Noted Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide at his residence in Mumbai’s Bandra on June 14. The police said that the body of the 34-year-old actor was found hanging at his house by his domestic help who alerted them. The police investigation is underway, with the CBI stepping in the matter. As the investigation continues, fans share their emotions about the talented young man. Here are some of the unknown facts about one of Bollywood’s finest actors:
- Sushant was a National level Olympiad winner in Physics and had cleared as many as 11 engineering entrance exams. He also stood at 7th Rank AIEEE in 2003.
- Sushant Singh Rajput received Scholarship Offer to join Stanford University, California. But, he rejected and followed his passion by dropping out of college to become an actor.
- Later, the 34-year old actor attended acting classes by Barry John in Delhi.
- While being in Delhi, Sushant was a part of Nadira Babbar’s Ekjute theatre group and the Shiamak Davar’s dance group.
- He was an Assistant Director for film Raaz 2 back in the year 2010.
- In 2018, Sushant had also bought an expensive Boeing 737 Fixed Base Flight Simulator, cementing his love of Astronomy.
- ‘Pavitra Rishta’ wasn’t the debut of Sushant in Indian T.V. He started with the role of Preet Juneja in the serial ‘Kis Desh Mein Hai Dil Mera’.
- The actor puts so much work into his physical appearance for the role that a unit member mistook him as a helper on the set of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy.
- During the shooting of his film, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Sushant Singh Rajput practiced Helicopter Shot for nearly 225 times a day for 9 months!!
- Sushant Singh Rajput was a member of the International Lunar Land Registry for 3 years. He was about to visit International Space University, France. But, other priorities forced him to cancel his visit. He was a strong believer in STEM education (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics).
He was a dynamic and talented young actor who unfortunately left us too soon. We hope he can rest in peace and his memory is preserved for his family, friends, and fans.