Sushant Singh Rajput Biography, Age, Body Measurements, Family, First Movie

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Who is Sushant Singh Rajput?

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Born on 21 January 1986 (Age 34 years), Sushant Singh Rajput was a self-made talented Bollywood actor. He was not only a great actor but also a great human being. He started his career with television series and became a superstar of the Bollywood film industry. Shushant gave many blockbusters and hit movies to the industry.

However, Sushant is no more with us, but his memories always remain alive in our hearts.

Sushant Singh Rajput Biography

Early Life

Rajput was born at Maldiha village, Purnia (Bihar). Among the five siblings, he was the youngest. Since childhood, Sushant was a bright student. Mr. Rajput moved to Delhi along with his family after completing the 10th board from St. Karen’s High School, Patna in 2000. Two years later his mother passed away.

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After completion of his 12th standard from Kulachi Hansraj Model School, Delhi, he pursued mechanical engineering from Delhi College of engineering

During his college days, he got fascinated by acting and theatre and decided to become an actor. Therefore he joined Barry John‘s theatre and Shiyamak Davar‘s dance academy to improve his acting and dancing skills. In the middle of his studies, he flew to Mumbai to live his dream.

Breakthrough & Achievements

After struggling a lot, Rajput got his first break in the television series Kis Desh Me Hai Mera Dil in 2008. He played the character of Preet Juneja. From this series, he started gaining, some recognition. 

In 2009 he auditioned for the television series Pavitra Rishta and get selected for the lead role. He played the character of Manav Deshmukh. This character made him very popular across India.

sushant singh rajput in pavitra rishta

He also participated in two television reality shows Jara NachKe Dikha 2 and Jhalak Dikhla Ja 4.

The year 2013 was very lucy for Mr. Rajput as he got his first break in Bollywood cinema in Abhishek Kapoor‘s directed movie Kai Po Che!. His acting was much appreciated by the audience.

In the same year, he appeared in Sudh Desi Romance opposite Pareeneeti Chopra and Vaani Kapoor.

Inspired by his acting, Rajkumar Hirani signed him for PK (2014), Which was the biggest blockbuster of the year.

sushant singh rajput in M. S. Dhoni_ the untold story

In 2017, he appeared in M. S. Dhoni: the untold story which proved to be a breakthrough for his film career. He won the Screen Award for the best actor. His performance in the movie established him as one of the finest actors in Bollywood. His other successful movies are Kedarnath, Chhichhore, and Dil Bechara.

Personal Information

Real NameSushant Singh Rajput
ProfessionActor
Zodiac SignAquarius
Date of Birth21 January 1986
Age34 Years
Birth PlaceMaldiha, Purnia, Bihar
Death‎June 14, 2020
SchoolSt. Karen’s High School, Patna (10th),
Kulachi Hansraj Model School (12th)
College/UniversityDelhi College of Engineering
Education QualificationsIntermediate (12th Standard)
HobbiesReading, Dancing, Playing video games, Gazing at stars
NationalityIndian
ReligionHinduism

Body Measurements

Height5 Feet 10 Inches (177.8 cm)
Chest42 Inches
Waist30 Inches
Biceps16 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack

Sushant Singh Rajput Family

Fathersushant singh rajput father image
Krishna Kumar Singh.
He was an employee at Bihar State Handloom & Handicrafts Corporation in Patna.
Mothersushant singh rajput mother
Usha Singh.
She was a housewife and died in 2002.
Sisterssushant singh rajput sisters image
Meetu Singh, Priyanka Singh, Rani Singh, Shweta Singh (from left)

Sushant Singh Rajput First Movie

sushant singh rajput first movie image

DirectorAbhishek Kapoor
CastSushant Singh Rajput, Rajkumar Rao, Amit Sadh, Amrita Puri, Manav Kaul, Asif Basra
WriterChetan Bhagat, Abhishek Kapoor
Music DirectorAmit Trivedi

Sushant made his film career debut in the movie Kai Po Che! in 2013. It was based on the novel 3 Mistakes Of My Life by Chetan Bhagat. The story revolves around three best friends. Their friendship falls apart when some tragedies take place.

Last movie

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DirectorMukesh Chhabra
CastSushant Singh Rajput, Sanjana Sanghi, Saif Ali Khan, Swastika Mukherjee, Sahil Vaid
WriterSuprotim Sengupta
Music DirectorA. R. Rahman

Unfortunately, Sushant Singh Rajput‘s last appearance for the movie was “Dil Bechara“. According to the source, it’s a history in Indian cinema that the movie collected Rs. 2000 crores in its opening day as it was watched by over 95 million audiences in merely 24 hours across the world on the OTT platform [1]Indiatoday. However, we are fortunate enough to dove into a drop of talent of an ocean.

Net worth, Salary, House, Car Collection

Net Worth155 crores (INR)
Salary5 – 6 crores per movie (INR)
Brand Endorsement1 crore (INR)
HouseBandra Kurla Complex (Rented 2 L)
Carssushant singh rajput car collection
Maserati Quattroporte (1.73 crores),
Range Rover (58 L)
Bikessushant singh rajput bike
BMW K 1300 R (21 L)

Affairs / Girlfriends

Ankita Lokhandesushant singh rajput and Ankita Lokhande
They met on the set of Pavitra Rishta. After being in a long relationship for about 6 years, they broke up.
Rhea Chakrabortysushant singh rajput and Rhea Chakraborty
Before the death of Sushant on 14 June 2020, they were in a relationship for about 2 years.
Kriti Sanonsushant singh rajput and Kriti Sanon
It was said that they met on the set of Raabta and started dating each other. Later they denied all the rumors.
Sara Ali Khansushant singh rajput and Sara Ali Khan
It was rumored that they were dating after meeting on the set of Kedarnath.

