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NameSushant Singh Rajput
Date of BirthJanuary 21, 1986
Birth PlacePatna, India
Birth Sign
Date of DeathJune 4, 2020
Death PlaceBandra West, Mumbai
Height180 cm
EducationSt. Karen’s High School, Kulachi Hansraj Model School [Primary Wing], Delhi Technological University
FamilyFather: Krishna Kumar Singh
Mother: Usha Singh (Died)
Sister: Mitu Singh
GirlfriendAnkita Lokhande (ex-girlfried)
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Sushant Singh Rajput Bio / Wiki

Sushant Singh Rajput (1986-2020) was an Indian actor, dancer, entrepreneur. He started his career with television serials. His debut his action with Star Plus’s romantic serial Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil (2008), subsequently he gave an award-winning performance in Zee TV’s popular soap opera Pavitra Rishta (2009–11).

Rajput made his film debut with the buddy drama Kai Po Che! (2013), because of that, he received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He then bags a new romantic comedy movie Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) and did a titular detective action thriller movie Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015). His highest-grossing releases movie was PK (2014) where he did a supporting role, followed by the titular role within the sports biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016). For his performance in that movie later, he received his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Rajput went to the peak of his career after commercially successful films Kedarnath (2018) and Chhichhore (2019).

Sushant Singh Rajput Childhood

Rajput was born in Patna in the house of Krishna Kumar Singh and Usha Singh. His ancestral home is in Patna,Bihar’s Purnia district. Mitu Singh, his sister, is a state-level cricketer. His mother died in the year 2002 and therefore, the family moved from Patna to Delhi on the same year.

Sushant attended St. Karen’s High School in Patna and Kulachi Hansraj Model School in New Delhi. According to Sushant singh Rajput, in 2003 he ranked seventh in the DCE Entrance Exam and took admission in the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) in Delhi College of Engineering. He was also a National Olympiad Winner in Physics. Subsequently, he cleared 11 engineering entrance exams, including the Indian School of Mines. After he started participating in theatre and dance and he didn’t get time for studies, as a result several backlogs in subjects which ultimately made him leave DCE. He completed only three years of engineering before dropping out to continue his acting career.

Sushant Singh Rajput Career

Early life

While a student at Delhi Technological University, Rajput took admission in Shiamak Davar’s dance classes. It was only later that the thought of making a career in acting came to him, as a number of his fellow students in the dance classes happened to have an interest in acting and were attending Barry John’s drama classes. Influenced by them, Rajput also joined the acting classes. Meanwhile, he realized his passion for acting: “I found the experience liberating. I noticed that I could communicate with the audience. I knew I wanted to try and do this forever.”

Within a couple of months of joining the dance class, Rajput was selected to be a member of Davar’s standard dance troupe. In 2005, he was chosen to be one among the groups of background dancers at the 51st Filmfare Awards. After that he was a part of the troupe that visited Australia to perform in the cultural program at the opening ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games. In the meantime, he was uninterested in engineering. He was happy and successful in the dance and drama classes and decided to try and do what he was good at. However, he dropped out his study of engineering and devoted himself completely in dancing and acting.

To make an opportunity into films, Rajput moved to Mumbai and joined Nadira Babbar’s Ekjute theatre group, in which he was a part of for 2 and a half years. During this period, he was featured in an exceedingly TV advertisement for Nestle Munch, which became famous throughout India.

Television Career

In  the year 2008, the whole  casting team of Balaji Telefilms noticed Sushant’s personality and acting talent while he was on stage for one among Ekjute’s plays. They invited him for audition and Shushant bags the role of Preet Juneja in Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil. His character was for very short time in the show, but he became such a well-liked character with the viewers that he was brought back in the series finale in the sort of a spirit, depending on as his family celebrates after surfing difficult times.

In June 2009, Sushant Singh Rajput started new show Pavitra Rishta as Manav Deshmukh, a significant and mature character working as a mechanic to support his family. As a result, this serial received wide appreciation, and Rajput received three major television awards for the simplest male actor and hottest actor. This performance of him was breakthrough and gave him a opportunity to stepping into films career. Initially, when producer Ekta Kapoor cast him as a lead for Pavitra Rishta while playing the parallel lead in Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil, Zee TV didn’t accept him. However, Kapoor convinced them to simply accept him.

In the year 2010, Sushant Singh Rajput participate the dance reality show Zara Nachke Dikha 2. He had already proven his acting talents by winning awards for his performance in Pavitra Rishta, and he wanted to determine that he had good dancing skills and will be trained further. In Zara Nachke Dikha, Sushant was a part of the Mast Kalandar Boys Team. He did the shooting for both Pavitra Rishta and Zara Nachke Dikha 2 at a similar time. On the Mother’s Day special episode, his team dedicated their dance performance to his mother, who died in 2002.

In December 2010, Sushant participated in another dance-based reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4, where he was paired with choreographer Shampa Sonthalia.

During October 2011, Sushant decided to quit Pavitra Rishta to take a filmmaking course abroad, and in November 2011, Sushant quit the series and was replaced by Hiten Tejwani. However, in October 2014, Tejwani paved way for Sushant who appeared in the final episode aired on 25 October 2014 as Manav.

Film Career

Sushant Singh Rajput gave audition for Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che! and was selected to play one of the three leads, along with Rajkumar Rao and Amit Sadh. Based on a novel of Chetan Bhagat, The 3 Mistakes of My Life, the film achieved a critical and commercial success. His character of Ishaan Bhatt, an ex-district level cricketer who is a victim of politics in the cricketing selection fraternity, was praised. However, the actor has an catchy presence and it’s clear from his confidence and distinct likeability that a star is born.”

