It was a shocking and most disturbing Sunday for Kannada filmdom. A very young and dashing action hero, very humble Chiranjeevi Sarja of 22 films in Kannada passed away after a massive heart attack. He was declared dead at Appolo Hospital near Ashok Pillar Jayanagar.
According to sources Chirajeevi Sarja had a brain stroke three days ago.
Chiranjeevi Sarja married a few years ago to actress Meghana Raj (it is told Meghana Raj is in family way) and that was a happy get together family of two star couple families. Chiranjeevi Sarja is grandson of veteran Kannada cinema actor Shakthi Prasad. Chiru’s maternal uncle is Arjun Sarja. Kishor Sarja, another maternal uncle, passed away long ago.
Chiranjeevi's younger brother is Dhruva Sarja action prince who has consecutive hits and Pogaru is waiting for release. Chiranjeevi's in-laws are star couple Dr Sunder Raj and Pramila Joshai.
Chiranjeevi Sarja was introduced from Vayuputra in the direction of Arjun (Tamil super star) and it was a mammoth beginning of an action hero till ‘Shivarjuna’ – his last release.
Born in Sarjaa family Chiru was feeling very happy as the cinema journey was very soft and smooth. My family members inquire about my health and I don’t miss my gym practice one day he told this journalist a few years ago. In my growth my uncle Arjun's role is very prominent, he had stated.
Take a look at some of his films – Vaayuputra, Gandede, Chirru, Dandam Dashagunam, Kempe Gowda, Varadanayaka, Whistle, Chandralekha, Ajith, Rudra Thandava, Aatagara, Ram Leela, Aake, Samhaara, Seizer, Amma I Love You, Singhaa, Khaaki, Aadyaa, Shivarjuna – on the floors were Rajamarthanda, April, Ranam, Kshatriya and just signed was ‘Dheeram’ in Ramesh Raj direction and production.