Remembering Sushant Singh Rajput
Sushant Singh Rajput (21 January 1986 – 14 June 2020) an Indian actor best known for his work in Hindi cinema. He became a household name after playing the role of Manav in the TV series, Pavitra Rishta (2009) on Zee TV. He made his Bollywood debut with a movie, Kai Po Che (2013), directed by Abhishek Kapoor, which was adapted from Chetan Bhagat’s novel, The 3 Mistakes of My Life, and then launched himself to soaring heights in the film industry. He starred in a few commercially successful Bollywood films such as M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016), Kedarnath (2018), and Chhichhore (2019). Due to his contribution to the film industry, he received a Screen Award and was nominated for the Filmfare Awards on three occasions.
Sushant Singh Rajput was born on 21 January 1986, in Purnia, Bihar. He did his schooling at St. Karen’s High School in Patna and then from Kulachi Hansraj Model School in New Delhi. Sushant Singh Rajput was good at studies and cleared 11 engineering entrance examinations in his entire life.
In 2003, he secured the seventh rank in the Delhi College of Engineering Entrance Exam and got admitted in B.E. Mechanical Engineering. Sushant was also a National Olympiad Winner in Physics. At Delhi College of Engineering, he actively participated in theatre. He drops out of college to pursue his acting career.
Sushant made its debut on television screens and became a home name with the TV series, Pavitra Rishta. He made his silver screen debut in 2013 with Kai Po Che and since then he never looked back. His 2014 film Shuddh Desi Romance and Detective Byomkesh Bakshi did not do well at the box office but later, his special appearance in the 2014 film, PK and recent release MS Dhoni: The Untold Story are the highest-grossing films of his career so far. For his performance in the latter, he received his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor and became the winning nomination at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne.
Awards and Nominations
He received a Screen Award and was nominated for the Filmfare Awards on three occasions for Best Actor and became the winning nomination at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. He appeared on Forbes India’s Celebrity 100 list twice since 2017.
On 14 June 2020, Sushant was found dead, hanging from the ceiling fan at his home in Bandra, Mumbai. The cause of death was ruled to have been suicide and the official postmortem reports concluded that He died of asphyxia due to hanging.