Sushant Singh Rajput – Wiki, Height, Age, Family, Death, Girlfriend, Bio, And More
Sushant Singh Rajput was a famous Indian actor, TV personality, dancer, model, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. The actor got limelight after playing the role of Manav Deshmukh in the famous television serial “Pavitra Rishta.” He also acted in various Bollywood movies, including “Kai Po Che!”(2013), “Shuddh Desi Romance” (2013), “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” (2016), “Kedarnath” (2018), and “Chhichhore” (2019).
Sushant Singh Rajput was born on 21 January 1986 and was 34 years (in 2020). He was born in Malidha, Purnea (district of Bihar).
Sushant Singh Rajput completed his schooling from St. Karen’s High School, Patna and Kulachi Hansraj Model School in Delhi. After that, he pursued ‘Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering’ from ‘Delhi Technological University’. Being a bright student, he always performed well in his studies. He secured AIR #7 in AIEEE (2003), though he dropped the college in the third year for chasing his desire for acting. Sushant Singh Rajput attempted for nearly eleven engineering entrance exams and cleared them all.
Sushant Singh Rajput passed the 12th standard. However, he was a mechanical engineering dropout.
He developed an interest in dancing when he was studying at Delhi Technological University (DTU). Sushant Singh Rajput had joined Shiamak Davar dance group. He astounded Shiamak Davar with his dancing skills. Shiamak let Sushant perform as a background dancer at the 51st Filmfare Awards (2005).
In 2006, he went to Australia with the troupe to perform in the opening ceremony of the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Since he was happy with his dance and acting classes, he dropped out of the engineering college. Sushant Singh Rajput had fantastic dancing skills.
Sushant Singh Rajput loved dancing and playing video games. He lived in a flat on Hill Road, Bandra, Mumbai. He loved eating Rajmah chawal, chicken, pani puri, paranthas. Sushant’s favorite color was black.
Rajput later moved to Mumbai to prepare himself for his first break in the Bollywood. He joined “Ekjute theatre group” and stayed there for two and a half years. He was also featured in a television ad for “Nestle Munch,” which became popular throughout the country.
Eye Color – Dark Brown
Hair Color- Black
Height (in feet)- 5’10” approximately
Parents and Siblings
Sushant Singh Rajput belongs to a Rajput family based in Bihar. His father’s name is K.K. Singh, a retired govt. Officer. His mother passed away back in 2002 due to brain haemorrhage. One of his sisters is state a state-level cricketer, and he has four elder sisters in his family.
Sushant Singh Rajput was unmarried. He dated TV actor Ankita Lokhande from 2011- 2016. He was rumored to date Bollywood actor, Kriti Sanon. He was recently rumored to be in relationship with an Indian film actress Rhea Chakraborty.
- Sushant Singh Rajput had married Ankita Lokhande in 2015, as per some rumors.
- His ex-girlfriend, “Ankita Lokhande” slapped him in 2015. The reason behind Ankita slapping him publicly was Sushant surrounded by girls in a party while being drunk.
- He received repercussion for his tweet on Twitter after he posted, “@iifa hahahaha.” He was nominated for “Best Actor Award at IIFA” in 2017, but didn’t receive the award. Shahid Kapoor won this award for the movie “Udta Punjab,” after which Sushant tweeted
- Sushant abused his fans in February 2018 after a midnight fight started between Sushant’s fans & his watchman. He was staying in his Bandra home.
- He was even involved in the controversy where he made his “Kizie Aur Manny” co-star, Sanjana Sanghi, uncomfortable with his flirty behavior. He was also said to harass Sanjana Sanghi on the film sets. Later, Sanjana tweeted, denying all these baseless rumours.
- Based on the controversy with Sanjana Sanghi, which apparently was going the rounds on the internet, Twitter removed Sushant Singh Rajput’s verified badge. It was done by Twitter in the profess of the #MeToo movement.
