Actor Sushant Singh Rajput-Biography, Filmography, Personal Life, 10 Facts, Death News, Photos & More
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput was an Indian television and film star who is popularly known for his role as “Manav Deshmukh” in one of the most popular shows Pavitra Rishta on Zee TV during 2009-2011. He also did tremendous work in the sports biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story in 2016 for which he received his first nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Actor.
Rajput was born in 1986 at Patna. On 14th June 2020, at the age of 34, Actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Mumbai Bandra apartment, initial police observation said that the actor committed suicide by hanging himself.
Apart from acting, Sushant was actively engaged in different philanthropic programs such as Sushant4Education and NITI Aayog’s Women Entrepreneurship Platform.
Quick Facts About Actor Sushant Singh Rajput
Born: 21 January 1986 in Patna, Bihar, India
Occupation: Actor, Dancer, Philanthropist
Weight: in Kilograms- 78 kg; in Pounds- 172 lbs
Education: St. Karen’s High School, Kulachi Hansraj Model School [Primary Wing], Delhi Technological University
Hobbies: Dancing, Playing Video Games
Marital Status: Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends: Sushant was in a relationship with Ankita Lokhande from 2011 to 2016. After that he had an allegedly close relationship with Kriti Sanon and Rhea Chakraborty.
Siblings: Mitu Singh and three elder sisters
Early Life and Education
Sushant Singh Rajput was born on 21 January 1986 in Patna, Bihar to Krishna Kumar Singh (Govt. Official) and Usha Singh (Homemaker). Sushant was the youngest child in the Rajput family among four more sisters. He did early schooling at St. Karen’s High School in Patna and Kulachi Hansraj Model School in New Delhi.
The tragic death of Sushant’s mother in 2002 left him broken down. Although, Sushant was a brilliant student and successfully cleared different entrance exams for engineering colleges of repute in India. He ranked 7th in all India DCE Entrance Exam in 2003 and secured admission in the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) in Delhi College of Engineering.
Destiny had something else saved for Rajput as he dropped out from his engineering course in the third year and joined Shiamak Davar’s dance classes and later Barry John’s drama school. Sushant was also chosen to perform at 51st Filmfare Awards in 2005. In the following year, he moved to Mumbai and joined Nadira Babbar’s theatre group Ekjute.
Personal Life of Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant was in an active relationship with his Pavitra Rishta co-star Ankita Lokhande. Ankita and Sushant broke up in 2016 after being together for almost six years. After that, there have been reports that Sushant was in a close relationship with Kriti Sanon (Raabta co-star) and Rhea Chakraborty.
Sushant Singh Rajput Death
On 14 June 2020, at the age of 34, Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Mumbai Bandra apartment. Initial police investigations has reported the cause of death as suicide by hanging. It was also reported that he was suffering from depression and was undergoing medical treatment for the same from the last six months.
This untimely death of Sushant sent a shock to the entire film industry, fans, family and relatives as no one could believe that a successful person like him would ever take such a step.
The sudden and shocking passing away of Actor Sushant Singh Rajput has reignited the debate on nepotism and many stars, ardent fans have come forward to raise the issue on social media.
Here is the complete list of Sushant Singh Rajput movies and TV serials:
|2013||Kai Po Che!||Ishaan Bhatt|
|Shuddh Desi Romance||Raghu Ram|
|2015||Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!||Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!|
|2016||M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story||Mahendra Singh Dhoni|
|2018||Welcome to New York||Himself|
|2019||Sonchiriya||Lakhan “Lakhna” Singh|
|Chhichhore||Aniruddh “Anni” Pathak|
|2008-2009||Kis Desh Hai Mera Dil||Preet Juneja|
|2009-2011||Pavitra Rishta||Manav Deshmukh|
|2010||Zara Nachke Dikha||Contestant|
|2010-2011||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4||Contestant|
List of Awards Won by Actor Sushant Singh Rajput
|2010||Indian Television Academy Awards||Most Popular Actor (Male) for Pavitra Rishta|
|BIG Star Entertainment Awards||Best Television Actor (Male) for Pavitra Rishta|
|2011||Boroplus Gold Awards||Best Actor in a Lead Role for Pavitra Rishta|
|Kalakar Awards||Favourite Actor (Male) for Pavitra Rishta|
|2014||Screen Awards||Best Male Debut for Kai Po Che!|
|2017||Screen Awards||Best Actor (Critics) for M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story|
|Indian Film Festival of Melbourne||Best Actor for M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story|
Life of Sushant Singh Rajput beyond Bollywood
Apart from his film career, Actor Sushant Singh Rajput was very much active in lots of social activities related to education for underprivileged children. He was an active promoter of women entrepreneurship and BHIM App under the flagship program of Niti Ayog.
The actor was also associated with NASA for a special program for Government School kids where he would send a few kids to NASA for a 20 days workshop.
Rajput was the first Bollywood actor to own the piece of land on the moon which he bought from the International Lunar Land Registry. The actor also owned an advanced telescope called the Meade 14″ LX600 which helped him keep an eye on his real estate on the Moon. Read more here
Some Less Known Facts About Sushant Singh Rajput
- Sushant was a brilliant student and had cleared 11 different engineering exams of reputed colleges of India and he also won National Olympiad in Physics.
- The actor developed an interest in dancing after watching Shiamak Davar’s dance show. In starting his family did not support this and despite the same Sushant worked hard and got a chance of performing in Commonwealth Games 2006 and Filmfare Awards.
- Sushant also worked as assistant director with Mohit Suri for Raaz 2 film project.
- During his early career, Rajput worked for an NGO performing a play which later helped him in getting his career changing roles of TV serials.
- In 2010, actor Sushant Singh Rajput was the runner up in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa.
- Actor Shahid Kapoor was first screened before him for his role in Shuddh Desi Romance.
- Sushant had three dreams when he came to try his luck in bollywood: first, to work in a Yash Raj Film, second, to do a Pepsi ad commercial, and third, to be on the cover of a Filmfare Magazine; and he had achieved them all.
- To achieve perfection, for his role in film M.S. Dhoni-The Untold Story, Sushant practised the helicopter shot around 225 times a day, for many days.
- In 2019, Sushant shared a wishlist of 50 dreams through his Instagram account. The list contained wishes like: Learn how to Fly a Plane, Train for Iron Man triathlon, Play a Cricket Match left-handed, Learn Morse Code, Help kids learn about Space, Play tennis with a Champion, Do a Four Clap Push-Up.
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