Aarthi suffered from asthma for several years and had undergone liposuction surgery about a month ago but post-surgery she developed respiratory problems and died from cardiac arrest while recuperating at the hospital.
Arthi was born and brought up in New Jersey and made her acting debut in the Hindi movie ‘Pagalpan’ when she was just 16. She then made her Telugu debut with ‘Nuvu Naaku Nachav in 2001 and did two other Telugu films all of which went very well.
Aarthi is one of the few non-Telugu speaking actresses who went on to work with some of the biggest Tollywood stars. Her sister Aditi is also an actress.