16yr old TikTok star Siya Kakkar commits suicide, why back to back suicide in India?

In yet another heart-wrenching incident, a TikTok young girl has committed suicide on June 25 in New Delhi. The deceased has been identified as Siya Kakkar, a resident of Preet Vihar, New Delhi.

The country is already going through the shock-wave after Sushant Singh Rajput and Crime Patrol actress Preksha Mehta’s death. The death of a 16-year-old TikTok artist has now left everyone in shock. 

The news of her death was confirmed by her manager Arjun Sarin, who managed all her work and endorsements. Arjun said, “This must be due to something personal…work wise she was doing well. I had a word with her last night for a new project and she sounded normal. Me and my company Fame Experts manage lots of artists and Siya was a bright talent. I am heading to her home in Preet Vihar.”

Photographer Viral Bhayani wrote in an Instagram post, “Sad news 16-year-old sweet tik-toker @siya_kakkar died by suicide . Before publishing this I spoke to her Talent management agency head Arjun Sarin who just spoke to her last night for a song collaboration and he says she was in a good mood and perfectly alright. Even he has no clue what went wrong that she had to go this way. You go through her videos and you can she was so good in her content, it’s really sad that she chose this path. If you are feeling depressed please dont do this (sic).”

Siya Kakkar is a social media influencer who had over 1 million followers on TikTok and more than 1 lakh followers on Instagram.  

She was popular on TikTok because of her dance. She posted her last dance video on TikTok before committing suicide in which she is seen dancing on a Punjabi song. 


Earlier, Bollywood promising actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide on June 14 (Sunday). His unexpected demise left everyone in shock, including his co-actress and ex-girlfriend Ankita Lokhande. His death by suicide was because he was going through a mental bouts of depression. Though the reason was still unclear, the whole nation has been indicting nepotism for the death of this extremely talented actor.

He was only 34 years old and still had plenty more things to achieve or fulfil in his life and now we lost such a gem of a person and it is heartbreaking to all of us that we won’t be able to see him anymore.


Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.