Sushant Singh Rajput (21 January 1986 – 14 June 2020) was an Indian actor who is best known for his work in Hindi cinema. Rajput started his career with television serials. His debut show was Star Plus’s romantic drama Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil (2008), followed by a starring role in Zee TV’s soap opera Pavitra Rishta (2009–2011).
Rajput made his film debut in the buddy drama Kai Po Che ! in 2013. Sushant then starred in the romantic comedy Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) and as the titular detective in the action thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015). His highest-grossing releases came with a supporting role in the satire PK (2014), followed by the titular role in the sports biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016). For his performance in Dhoni: The Untold Story the latter, he received his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Rajput went on to act in the commercially successful films Kedarnath (2018) and Chhichhore (2019). His last film, Dil Bechara (2020), was released posthumously on Hotstar.
NITI Aayog, the policy think-tank of the Indian government, signed him to promote the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP). Apart from acting and running a technological startup. Sushant Singh Rajput was actively involved in helping young students. He was also the co-founder of an AI and technology company and a charity based company for social work.
Sushant Singh Rajput was born in Patna in the state of Bihar to Krishna Kumar Singh and Usha Singh. He was the youngest of five siblings and had the nickname of Gulshan. One of his four sisters Mitu Singh would become a state-level cricket player. He attended the St. Karen’s High School in Patna. His family moved to Delhi following his mother’s death in 2002 where Rajput completed his schooling in Kulachi Hansraj Model School.
Rajput was reportedly an avid reader who was deeply interested in astrophysics and won the National Olympiad in Physics. He secured an admission in the Delhi College of Engineering (later renamed to Delhi Technological University) to pursue a Bachelor of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering.
According to Rajput, he did not have any interest in engineering but his family gave him no option which left him dissatisfied. Sushant Singh Rajput instead wanted to become an astronaut and later an air force pilot but was also interested in Bollywood, being a fan of Shah Rukh Khan.
Sushant Singh Rajput’s death on 14 June 2020 In Mumbai.
Rajput was in a publicised relationship with his Pavitra Rishta co-star Ankita Lokhande for six years. They broke up in 2016.
Rajput loved astronomy and astrophysics, and purchased a Meade LX-600 16″ telescope, placing it in a window of his house to observe the rings of Saturn. In preparation for his role as an astronaut in Chanda Mama Door Ke, he was given the opportunity to train at NASA. He intended to go back and complete the certificate of instructor training, aspiring to be chosen for the 2024 Artemis program. In 2017, he funded the trip for two students to the US Space Camp Center, under his education programme called Sushant4Education.
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On 16 July 2020, more than a month after Sushant Singh Rajput’s death, Rhea Chakraborty identified herself on social media as his girlfriend. On 26 August, the Narcotics Control Bureau, India’s national drug law enforcement agency, registered a first information report (FIR) against Chakraborty and four others after the Enforcement Directorate, India’s national economic law enforcement intelligence agency, found that drugs had been supplied to Chakraborty and Rajput. Specifically, the FIR invoked sections of India’s Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act dealing with cannabis.
|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 Mein Hai Meraa Dil||Preet Juneja|
|2009–2011||Pavitra Rishta||Manav Deshmukh|
|2010||Zara Nachke Dikha||Contestant|
|2010–2011||Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4||Contestant|
|Real Name||Sushant Singh Rajput|
|Profession||Actor, Dancer, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist|
|Date of Birth||21 January 1986|
|Birth Place||Maldiha, Purnea, Bihar|
|Hometown||Maldiha, Purnea, Bihar|
|School||• St. Karen’s High School, Patna • Kulachi Hansraj Model School, Delhi|
|College||Delhi College of Engineering (DCE; now Delhi Technological University (DTU)), New Delhi|
|Debut||Film : Kai Po Che! (2013) as 'Ishaan Bhatt'. Serial : Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil (2008) as 'Preet Juneja'|
|Father||Krishna Kumar Singh|
|Sister||• Mitu Singh • Neetu Singh • Priyanka Singh • Shweta Singh Kirti|
|Actor||James Dean, Ryan Gosling, Keanu Reeves, Shah Rukh Khan, Daniel Day-Lewis|
|Actress||Isha Sherwani, Tabu, Jennifer Lawrence|
|Food||Rajmah Chawal, Aloo Paranthas, Chicken, Lobsters, Prawns, Pani Puri|
|Director||Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Raj Kumar Hirani, Anand Gandhi|
|Sports||Cricket, Football, Tennis|
|Hobbies||Gazing Stars, Reading the Works of Great Philosophers, Learning About the Latest Scientific Advancements|