Sushant Singh Rajput wikiSushant Singh Rajput is an Indian television and Bollywood actor. He is best known for playing the role of Preet in Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil and Manav in Pavitra Rishta. He is also known for his dancing skills in shows like Zara Nachke Dikha and Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa. He got success through his first film Kai Po Che. He will be seen playing the roles in upcoming movies like Paani and MS Dhoni - 'The Untold Story'.
BiographySushant Singh Rajput was born and brought up in the family of doctors and engineers. So he was expected to follow the family tradition by choosing a similar career. He appeared in the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) 2003, passed it with flying colours and got enrolled in the Delhi College of Engineering in the Mechanical Engineering stream. He was the national Olympiad winner in Physics.
He has cleared 11 national engineering exams, including the Indian School of Mines at Dhanbad, but wanted to stay in Delhi for Barry John's theatre and Shiamak Davar's dance classes. He was qualified for a scholarship and secured a rank of 7 at the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) 2003. He also tried for IIT entrance test. However later, he dropped out after a couple of years, to follow his dreams of joining the glamour industry.
Personal Profile DetailsName : Sushant Singh Rajput
Date Of Birth : January 21, 1986
Place of Birth : Patna, India
Age : 30 years
Height : 5'10"(approx)
Eye Color : Brown
Hair Color : Black
Education Qualification : Engineering
Dating : Ankita Lokhande (Television actress)
Bollywood Debut : Kai Po Che
Occupation : Actor, dancer
Latest newsAs per the latest reports, Sushant Singh Rajput is miffed with Aditya Chopra as YRF is not ready to produce Shekhar Kapur's upcoming flick Paani. Sushant was also offered Ram Leela before Ranveer Singh but due to YRF's contract he could not sign the film. As per the sources, Aditya Chopra had promised Befikre to Sushant but roped in Ranveer without Sushant's knowledge.
Girlfriend/MarriageSushant Singh Rajput is dating television actress Ankita Lokhande, who became a household name after portraying Archana in Zee TV's Pavitra Rishta. Both met first on the sets of Zee TV's Pavitra Rishta and then fell in love with each other. The couple is set to marry in December 2016.
FamilyStylist Sushant was born on January 21, 1986 in Patna, to the Rajput family. He is the youngest of all four elder sisters. A tragedy struck in 2002, when his beloved mother passed away, he was at the age of 16.
In MS Dhoni - The Untold StoryMS Dhoni - The Untold Story is a Biopic film directed by the A Wednesday fame Neeraj Pandey. Sushant Singh Rajput will be seen playing the legendary Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in this biopic.
In Paani MoviePaani is an upcoming Indian film directed by Shekhar Kapur. Paani is a futuristic love story based on Romeo and Juliet starring Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead.
Detective Byomkesh BakshiSushant was seen as Byomkesh Bakshi in Yash Raj Films flick Detective Byomkesh Bakshi. The film was based on the detective character Byomkesh Bakshi created by writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay.
Sister MituSushant Singh Rajput, a cricketing coach in Kai Po Che modelled his character and his performance on his sister Mitu Singh, a state-level cricket player.
Interesting FactsSushant Singh Rajput has rose to high with a line of films. He became the dreamboat of Bollywood. Sushant Singh Rajput facts
InterviewYou have been keeping a low profile post the release of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!. What have you been up to?
At first, I was preparing for Paani. Then it was decided that the biopic on Dhoni will be made before that. So, for the past many months, I have been busy with the extensive prep work for the film. Also, after my last movie, I got an opportunity to spend some quality time with my loved ones.
There have been several reports about the kind of efforts you are putting in for the Dhoni biopic. Can you tell us more about that?
Well, I can only say that I have done my best to prepare for the role, and now I am looking forward to working with Neeraj Pandey (director), and his wonderful team.
Why do you take so much time to prepare for your films?
I can't see any other way of going about it. The kind of films I've worked in require extensive preparation, and I'm not inherently talented. So, I make up for it with hard work. Also, I want to live my life to the fullest. About 15-20 years from now, I don't want to regret not spending enough time with my loved ones.
You have come a long way from living in a small flat to buying a penthouse in Bandra.
Those were amazing days. There were so many of us in that small room. While one would be cooking lunch, the other would be doing the chores. But we were so excited, and as happy and content as anyone in this world because of the kind of fun we used to have. I have somehow managed to sustain that enthusiasm and excitement.
Achievements and Awards1. In 2009, Best Jodi with Ankita Lokhande at Zee Rishtey
2. In 2010, Best Actor (Male) at KalaKaar
3. In 2010, Best Actor (Male) at Zee Gold
4. In 2010, Best Actor (Male) at Indian Television Academy
5. In 2010, Best Actor (Male) at Xplore International
6. In 2010, Most Popular Face (Male) at Zee Rishtey
7. In 2010, Best Jodi with Ankita Lokhande at Zee Rishtey
8. In 2010, Big Star Television Actor (Male) at Big Star Entertainment
9. In 2011, Favorite Popular Television Actor (Male) at Lions Gold
10. In 2011, Best Television Actor (Male) at The Global Film and Television Honors
11. In 2011, Best Television Actor (Male) at FICCI Frames Excellence
12. 2011 Best Actor (Male) at Zee Gold