Sushant Singh Rajput is an Indian film actor, dancer, model, television personality and entrepreneur. Rajput debut show was Star Plus’s romantic drama Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil, followed by an award winning performance in Zee TV’s popular soap opera Pavitra Rishta. Rajput made his film debut in the buddy drama Kai Po Che!, for which he received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He then starred in the romantic comedy Shuddh Desi Romance and as the titular detective in the action thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!. His highest grossing releases came with a supporting role in the satire PK, followed by the titular role in the sports biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story for his performance, he received his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Rajput went on to star in the commercially successful films Kedarnath and Chhichhore.

Birth Name

Sushant Singh Rajput

Nickname

Manav, Preet

Profession

Actor, Dancer, Model, Television Personality, Entrepreneur

Nationality

Indian

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Sushant Singh Rajput was born on the 21st of January 1986, in Patna, Bihar, India.

Age

He is currently 33 years old.

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Religion

Hinduism

Education

Rajput attended St. Karen’s High School, Patna and Kulachi Hansraj Model School, Delhi. After completing his schooling, he secured admission in Delhi Technological University (DTU), New Delhi to pursue Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering. Rajput was a bright student right from his childhood and secured AIR #7 in 2003 AIEEE. He also won the Physics National Olympiad and cleared as many as eleven engineering entrance exams. He dropped out in the third year of college to pursue his passion for acting.

Family Details

  • Father – K.K Singh (Government Employee)
  • Mother – Died in 2002 of a Brain Hemorrhage

  • Siblings – Mitu Singh (Older Sister) (State-level cricketer), Shweta Singh Kirti (Older Sister) & 2 More (All are Elder)

Marital Status

Single

Girlfriend / Spouse

Sushant Singh Rajput has dated –

  • Ankita Lokhande (2009-2016) – Ankita Lokhande and Sushant Singh first met on the set of TV series Pavitra Rishta in 2009. She was the love interest of Sushant in the show and this on-screen love, came to off-screen also and they started dating in 2009. He proposed her in 2011 on the set of Jhalak Dikhla Jaa Season 4. Their engagement was announced in February 2011, but they split in 2016.

  • Kriti Sanon (2017) – In 2017, after working in the movie Raabta together, actors Kriti Sanon and Sushant were rumored to be dating together. The pair denied such link-ups and maintained that they were just good friends.

  • Rhea Chakraborty (2019-Present) – In the summer of 2019, actors Rhea Chakraborty and Sushant were rumored to be dating with each other after they were seen together outside Sushant’s home. Then, they also celebrated Rhea’s birthday together.

Physical Stats

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
  • In centimeters – 178 cm
  • In meters – 1.78 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 76 kg
  • In Pounds – 168 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 42–14–35
  • Chest – 42 in or 107 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 14 in or 35.5 cm
  • Waist – 35 in or 89 cm

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

His shoe size is 10.5 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing a lead role in Zee TV’s Pavitra Rishta (2009-2011) as Manav Damodar Deshmukh and appearing in films like Kai Po Che! (2013), Shuddh Desi Romance (2013).

Film Debut

In 2013, Rajput made his film debut in the buddy drama Kai Po Che!, for his role as Ishaan. The film is based on Chetan Bhagat’s novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life. The other star cast includes Amit Sadh, Raj Kumar Yadav and Amrita Puri. He received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut.

Television Debut

In 2008, Sushant played the role of Preet Lalit Juneja (Parallel male lead) in Star Plus’ Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil.

Brand Endorsements

Sushant has done endorsement work for the following brands PepsiCo (for their Pepsi Atom) (2013) & Garnier (2013).

Awards & Nominations

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2009Indian Telly AwardsMost Popular Actor (Male)Pavitra RishtaNominated
2010Indian Television Academy AwardsMost Popular Actor (Male)Won
BIG Star Entertainment AwardsBest Television Actor (Male)Won
Boroplus Gold AwardsBest Actor in a Lead RoleWon
2011Best Actor in a Lead RoleWon
Kalakar AwardsFavourite Actor (Male)Won
2014Producers Guild Film AwardsBest Male DebutKai Po Che!Won
Best Actor in a Leading RoleNominated
Screen AwardsBest Male DebutWon
Zee Cine AwardsBest Male DebutNominated
Filmfare AwardsBest Male DebutNominated
IIFA AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleNominated
2017Screen AwardsBest Actor (Critics)M.S Dhoni: The Untold StoryWon
Filmfare AwardsBest ActorNominated
Zee Cine AwardsBest Actor – MaleNominated
Stardust AwardsBest ActorNominated
International Indian Film Academy AwardsBest Actor (Male)Nominated
Indian Film Festival of MelbourneBest ActorWon

