana Raj.
(With inputs from ANI & PTI)
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