Actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging at his Mumbai residence (Bandra), Mumbai Police said. An investigation will be conducted but many say that he was suffering from depression.
Sushant’s death comes just barely a week after his former manager Disha Salian committed suicide last Monday by jumping off the 14th floor of her apartment in Mumbai. “It’s such devastating news,” Sushant wrote in an Instagram story.
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput has been in the industry for over a decade.
Sushant began his showbiz journey through Ekta Kapoor’s TV show Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil but found stardom because of his role in the soap Pavitra Rishta (with Ankita Lokhande). He made his Bollywood debut in the film Kai Po Che and later starred in several films. He was last seen in Chhichhore.
While police are still conducting their investigations, it seems Sushant was under medication for depression. Those who were close to Sushant say that he was under a lot of stress as most of the big banner films that he had signed, got canceled, and there were rumours that he had been replaced by star sons.
Sushant Singh Rajput: Career
Birth Date: 21 January 1986 (Died on 14th June 2020)
Star Sign: Aquarius
Rajput was pursuing Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) in Delhi Technological University, when he decided to enroll for Shiamak Davar’s dance classes. There he met students who were also attending Barry John’s drama classes and influenced by them, Rajput also joined the acting classes. Soon, he became disenchanted with engineering and dropped out of college to pursue acting.
Sushant Singh Rajput (and Ankita Lokhande) first came to the limelight with his performance in the television show Pavitra Rishta. Few years later, he made his Bollywood debut with Abhishek Kapoor’s Kai Po Che!, which was based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life.
Sushant has come a long way since and has done films like Shuddh Desi Romance, Detective Byomkesh Bakshy and MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. He even had an important role in Raju Hirani directed PK.
“I really enjoy performing arts and I’m grateful to all of you who continue to appreciate and encourage,” says Sushant Singh Rajput.
Fans loved Sushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande in the television show Pavitra Rishta. After being in a relationship for almost seven years, the two however decided to amicably get separated in 2016. Sushant was later linked to Kriti Sanon (the two worked together in Raabta) but it seems the two have decided to take a break from each other in order to focus on their respective careers.
Sushant also has anger management issues and was seen losing his temper in the past. Sushant had an ugly spat with a senior journalist at an event, followed by reports of him throwing his weight around on a reality show. Sushant is said to have abused his fans after they insisted on selfies with him. However, Sushant denied all these reports. Talking about the same, Sushant says, “Maybe it was an act owing to the situation. What happens is that when you keep reading or watching stuff about yourself over a period of time, you start realising a few things. In fact, I have stopped reading or watching the media reports. slowly and gradually you get filled up and then at some point, whatever is stored in your mind gets blasted if asked something.”
Sushant is also involved in several social initiatives, such as promoting NITI Aayog (Women Entrepreneurship programme) and Sushant4Education, an initiative to help young students.
Sushant is currently gearing up for the release of Abhishek Chaubey’s dacoit film Sonchiriya, which also has Manoj Bajpayee and and Ashutosh Rana in pivotal roles.
Sushant Singh Rajput & Kendall Jenner: Fashion photoshoot in Jaipur
Sushant Singh Rajput & Kendall Jenner come together for Fashion photoshoot in Jaipur, likely to feature in a renowned magazine’s upcoming issue.
While the photo-shoot was strictly guarded, photographers spotted Jenner and Sushant at the Jaipur airport, leaving for different destinations, after the photo-shoot.
📷|| Kendall insieme ad alcuni fan al The Gem Palace a Jaipur, India! (3/02) pic.twitter.com/Q0I5FvmWEY
— Kendall Jenner ITA (@KendallJ_ITA) February 5, 2017
The photoshoot was done by ace photographer Mario Testino, known for taking iconic portraits of royal families (he has shot the late Princess Diana, and also covered the engagement of William and Kate – Duke and Duchess of Cambridge).
Mario shot Sushant Singh Rajput and Kendall as prince and princess (after all, Rajasthan is the land of the Rajas).
Kendall Jenner is an American fashion model and television personality, Victoria’s secret model and reality star of Keeping up with the Kardashians. The pair will likely appear in an upcoming issue by Vogue Magazine.
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