Remembering Sushant Singh Rajput - From Pavitra Rishta To Chhichhore

June 14, 2020 18:47
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    Actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Mumbai residence on Sunday. He was 34. Sushant Singh Rajput, who made his Bollywood debut with the 2013 film Kai Po Che, was one of the most sought-after actors of this generation. Since his Bollywood debut, Sushant featured in critically acclaimed and successful films like MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy and Kedarnath, which proved his mettle as an actor. Here's a pictorial journey of his life.

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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. Karen's High School in Patna and Kulachi Hansraj Model School in New Delhi. He was pursuing his bachelor's 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 enrolled in Shiamak Davar's dance group 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 dancers. 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 the 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 the three main leads in the film. The film was based on Chetan Bhagat's novel The Three Mistakes Of My Life, also starring Rajkummar Rao, Amit Sadh and Amrita Puri. He received a Filmfare Award for the best debut actor 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 was arguably Neeraj Pandey's biographical sports-drama MS Dhoni: The Untold Story in which he played the titular character. The film received critical as well as the 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 on the backdrop of 2013's Kedarnath floods, the film did an above-average performance at the box office.

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    Sushant Singh Rajput had three releases in 2019 - Sonchiriya, Drive and Chhichhore.

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    Sushant Singh's upcoming film Dil Bechara co-starring Saif Ali Khan was meant to be released in May but got postponed due to the nationwide lockdown. Sushant Singh Rajput will always be remembered through his life and work.

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