Bollywood actress and model Poonam Pandey, 32, passed away from cervical cancer, as announced on her Instagram page. The news was later confirmed by her manager, Nikita Sharma. Known for her bold career choices and controversies, Pandey began as a model and made her film debut in 2013’s “Nasha.” She recently appeared on the reality show “Lock Upp” in 2022.
Pandey faced criticism for her outspoken sexuality, generating controversies, such as promising to strip if India won the Cricket World Cup in 2011. In 2023, she joined OnlyFans. Despite her bold public persona, Pandey maintained that controversies helped establish her identity in Bollywood.
Married to actor Sam Bombay in 2020, Pandey accused him of assault, leading to a temporary separation. Bollywood figures like Kangana Ranaut expressed sorrow over her untimely death.
Questions arose online about the timing of the announcement, given Pandey’s recent social media activity. Some questioned the suddenness of her passing, while others mourned a young life lost. Pandey’s battle with cervical cancer highlights the importance of health awareness.
Cervical cancer success in Australia, attributed to screening programs and HPV vaccination, underscores the significance of preventive measures. Pandey’s demise at a young age serves as a reminder of the complexities individuals may face privately, despite outward appearances.