Viveka Babajee, a former Indian supermodel and actress who became popular with the Kamasutra condoms ad in 1990s committed suicide by hanging herself at her suburban Bandra residence late on Friday night, a family friend said.
Confirming the suicide, Additional Commissioner of Police (Western Region) Amitabh Gupta said the reason behind Viveka taking the extreme step was not known and police were investigating.
According to police, it may be due to a failed personal relationship. Its been said that Viveka was under depression after breaking with her boyfriend who runs an event management company.
Viveka, 32, was born and brought up in Mauritius. In 1993, she participated in Miss World contest and won Miss Mauritius title earlier in her career, which brought her international fame.
Viveka was declared a supermodel in 1994 and was one of the most-sought after faces nationally and internationally in the fashion world. She also acted in Bollywood film Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat Hai in 2002 and also tried her luck in some south Indian films though she was not in the top league by any means.