Sushant Singh Rajput

Movie Actor

Sushant Singh Rajput was born in Patna, Bihar, India on January 21st, 1986 and is the Movie Actor. At the age of 34, Sushant Singh Rajput biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Other Names / Nick Names
Manav, Preet, Gulshan
Date of Birth
January 21, 1986
Place of Birth
Patna, Bihar, India
Death Date
Jun 14, 2020 (age 34)
Zodiac Sign
Actor, Model, Television Actor
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Sushant Singh Rajput Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

At 34 years old, Sushant Singh Rajput has this physical status:

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Eye Color
Dark Brown
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Sushant Singh Rajput Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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St. Karen’s High School, Kulachi Hansraj Model School, Delhi College of Engineering
Sushant Singh Rajput Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
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Dating / Affair
Ankita Lokhande (2009-2016), Richa Chadda, Kriti Sanon (2017), Rhea Chakraborty (2019-2020)
Krishna Kumar Singh, Usha Singh
Mitu Singh (Older Sister) (State-level Cricket Player), Shweta Singh Kirti (Older Sister)
Sushant Singh Rajput Life

Sushant Singh Rajput (born 21 January 1986) is an Indian film actor, dancer, television presenter, an entrepreneur, and a philanthropist.

Rajput began his career with television serials.

Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil (2008), his debut performance in Zee TV's famous soap opera Pavitra Rishta (2009-11). In the buddy comedy Kai Po Che!, Rajput made his film debut. For this year, he received a nomination for Best Male Debut on Filmfare.

He appeared in the romantic comedy Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) and as the titular detective in the action thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015).

In the satire PK (2014), his highest-grossing films followed, as he was accompanied by his titular role in the sports biopic M.S. Dhoni, The Untold Story (2016).

He was nominated for Best Actor for his role in the former series.

Rajput went on to appear in the commercially lucrative films Kedarnath (2018) and Chhichhore (2019). The policy think tank of the Indian government, NITI Aayog, has been hired by NITI Aayog to promote the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP).

Rajput is also active in Sushant4Education, a program that supports young students, apart from acting and running innsaei ventures.

Early life and education

Sushant Singh Rajput was born in Patna, Bihar, to Krishna Kumar Singh and Usha Singh. His father, a retired technical officer, worked at Bihar State Handloom Corporation in Patna. He was the youngest of five siblings and had the name Gulshan. Mitu Singh, one of his four siblings, was a state-level cricketer. He attended the St. Karen's High School in Patna. Following his mother's death in 2002, his family migrated to Delhi, where Rajput continued his education in Kulachi Hansraj Model School.

Rajput was said to be a devoted reader who was deeply interested in astrophysics and who received the National Olympiad in Physics. He gained admission to the Delhi College of Engineering (later renamed Delhi Technological University) to pursue a Bachelor of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering. According to Rajput, he did not have a keen interest in engineering, but his family gave him no choice, which left him dissatisfied. He decided to become an explorer and then an air force pilot, but he was also keen on Bollywood as a fan of Shah Rukh Khan.

Personal life

Rajput's personal life have drew widespread media notice. During a national broadcast of the dance competition show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, Rajput openly suggested to his Pavitra Rishta co-star Ankita Lokhande; both of them had been registered participants in the competition. Since their first meeting on the set of Pavitra Rishta, where they had been cast as husband and wife to each other, the couple began dating. They began living together in 2012, and rumors of a future marriage between the two people appeared on televisions often. In an interview with Rajput, he said that marriage and cohabitation were no different, and that treating the former as sacred and the latter as a crime. "I am really transparent about my personal life," he said at an event. I will not hesitate to say that I am in a relationship.

The couple denied rumors that they were already married due to family pressure in 2014. Rajput announced in January that a lavish wedding would take place in December, but the marriage did not take place before that, with the pair remaining mum about the reasons for the cancellation. Lokhande said in a 2021 interview that Rajput wanted to move forward in his career and that they ended their friendship in a mutually beneficial way.

