Sushant Singh Rajput was an Indian actor, mannequin, dancer, and entrepreneur. He got here into the limelight by enjoying the function of ‘Manav Deshmukh’ within the standard Indian tv serial, “Pavitra Rishta.” From his debut movie Kai Po Che! (2013) to his final theatrical launch Chhichhore (2019), Sushant additionally appeared in lots of standard Bollywood movies in his lower than a decade profession. The 34-year-old actor was discovered lifeless inside his Mumbai residence on 14 June 2020.
Sushant Singh Rajput was born on Tuesday, 21 January 1986 (age 34; on the time of loss of life) in Maldiha within the Purnea district of Bihar. His zodiac signal is Aquarius.
He did his education from St. Karen’s Excessive College, Patna, and Kulachi Hansraj Mannequin College, Delhi. In accordance with Sushant, he was much less communicative throughout his faculty days, and to get himself observed, he targeted on his research to safe good marks. In an interview, whereas speaking about it, he stated,
Throughout my faculty days, I struggled to speak. Because the solely manner I might be observed was by scoring good marks, I focussed on my research.”
After his education, the 18-year-old Sushant attended Delhi Faculty of Engineering (DCE; now Delhi Technological College (DTU)) the place he pursued Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering). Reportedly, Sushant had secured an All India Rank of seven within the DCE Entrance Examination in 2003. He additionally received the Physics Nationwide Olympiad and cleared as many as eleven engineering entrance exams. He dropped out within the third 12 months of the four-year course to pursue his ardour for appearing.
Whereas Sushant was a pupil at Delhi Faculty of Engineering, he developed an curiosity in dancing. He joined Shiamak Davar’s dance group. Shiamak was impressed with the actor’s dancing expertise and gave him an opportunity to carry out on the 2006 Commonwealth Video games and Filmfare Awards.
Later, he carried out in a Barry John play. In accordance with Sushant, with dancing and appearing, he had discovered new methods to specific and talk. In an interview, whereas revealing that he was a dancer first, he stated,
After I was dancing, I realised I may get individuals to note me. I assumed with appearing I can higher that. Even after I began appearing, I by no means stopped feeling like a dancer. Dance has given me a way of rhythm. That’s the very first thing I work on whereas constructing a personality.”
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Darkish Brown
Household & Caste
Sushant belonged to a Rajput household of Bihar. Nonetheless, in 2017, amid the row over Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s movie Padmavat, and Karni Sena’s protest towards the movie, Sushant had dropped his surname “Rajput” from his title on his Twitter deal with.
Dad and mom & Siblings
His father, Krishna Kumar Singh is a retired worker of BISCOMAUN, Patna.
His mom, Usha Singh, died in 2002 of a mind hemorrhage. Sushant was the youngest amongst 5 kids of his dad and mom.
He had 4 elder sisters. His sister, Mitu Singh is a state-level cricketer.
His sister, Shweta Singh Kirti, lives in the US.
Sushant’s eldest brother in regulation, Om Prakash Singh is a further DGP within the Haryana authorities.
His cousin, Neeraj Kumar Bablu is a politician who is the JDU-turned-BJP MLA and has been representing the Chhatapur constituency in Saharsa, Bihar since 2005.
He was so near his mom that he had penned down just a few poems in her reminiscence. One in all his poems learn –
So long as you have been, I used to be. Now simply in your recollections I come alive. Like a shadow, Only a flicker. Time doesn’t transfer right here. It’s lovely, It’s without end…” He additionally wrote, “Do you keep in mind? You promised that you’d be with me without end, and I promised you that I’d hold smiling it doesn’t matter what. It appears we each have been incorrect mom…”
Even earlier than his loss of life, he had shared a black & white photograph of her mom on his Instagram together with a publish devoted to her. Within the publish that he had shared on 3 June 2020, he wrote –
Blurred previous evaporating from teardrops. Endless desires carving an arc of smile. And a fleeting life, negotiating between the 2…”
Relationships, Girlfriend & Affairs
Sushant Singh Rajput was in a relationship with Ankita Lokhande for six years. Nonetheless, the couple broke up in 2016. Ankita was his co-star within the standard Hindi TV serial, Pavitra Rishta. Sushant and Ankita additionally received many Finest Couple awards for his or her on-screen chemistry in Pavitra Rishta.
Sushant was additionally alleged to be courting his Raabta co-star Kriti Sanon; nonetheless, neither confirmed their relationship.
Reportedly, Sushant had additionally dated Rhea Chakraborty.
