Sushant Singh Rajput was an Indian actor, model, dancer, and entrepreneur, best known for his work in Hindi Films. He came into the limelight by playing the role of Manav Deshmukh in the popular Indian television serial, Pavitra Rishta.
Sushant Singh Rajput was born on 21 January 1986 in Maldiha in the Purnea district of Bihar to Krishna Kumar Singh and Usha Singh. He was the youngest of five siblings and had the nickname Gulshan. He attended the St. Karen’s High School in patna. His family moved to Delhi following Mother’s Death in 2002 where he completed his schooling in Kulachi Hansraj Model School. Also Read : Karan Johar Wiki, Bio, Age, Career and Personal Life
Sushant got himself enrolled in Delhi College of Engineering to pursue a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. Reportedly, he was ranked 7th in the DCE Entrance Exam in 2003. While he was completing his graduation, he developed an interest in dancing after watching Shiamak Davar‘s dance shows. To follow his passion for dance and acting, he dropped out in the third year of the four year engineering course.
Sushant Singh Rajput started his career after dropping out of his engineering course at the Delhi College of Engineering and entering the theater industry in Mumbai. He moved on to feature in Hindi television serials. His debut show was the romantic drama Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil in 2008, followed by the lead role in the soap opera Pavitra Rishta. His performance in Pavitra Rishta proved to be a breakthrough for him, which made him a popular face on television. Also Read : Ranbir Kapoor Wiki, Bio, Age, Career and Personal Life
In 2013, Sushant auditioned for Kai Po Che!, and was selected to play one of the leads in the movie. The film was a commercial success. After that, he appeared in the film Suddh Desi Romance alongside Parineeti Chopra in 2013, and in Rajkumar Hirani’s PK opposite Anushka Sharma in 2014. In 2015, he played the lead character in Dibakar Banerjee’s Detective Byomkesh Bakshy.
In 2016, Sushant played the titular role in the Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni‘s biopic, M S Dhoni : The Untold Story. Subsequently, he went on to star in the films, Raabta (2017), Kedarnath (2018), Sonchiriya (2019), and Chhichhore (2019). His last released film on the digital platform was Dil Bechara (2020).
Wiki – Bio :
|Date of Birth / Age :||21 January 1986 / 34 Years (at the time of death)
|Date of Death :||14 June 2020|
|Nick Name :||Gulshan|
|Full Name :||Sushant Singh Rajput|
|Birth Place :||Maldiha, Purnea, Bihar|
|Home Town :||Patna, Bihar, India|
|Religion / Caste :||Hinduism / Rajput|
|Zodiac Sign / Sun Sign :||Aquarius|
|Height :||183 Cm|
|Education :||Mechanical Engineering Dropout|
|School :||St. Karen’s High School Patna, Kulachi Hansraj Model School, Delhi|
|College / University :||Delhi College of Engineering, New Delhi|
|Profession :||Actor, Model|
|Debut :||TV – Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil (2008), Film – Kai Po Che! (2013), Last Film – Dil Bechara (2020)|
|Net Income / Worth :||N/A|
|Affairs / Boyfriends / Ex :||Ankita Lokhande, Kriti Sanon (Rumoured), Sara Ali Khan (Rumoured), Rhea Chakraborty|
|Marital Status :||Unmarried|
|Parents :||Krishna Kumar Singh (Father), Usha Singh (Mother)|
|Siblings :||Four elder sisters – Mitu Singh, Neetu Singh, Priyanka Singh, Shweta Singh Kirti|
|Hobbies :||Gazing Stars, Reading the Works of Great Philosophers, Learning About the Latest Scientific Advancements|
|Food Habit :||Non Vegetarian|
|Favorite Food :||Rajmah Chawal, aloo Paranthas, Chicken, Pani Puri|
|Favorite Destination :||Norway, New Zealand|
|Favorite Actor :||James Dean, Ryan Gosling, Keanu Reeves|
|Favorite Actress :||Isha Sherwani, Tabu, Jennifer Lawrence|
|Favorite Directors :||Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Raj Kumar Hirani|
|Favorite Players :||Sourav Ganguly, M S Dhoni|
|Cars / Bikes Collection :||Maserati Quattroporte, Range Rover / BMW K1300R|
|Address :||Hill Road, Bandra, Mumbai|
|Contact / Email :||N/A|
|Social Profile :||Facebook Twitter Instagram|
- Indian Television Academy Awards for Most Popular Actor Male for Pavitra Rishta – 2010
- Screen Award for Best Male Debut for the film Kai Po Che – 2014
- Producers Guild Film Award for Best Male Debut for Kai Po Che – 2014
- Screen Award for Best Actor Critics for the film M S Dhoni : The Untold Story – 2017
- Best Actor for M S Dhoni : The Untold Story at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne – 2017
- He was even rumoured to have been secretly married to Ankita Lokhande in 2015. Reportedly, they tied the knot in Ujjain after Ankita’s parents insisted on her to get married to Sushant as they were skeptical about her decision to live in with Sushant.
