Kannada and Tamil television actor and model, Rekha Sindhu was killed in a car accident early on Friday morning near Vellore in Tamil Nadu.
She was traveling for a shoot to Chennai and died on the spot, while others traveling with her were injured.
The incident occurred at around 2.30am on the Chennai-Bengaluru Highway.
The Tamil Nadu police say that there were six people in the car and suspect that the driver could have fallen asleep on the wheel, leading to the accident.
While two women passengers returned to Chennai, two men have been admitted to CMC with minor injuries.
According to the Vellore SP, "There were six people in the car, including Rekha Sindhu. The car went and hit the median and she died on the spot. Two men were taken to CMC Vellore. We suspect that the driver slept off and the accident happened. The investigation is still going on."
According to The Times of India, the actress was killed in the accident on Chennai-Bengaluru NH at Sunnampukuttai village near Pernambut. According to Suvarna News, she had gone to Chennai for an advertising shoot. She was 22 years old and a resident of Banaswadi in Bengaluru.
Rekha Sindhu was a designer, model and a TV anchor. She was shooting for Tamil film Rudra, which is yet to be released.