Sushant Singh Rajput

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Sushant Singh Rajput
Rajput in 2013
Born(1986-01-21)21 January 1986
Patna, Bihar, India
Died14 June 2020(2020-06-14) (aged 34)
  • Actor
  • dancer
  • philanthropist
Years active2008 - 2020
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)

Sushant Singh Rajput (21 January 1986[1] – 14 June 2020) was an Indian actor, dancer, television personality and philanthropist.[2] He appeared in TV shows such as Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil[3] and Pavitra Rishta.[4][5] Rajput's movie roles include Kai Po Che! (2013),[6] Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015),[7] M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016),[8] Chhichhore (2019), Dil Bechara[9](2020).

Rajput was born in Patna, Bihar. He dated actress Ankita Lokhande for six years.[10] Before getting first break, he worked as a background dancer.

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On 14 June 2020, Rajput was found dead at his home in Bandra, Mumbai. His death was reported to have been a suicide by hanging. He was 34.[11][12] Rajput's death was controversial,[13] with some people on social media alleging that his death was a "planned murder".[14] On 17 July 2020, Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh gave a statement, saying that "The Mumbai Police is competent enough to handle such cases and they are investigating every aspect of the case including professional rivalry. As of now, we do not see any foul play. Details of the investigation will be shared once it is completed."[15]

References[change | change source]

  1. "'Happy Birthday, Sushant Singh Rajput. Keep That Childlike Smile Always Alive,' Tweets Kriti Sanon". Retrieved 2020-07-24.
  2. "Sushant Singh Rajput death: Actor's friend, astrophysicist Dr Karan Jani, shares his anecdotes of Sushant, the 'seeker'". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 2020-07-24.
  3. "Birthday Exclusive: Sushant Singh Rajput turns 28!". Deccan Chronicle. 2014-01-21. Retrieved 2020-07-24.
  4. "Gone too soon! Sushant Singh Rajput's journey from TV to Bollywood". mid-day. Retrieved 2020-07-24.
  5. "'Pavitra Rishta' nears its end". mid-day. 2014-10-09. Retrieved 2020-07-24.
  6. "Playing for keeps « Rajeev Masand – movies that matter : from bollywood, hollywood and everywhere else". Archived from the original on 2021-07-27. Retrieved 2020-07-24.
  7. Feb 3, TNN | Updated; 2014; Ist, 03:12. "BBD Bag back to 1943 for Byomkesh shoot | Kolkata News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-07-24. {{cite web}}: |last2= has numeric name (help)CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  8. "Not Trying To Glorify MS Dhoni: Sushant Singh Rajput Opens Up About His Upcoming Film". News18. Retrieved 2020-07-24.
  9. "Sushant Singh Rajput's final movie would be 'The Fault in Our Stars' remake". The Week. Retrieved 2020-07-24.
  10. "When Sushant Singh Rajput proposed marriage to Ankita Lokhande on Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-07-24.
  11. "Sushant Singh Rajput commits suicide at Mumbai home". India Today. 14 June 2020. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  12. "Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, found dead at Mumbai home". Hindustan Times. 14 June 2020. Retrieved 14 June 2020.
  13. "Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case Latest News: Mumbai Police Record 3 Psychiatrists, 1 Psychotherapist's Statements". 22 July 2020. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  14. Devarsi Ghosh (8 July 2020). "How Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death has been turned into a political football". Scroll. Retrieved 23 July 2020.
  15. Faizan Khan (17 July 2020). "CBI probe not needed in Sushant Singh Rajput case: Anil Deshmukh". mid-day. Retrieved 23 July 2020.

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