Rajput's marital status became the object of rumors and gossip after the breakup. He was rumored to be dating Kriti Sanon, a Raabta co-star who was denied by both of them. Rajput sparked controversy in 2017 when he spoke out in favor of Padmaavat's producers, whose numbers had been vandalized by Rajput Karni Sena members. He became co-owner of Delhi Gladiators, a Super Boxing League team. He was given the opportunity to work at NASA, where he wanted to go back and complete his instructor training in preparation for his role in Chanda Mama Door Ke, and he was hoping to be selected for the 2024 Artemis program. He purchased the Meade LX-600 16" telescope for stargazing purposes, keeping his interest in astronomy and astrophysics. He also had a six-volume theoretical physics book series. In a video interview in August 2017, Rajput said that his collection was not for film study but rather for personal interests in various fields, including cognitive science and behavioral economics. He was reportedly an avid reader who brought books on tour for film shootings.

Sara Ali Khan, the actor of Kedarnath, was the subject of another rumour in 2018. The rumors were never confirmed, and Rajput refused to comment on the allegations until the two reportedly broke up. Rhea Chakraborty, actress Rhea Chakraborty, was dating him and that they wanted to keep the situation private until later this year. When interrogated, he reportedly reiterated the relationship by saying that if interviewers asked questions that were only about him, he might answer at his own discretion, but he would also have to ask "somebody" before confirming any details. On "dates" and outings in Mumbai, as well as on a trip to Ladakh's Himalayan area, Chakraborty and Rajput were often seen on "dates" and outings.

Chakraborty revealed that she was his wife and that he would not take drugs after Rajput's death, instead relying on yoga and meditation. According to Rajput's father, the actor confirmed his intentions to marry in 2021 but didn't reveal his intended bride; Ankita Lokhande was the only woman whose father was aware of.


Sushant Singh Rajput Career


Rajput enrolled himself in Shiamak Davar's dance lessons during his course at the Delhi College of Engineering. He began attending acting lessons under the direction of Barry John soon afterward. Rajput later said that the learning was enriching and that he wanted to keep doing it forever. In the Dhoom Again song of Dhoom 2 and Aishwarya Rai's appearance at the 2006 Commonwealth Games' closing ceremony, he appeared as a background dancer. In 2006, he dropped out of his engineering degree for his fourth year to begin a career in arts and theatre. He moved to Mumbai, took up odd jobs and small roles while still working in theatre. Rajput joined the Ekjute, Nadira Babbar's theatre company, in which he remained for two and a half years.

While working at the Prithvi Theatre, he was discovered by a casting team of Balaji Telefilms. As a second lead in the television series Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil in 2008, Rajput was invited for an audition and casting. He had landed the role of Preet Singh Juneja, Harshad Chopda's stepbrother, and appeared in the show's seventh episode. The character was killed early in the series, but viewers were brought back to the series finale as a spirit observing as his family survived the difficult times. The performance had an effect on producer Ekta Kapoor, who pleaded for his role in another series Pavitra Rishta, which was apparently against the wishes of the hosting channel, Zee TV.

Manav Deshmukh, a "ideal son and husband" who co-starred alongside Ankita Lokhande, was cast in Pavitra Rishta. According to reports, the role was a breakthrough for him and for which he has received various television awards, including his first award for best actor in the Indian Television Academy Awards 2010. In addition, he has been nominated for three major television awards in the categories of best male actor and most well-known actor. He appeared on the dance reality show Zara Nachke Dikha in its second season as part of the Mast Kalandar Boys team in 2010. The team dedicated a performance to Rajput's mother, who had died on the Mother's Day special episode. He appeared in Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa's fourth season of another dance competition reality show called Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa and was paired with choreographer Shampa Sonthalia; the runners-up of the season's second season.

Rajput continued to perform in Pavitra Rishta from its first appearance in 2009 to his retirement in 2011. He had been playing the protagonist of the film for two and a half years at the time of his departure. He had stated that he planned to go to the United States to study filmmaking but that he had already had experience behind the scenes in the film Raaz 2, where he was an assistant director. After receiving critical acclaim in Bollywood, Rajput made a reappearance in the final episode of Pavitra Rishta in 2014.

