Popular Telugu actor Uday Kiran committed suicide in his flat at Srinagar colony, Punjagutta in Hyderabad on Sunday night. [Also Read: "4" Big Tollywood Camps Blamed for Uday Kiran's Death]

The actor, who was alone at his home, reportedly hanged himself late on Sunday night. His wife Vishita, whom he married just few months ago, was not at home and had gone to Manikonda for some personal work. Vishita reportedly tried to contact Uday Kiran in his mobile phone, but he did not respond to her calls. She grew suspicious of him and immediately rushed home only to find his body hanging to the ceiling in a room. Vishita and the neighbours rushed Kiran to the Apollo Hospitals in Jubilee Hills, but doctors declared him brought dead, reported The Hindu.

Kiran began his acting debut with "Chitram" in 2000 and the film turned out to be a hit. He followed it with "Nuvvu Nenu" in 2001, which won four Filmfare awards (south) including best actor award for Kiran and five Nandi awards. The actor was popular for his romantic roles and some of his hit films include "Manasantha Nuvve" and "Sriram", which led him to the top league.

Kiran was engaged to actor-turned-politician Chiranjeevi's daughter in 2003, but the marriage was eventually cancelled. He continued to work in films, but failed to taste success with them. The actor has also acted in a few Tamil films including "Poi", "Vambu Sandai" and "Pen Singam." His last Telugu release was "Jai Sriram", which hit the screens in April 2013.

The actor's sudden death has come as a rude shock to fans and celebrities in the film industry. Some of them have expressed their condolences for his death.

Vennela kishore: "Shocked n feeling terrible by the news abt Uday Kiran ending his life..What he must've gone thru to take such a step..Cruel Pressures..RIP"

Radikaa Sarathkumar: "OMG sad to hear abt Uday kiran. RIP young soul,very shocked."

Gopichand Malineni: "Really Sad News abt Uday Kiran..RIP"

Sundeep Kishan: "Shocked..Uday Kiran is no more..was such a warm and nice person..depressing news..RIP brother..strength to his family."

Gopi Mohan: "Very bad news about Uday Kiran suicide.We did Nuvvu Nenu film.Teja made him a star.He is a nice guy.Very sad news to hear in the morning.RIP"

Manobala: "My friend udaykiran actor s no more...ayyoda..RIP."

Nikesha Patel: "Never met uday kiran but hear so much about him. RIP uday xxxx."

Karthika Nair: "RIP Uday Kiran!!horrible start to 2014."

Manchu Manoj: "Soo sad to hear one of my good friend Uday Kiran is No more ... God pl give strength to their family ...RIP babai... Will miss u a lot:("

Jiiva: "Uday Kiran RIP! We shouldn't ve let him go!Sad..."