In 2005, to perform his appearing aspirations, Sushant left Delhi for Mumbai the place he joined Nadira Babbar’s Ekjute theatre group. He remained related to the group for 2 and a half years. In the meantime, he appeared within the tv business of Nestle Munch, which turned very talked-about. In 2015, he once more appeared within the new TV business of Nestle Munch.
Whereas he was performing in a play at Prithvi Theatre, he was noticed by the individuals from Balaji Telefilms who known as him for the audition. Whereas speaking about shifting from theatre performs to tv, he stated,
If I may act in entrance of a reside viewers, I assumed I may act in entrance of a digital camera too. ”
Balaji Telefilms supplied Sushant the function of ‘Preet Juneja’ within the TV serial “Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil.” It was solely after he appeared in Kis Des Mein Hai Mera Dil that in 2009, the function of ‘Manav Deshmukh’ in Zee TV’s “Pavitra Rishta” landed to him. His efficiency in Pavitra Rishta proved to be a breakthrough for him, which made him a preferred face on tv. He additionally received a number of awards because the Finest TV actor for this function.
Rajput additionally took half within the dance actuality present Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 4 the place he was paired with choreographer Shampa Sonthalia.
In the meantime, he additionally appeared as a contestant within the dance actuality present, Zara Nachke Dikha on Star One in 2010. In October 2011, Sushant stop Pavitra Rishta to pursue a filmmaking course overseas. Whereas speaking about his plan to hitch a movie faculty overseas, Sushant stated,
I considered going to College of California, Los Angeles, as I used to be not getting the sort of movies that I needed to do. Earlier than I joined, I signed Kai Po Che. Performing in movies is like being in a filmmaking faculty. Right now, I perceive much more about methods to say the identical factor in a simpler manner.”
Amid the rumours that he had stop Pavira Rishta to pursue his profession in movies, he stated,
I didn’t go away the present for the movie. These are all rumours. I needed to stop the present as a result of my character was getting monotonous and I needed to do one thing completely different in my life.”
Whereas speaking about his tv profession, he stated,
The tv exhibits introduced me just a few movie presents. I used to be not enthusiastic about them until I acquired Kai Po Che. Tv additionally acquired me good cash. Cash has made a significant distinction to my life. I come from a giant household, there are particular issues I couldn’t do as I didn’t manage to pay for. Cash can resolve the way in which one thinks. But it surely does begin shedding its worth the second you purchase the sort of cash you want. I hit that mark due to tv, so I may experiment with my selection of movies.”
In 2013, Sushant auditioned for “Kai Po Che!” and was chosen to play one of many leads within the film. The movie was a business success.
Whereas speaking in regards to the success of Kai Po Che!, he stated,
Kai Po Che additionally modified individuals’s perceptions, not nearly me, however about tv actors. Those that rent us began to consider actors from tv can do films. Additionally, it motivated different tv actors to consider they may do it too.”
After that, Rajput appeared within the movie Suddh Desi Romance (2013) alongside Parineeti Chopra. In 2014, Sushant appeared in a small but important function in Rajkumar Hirani’s PK reverse Anushka Sharma. In PK, he performed the function of ‘Sarfaraz.’
In 2015, he performed the lead character in Dibakar Banerjee’s “Detective Byomkesh Bakshy.”
In 2016, Sushant performed the titular function within the Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni‘s biopic, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story. The movie was one of many highest-grossing Bollywood movies of 2016.
Subsequently, he went on to star within the movies, Raabta (2017), Kedarnath (2018), Sonchiriya (2019), and Chhichhore (2019).
His final theatrical launch movie was Chhichhore (2019), the movie depicted school life and the frustrations of the later years.
Rajput’s final launched movie on the digital platform was Dil Bechara, an motion drama movie by which he performed the function of ‘Manny,” and Sanjana Sanghi performed the function of “Kizie.”
The movie is the remake of the American romantic drama movie, The Fault in Our Stars, which relies on the 2012 novel of the identical title by John Inexperienced.
- In 2015, reportedly, Sushant was publicly slapped by his ex-girlfriend Ankita Lokhande exterior Yashraj Studios in Andheri. In accordance with sources, the incident occurred when the actress known as Sushant exterior the studio and checked his cellphone and it was then that she shouted a “Thank You” and slapped him.
- He was additionally rumoured to have been secretly married to Ankita Lokhande in 2015 as a result of Lokhande’s dad and mom weren’t completely happy over her resolution to live-in with Sushant, they usually had been pressurizing her to get married as an alternative. Reportedly, the couple had tied the knot in Ujjain and later moved in collectively in Mumbai.