Mukesh Chhabra, the casting director of Kai Po Che!, invited Rajput for an audition in 2011. He was planning to enroll in a filmmaking course at Stanford University but had to decline the invitation. He was then cast in the role of Ishaan Bhatt, a district-level cricketer who was a victim of politics in the selection process and one of the three leading figures, along with Rajkummar Rao and Amit Sadh. Abhishek Kapoor's film The 3 Mistakes of My Life, which was based on the Chetan Bhagat novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life, concerned with three friends who were affected by the 2001 Gujarat earthquake and the 2002 Gujarat riots. It was launched in 2013 and became a huge success. In the category of best debut actor for his role in the film, Rajput was nominated for the Filmfare Awards.

Raj Kumar Hirani had signed Rajput for a role in the Aamir Khan-starring satirical drama Kai Po Che! before the release of his debut film Kai Po Che! He was played as the boyfriend in Anushka Sharma's role as a journalist in the film. Along with his lead role in the film Shuddh Desi Romance, he also entered into a collaboration with Yash Raj Films. Raghu Ram Sitaram, a tour guide who fell in love with a woman on the way to his own marriage, was included in the film as a romantic comedy, with Parineeti Chopra and Vaani Kapoor. Shuddh Desi Romance was released in 2013 and became a sleeper hit. Following the debut of his first two films, Rajput was dubbed "one of the most inspiring young actors to come out of India" by veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and was often referred to as the "next SRK." The film PK was released in 2014 and became India's highest grossing film.

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy's joint venture with Dibakar Banerjee Productions was announced in June 2013. Sushant Singh Rajput appears in the lead role. Following the introduction of his second film Shuddh Desi Romance, Rajput started working on the new venture. Byomkesh Bakshi, a fictional detective who was originally created by Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay, appeared in the film. The director of the film and the IP rights holder of Byomkesh Bakshi stories, Dibakar Banerjee, had signed him in to play the protagonist. Rajput made a special appearance in the CID's anti-crime crime drama in the character of Byomkesh Bakshy before his release. The film was released on April 3rd, 2015, and it did not do well in the box office, but it still received a positive critical reception. In September 2013, Rajput began working with Shekhar Kapur on his forthcoming film Paani, which would have shown a world where wars are being waged over water. Hrithik Roshan and then Vivek Oberoi were initially expected to star in the film, but after Yash Raj Films entered in co-production and requested for his inclusion, the film was eventually directed by Rajput. He had attended workshops with Kapur for ten months before the project was suspended in 2015 when the Yash Raj Films pulled out of it. Rajput's employment with the factory was shattered following his departure.

Arun Pandey, Dhoni's boss, produced a biopic on the life of Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in 2011. The project's initial encounters with many difficulties, including objections from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Dhoni's demand for a large royal. Sushant Singh Rajput was announced on September 25, 2014, as the actor who would play Dhoni in the biopic, which was titled M.S. Dhoni: Neeraj Pandey's Untold Story and directed by Dhoni. The film was based on the cricketer's life, beginning with his childhood in Ranchi and leading up to India's 2011 Cricket World Cup triumph under his captaincy. Interestingly, Rajput wasn't an expert at cricket and had to participate in the game for a year, as well as capture the film's playing style, rather than as an actor. Arun Pandey of Fox Star Studios directed the film, which was released on October 2nd, 2016. It was the 5th highest grossing Bollywood film of the year. Rajput's reputation and nominations to a number of awards, including the National Film Academy Awards, the International Indian Film Academy Awards, and the winning nomination at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, received critical acclaim. He made a cameo appearance in the comedy film Welcome to New York, which was released on February 23, 2018, but the lead characters met Rajput but confused him for Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

