Sushant Singh Rajput was an Indian model and Bollywood actor who hailed from Patna, Bihar. He had acted in a few TV serials before he did his debut Indian film. Although, he was a part of only a few movies but he still received appreciation for his acting and dancing skills. He died on 14th June 2020 by suicide and was found hanging at his apartment in Bandra, Mumbai.
Bio/Wiki of Sushant Singh Rajput
Real Name- Sushant Singh Rajput
Date of Birth- 21 January 1986
Date of Death- 14 June 2020
Profession- Actor, Model, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
Physical Features and Stats
in centimeters- 178cm
in meters- 1.79m
in feet- 5 feet 10 inches
Eye Color- Dark Brown
Hair Color- Black
TV Debut- Kis Desh Meni Hai Mera Dil (2008)
Film Debut- Kai Po Che (2013)
Theatrical- Chhichhore (2019)
Digital- Drive (2019) (Released on Netflix)
Pending Release- Dil Bechara
|Date of Birth||21 January 1986|
|Birthplace||Purnea, Bihar, India|
|Date of Death||14 June 2020 (Sunday)|
|Age (when died)||34 Years|
|Cause of Death||Suicide|
|Place of Death||At his apartment in Bandra, Mumbai|
|School||St. Karen’s High School, PatnaKulachi Hansraj Model School, Delhi|
|College/University||Delhi Technological University|
|Educational Qualification||12th Standard (He left Mechanical Engineering after 3 years to join theatres)|
|Address||Flat at Hill Road, Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Likes||Archery, Lawn Tennis, Dancing, Cricket, Video Games, Gadgets, Books, Mixed Martial Arts|
|Parents||Father- K.K Singh (Retired Govt. Officer)|
Mother- Late Usha Singh (Died in 2002)
|Siblings||Brother- NoneSisters- 4 (All Elder)Shweta Singh Kirti (lives in the U.S)|
Mitu Singh (a state-level cricketer)
|Food||Rajma Chawal, Aloo Parantha, Chicken, Pani Puri|
|Beverages||Tea, Lime Juice|
|Actors||Shahrukh Khan, James Dean, Ryan Gosling, Keanu Reeves|
|Actresses||Tabu, Isha Sherwani, Jennifer Lawrence|
|Directors||Anand Gandhi, Raj Kumar Hirani, Sanjay Leela Bhansali|
|Destinations||Norway, New Zealand|
|Sports||Football, Tennis, Cricket,|
Car Collection- Maserati Quattroporte, Range Rover
Bike Collection- BMW K1300R
Salary- Rs. 5-6 Crore/film
Relationships and Affairs
|Ex-Girlfriend||Ankita Lokhande (2011-2016)|
|Rumored Girlfriends||Kriti Sanon|
Awards and Nominations
|2009||Indian Telly Awards||Most Popular Actor (Male)||Pavitra Rishta||Nominated|
|2010||Indian Television Academy Awards||Most Popular Actor (Male)||Pavitra Rishta||Won|
|Big Star Entertainment Awards||Best Television Actor (Male)||Pavitra Rishta||Won|
|Boroplus Gold Awards||Best Actor in Lead Role||Pavitra Rishta||Won|
|2011||Boroplus Gold Awards||Best Actor in Lead Role||Pavitra Rishta||Won|
|Kalakar Awards||Favorite Actor Male||Pavitra Rishta||Won|
|2014||Producers Guild Film Awards||Best Male Debut||Kai Po Che||Won|
|Producers Guild Film Awards||Best Actor in Lead Role||Kai Po Che||Nominated|
|Screen Awards||Best Male Debut||Kai Po Che||Won|
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Male Debut||Kai Po Che||Nominated|
|Filmfare||Best Male Debut||Kai Po Che||Nominated|
|IIFA||Best Actor in Lead Role||Kai Po Che||Nominated|
|2017||Screen Awards||Best Actor (Critics)||M.S Dhoni||Won|
|Filmfare||Best Actor Male||M.S Dhoni||Nominated|
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Actor Male||M.S Dhoni||Nominated|
|Stardust Awards||Best Actor Male||M.S Dhoni||Nominated|
|IIFA||Best Actor Male||M.S Dhoni||Nominated|
|Indian Film Festival of Melbourne||Best Actor Male||M.S Dhoni||Won|
- In 2015, he got slapped by his ex-girlfriend Ankita Lokhande as he was completely drunk and dancing with girls around him.
- In 2018, he reportedly abused his fans who gathered outside his house in Mumbai.
- Again in 2018, he got involved in MeToo Movement when her pending release ‘Dil Bechara’ co-star ‘Sanjana Sanghi’ accused him of sexually harassing her on the sets of the film. However, later on, Sushant shared the screenshots of their chats to justify himself and Sanjana also wrote on Twitter that no such incident took place and all rumors are baseless.
Lesser Known Facts About Sushant Singh Rajput
Here are some of the lesser-known facts about the Bollywood star:
- Sushant Singh was from a middle-class family in Bihar, India.
- He lost his mother at the age of 16 years and he was very close to his mother.