- In 2017, Sushant was nominated within the class of Finest Actor Award at IIFA. Nonetheless, he didn’t win the award and the award went to Shahid Kapoor for the movie Udta Punjab. Just some minutes later, after Shahid obtained the award, Sushant tweeted: “@iifa hahahaha.” He obtained a backlash on social media for his tweet.
- In February 2018, there was a midnight brawl between Sushant and his group of followers at his Bandra residence. Reportedly, Sushant was driving his automobile when a gaggle of his followers began chasing him. Then, Sushant straight-away drove to his condo in Mumbai, however the followers reached there too and insisting on him for selfies, to this, Sushant and his watchman began abusing them. Later, the infuriated followers hit his watchman.
- Indian Tv Academy Awards for Most Standard Actor (Male) in 2010 for “Pavitra Rishta”
- Display Award for Finest Male Debut for the movie “Kai Po Che” (2014)
- Display Award for Finest Actor (Critics) for the movie “M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story” (2017)
- Finest Actor for M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story on the Indian Movie Competition of Melbourne (2017)
Sushant had Maserati Quattroporte and a Vary Rover. He additionally owned a BMW K1300R bike.
Reportedly, he purchased his first bike when he was within the first 12 months of school. He purchased this bike after his financial savings from giving tuitions to engineering college students.
Loss of life
On 14 June 2020, Rajput was discovered hanging at his Bandra residence. Reportedly, he dedicated suicide after affected by melancholy for the final six months. His physique was discovered hanging in a room of his Bandra flat on the Sunday morning after the door to his room was damaged. Later, his autopsy report, which was carried out at Dr RN Cooper Municipal Normal Hospital in Mumbai, confirmed that the actor died attributable to asphyxia. Reportedly, he was present process remedy for melancholy at Mumbai’s Hinduja. In accordance with sources, the actor had spoken to his sister on the phone round 9 am and about an hour later, he had a glass of juice together with his tablets. Round 11:30 am when his cook dinner knocked his door to substantiate the menu, there was no response. Later, the door was open with a replica key. He was cremated at Mumbai’s Pawan Hans crematorium round 4:30 pm on Monday, 15 June 2020.
His loss of life was mourned by many Bollywood celebs and different eminent individuals from numerous fields, together with Shah Rukh Khan and Narendra Modi.
Loss of life Investigation
Within the wake of Rajput’s alleged suicide, numerous on-line campaigns surfaced demanding a CBI investigation into the matter. These campaigns have been 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 began a separate investigation in Sushant Singh Rajput’s loss of life case; resulting in a row between the Maharashtra Police and Bihar Police when a senior police officer of Bihar Police, Vinay Tiwari, who had gone to Mumbai to research the case, was despatched to quarantine by the Maharashtra Police. In August 2020, the centre informed the Supreme Court docket that it had accepted the Bihar authorities’s suggestion for a CBI probe into the actor’s loss of life. Later, the CBI filed a First Data Report (FIR) towards Sushant’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, widespread good friend Samuel Miranda, and three others. In an announcement, the CBI stated,
CBI has registered a case associated to the loss of life of Sushant Singh Rajput on the request of Bihar authorities and additional notification from GoI and brought over the investigation of the case, earlier registered at police station Rajiv Nagar, Patna vide FIR no.241/2020 dated 25-7-2020. The case was registered towards six accused and others.”
On 19 August 2020, whereas giving the judgement on a plea filed by actor Rhea Chakraborty to switch an FIR of abetment to suicide registered towards her in reference to Sushant’s loss of life from Patna to Mumbai, a Single Decide Bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into Sushant’s loss of life in Mumbai.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s alleged suicide additionally revealed the cruel realities of the glamour world. Many Bollywood celebs together with Kangana Ranaut and Abhinav Kashyap blamed the nepotism in Bollywood for Sushant Singh’s sudden demise.
- Drinks: Tea with a number of sugar, Lime Juice
- Actors: James Dean, Ryan Gosling, Keanu Reeves, Shah Rukh Khan, Daniel Day-Lewis
- Actresses: Isha Sherwani, Tabu, Jennifer Lawrence
- Journey Locations: Norway, New Zealand
- In August 2020, Ekta Kapoor shared on her Fb account the primary scene of Sushant.