In an interview with M. S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Rajput said he had signed up to five more films, including Raabta, Takadum, Chanda Mama Door Ke, another biopic of an actress and a film directed by Dharma Productions starring Jacqueline Fernandez. Even earlier this year, reports that Rajput was being signed in with Alia Bhatt for the leading roles in the production of Homi Adajania and Dinesh Vijan's biggest budget film. Where Rajput and Bhatt were in the lead role was disclosed in a statement made in February 2015 by Vijan owned Maddock Films and co-directed by Adajania and Vijan. Bhatt, on the other hand, decided not to complete the course in the same year, and the female lead's role moved to Kriti Sanon. In a 2017 T-Series music video featuring Rajput and Sanon, the duo Armaan and Amaal Mallik performed Paas Aao. For the first time in Forbes India's Top 100 Celebrity list in 2017, he was ranked for the first time.

Murli: The Unsung Hero, Rajput's second biopic in which he would appear, was tentatively titled Murli: The Unsung Hero, where he would play the disabled jawan turned Paralympic gold medalist Murlikant Petkar. Rajput, along with Parineeti Chopra and Irrfan Khan, were also confirmed as the lead of the Adajania-directed film Takadum in June 2016, but the project was postponed due to problems relating to script re-adaptation. In the meantime, Rajput's participation in Chanda Mama Door Ke had been revealed in September 2016. Rajput would have appeared in the film directed by Sanjay Puran Singh and Nawazuddin Siddiqui and R. Madhavan, playing an explorer who was even sent to NASA in 2017 on a training module. He had also appeared in the spy film Romeo Akbar Walter in 2017, but reports later dissatisfied the producer Bunty Walia, who had publicised the film with him on the front page. He was signed in by Abhishek Chaubey, the director of Udta Punjab, for his next film, Son Chiraiya, where he will star alongside Bhumi Pednekar in December 2017.

Raabta was launched on September 9, 2017, which gained mixed reviews from critics and ended up as a flop in the box office, with no way to recover the company's huge production expense. It was a time before love stories where Sushant Singh Rajput played two characters who were reincarnations of each other. Although the filming was mainly carried out in Budapest, Hungary, in the Indian state of Punjab and in Mauritius' island country, Mauritius, the island country. Rajput had started shooting alongside Jacqueline Fernandez in March 2017 for Karan Johar's Dharma Productions film, which was later referred to as Drive. Tarun Mansukhani directed the film, which included Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif, as well as Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif. Part of the shooting took place in Tel Aviv, Israel, which was marketed by Israel's government as part of its tourism and diplomatic program. The release had been set for 2 March 2018, but in a February statement, the date was postponed to September 7, 2018. The initial release was however postponed for a second time due to creative differences between Mansukhani and producer Karan Johar.

In the meantime, Rajput was signed in by director Abhishek Kapoor and producer Ekta Kapoor for their film titled Kedarrnath in March 2017. It was a love story set in the backdrop of the 2013 floods in Uttarakhand, where Rajput co-starred Sara Ali Khan. Mansoor, a Muslim porter who was also a devotee of Lord Shiva and whose livelihood revolved around the Shiv temple in Kedarnath, was portrayed by the actor. The film was scheduled to be released in September 2017 and by June 2018. Abhishek Kapoor, who had previously worked on Rajput's debut film Kai Po Che!, said Rajput was in much better shape for Kedarnath and that it was on his way to becoming a much bigger success. The film, on the other hand, became embroiled in controversies after the Bharatiya Janata Party suspected Jihad by announcing an interfaith couple and calling for the imposition of a ban on it. In the end, the film was banned from screening in 7 out of 13 districts in Uttarakhand and released on December 7th. Despite the ban, it became a commercial success, but it wasn't quite match the expected success in the box office. After the Dhoni biopic, it was the second highest grossing among Rajput's starring films after the releasing.