- In 2017, when Shahid Kapoor was awarded the Best Actor Award at IIFA, Sushant tweeted: “@iifa hahahaha”. He received a backlash on social media for his tweet.
- In August 2018, Sushant landed into a controversy after he allegedly behaved flirtatiously with his ‘Kizie Aur Manny’ co-star, Sanjana Sanghi. There were also reports of him sexually harassing the actress on the sets of the film. However, the actor refuted all the rumours and also shared his chat screenshots with Sanjana. Later, Sanjana too took to Twitter and dismissed the ‘baseless and unfounded stories’ that were doing the rounds on the internet. She wrote, “I’d like to clarify that no such incident took place with me. Let’s put an end to these conjectures”.
Some Known Facts About Sushant Singh Rajput :
- Did Sushant Singh Rajput smoke?: Yes
- Did Sushant Singh Rajput drink alcohol?: Yes
- In an interview, he revealed that he was very shy in his childhood and had difficulty in expressing or communicating with others, but he always wanted to get noticed, so he worked very hard at his studies to score excellent marks.
- Reportedly, before getting enrolled in Delhi College of Engineering, he had cleared more than 11 engineering entrance exams and had also won the National Olympiad in Physics.
- He had bought his first bike, a modified Honda CBR, with the savings from giving tuitions to engineering students.
- According to sources, he was also planning to portray twelve real-life people from India, including, Chanakya, Rabindranath Tagore, and APJ Abdul Kalam.
- Before stepping into acting, he had learned martial arts from Allan Amin, danced with Ashley Lobo’s troupe, and assisted Mohit Suri in the film Raaz 2.
- At the 2005 Filmfare Awards, he performed alongside Aishwarya Rai.
- According to sources, when Shekhar Kapur offered him a role in the film Paani, He rejected twelve films to appear in the film; however, the film was later shelved.
- Since childhood, he loved to explore outer space and talk about celestial bodies, stars, and planets. To watch the ring of Saturns, he had bought Meade 14 LX600, one of the most expensive and advanced telescopes in the world.
- He became the first Indian to buy a piece of land on Moon when he bought the lunar area called the Mare Muscoviense or the Sea of Muscovy from the International Lunar Lands Registry.
- His curiosity in outer space led him to NASA where he completed a certified instructor’s course to get selected for the 2024 space mission.
- With the programmes like Sushant4Education, he was actively involved with the development of scientific temper in kids.
- In May 2018, NITI Aayog signed him to collaborate and support NITI’s flagship initiative, the Women Entrepreneurship Platform.
- He was a passionate animal lover and had a pet dog, Fudge.
- He was very much addicted to black coffee and cigarettes.
- Although he belonged to a Kshatriya Rajput family of Bihar, he had removed his surname Rajput in 2017 amid the growing protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s film Padmavat by the Karni Sena.
- Following the death of Sushant, the police investigated many people from Bollywood, including Sanjay Leela Bhansali who revealed that he had offered four films to the late actor, including Goliyon Ki Rasleela RamLeela, Bajirao Mastani, and Padmaavat, but Sushant declined because he was contract bound with YRF.
On 14 June 2020, Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging at his Bandra home. His body was found hanging in a room of his Bandra flat on the Sunday morning after the door to his room was broken. His post-mortem was conducted at Dr RN Cooper Municipal General Hospital in Mumbai. He was cremated at Mumbai’s Pawan Hans crematorium around 4:30 pm on Monday, 15 June 2020. His death was mourned by many Bollywood celebs and other eminent persons from various fields, including Shah Rukh Khan, Ekta Kapoor and Narendra Modi.
Death Investigation :
In the wake of Sushant Singh Rajput’s alleged suicide, various online campaigns surfaced demanding a CBI investigation into the matter. These campaigns were fuelled by many conspiracy theories. Amid the investigations by the Maharashtra Police into the matter, a separate FIR was filed by Rajput’s father in Bihar, and Bihar Police started a separate investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case.
In August 2020, the centre told the Supreme Court that it had accepted the Bihar govt’s recommendation for a CBI probe into the actor’s death. On 19 August 2020, while giving the judgement on a plea filed by Rhea Chakraborty to transfer an FIR of abetment to suicide registered against her in connection with Sushant’s death from Patna to Mumbai, a Single Judge Bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy ordered a probe by the CBI into Sushant’s death in Mumbai.
Nepotism Row :
Sushant Singh Rajput’s alleged suicide also revealed the harsh realities of the glamour world. Many Bollywood celebs including Kangana Ranaut and Abhinav Kashyap blamed the nepotism in Bollywood for Sushant Singh’s sudden demise.
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