Popular Kannada television actors Rachana MG (23) and Jeevan Suresh, died on Thursday early morning in a car accident near Magadi.
The small screen actors were on their way to the Kukke Subrahmanya Temple in Dakshina Kannada when their car collided with a parked truck near Magadi on Wednesday night.
The two actors were travelling in a Tata Safari with their friends Ranjith, Honnesh, Eric and Utthamm, who were working with them in Mahanadi serial. The group was on its way to visit the temple for Jeevanâ€™s birthday. Jeevan was driving the car, when the car rammed into a parked truck in Solur.
According to reports, a speeding bus came from the left and the car veered to the right to avoid an accident. This is when the car rammed into the truck. All those in the car were rushed to the Harsha hospital near Nelamangala.
Jeevan Suresh and Rachana MG
Rachana began her career as an actor with the serial Madhubala, which became a hit among the Kannada audience. She has also acted in Triveni Sangama and currently was starring in Mahanadi.
Jeevan Suresh, fondly known as Sujeev, was a talented comedian. He was also a part of Maja Bharatha, a show that is telecast on Colours channel. A man who has acted in many movies and television serials, Jeevan's brand of comedy had many takers.
While Rachana and Jeevan died on the spot, the others have sustained minor injuries. The Magadi Police have registered a case of accidental death.