Sushant Singh Rajput Favorites

  • Favorite Actors – James Dean, Ryan Gosling, Keanu ReevesShah Rukh Khan, Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Favorite Actress – Isha Sherwani, TabuJennifer Lawrence
  • Favorite Destination – Norway, New Zealand
  • Favorite Colors – Black
  • Favorite Film Directors – Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Raj Kumar Hirani, Anand Gandhi
  • Favorite Sport – Tennis
  • Favorite Cricketer – Sourav Ganguly
  • Favorite Pets – Dog
  • Favorite Food – Rajmah Chawal, Aloo Paranthas, Chicken, Lobsters, Prawns, Pani Puri

Sushant Singh Rajput Net worth

Sushant Singh Rajput has an estimated net worth of $8 million dollars as of 2019. He earns Rs. 5 to 6 crores per film. Sushant owns Maserati Quattroporte and a Range Rover. He also owns a BMW Bike.

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Sushant Singh Rajput

  • He was more close to his mother than his father, and after the death of his mother in 2002, he was completely shattered.
  • He gave his AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination) paper in 2003 and secured an AIR (All India Rank) of 7.
  • During his studies, he had cleared more than 11 engineering exams and also won the National Olympiad in Physics.
  • While Shushant was completing his graduation, he developed an interest in dancing after watching Shiamak Davar‘s dance show. Initially, his family was against his decision, but he refused to obey them and joined Shiamak Davar’s dance group.
  • When Sushant was in the third year of college, he dropped out of the course to make a career in acting and he joined Barry John Acting Studio to polish his acting skills.
  • Shushant has danced with Ashley Lobo’s troupe, learned martial arts from Allan Amin and assisted Mohit Suri during the making of Raaz 2 before making a career as an actor.
  • In 2010, he participated in the dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 4 and emerged as the runner-up of the show.
  • Sushant is a huge admirer of Nawazuddin Siddiqui.
  • He is addicted to black coffee and cigarettes.
  • Shushant used to stay in a single bedroom-kitchen along with 6 other boys in his struggling days in Mumbai. At that time, he used to do all household chores by himself.
  • He played the role of Ishaan in Kai Po Che!, who is a cricket coach. Sushant took his inspiration from his sister, Mitu Singh, who is also a state level cricketer. In real life, she is also the same, impulsive just like the character of Ishaan.
  • He is an avid animal lover and often shares his pictures with dogs on his Instagram account.
  • Sushant was the first choice to play the lead role in the Bollywood film, Fitoor, but he rejected the film due to his busy schedule.
  • His closest friends from the film industry are Mukesh Chabbra, Kriti Sanon and Rohini Iyer.
  • Sushant was offered roles in the films Goliyon Ki Raasleela Raam Leela and Bajirao Mastani by Sanjay Leela Bhansali but wasn’t able to do it due to his hectic schedule.
  • Sushant was offered a role in the film Paani by the director Shekhar Kapur. Reportedly, he rejected 12 films because of Paani but the film, was later, called off.
  • Sushant kissed his co-stars Vaani Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra 27 times in the 2013 movie Shuddh Desi Romance.
  • Sushant prefers practising ballet than going to the gym.
  • Sushant has a huge love for luxury cars and his dream car is Bugatti Veyron.
  • Rajput is a loyal customer of the famous Italian luxury fashion brand Ermenegildo Zegna.
  • In 2015, Rajput’s sole release was Dibakar Banerjee’s mystery thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!, in which he portrayed detective Byomkesh Bakshi, created by Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay.
  • In 2016, Rajput appeared in Neeraj Pandey’s biographical sports film M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, in lead role of Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
  • In 2017, Rajput appeared in Dinesh Vijan’s Raabta, co-starring Kriti Sanon.
  • In 2018, Rajput appeared in Kedarnath, a love story set in the backdrop of natural calamities of Kedarnath, Uttarakhand, co-starring Sara Ali Khan.
  • In 2019, Rajput appeared in Abhishek Chaubey’s Sonchiriya opposite Bhumi Pednekar.
  • In May 2019, Sushant visited his ancestral home in Bihar after almost 17 years. Sushant who lost his mother at the age of 16, went there to fulfil his late mother’s wish. He performed an old ritual of mundan at a temple in Khagaria. Although he did not shave off his complete hair, he completed the ritual by trimming off a strand.
  • In 2019, Sushant shared a wishlist of 50 dreams through his Instagram account. The list contained wishes like Learn how to Fly a Plane, Train for Iron Man triathlon, Play a Cricket Match left-handed, Learn Morse Code, Help kids learn about Space, Play tennis with a Champion and Do a Four Clap Push-Up.
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