Stars who battled mental weakness

Stars who battled mental weakness
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Stars who battled mental weakness, The latest celebrity to fall victim to depression is Telugu actor Uday Kiran, who took his own life on January 5. It is rumoured that the young actor was depressed over not getting films for nearly one year.

The latest celebrity to fall victim to depression is Telugu actor Uday Kiran, who took his own life on January 5. It is rumoured that the young actor was depressed over not getting films for nearly one year. He had not received any film offer since February last year.

33-year-old Kiran's parents and his wife found his body hanging from the ceiling at his flat. He was declared dead upon arrival at the hospital. Read more about Uday Kiran here: Remembering Telugu actor Uday Kiran
Depression creates a cocktail of extreme emotions that swing sharply but find no balance. The result -- personality disorders and psychological ailments like anxiety, depression and even self-destructive tendencies. Here are some more popular figures who have battled psychological problems and depression. Some lost, some won.
Jiah Khan's sudden suicide in June 2013 put Bollywood into mourning. She was only 25. Her estranged love affair and dwindling career plunged her into severe depression and she hung herself from a ceiling fan. The beautiful actress made a powerful debut opposite Amitabh Bachchan in 'Nishabd'.
Parveen Babi was the first Indian to ever appear on Time magazine's cover. She was rumored to suffer from 'Paranoid Schizophrenia' and accused several celebrities, including Amitabh Bachchan, for trying to kill her. She was depressed over her weight as well. Her body was found three days after her death.
Faisal Khan, Aamir Khan's brother, underwent treatment for 'Schizophrenia'. He acted alongside his brother in the movie 'Mela'. His father was granted custody to take care of him.
Heath Ledger's iconic portrayal of the Joker in Batman won him an Academy award. But he was suffering from panic attacks and depression at the height of his career. He died alone in his room due an accidental drug overdose.
Nafisa Joseph, successful MTV VJ and a Miss Universe contestant, committed suicide, apparently after her engagement with fiance Gautam Khanduja broke.
Silk Smitha, the actress known for her bold roles, had a troubled life. Unsuccessful in love and with several insecurities, she turned to alcohol to forget her problems. Her depression caused her to commit suicide. Her life was depicted in the movie, 'Dirty Picture'.
Kuljeet Randhawa was a former Gladrags model. She also appeared on popular shows like C.A.T.S and Special Squad. The beautiful actress committed suicide.
Kunal Singh, most famous for acting in Dil Hi Dil Mein alongside Sonali Bendre, committed suicide when he was 31. The drastic step was rumored to be caused due to an affair with actress Lavina Bhatia when he was already married to Anuradha Singh.
An estranged love affair caused this popular model to take the drastic step of ending her life. Viveka Babajee, was found hanging from a fan in her room. Her suicide note read, "You killed me, Gautam Vohra"
Anne Hathaway, the Princess Diaries and Devil wears Prada star, revealed she went through depression during her teenage years.
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie apparently slipped into "depression mode", following the birth of her twins Vivienne and Knox.

The '50 First Dates' star started abusing drugs and alcohol at an early age due to acute depression. She had her first drink at 9, began smoking marijuana at 10, and took cocaine at 12, after which she had multiple stints in rehab in her early teens and at 15, she moved into an LA apartment on her own after being granted an emancipation decree from her parents.
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