Suhani Bhatnagar Death Cause Revealed

Child actress Suhani Bhatnagar tragically passed away aged 19. The cause of her death has now been revealed by her parents.

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"Her oxygen level was very low."

The cause of death for Suhani Bhatnagar has been revealed by her parents.

The child star was famous for playing the younger version of Babita Phogat in Dangal (2016), which starred Aamir Khan in the lead role.

Suhani passed away aged just 19 on February 16, 2024.

According to her parents, Suhani was diagnosed with dermatomyositis – a rare inflammation disease.

The condition was detected two months prior to her untimely demise, when she experienced swelling in her hands.

The swelling then spread around her body and sadly could not be stopped despite assistance from a ventilator.

Suhani’s father explained: “Even after putting her on a ventilator, her oxygen level was very low.

“And then yesterday evening at 7 pm, the AIIMS doctors said, ‘she is not more’.

“Her lungs weakened, causing fluid buildup and making breathing difficult.”

Suhani’s mother shed a light on the child star’s achievements, underscoring the pride she had for her late daughter.

She said: “She was performing very well in college, she even topped in the last semester.

“She was brilliant in everything and wanted to excel in whatever she wanted to do.

“Our daughter has made us very proud.

“She was camera-friendly from a young age.

“Currently, she was pursuing a ourse in Mass Communication and Journalism and was in her second year.

“She wanted to complete her studies and then work in films.”

Since the news of her death emerged, tributes poured in for Suhani Bhatnagar.

Zaira Wasim, her Dangal co-star, wrote on X:

“I’m shocked beyond words by the news of Suhani Bhatnagar’s passing.

“My heart goes out to her family during this incredibly difficult time.

“The thought of what her parents must be experiencing fills me with so much sorrow.

“Utterly speechless. My heartfelt condolences.”

Dangal director Nitesh Tiwari also passed on his condolences.

He said: “Suhani’s passing away is absolutely shocking and heartbreaking.

“She was such a happy soul, so full of life.

“My deepest condolences to her family.”

The Aamir Khan Productions X account wrote:

“We are deeply saddened to hear about our Suhani passing away.

“Our heartfelt condolences to her mother Poojaji, and the entire family.”

“Such a talented young girl, such a team player, Dangal would have been incomplete without Suhani.

“Suhani, you will always remain a star in our hearts.

“May you rest in peace.” 

Before featuring in Dangal, Suhani featured in several advertisments.

After the tremendous success of the film, Suhani was asked why she had not signed more films, unlike her co-star Zaira, who went on to appear in Secret Superstar (2017) and The Sky is Pink (2019).

In response, Suhani Bhatnagar said: “Apart from the films, I have done shoots, fashion shows and events.

“But right now, I am not focusing on films because I am concentrating on my studies.

“I am in 10th grade right now. After my basic education, for sure I want to do films, and I want to star as the lead.”



Manav is a creative writing graduate and a die-hard optimist. His passions include reading, writing and helping others. His motto is: “Never hang on to your sorrows. Always be positive."

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