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From TV to Bollywood, a look at Sushant Singh Rajput’s journey to stardom

Sushant Singh Rajput died of suicide on Sunday, June 14 and was found dead at his home in Bandra. The news has come as a shock to everyone as he was reportedly suffering from depression. The actor kickstarted his journey on the small screens and climbed his way up to stardom.

He made his acting debut with Ekta Kapoor show, Kis Desh Mein Hain Meraa Dil. While he played the brother to the protagonist, he was on his way to making it big. For her next, Ekta offered him Pavitra Rishta, where he played the lead role. His stint on the show was a remarkable one indeed, and the show recently clocked in 11 years.


Sushant Singh Rajput has been a phenomenal dancer, and he did a couple of reality shows, including Zara Nachke Dikha as well as Jhalak Dikhla Jaa. It was after his stint on the dance reality show, in October 2011, that he decided to move to Bollywood.

In 2013, Sushant did the role of Ishaan Bhatt in his debut film Kai Po Che. The actor managed to win hearts with his portrayal of the character and it was overwhelming. In the same year, Sushant went on to do one of the sweetest films there has been, Shuddh Desi Romance. The movie co-starrer Parineeti Chopra.

Later, Sushant Singh Rajput was a part of Aamir Khan and Anushka Sharma’s film PK, but it was a brief role. Post his stint in the movie, he did Byomkesh Bakshy in 2015, and with this movie, he impressed the audiences once again. The movie saw him flaunt his acting prowess and prove his mettle.

It was in 2016 that Sushant did one of his finest films ever, M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story. With this movie, we rediscovered Sushant as an actor and then there was Disha Patani, who won hearts. The movie continues to be the finest, more primarily for Rajpur’s acting chops and his portrayal of the cricketer.

In 2017, Sushant did Raabta with Kriti Sanon, and while the movie did not do very well, it sure had the finest music. Later in 2018, the actor paired up with Sara Ali Khan for her debut, Kedarnath. The movie was a heartwrenching one that received a mixed response, but a huge thumbs-up to their acting. In fact, the duo’s pair was also quite the hit.

Last year, Sushant Singh Rajput did Sonchiriya, and once again, he took upon himself to prove his acting chops as he played a dacoit. This movie saw the actor kind of resurrect himself as a star, once again. Co-starring Bhumi Pednekar and Manoj Bajpayee, Sonchiriya has been a fine watch.

His film with Jacqueline Fernandes, Drive, released on Netflix in 2019, and the movie did not quite work very well with the audiences. Sushant Singh Rajput along with Shraddha Kapoor and an ensemble cast gave another hit with Chhicchore. This one happened to be the actor’s last release. The movie primarily dealt with two storylines – one where it spoke about mental health, and the other, where it highlighted relationships. The movie was one of the finest in many ways and continues to be a favourite.

Slated for a May 2020 release, Sushant’s last film will be Dil Bechara. While it could not hit the screens due to the Coronavirus lockdown, reports have it that it will be releasing on OTT soon. Dil Bechara will see Sanjana Sanghi’s debut and is also the remake of John Green’s novel turned Hollywood film, The Fault In Our Stars.

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