Sushant Singh Rajput: The Heartbreaking and Unfinished Story of an Indian actor

Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput: who made a successful transition from Television to films

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Sushant Singh Rajput was an Indian actor. He started his acting career with television serials. His first serial was Kis Desh Main Hai Meraa Dil. After that, he acted in Zee TV’s popular soap opera Pavitra Rishta.

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In 2013, he made his film debut in buddy drama Kai Po Che!, for which he received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Debut. Then he stared in romantic comedy Shuddh Desi Romance in 2013.

In 2015, he acted as the titular detective in action thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! He rolled in the sports biopic MS Dhoni: The Untold Story in 2016.

For his performance, he received his first nomination for Filmfare award for Best Actor. He performed as a main character in the commercially successful films Kedarnath in 2018 and Chhichhore in 2019.

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Sushant Singh Rajput was actively involved in various social programmes like Sushant4Education to help young students. In June 2020, he died by suicide at his home in Bandra, Mumbai.

Personal life:

He was in relationship with his co-star from Pavitra Rishta Ankita Lokhande for 6-years. In 2016, they broke up.

Early life and background:

Rajput was born on 21st January 1986 in Patna. His parents are Krishna Kumar Singh and Usha Singh. Her mother died in 2002.

Same year his family moved to Delhi from Patna. Mitu Singh, his sister is a state-level cricketer. He completed his school education from St. Karen’s high school, Patna and Kulachi Hansraj Model School New Delhi.

In 2003, he ranked 7th in DCE Entrance Exam and secured admission in the Bachelor of Engineering in Delhi College of Engineering. He was a National Olympiad winner in Physics.

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He completed only three years of engineering study. After joining few months of dance classes, he was selected as a member of Davar’s standard dance troupe.

He was chosen to be a part of the group to perform as a background dancer in 51st Filmfare Awards in 2005. Again, in 2006, he wants to Australia to perform in the cultural program at the opening ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games.

By this time he was tired of engineering and happy with dance and drama classes. He dropped out engineering and devoted himself full-time to dance and act.

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For that, he moved to Mumbai and joined Nadira Babbar’s Ekjute theatre group. During this, he got a TV advertisement for Nestle Munch. It became famous throughout India.



In 2008, Rajput got the opportunity to get the role of Preet Juneja in Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil from Ekta Kapoor‘s Balaji Telefilms.

His character was killed quite early in the show, but mean while he became very popular, so he was brought back for the series finale in the form of Sprit.

In June 2009, he started playing role of Manav Deshmukh in Pavitra Rishta. He received three major television awards for best male actor and most popular actor for that.

His performance was his breakthrough & it gave him a stepping stone in to films. In May 2010, he joined the reality dance show Zara Nachke Dikha 2. He wanted to prove his ability in dancing after acting.

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He was a part of the Mast Kalandar Boys. He was doing both Zara Nachke Dikha 2 and Pavitra Rishta’s shooting together.

The team Mast Kalandar Boys dedicated a performance to his mother on mother’s day special episode, who had died in 2002.

In 2010 December, he participated in another reality show, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 4, in that dance reality show he was paired with choreographer Shampa Sonthalia.

Rajput decided to quit Pavitra Rishta in 2011 because he wanted to pursue a filmmaking course abroad, he was replaced by Hiten Tejwani.

However, in October 2014, Hiten paved way for Rajput to appear in the final episode aired on 25th October 2014 as Manav.

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He was selected for Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che to play one of the three leads, along with Rajkumar Rao and Amit Sadh.

That was based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life. The film proved to be a commercial and critical success.

The actor has an incredible presence and it’s clear from his confidence and distinct likeability that a star is born”.

Critic Rajeev Masand wrote,”it’s Sushant Singh Rajput, making his film debut as Ishaan Bhatt, who it’s hard to take your eyes off.

His second film was Shuddh Desi Romance, with Parineeti Chopra and Vaani Kapoor. That was directed by Mahesh Sharma and produced by Yash Raj Films.

It was completely filmed in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The film was on the subject of live-in relationships.

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Sukanya Verma from Rediff said,” After a dynamic debut in Kai Po Che!, Rajput channelizes his abundant energy to convey the childlike ineptitude of a man who wears his heart on a sleeve”.

Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama said that,”After leaving a tremendous impression in his first hindi outing, Sushant Singh Rajput…brings a lot of freshness with his unpretentious & spontaneous act”.

After that Rajput’s next role was in PK, Rajkumar Hirani’s film released in 2014.

He played a minor roll with Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma. That film was one of the highest-grossing Indian films.

In 2015, he played a role of detective Byomkesh Bakshi. That was a Dibakar banergee’s mystery thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshi.

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He appeared in Neeraj pandey’s biological sports film M.S.Dhoni: The Untold Story.

He played a lead role of Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni – MS Dhoni. The film was an Indian Hindi-language biographical sports film, commercial and critical success. Written and directed by Neeraj Pandey.

It became one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of 2016. Critics praised his performance widely.

It earned him his first nomination for the Filmfare Awards for best Actor. He did Dinesh Vijan’s Raabta with Kirti Sanon in 2017.

In 2018, he played a role in Kedarnath, a love story set in the backdrop of floods in Uttrakhand in 2013 with Sara Ali Khan. He played a role of Kashmiri young man Mansoor Khan in that film.

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In 2019, he appeared for Abhishek Chaubey’s Sonchiriya with Bhumi Pendekar and Nilesh Tiwari’s Chhichhore with Shraddha Kapoor. Later in 2019, he starred in Drive with Jacqueline Fernandez. It was released on Netflix.

In 2020, Rajput starred in Mukesh Chhabra’s Dil Bechara. The film was ready to release in May that year but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In 2016, it was announced that Rajput would appear in two films: Chanda Mama Door Ke, a science-fiction space film and Takdum, a musical drama.

He was also ste to essay 12 real-life characters, including A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Chanakya and Rabindra Nath Tagore, in a biopic series of India.


At the age of 34, he was found dead hanging from the ceiling fan in his house in Bandra, Mumbai on 14th June 2020.

No suicide note was found. It was said that he was suffering from depression for about six months.

According to Mumbai police, medical reports and prescriptions were found in his room. An investigation is underway.

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