Following his appointment as one of its three directors, Rajput was inducted as a partner in a company called Innsaei Ventures, which was established on April 26, 2018, the others being Varun Mathur and Saurabh Mishra. Rajput and Mathur had been named as the co-founders and that they were expected to invest 300 crore (equivalent to 341 crore or US$43 million) in the company in 2020. Innsaei was founded after the Icelandic word for Institution and marketed as experts in the fields of intellectual property and emerging technologies. He was accepted by NITI Aayog within a week to serve as a brand ambassador for the Women Entrepreneurship Platform and the promotion of the BHIM mobile payment app. Innsaei Ventures invested 20 crore (roughly equivalent to 23 crore or US$2.8 million in 2020) in favour of the Women Entrepreneurship Platform, which was later established. Rajput introduced Innsaei Ventures, a 12 biopic film in which he would play various Indian historical characters from 540 BC to 2015 CE.

In early 2018, Rajput began shooting for the film Sonchiriya. It was a historical drama set in the 1970s, where he played the role of Lakhna, a lieutenant in a clandestine group of dacoits; he was in charge of Bhumi Pednekar, Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, and Ashutosh Rana; Abhishek Chaubey, produced by Ronnie Screwvala, narrated the film Daku Man Singh, a true life character played by Bajpayee. It was announced on March 1st, 2019 and received a number of accolades, but it was not able to become a commercial success. In 2018, he was also signed in by Nitesh Tiwari, the director of the blockbuster film Dangal, for his latest film, Chhichhore, whose shooting began in September. It was a romantic comedy in which Rajput portrayed Anirudh Pathak, a divorced husband who relates his college experience to his teenage son, and Maya's ex-wife was played by Shraddha Kapoor. The film, produced by Fox Star Studios and Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, was released on September 6, 2019, and after PK and the Dhoni biopic, it became the third film starring Rajput to gross over 100 crore (equivalent to 106 crore or US$13 million in 2020). The film received the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi.

In an interview in January 2019, Rajput revealed that he was in the discussion for 12 other films, including Chanda Mama Door Ke and Murlikant Petkar's biopic, which were yet to be decided on. He was supposed to appear in Rifleman but the film was in legal trouble immediately after he was announced and could not be made. He had dropped out of Chanda Mama Door Ke's production last year due to a time commotion in the scheduling of the film's completion, and had predicted that Innsaei Ventures would produce his own space film. Vividrage Rhealtyx, a second company established in September 2019, had a paid up capital of 1 lakh (equivalent to 1.1 lakh or US$1,300 in 2020); Rajput became one of the company's three directors, the others being Rhea Chakraborty and Showik Chakraborty. In the meantime, Netflix's long-awaited release of Drive, the film's title, was ultimately selected and released as a cost-cutting measure. On the 6th of January 2020, Rajput founded Front India for World Foundation, a non-profit group (NGO) with the stated aim of fighting poverty, hunger, and hunger, as well as the development of better healthcare and sanitation. Following the 2018 Kerala floods, he donated 1 crore (US$130,000) to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund prior to that. For the second time in Forbes' annual Top 100 Celebrity list, he debuted in 2019.

Since 2017, Rajput was in charge of Mukesh Chhabra's debut; Fox Star Studios had hired Chhabra for a Hindi language adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars, a Hollywood hit film made by 20th Century Fox. Chabbra was also the casting director who first noticed him in Rajput's debut film Kai Po Che! In the city of Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, the film was shot on July 9, 2018. Rajput had remarked that he had shared a great friendship with Chhabra and had promised Chhabra that he would attend his first assembly as well. The film, based on the novel by author John Green's book The Fault in Our Stars, was initially called Kizie aur Manny and was supposed to be released in theaters in 2019. Rajput co-starred alongside Sanjana Sanghi and played Manny, a patient of the bone cancer osteosarcoma; the role in the Hindi remake was a recreation of Ansel Elgort's. Saif Ali Khan's and A. R. Rahman's musical compositions were also included in the film. The title was later shortened to Dil Bechara and the launch date was postponed to 8 May 2020. Despite the film's scheduled release, it did not happen due to the restrictions placed during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was posthumously launched on the streaming platform Disney+ Hotstar in its first 24 hours viewership, with nearly 95 million viewers. After Rajput's death, director Uday Singh Gauri said he was in talks with him about a film based on the 2008 Mumbai attacks.


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