- Sushant’s first dance companion in Bollywood was Aishwarya Rai on the 2005 Filmfare Awards. Whereas speaking about it, he stated,
I used to be at all times star struck. The primary time I danced with Ash, I used to be simply analysing and seeing her magnificence and I used to be imagined to carry her. I lifted her and she or he stated ‘Please don’t drop me, Sushant.’ I couldn’t consider that she was speaking to me.”
- Within the Bollywood movie Bunty Aur Babli (2005), he danced in a track standing behind Abhishek Bachchan.
- In accordance with Sushant’s cousin, Neeraj Kumar Bablu who’s an MLA from Bihar, Sushant too had political ambitions. Whereas speaking about it, Bablu stated,
He had the background. Our household is unfold out in forms, politics and enterprise. Final 12 months, when he got here to attend a household perform in Bihar, he informed me that he would go massive within the state after this 12 months.”
- Sushant was a skilled dancer and he had began his profession as a background dancer in movies. Whereas speaking about it, he stated,
I used to be a background dancer in movies and to take a step ahead to change into a hero who dances took quite a lot of effort. I really feel completely happy in regards to the leap, however that’s nearly it. I don’t take myself severely.”
- He adopted a non-vegetarian weight loss plan. In an interview, he stated,
I like every part from hen to prawns to lamb.”
- Following the loss of life of Sushant, the police investigated many individuals from Bollywood, together with Sanjay Leela Bhansali who revealed that he had supplied 4 movies to the late actor, together with Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela, Bajirao Mastani, and Padmaavat, however Sushant declined as a result of he was contract-bound with YRF.
- Initially, Shahid Kapoor was chosen for the lead function within the movie, Shuddh Desi Romance, however the function went to Sushant attributable to some unknown causes.
- Reportedly, Sushant had additionally deliberate to painting twelve real-life individuals from India, together with, Rabindranath Tagore, Chanakya, and A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.
- Shushant Singh had danced with Ashley Lobo’s troupe, realized martial arts from Allan Amin, and assisted Mohit Suri in the course of the making of “Raaz 2;” earlier than making a profession as an actor.
- He lived at a flat on Hill Street, Bandra, Mumbai.
- As a substitute of going to a gymnasium, Rajput most well-liked to follow ballet.
- He had an enormous love for vehicles and Bugatti Veyron was his dream automobile.
- Sushant was a loyal buyer to the well-known Italian luxurious style model Ermenegildo Zegna.
- Reportedly, his closest pals from the movie business have been Mukesh Chabbra, Kriti Sanon, and Rohini Iyer.
- Sushant was the primary option to play the lead function within the Bollywood movie, Fitoor, however he rejected the movie attributable to his busy schedule.
- Sushant was supplied a job within the movie “Paani” by the director Shekhar Kapur. Reportedly, he rejected 12 movies due to Paani however the movie was later shelved.
- In Might 2018, he turned entrepreneur with the launch of Innsaei Ventures. At its launch, Sushant stated,
Innsaei, a novel enterprise enterprise that goals to advertise socio-economic improvement by the convergence of Mental property and rising applied sciences.”
- In Might 2019, Sushant visited his ancestral residence in Bihar after virtually 17 years. Sushant, who had misplaced his mom on the age of 16, went there to meet his late mom’s want. He carried out an outdated ritual of Mundan at a temple in Khagaria. Though he didn’t shave off his full hair, he accomplished the ritual by trimming off a strand.
- With the programmes like Sushant4Education, the actor was actively concerned with the event of scientific mood in children.
- In Might 2018, NITI Aayog signed him to collaborate and assist NITI’s flagship initiative, the Ladies Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP).
- To immortality the presence of her mom in his life, he had gotten inked a tattoo on his again in her reminiscence. After quite a lot of thought, the actor lastly got here up with a design with the assistance of his sister, Priyanka. The person behind the design was the tattoo artist Sameer Patange who has additionally tattooed many Bollywood celebs, comparable to Sanjay Dutt, Sushmita Sen, and Kangana Ranaut. The tattoo symbolized 5 components. Whereas speaking in regards to the tattoo, Sushant stated,
The tatoo is a symbolic illustration of 5 components. My mom and I are within the centre, implying it’s a bond that not even time can defy. The 5 components are extensively accepted symbols. Nonetheless, the thought of utilizing my mom and me as components was considered by my sister and me.”
- In accordance with the Mumbai Police, Sushant had googled “painless loss of life” and the title of his former supervisor Disha Salian, who died on 8 June 2020, and a psychological sickness (bipolar dysfunction) in his ultimate days; and, in his previous couple of hours, he had carried out searches on his personal title.