Television actor Sameer Sharma allegedly died by suicide at his home in Malad, north west Mumbai, police said.
Sharma, 44, who worked in serials like Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki and Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyar Ke, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in the kitchen of his flat on Wednesday night, a police officer said.
No suicide note was found and it is suspected Sharma died two days earlier, Malad police station's Senior Inspector George Fernandes said.
The incident came to light when the building watchman peeped through the kitchen window and saw him hanging. He then alerted the other society members.
The society members informed the police who rushed to the spot and took Sharma to hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
The actor were living alone in the rented flat since February, he said, adding the police were trying to get in touch with his family.
Based on primary information, an accidental death report has been registered, he said, adding that further investigation is underway.