Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found hanging at his Mumbai home, police said today. He was 34. The popular actor was recently seen in the film “Chhichhore” and his last appearance was in the Netflix film “Drive”.
He had put up a moving post when his former manager Disha Salian was found dead a few days ago.
Rajput, who became a household name with his hit television series “Pavitra Rishta”, debuted in films with the critically acclaimed “Kai Po Che!” based on Chetan Bhagat’s bestselling book The Three Mistakes of My Life.
He also played the eponymous role of Detective Byomkesh Bakshy in the 2015 film.
The movie catapulted Sushant Singh Rajput into the big league and he went on to do several big-ticket films. He also played MS Dhoni in the former skipper’s biopic, for which he was nominated for film awards.
Rajput was born in Patna. One of his sisters, Mitu Singh, is a state-level cricketer.
He studied engineering and was a National Olympiad Winner in Physics.
After he started participating in theatre and dance, he rarely had time for studies, resulting in several backlogs which ultimately made him leave DCE. He completed only three years of the four-year course before dropping out to pursue an acting career.
A shell-shocked film industry posted tributes on Twitter.