Sushant Singh Rajput was an Indian actor, model, dancer, and entrepreneur, best known for his work in Hindi Films. He came into the limelight by playing the role of Manav Deshmukh in the popular Indian television serial, Pavitra Rishta.
Sushant Singh Rajput Wiki Bio Quick Facts :
|Date of Birth / Age :||21 January 1986 / 34 Years (at the time of death)|
|Date of Death :||14 June 2020|
|Nick Name :||Gulsha|
|Full Name :||Sushant Singh Rajput|
|Birthplace / Home Town :||Maldiha, Purnea, Bihar / Patna, Bihar, India|
|Zodiac Sign / Sun Sign :||Aquarius|
|Religion / Caste :||Hinduism / Rajput|
|Height :|| 183 Cm
Family and Relatives :
|Father :||Krishna Kumar Singh|
|Mother :||Usha Singh|
|Sister(s) :||Mitu Singh, Neetu Singh, Priyanka Singh, Shweta Singh Kirti (Elder)|
|Marital Status :||Unmarried|
|Affairs :||Ankita Lokhande, Kriti Sanon (Rumoured), Sara Ali Khan (Rumoured), Rhea Chakraborty|
Education and Career :
|Qualification :||Mechanical Engineering Dropout|
|School :||St. Karen’s High School Patna, Kulachi Hansraj Model School, Delhi|
|College / Universities :||Delhi College of Engineering, New Delhi|
|Profession :||Actor, Model|
|Debut Film / TV :||
|Known For||M S Dhoni : The Untold Story|
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Contact and Social Media Profile :
|Email / Contact :||N/A|
|Address :||Hill Road, Bandra, Mumbai|
Sushant Singh Rajput Favorites :
|Hobbies :||Gazing Stars, Reading the Works of Great Philosophers, Learning About the Latest Scientific Advancements|
|Favorite Food :||Non Vegetarian / Rajmah Chawal, aloo Paranthas, Chicken, Pani Puri|
|Favorite Actor :||James Dean, Ryan Gosling, Keanu Reeves|
|Favorite Actress||Isha Sherwani, Tabu, Jennifer Lawrence|
|Favorite Beverage :||Lime Juice|
|Favorite Director :||Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Raj Kumar Hirani|
|Favorite Player(s) :||Sourav Ganguly, M S Dhoni|
|Favorite Destination :||Norway, New Zealand|
|Favorite Color :||Black|
|Car / Bike Collection :||Maserati Quattroporte, Range Rover / BMW K1300R|
|Indian Television Academy Awards for Most Popular Actor Male for Pavitra Rishta||2010|
|Screen Award for Best Male Debut for the film Kai Po Che||2014|
|Producers Guild Film Award for Best Male Debut for Kai Po Che||2014|
|Screen Award for Best Actor Critics for the film M S Dhoni : The Untold Story||2017|
|Best Actor for M S Dhoni : The Untold Story at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne||2017|
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|He was even rumoured to have been secretly married to Ankita Lokhande in 2015. Reportedly, they tied the knot in Ujjain after Ankita’s parents insisted on her to get married to Sushant as they were skeptical about her decision to live in with Sushant.|
|In 2017, when Shahid Kapoor was awarded the Best Actor Award at IIFA, Sushant tweeted: “@iifa hahahaha”. He received a backlash on social media for his tweet.|
|In August 2018, Sushant landed into a controversy after he allegedly behaved flirtatiously with his ‘Kizie Aur Manny’ co-star, Sanjana Sanghi. There were also reports of him sexually harassing the actress on the sets of the film. However, the actor refuted all the rumours and also shared his chat screenshots with Sanjana. Later, Sanjana too took to Twitter and dismissed the ‘baseless and unfounded stories’ that were doing the rounds on the internet. She wrote, “I’d like to clarify that no such incident took place with me. Let’s put an end to these conjectures”.|
Some Known Facts About Sushant Singh Rajput :
- Did Sushant Singh Rajput smoke?: Yes
- Did Sushant Singh Rajput drink alcohol?: Yes
- In an interview, he revealed that he was very shy in his childhood and had difficulty in expressing or communicating with others, but he always wanted to get noticed, so he worked very hard at his studies to score excellent marks.
- Reportedly, before getting enrolled in Delhi College of Engineering, he had cleared more than 11 engineering entrance exams and had also won the National Olympiad in Physics.
- He had bought his first bike, a modified Honda CBR, with the savings from giving tuitions to engineering students.
- According to sources, he was also planning to portray twelve real-life people from India, including, Chanakya, Rabindranath Tagore, and APJ Abdul Kalam.
- Before stepping into acting, he had learned martial arts from Allan Amin, danced with Ashley Lobo’s troupe, and assisted Mohit Suri in the film Raaz 2.
- At the 2005 Filmfare Awards, he performed alongside Aishwarya Rai.
- According to sources, when Shekhar Kapur offered him a role in the film Paani, He rejected twelve films to appear in the film; however, the film was later shelved.
- Since childhood, he loved to explore outer space and talk about celestial bodies, stars, and planets. To watch the ring of Saturns, he had bought Meade 14 LX600, one of the most expensive and advanced telescopes in the world.
- He became the first Indian to buy a piece of land on Moon when he bought the lunar area called the Mare Muscoviense or the Sea of Muscovy from the International Lunar Lands Registry.
- His curiosity in outer space led him to NASA where he completed a certified instructor’s course to get selected for the 2024 space mission.
- With the programmes like Sushant4Education, he was actively involved with the development of scientific temper in kids.
- In May 2018, NITI Aayog signed him to collaborate and support NITI’s flagship initiative, the Women Entrepreneurship Platform.
- He was a passionate animal lover and had a pet dog, Fudge.
- He was very much addicted to black coffee and cigarettes.
- Although he belonged to a Kshatriya Rajput family of Bihar, he had removed his surname Rajput in 2017 amid the growing protest against Sanjay Leela Bhansali‘s film Padmavat by the Karni Sena.
- On 14 June 2020, Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging at his Bandra home. He was cremated at Mumbai’s Pawan Hans crematorium around 4:30 pm on Monday, 15 June 2020.
- His death was mourned by many Bollywood celebs and other eminent persons from various fields, including Shah Rukh Khan, Ekta Kapoor and Narendra Modi.
- Following the death of Sushant, the police investigated many people from Bollywood, including Sanjay Leela Bhansali who revealed that he had offered four films to the late actor, including Goliyon Ki Rasleela RamLeela, Bajirao Mastani, and Padmaavat, but Sushant declined because he was contract bound with YRF.
- In the wake of Sushant Singh Rajput’s alleged suicide, various online campaigns surfaced demanding a CBI investigation into the matter.
- In August 2020, a Single Judge Bench of Justice Hrishikesh Roy ordered a probe by the CBI into Sushant’s death in Mumbai.
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