Gracing the limelight of the current edition of the popular Celebrity
in the Spotlight series is a man who is no stranger to us, Sushant
Singh Rajput. Bollywood has always welcomed fresh faces and new talents,
and the small-screen success Rajput was no exception! Debuting with
Abhishek Kapoor's Kai Po Che!
(2013), the handsome actor has climbing the ladder of success quite quickly and has proved himself time and again.
garnering a passion for acting and theatre, Rajput dropped out of the
Delhi College of Engineering partway through his degree. Like many of
his contemporaries, Rajput began his acting career in Tellywood, a
medium that seems to have even more of a reach than Bollywood these
days. Whilst performing in one of his many plays, he was discovered by
the Balaji Telefilms' casting team and was asked to audition for a role
in the popular show Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil
. With his tremendous acting talents and good looks, he was later offered a lead role in the long running series Pavitra Rishta
a role Rajput played to perfection. As a result, the show catapulted
Rajput's career to a whole new level and he received awards and
accolades consistently for three years. These awards include those of
Best Actor, Most Popular Actor, Most Popular Face, Best Television actor
and Best Jodi with Ankita Lokhande in numerous different award
Rajput then stepped into the world of Bollywood
in 2013, after he bagged one of three lead roles in the remake of
Chetan Bhagat's The 3 Mistakes of My Life. With an astounding fan
base, great talent and a spontaneous personality, Rajput marked his
place in Bollywood with his debut itself, managing to win over both
critics and audiences alike. He received two awards for Best Male Debut
that year for his performance as Ishaan Bhatt. Soon after, he grabbed
the lead role in Shuddh Desi Romance (2013), a modern day love
story, opposite the beautiful Parineeti Chopra and talented Vaani
Kapoor. Bringing his unprejudiced perspective and keeping his aptitude
intact, Rajput managed to rock the critics' boats once again.
Sushant Singh Rajput's next venture is P.K.,
where he is cast alongside popular faces like Aamir Khan, Anushka
Sharma and Boman Irani. The film is expected to be released in December
2014 and deemed a comedy-drama family film. He will also be seen playing
the title role in an upcoming detective movie, Detective Byomkesh Bakshi, which
is slated to release in early 2015. BollyCurry wishes Rajput a bright
future with him reaching his pinnacle of success, as he continues to
brighten up our television screens.
Did You Know?
Rajput pursued a film making course abroad after quitting Pavitra Rishta.
Rajput attained 7th rank in his Engineering Entrance examination.
As a part of ace choreographer Shiamak Davar's dance troupe, Rajput
danced as a background dancer in Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's live
performance, much before Pavitra Rishta happened.
Rajput proposed to his Pavitra Rishta co-star, Ankita Lokhande, on national television during the dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhla Jaa 4. The two are currently living together and are hoping to get married soon.
Author: Mohini N.
Editors: Pooja B. and Gunia K.
Graphics: Shikha A.
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