Sushant Singh Rajput

This webpage is just to remember a person that has touched life's of many like me. I didn't know him personally or professionally but has always admired the human being he was is, he is very much alive in our hearts.

I am trying to collect the information from various sources like Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube and some more. This platform is only to remember the legend and what he has shown us through his life. From his passion for acting and dancing, to his eagerness to know about the space and quantum physics, to his habit of reading and to his efforts to chase his dreams.



"The Man I want to be looks back at me with the same longing and with a similar smile but somewhat different; free from the burden of hope. "



Details shared by him during various interviews:

Sushant was born in Patna and did his primary schooling there, then moved to Delhi for higher schooling and did engineering at Delhi College of Engineering. Being the youngest of the family, he was naughty and talkative and was pampered a lot at home. He describes himself as twisted. He was a bright student who always loved Physics and had a dream to become an astronauts for 12 years then wanted to become Pilot in Airforce. He was a Gold medalist at the Physics Olympiad. He performed quite well in his boards and engineering entrance exam even when he had a difficult period when he lost his mother in the year 2002.


"Money was a differentiator when i was growing up. I can't do something that I want to do because I don't have something that I possible cannot earn at this point of time."


He cleared almost all the engineering exams and got selected in Delhi college of Engineering. During the 1st Semester, he joined Shiamak Davar dance academy and enjoyed dancing as he was able to communicate with strangers. He then joined Barry John's Acting School and did theatre. He liked hiding behind interesting characters and say what he wants to say as no one will judge that made him love what he was doing. In 3rd years, he dropped out of Engineering, realising that performing the act is something he enjoyed doing.


"Words contaminate your feeling. When you know nothing, u say a lot, when you know something, what's there to say."


He then moved to Mumbai and joined Nadira Babbar's theatre group and was also associated with Ashley Lobo and Shiamak's dance troupes. During this time, he got this first break in a television show. His journey from nothing or like he puts from negative started to going up. He was supposed to go to UCLA for a filmmaking course when a casting director approached him for Kai Po Che. For MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, he trained for a year to become the MS Dhoni himself, and his hard work paid off really well in the box office.


"My Character like me can act in front of my co-characters, then your cutting down the emotions, and what we are left with is those nuances."


Choosing the script excites him, and the things that he doesn't know to do that challenge him. He believes every story and character he played required a different method and process. Sushant spends most of his time doing research on the character he plays, one reason being during the shoot the character naturally flows as he has already adapted or he becomes the character himself.


"When your watching and when you are analyzing and watching, these two happen to be a completely different experience."


He always believed that "We should do something that excites us every day, we should always have a hunger for learning." He valued massive failure than a mediocre success and believed that it is extremely important for a person to fail. He had his ways of dealing with failure. "No matter what happens on the Friday of my release, I am mentally back to this excited, neutral state by Monday."


He lived his "dream life" while doing what he does best, acting. But Bollywood is just 20% of Sushant and acting is one of the 12 things he did in his life. He read books in his extra time, not to get something out of it but to have a different take on things. He also had initiated a campaign for education sUSHAnt4education, that helped kids with their education and also giving an opportunity for kids to attend a workshop in NASA. His way of thinking is very different from many, he once said in an interview - "Our ignorance cannot stop what is inevitable - 65% of the kids going to kindergarten will end up working for technology that is not invented. Kids should be taught on emotional quotient, how to deal with unknown situation and coding skills, like English or Hindi or Maths that we know now, coding would be similar in future. Till no change was constant, no rate of change is increasing", which government is looking into in the new education system. He also finds time for his family in between the tight schedule he had, meets his family during an annual get-together, during birthday, anniversary, and sometime around his film releases. He was close to his sister Priyanka because they think similar, but all his sisters are very protective of him and also equally proud of his achievements.


"The more you learn, the less time it take to learn more"


"The 'why' of doing what I do is non-negotiable and will never change."


"To do something I don't know that excites me. When you don't know something, you start thinking about it and then you make it your own."


Source: Youtube

Projects Done By Sushant

Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil

Pavitra Rishta

Kai Po che

Shuddh Desi Romance

PK

Detective Byomkesh Bakshy

M.S. Dhoni

Raabta

Kedarnath

Sonchiriya

Drive

Chhichhore

Dil Bechara

Sushant started his career with television serials, His debut show was Star plus's romantic drama Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil (2008), followed by a lead role in Zee TV's popular soap opera Pavitra Rishta (2009-2011).

He made his film debut in the Abhishek Kapoor's Kai Po Che! (2013),based on the Chetan Bhagat's novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life, the film proved to be a critical and commercial success. His portrayal of Ishaan Bhatt, an ex-district level cricketer who is a victim of politics in the cricketing selection fraternity, was praised.

He then starred in the Maneesh Sharma's romantic comedy Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) alongside Parineeti Chopra and Vaani Kapoor where he portrayed Raghu Ram. In 2014 he did a supporting role as Sarfaraz Yousuf in the satire PK, followed by Dibakar Banerjee's mystery thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!(2015), were he portrayed detective Byomkesh Bakshi.

Neeraj Pandey's biographical sports film M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) was one of the biggest hits given by Sushant, the film was a critical and commercial success, becoming one of the highest-grossing Bollywood films of 2016.

In 2017, he appeared in Dinesh Vijan's Raabta, co-starring Kriti Sanon as Shiv Kakkar and Jilaan. Followed by Kedarnath (2018),a love story set in the backdrop of the 2013 flood in Uttarakhand, co-starring Sara Ali Khan where he played the role of Mansoor Khan.

In 2019, he appeared in Abhishek Chaubey's Sonchiriya opposite Bhumi Pednekar as Lakhan. He appeared in Nitesh Tiwari's Chhichhore opposite Shraddha Kapoor that released on 6 September 2019 as Aniruddh Pathak(Anni). Later that year, he starred in Drive as Samar alongside Jacqueline Fernandez, which was released on Netflix.

Sushant's last project was Mukesh Chhabra's remake of The Fault in Our Stars titled Dil Bechara (2020) as Manny.

Man with Golden Heart

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Meeting Baby Aaron

Sushant went to meet baby Aaron who was then battling against blood cancer in Hyderabad, the child's only wish was to meet his favourite actor.

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Kerala Flood

Sushant contributed one crore rupees at the time of the devastating floods in Kerala in 2018 on behalf of a fan

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Nagaland Flood

Sushant Singh Rajput had quietly donated Rs 1.25 crore towards Nagaland floods in 2018.

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