The 44-year-old Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi star was found in the kitchen of his Malad home in Mumbai on Wednesday night.
An officer from Malad police station said:
The actor was staying on the first floor of Neha CHS building, Ahinsa Marg in Malad (west). On Wednesday a security guard found him dead and alerted the society members.
Also, George Fernandes, senior inspector from Malad police station added:
We have registered a case of accidental death (ADR) and sent his body to a government hospital for autopsy.
We have not found any evidence that suggests he may have been killed. Also, no suicide note has been found at the house so far. We are still investigating the case.
Fans of the star took to social media to share messages of sadness and some added that an investigation should be concluded before it is deemed that Sameer Sharma took his own life.
Before finding fame, the film director worked for an advertising agency in Bangalore. He moved to Mumbai to become an actor and got his big break on playing Nitin on Star One’s Dil Kya Chahta Hai.
As well as having an impressive number of acting credits he also modelled in several ad campaigns.