Happy Birthday, Sushant Singh Rajput! Charmer @33

January 20, 2019 18:53
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    Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who made his Bollywood debut in 2013 film Kai Po Che, is one of the most sought after actors of this generation. Since his Bollywood debut, Sushant has featured in critically acclaimed and successful films like M S Dhoni: The Untold Story, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy and Kedarnath, which has proved his mettle as an actor. As he celebrates his 33rd birthday today, we take a pictorial look at his Bollywood journey so far.

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    Sushant Singh Rajput was born in 1986 in Patna, Bihar. It was after Sushant's mother's death in 2002 that he moved from Patna to Delhi. He attended St. Karens High School in Patna and Kulachi Hansraj Model School in New Delhi. He was pursuing his bachelors from Delhi Technological University. However, Sushant dropped out in the third year to pursue his dream of becoming an actor.

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    While studying in Delhi Technological University, Sushant Singh Rajput had enrolled in Shiamak Davar's dance and his interest in acting came much later. He soon became a part of Shiamak Davar's standard dance troupe and was chosen to be a part of one of the group's background dancer. He later moved to Mumbai and joined Nadira Babbar's Ekjute theater group.

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    In 2008, he made his first screen debut in Ekta Kapoor's Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil.

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    In 2009, he bagged another key role in Ekta Kapoor's Pavitra Rishta, which played an important role in shaping his career. He played the role of Manav Deshmukh in serial which also featured Ankita Lokhande. He quit Pavitra Rishta in 2010.

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    Sushant Singh Rajput auditioned for Abhishek Kapoor's Kai Po Che! and bagged the role of one of three main leads in the film. The film was based on Chetan Bhagat's novel The Thee Mistakes Of My Life, also starring Rajkummar Rao, Amit Sadh and Amrita Puri. He received a Filmfare for Best Debut Actor category for his performance in the film.

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    Sushant Singh Rajput's second film Shuddh Desi Romance released in 2013. Starring Parineeti Chopra and Vaani Kapoor, the film failed to make an impact at the box office.

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    Sushant Singh Rajput had a cameo in Rajkumar Hirani's blockbuster hit PK (2014).

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    In 2015 came Dibakar Banerjee's mystery thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!. Sushant played the titular role in the film.

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    One of Sushant's best work till date is arguably Neeraj Pandey's biographical sports drama M S Dhoni: The Untold Story in which he played the titular character. The film received critical as well as audience's appreciation. The film was 2016's highest-grossing Bollywood film.

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    In 2017, Sushant Singh Rajput appeared with Kriti Sanon in Dinesh Vijan's Raabta. The film failed to make its presence felt at the box office.

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    In 2018 released one of the most-anticipated film Kedarnath, which also marked the Bollywood debut of Sara Ali Khan, daughter of Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh. Based against the backdrop of 2013 Kedarnath floods, the film did above average performance at the box office.

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    2019 is a crucial year for Sushant Singh Rajput since he has five releases this year - Sonchiriya, Drive, Rifleman, Chichhore and Kizie Aur Manny.

    We wish Sushant a very happy birthday!

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