#SSR Birthday: Some lesser known facts about Sushant Singh Rajput

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Facts about Sushant Singh Rajput – The sudden demise of the ‘Kedarnath’ actor, Sushant Singh Rajput left the entire Bollywood industry and the country in shock. The case for his death was transferred to the CBI on 19th August 2020. On his birthday, we bring you some lesser-known facts about Sushant Singh Rajput.

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Some lesser-known facts about Sushant Singh Rajput

  • Sushant Singh Rajput was an Indian actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He was born on 21 January 1986 in Patna to Usha Singh and Krishna Kumar Singh.
  • His mother, Usha Singh died in 2002, and in the same year, the Rajput family moved from Patna to Delhi.

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Facts about Sushant Singh Rajput – Education

  • After moving to Delhi, Rajput joined Kulachi Hansraj Model School, New Delhi. In 2003, he ranked seventh in the DCE Entrance Exam and secured admission in the Bachelor of Engineering in Delhi College of Engineering but dropped out after completing three years to pursue a career in stage and acting.
  • While he was in DCE, Rajput enrolled in Shiamak Davar’s dance classes where he met many students who were attending Barry John’s drama classes. Influenced by them, Sushant also joined the classes.

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Lesser known facts about Sushant Singh Rajput – Television

  • Sushant’s acting career started with television serials. His debut show was Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil (2008) on Star Plus.
  • Later, he was seen in Zee TV’s popular soap opera Pavitra Rishta (2009–11). This serial made him popular in every household.

Films and acting career – Facts about Sushant Singh Rajput

  • Sushant made his film debut in 2013 in the buddy drama Kai Po Che for which he received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He then appeared in the film Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) opposite Parineeti Chopra. He also acted in an action thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshy in 2015.
  • His highest-grossing film was PK in 2014 where he was in a supporting role. Rajput’s success knew no bounds after he appeared in M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story which was the biopic of M.S Dhoni.
  • He then gave many hit films such as Kedarnath (2018), Raabta (2017), Drive (2019), and Chhichhore (2019).

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Relationship

  • Sushant was in a long-term relationship with actress Ankita Lokhande before they split in 2016 who was her co-star in the TV serial Pavitra Rishta.
  • Later he dated Bollywood actress, Rhea Chakraborty.

Awards and achievements – Facts about Sushant Singh Rajput

  • For his performance in M.S Dhoni, he received his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. He received the Best Male Debut award for Kai Po Che.
  • He was a part of NITI Aayog where he used to promote the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP). Rajput was also involved in Sushant4Education to help young students.

More facts about Sushant Singh Rajput

  • Rajput was a National Olympiad winner in Physics.
  • Sushant loved dancing, he participated in the dance reality show Zara Nachke Dikha, and later in December 2010, he participated in another dance- reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4, where he was paired with choreographer Shampa Sonthalia.
  • His latest Instagram pictures clearly show his love for guitar. Sushant has been taking guitar lessons for his next film.
  • Sushant was passionate about astronomy- he often used post pictures on his Instagram from his star gazing experiments. He owned a telescope and Boeing 737 Fixed Base Flight Simulator.

He will always be missed.

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