|Sushant Singh Rajput Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||January 21, 1986|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Sushant Singh Rajput was an Indian actor who gained popularity with his leading role of Manav Deshmukh in the Zee TV soap opera, Pavitra Rishta, and then went on to successfully switch from television to films. He gave a number of remarkable movie performances which include Mahendra Singh Dhoni in M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy in Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, Mansoor Khan in Kedarnath, Lakhan “Lakhna” Singh in Sonchiriya, Ishaan Bhatt in Kai Po Che!, Aniruddh “Anni” Pathak in Chhichhore, and Raghu Ram in Shuddh Desi Romance. His alleged suicide in June 2020 gave rise to a number of controversies and various Bollywood celebrities faced drug allegations.
Sushant Singh Rajput
Manav, Preet, Gulshan
Sushant was born on January 21, 1986.
Sushant died on June 14, 2020, at the age of 34 in Bandra, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The cause of his death is suicide as he was found hanging in his home in Bandra.
Patna, Bihar, India
Rajput attended St. Karen’s High School in Patna, Bihar and Kulachi Hansraj Model School in New Delhi. After securing an All India Rank of 7 in AIEEE in 2003, he took admission in Delhi College of Engineering (DCE). But, he dropped out after 3 years to pursue his passion and career in acting.
Film and TV actor
- Father – Krishna Kumar Singh (Government Employee)
- Mother – Usha Singh (Died in 2002)
- Siblings – Mitu Singh (Older Sister) (State-level Cricket Player), Shweta Singh Kirti (Older Sister)
Sushant was the youngest in his home. He had four siblings, all sisters, elder than him.
Sushant’s one of the sisters lives in Chandigarh, another one in the United States, and the other two in New Delhi.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
76 kg or 167½ pounds
Girlfriend / Spouse
Sushant Singh Rajput had dated –
- Ankita Lokhande (2009-2016) – Ankita Lokhande and Sushant Singh first met on the set of the TV series Pavitra Rishta in 2009. She was the love interest of Sushant in the show and this on-screen love, came to off-screen also and they started dating in 2009. They were in a live-in relationship. He proposed her in 2011 on the set of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 4. Their engagement was announced in February 2011, but they split in 2016.
- Richa Chadda – Sushant was rumored to be dating actress Richa Chadda in the past. They both dated when they were struggling in their respective acting careers. After Richa got a role in the film Gangs of Wasseypur in 2012, the couple decided to split.
- Kriti Sanon (2017) – In 2017, after working in the movie Raabta together, actors Kriti Sanon and Sushant were rumored to be dating together. The pair denied such link-ups and maintained that they were just good friends.
- Rhea Chakraborty (2019-2020) – In the summer of 2019, actors Rhea Chakraborty and Sushant were rumored to be dating with each other after they were seen together outside Sushant’s home. Then, they also celebrated Rhea’s birthday together. They were together until Sushant’s death in June 2020.
Race / Ethnicity
He has Bihari ancestry.
- Well-built masculine body
- Great height
His shoe size was believed to be 10 (US).
PepsiCo (for their Pepsi Atom) (2013), Garnier (2013)
Best Known For
Playing a lead role in Zee TV’s Pavitra Rishta (2009-2011) as Manav Damodar Deshmukh and appearing in films like Kai Po Che! (2013), Shuddh Desi Romance (2013)
Sushant appeared in the 2013 Indian drama buddy film, Kai Po Che! for his role as Ishaan. The film is based on Chetan Bhagat‘s novel “The 3 Mistakes of My Life”. The other star cast includes Amit Sadh, Raj Kumar Yadav, and Amrita Puri.
First TV Show
From March 2008 to February 2010, Sushant played the role of Preet Lalit Juneja (Parallel male lead) in Star Plus’ Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil.
Sushant Singh was a fitness freak. He went to the gym, did martial arts, played lawn tennis, and did horse riding as well.
His trainer used to put him to all of those. Four days a week, Sushant did gym exercises and martial arts. Apart from these, he played lawn tennis and did horse riding too, both once a week.
A challenging and rare form of martial arts, Win Phun Kung Fu was done by Sushant and he included sports activities to stay away from boredom.
His diet comprised of protein shakes, and boiled and sprouted veggies. Rajput though was a foodie but had left all his favorite stuff like parathas, sweets, butter, fried, and other junk food to focus on his body.
Sushant Singh Rajput Favorite Things
- Male Idol – Keanu Reeves
- Female Idol – Isha Sharvani
Source – Times of India
Sushant Singh Rajput Facts
- He was born in Patna in 1986 but moved to New Delhi with his family in the early 2000s.
- He gave his AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination) paper in 2003 and secured an AIR (All India Rank) of 7.
- In 2002 (when Sushant was 16), Sushant lost his mother.
- At his Alma mater, Delhi College of Engineering (DCE), he also joined choreographer Shiamak Davar’s dancing academy and Barry John’s theater classes. This eventually increased his interest in theaters and he turned to Mumbai to pursue his passion and dropped out after 3 years of study in college.
- He had assisted Mohit Suri in Raaz 2.
- Rajput was a part of the dancing troupe that performed in Melbourne’s 2006 Commonwealth Games.
- He played the role of cricket coach Ishaan in Kai Po Che!. Sushant took his inspiration from his sister, Mitu Singh, who is also a state-level cricketer. In real life, she is also the same, impulsive just like the character of Ishaan.
- Sushant kissed his co-stars Vaani Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra 27 times in the 2013 movie Shuddh Desi Romance.
- Just before his death in June 2020, his manager had also committed suicide.
- It was reported that Rajput had been struggling with depression at the time of his death.
- In the investigations carried out by Mumbai Police, any possibility of foul play in the actor’s death was ruled out and his death was stated as a “clear case of suicide”. However, his father filed an F.I.R. with the Patna police, accusing Rhea Chakraborty and 5 others of abetment of suicide. Later, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Enforcement Directorate, and the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) also got involved in the case.
- With the actor’s demise, actress Kangana Ranaut brought back the controversial conversation on ‘nepotism in Bollywood’.
- In December 2022, it was revealed by Roopkumar Shah who claimed to have conducted the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s autopsy that Sushant was murdered. He didn’t commit suicide. There were injury marks on his body.