Career – TV and Bollywood
Sushant Singh Rajput attended Barry John’s drama classes when he affirmed his decision to act. Seeing his passion for acting, the casting team of Balaji Telefilms offered him a role in one of their television serials named “Kis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil.” He played the role of Preet Juneja in this daily soap.
After this TV serial, he was offered another television serial on Zee TV called “Pavitra Rishta.” He played the role of ‘Manav Deshmukh’ in this Zee TV’s popular soap opera (in 2009-2011). Sushant’s award-winning performance in ‘Pavitra Rishta’ and it somehow began his journey into the Bollywood. He received awards for ‘best male actor & most popular actor’ for his tremendous performance in Pavitra Rishta.
Sushant Singh appeared in the dance reality show “Zara Nachke Dikha 2.” He was a part of the ‘Mast Kalandar Boys Team.’
He participated in “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 4,” and was a runner up with choreographer partner Shampa Sonthalia in 2010.
In 2011, Sushant Singh Rajput quit Pavitra Rishta and pursued his passion for acting. He joined a film-making course overseas.
Sushant Singh Rajput auditioned for “Kai Po Che,” and he was chosen for playing one of the three leads in this movie. Another two leads were Rajkumar Rao and Amit Sadh. His character name in the film was Ishaan Bhatt, and was praised by the critics and audience. This movie was released in 2013. His second movie was “Shuddh Desi Romance,” in which he was seen alongside Parineetu Chopra and Vaani Kapoor in 2013.
In 2014, he played the role of “Sarfraz Yousuf” in Rajkumar Hirani’s movie ‘PK.’ Sushant’s sole release in 2015 was for mystery thriller, “Byomkesh Bakshi.” 2016 was the year of his next film, “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story,” which was one of his commercial success. It was one of the highest-grossing movies in Bollywood (2016). He got his first nomination (Filmfare Award for Best Actor) for playing an incredible role in M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story.
Sushant Singh appeared in the movie “Raabta” alongside co-star Kriti Sanon, followed by “Kedarnath,” starring Sara Ali Khan in 2018. In 2019, Sushant acted in “Sonchiriya” alongside ‘Bhumi Pednekar,’ and opposite ‘Shraddha Kapoor’ in Chhichhore in 2019.
Interesting facts About Sushant Singh Rajput
- Sushant Singh Rajput was addicted to Cigarettes, and he used to drink as well.
- Some of his favorite actresses were Tabu, Isha Sherwani, and Jennifer Lawrence.
- His favorite sport was Tennis.
- He owned a BMW bike.
- He was traumatized after the death of his mother in 2002.
- Sushant passed more than eleven engineering entrance exams.
- He was a college dropout.
- Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Goliyon Ki Raasleela Raam Leela’ was offered to Sushant Singh Rajput first, which he couldn’t do.
- He denied a lead role in the movie, ‘Fitoor’ due to his hectic schedule.
- His dream car was Bugatti Veyron.
- Sushant prepared himself for the role of “MS Dhoni” played in the movie ‘M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story,’ and it took him one and a half years to do so.
- Kriti Sanon and Rohini Iyer were some of his closest friends from the industry.
- Sushant loved dogs.
- He went to his hometown in Bihar after 17 years to fulfill his mother’s last wish.
- Sushant was an introvert during college time.
- His nickname was ‘Guddu.’
- Sushant had a Range Rover and Maserati Quattroporte.
- Sushant Singh was an admirer of Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
- He had 3 dreams when he left for Mumbai – to do a ‘Pepsi’ ad, appear on the cover of ‘Filmfare Magazine’ and work for ‘Yash Raj Film.’
- He fulfilled all these 3 dreams before left us on 14 June 2020.
Death (21 January 1986- 14 June 2020)
Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead on 14 June 2020 at his Bandra home in Mumbai. He was found hanging at home. The news of his death comes after his ex-manager Disha Salian, who also died by suicide.
Date of Death: 14 June 2020
Cause of Death: Suicide (Depression)
Place of Death: Bandra West, Mumbai
Sushant Singh’s last call was to the Indian TV actor, “Mahesh Shetty.”