- Although he was a bright student and got 7th rank in AIEEE exam but due to his interest in theatres, he left his mechanical engineering just before 1 year of completion. So he was not a graduate and only completed his higher secondary education.
- He cleared 11 engineering exams and was also a National Olympiad winner in Physics.
- While Sushant was doing his graduation, he developed an interest in dancing and joined Shiamak Davar’s dance group.
- Because of his talent and dedication towards dancing, Shiamak gave him a chance to perform in Filmfare Awards and Commonwealth games (2006).
- To make a career in acting, he dropped out of his third year of college.
- Sushant also worked as an assistant director to Mohit Suri in ‘Raaz 2’ before acting.
- He was offered a role in TV serial ‘Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil’ after which he bagged another TV serial ‘Pavitra Rishta’ and played the role of Manav.
- His performance as Manav became the reason for his entry in Bollywood.
- He participated in ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 4’ (2010) and was one of the runners up of the show.
- ‘Kai Po Che’ was his Bollywood Debut that happened in 2013.
- Sushant was reportedly offered roles in movies like ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram Leela’ and ‘Bajirao Mastani’ by Sanjay Leela Bhansali but was later replaced by Ranveer Singh.
- During his struggling days, he used to live in a single bedroom kitchen with 6 other boys.
- He has given some of the excellent performances in movies like M.S. Dhoni- The Untold Story, Kedarnath, Chhichhore, Detective Byomkesh Bakshi, and Shuddh Desi Romance.
- Initially, he came to Mumbai with 3 dreams, to work in Yash Raj Films, to do a Pepsi ad and to be on the cover of Filmfare Magazine and he achieved them all.
- As per reports, M.S Dhoni charged Rs. 20 crores for sharing his life story for the film and Sushant’s film ‘M.S. Dhoni-The Untold Story’ was made on a budget of 80 crores.
- Sushant took one and a half years to prepare for the role of Dhoni and to do it in the same way as the cricket legend; he practiced the helicopter shot 225 times a day.
- Sushant was supposed to work in the movie ‘Paani’ by Shekhar Kapur and he also rejected 12 films due to it, unfortunately, ‘Paani’ never happened.
- He was a pet lover and had a dog named ‘Fudge’.
- In 2019, he penned down a wish list of 50 dreams and shared on his Instagram account. The list had dreams like ‘Play a cricket match left-handed’, ‘Learn to fly a plane’, ‘Play tennis with champion’ and so on and he had already achieved a few of his dreams before his death.
- He fulfilled his dream of flying a plane by buying the expensive Boeing 737 Fixed Base Flight Simulator.
- He loved talking about stars, planets, and celestial bodies, and to watch the ring of Saturn, he even bought Meade 14 LX600, one of the expensive and advanced telescopes.
- Sushant Singh Rajput became the first Indian to buy a piece of land on Moon. He bought the Lunar area from the International Lunar Lands Registry.
- He even completed a certified instructor’s course of NASA to get selected for the 2024 space mission.
- Innsaei Ventures Pvt. Ltd. is co-founded by Sushant Singh Rajput and entrepreneur Varun Mathur.
Sushant Singh Shocking Suicide
On 14 June 2020, Sushant Singh Rajput ended his life by hanging himself at his Bandra flat in Mumbai. After his death, it was told he was suffering from depression from the last six months that his close friends and family knew about. He was found hanging in his room on Sunday morning when he didn’t open the door after being knocked several times. His post-mortem reports revealed the reason of death as Asphyxia.
The entire Bollywood fraternity was shocked by the actor’s sudden demise as he was doing well with his movies and was fulfilling his dreams as well. However, on interrogation, it was anticipated that Sushant was not being treated well by the Bollywood and the top production banners started boycotting him. His sudden death has again raised the topic of Nepotism that is so common in Bollywood. His fans have been blaming certain groups in the industry responsible for his death, for not giving him chances that he was deserving of, and lately out of 7 films signed by him, 6 were taken back; maybe he succumbed to professional pressure. Sushant’s doctor revealed that he also regretted breaking up with his former girlfriend Ankita Lokhande and things were not going well with his rumored girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty.
The CBI investigation is still on and the actual reason for Sushant Singh Rajput’s death is still a mystery; whether it was a suicide or a murder. He was rumored to be dating Rhea Chakraborty and she has been also interrogated by Mumbai Police.
So many Bollywood stars like Kangana Ranaut, Abhinav Kashyap, Shekhar Suman have come out to openly talk about Nepotism and how it also affected them. Also, his fans are asking to ban the gang of Nepo kids and directors who are the promoters of nepotism so that Sushant gets the awaited justice.
His Patna home will be converted into a Memorial as decided by the family and his special belongings will be kept there; Sushant’s family has also decided to set up a foundation ‘Sushant Singh Rajput Foundation’ to keep his memories alive and continue with the good deeds that he used to do.
He was always smiling and positive in his interviews that no one ever imagined that Sushant Singh can ever take such a step. Well, Bollywood again lost one of its rising stars, RIP! Sushant Singh Rajput.