Sidhu’s car crashed into the rear end of a truck in the northern state of Haryana, senior official of Sonipat Police, Virender Singh, told CNN. He died on the spot, Singh said.
Sidhu was traveling with a woman who was unharmed, according to Singh.
Born in Punjab state, Sidhu started his career as a model before landing a role in the film Ramta Jogi in 2015, according to CNN affiliate CNN News-18.
Sidhu was arrested in February last year on suspicion of inciting protesters during the rally, according to CNN News-18. He was granted bail after spending about 70 days in police custody, CNN News-18 said.
Punjab’s Chief Minister Charanjit Channi said he was “deeply saddened” to hear of Sidhu’s death.