Favorite Things

ActorShahrukh Khan, James Dean, Keanu Reeves, Daniel Day-Lewis, Ryan Gosling
ActressIsha Sherwani, Jennifer Lawrence, Tabu
MovieDDLJ (1995), Payaasa (1957)
FoodRajma Chawal, Chicken, Pani Puri, Prawns, Lobsters, Aloo Parantha
ColourBlack
Holiday DestinationNorway, New Zealand
SportsCricket, Tennis
FestivalHoli

Unknown Facts

  • Sushant had bought a piece of lunar land on the moon which he often used to see with his highly advanced telescope. [2]Timesofindia

sushant singh rajput telescope image

  • His first wish was to become a pilot.
  • He was a trained martial art macho man which he learned from Allan Amin and assisted Mohit Suri in Raaz 2. [3]India
  • He was the winner of the National Olympiad in Physics. He reportedly secured the 7th rank in an All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) in 2003. [4]Timesofindia
  • His sisters Mitu Singh was a state-level cricket player. [5]Hindustantimes
  • Before starting his film career he was a background dancer and performed at the Commonwealth Games (Melbourne) closing ceremony in 2006 with Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. [6]Timesofindia

sushant singh rajput dance with aishwarya rai bachchan

  • He did theatre in Nadira Babbar‘s theatre group for two and a half years.
  • In his struggling days, he used to take home tuitions to get by.
  • He rejected five movies before signing Kai Po Che!.
  • He donated 1 crore in the CM relief fund in Kerala floods and 1.25 crores in Nagaland floods.
  • Shushan was pursuing filmmaking studies in California but left it when he was offered, Kai Po Che!.
  • He was one of the biggest fans of Saurav Ganguly.
  • The movie “Romeo Akbar Walter” was first offered to Sushant.

Controversies

  • His death sparked a debate over nepotism. In his support, Tiger Shroff said that “though star kids have an advantage over outsiders, they have added pressure as well to sustain in the industry“. [7]Republicworld
  • Dil Bechara co-star Sanjana Sanghi accused him of sexual harassment in 2018 when both are shooting for the movie.
  • While Sushant was returning home after a long drive in Mumbai, he was chased by his fans, instead of accepting greetings, filled with anger he abused them.
  • He directly involved in a fight with Suraj Pancholi during an award function. As a result, he was banned from working with big banners. This is because Suraj is a member of Salman Khan’s fan club.
  • It was rumored that he married secretly with Ankita Lokhande due to their family pressures and was in a live-in relationship for a long time.

Death

On 14th June 2020, the whole country was shocked by the news of Sushant’s death. He committed suicide by hanging himself. Long-term depression is said to be the reason behind his decease.

Sushant Singh Rajput Movies List

Kai Po Che! (2013)Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Co-Stars: Rajkumar Rao, Amit Sadh, Amrita Puri, Manav Kaul, Asif Basra
Writer: Chetan Bhagat, Abhishek Kapoor
Shuddh Desi Romance (2013)Director: Maneesh Sharma
Co-Stars: Parineeti Chopra, Vaani Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor
Writer: Jaideep Shani
PK (2014)Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Co-Stars: Amir Khan, Anushka Sharma, Sanjay Dutt, Saurabh Shukla
Writer: Rajkumar Hirani, Abhijat Joshi
Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015)Director: Dibakar Banerjee
Co-Stars: Swastika Mukherjee, Divya Menon, Anand Tiwari, Neeraj Kabi
Writer: Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay
M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016)Director: Neeraj Pandey
Co-Stars: Disha Patani, Kiara Advani, Anupam Kher, Bhumika Chawla, Rajesh Sharma, Kumud Mishra
Writer: Dilip Jha, Neeraj Pandey
Raabta (2017)Director: Dinesh Vijan
Co-Stars: Kriti Sanon, Rajkummar Rao, Jim Sarbh, Varun Sharma
Writer: Siddharth-Garima
Kedarnath (2018)Director: Abhishek Kapoor
Co-Stars: Sara Ali Khan, Nishant Dahiya, Nitish Bhardwaj, Alka Amin
Writer: Kanika Dhillon, Abhishek Kapoor
Sonchiriya (2019)Director: Abhishek Chaubey
Co-Stars: Manoj Bajpai, Bhumi Pednekar, Ranvir Shorey, Ashutosh Rana
Writer: Abhishek Chaubey, Sudip Sharma
Chhichhore (2019)Director: Nitesh Tiwari
Co-Stars: Shraddha Kapoor, Varun Sharma, Tahir Bashin, Prateik Babbar
Writer: Piyush Gupta, Nitesh Tiwari
Drive (2019)Director: Tarun Mansukhani
Co-Stars: Jacqueline Fernandez, Pankaj Tripathi, Sapna Pabbi, Boman Irani, Vikramjeet Virk
Writer: Tarun Mansukhani
Dil Bechara (2020)Director: Mukesh Chhabra
Co-Stars: Sanjana Sanghi, Saif Ali Khan, Swastika Mukherjee, Shahil Vaid
Writer: Shashank Khaitan

Apart from the movie list of Sushant Singh Rajput mentioned above, he also seen in the movie Welcome to New York (2018) as a guest appearance.

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