Popular film and TV actor Sharanya Sasi, who had been battling a rare form of brain tumour for the past nine years, died at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday. She was 33.
Saranya, who had acted in films like Mohanlal-starrer Chotta Mumbai, Prithviraj's Thalappavu, Kalabhavan Mani's Chacko Randaman and Tamil film Pachai Engira Kaathu was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2012 and underwent many surgeries and was a source of inspiration for many people with similar medical conditions.
Sharanya was admitted to the hospital on May 23 after she showed COVID symptoms. She spent many days in the hospital’s ventilator ICU as her health condition remained critical. She was out of the ICU for a brief period in June but was re-admitted after her condition further worsened.
The actress faced financial constraints due to the huge treatment costs involved and many fellow actors in the film and TV industry had come together to support her. They had also helped Sharanya get a new home.