Varsha Bhosle lived in Mumbai with her mother. She had married a sports writer and public relations professional Hemant Kenkre but the couple divorced. In September 2008, she reportedly attempted suicide by taking an overdose of prescribed medicine but survived. Later she came close to Photographer Gautam Rajadhyaksha and wanted to start an orphanage with him. But Gautam’s sudden death shattered Varsha. She shot herself in the head at her residence. Her body was discovered by her mother’s driver and maid in a pool of blood on the sofa in her home.