His second movie was Shuddh Desi Romance, with Parineeti Chopra and Vaani Kapoor. Directed by Maneesh Sharma and produced by Yash Raj Films, the film deals with the subject of practical relationships and was completely film shoots in Jaipur, Rajasthan.  Sushant’s next film was in Rajkumar Hirani’s 2014 film PK. However, his role was relatively short, the film gave him the opportunity to work with Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma. after its release, the film proved to be one of the highest-grossing Indian films.

In the year 2015, Sushant’s life changing release was Dibakar Banerjee’s mystery thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshy, in which he played detective Byomkesh Bakshi, created by Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. The film was produced jointly by Yash Raj Films and Banerjee’s own film production company Dibakar Banerjee Productions. Set in Kolkata in the 1940s, the film was released on 3 April 2015.

In the year 2016, he appeared in Neeraj Pandey’s biographical sports film M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, in the lead role of Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni. As a result, the film gains a critical and commercial success, becoming one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of 2016. Sushant’s performance was widely appreciated by critics and as a result he earned his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor.

After that he played in the movie Dinesh Vijan’s Raabta, co-starring Kriti Sanon in the year 2017.

In 2018, he played in Kedarnath movie, a love story with the backdrop of the 2013 floods in Uttarakhand, co-starring Sara Ali Khan. In this film, he played the role of Mansoor Khan, a Kashmiri young man.

He played in Abhishek Chaubey’s Sonchiriya opposite of  Bhumi Pednekar in 2019. He also played in Nitesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore opposite of Shraddha Kapoor that released on 6 September 2019. Later one the same year, he was featured in Drive alongside Jacqueline Fernandez, which was released on Netflix.

In 2020, he has done a new movie in Mukesh Chhabra’s remake of The Fault in Our Stars titled Dil Bechara. The film was scheduled to be released in May of that year but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Subsequently, in the year 2016, it was decided that Sushant would appear in two films: Chanda Mama Door Ke, a science-fiction space film, along with R. Madhavan; and Takadum, a musical drama, opposite Irrfan Khan and Parineeti Chopra, supposed to be directed by Homi Adajania. He later withdrew from the former, for date conflicts. He was also set to essay 12 real-life characters, including political strategist Chanakya, poet Rabindranath Tagore and former Indian president A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, in a biopic series on Stories of India.

Sushant Singh Rajput Movies

TitleRoleDirectorProduction CompanyYear
Kai Po Che!Ishaan BhattAbhishek KapoorUTV Motion Pictures2013
Shuddh Desi RomanceRaghu RamManeesh SharmaYash Raj Films2013
PKSarfaraz YousufRajkumar HiraniVinod Chopra Films2014
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!Detective Byomkesh BakshyDibakar BanerjeeYash Raj Films2015
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold StoryMahendra Singh DhoniNeeraj PandeyFox Star Studios2016
RaabtaJilaan/Shiv KakkarDinesh VijanMaddock Films2017
Welcome to New YorkHimselfChakri ToletiWiz Films2018
KedarnathMansoor KhanAbhishek KapoorRSVP Movies2018
SonchiriyaLakhan “Lakhna” SinghAbhishek ChaubeyRSVP Movies2019
ChhichhoreAniruddh “Anni” PathakNitesh TiwariNadiadwala Grandson Entertainment2019
DriveSamarTarun MansukhaniDharma Productions2019
Dil Bechara MannyMukesh ChhabraFox Star Studios2020

Sushant Singh Rajput TV Shows

Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa DilPreet Juneja2008-2009
Pavitra RishtaManav Deshmukh2009-2011
Zara Nachke DikhaContestant2010
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4Contestant2010-2011

Sushant Singh Rajput Music videos

“Paas Aao”Kriti SanonPrakriti Kakar, Armaan MalikAmaal Mallik2017

Awards and nominations

Indian Telly AwardsMost Popular Actor (Male)Pavitra RishtaNominated2009
Indian Television Academy AwardsMost Popular Actor (Male)Pavitra RishtaWon2010
BIG Star Entertainment AwardsBest Television Actor (Male)Pavitra RishtaWon2010
Boroplus Gold AwardsBest Actor in a Lead RolePavitra RishtaWon20109-2011
Kalakar AwardsFavourite Actor (Male)Pavitra RishtaWon2011
Producers Guild Film AwardsBest Male Debut
Kai Po Che!Won2014
Producers Guild Film AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleKai Po Che!Nominated2014
Screen AwardsBest Male DebutKai Po Che!Won2014
Zee Cine AwardsBest Male DebutKai Po Che!Nominated2014
Filmfare AwardsBest Male DebutKai Po Che!Nominated2014
IIFA AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleKai Po Che!Nominated2014
Screen AwardsBest Actor (Critics)M.S Dhoni: The Untold StoryWon2017
Filmfare AwardsBest ActorM.S Dhoni: The Untold StoryNominated2017
Zee Cine AwardsBest Actor – MaleM.S Dhoni: The Untold StoryNominated2017
Stardust AwardsBest ActorM.S Dhoni: The Untold StoryNominated2017
International Indian Film Academy AwardsBest Actor (Male)M.S Dhoni: The Untold StoryNominated2017
Indian Film Festival of MelbourneBest ActorM.S Dhoni: The Untold StoryWon2017