Sushant Singh Rajput needed no introduction. The Teleserial superstar was one of Bollywood’s most promising offerings in the current times. People loved his screen performances, but his journey from being an engineering drop out to an A-lister in India’s most prolific industry was truly inspirational.

The Pavitra Rishta actor‘s crossing is testimony that dreams do come true and that there is no substitute for hard work in this universe. With both commercial and critical claims under his belt, Sushant had made the best of both worlds.

Bollywood actor Sushant starred in several commercially successful Bollywood films such as M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016), Kedarnath (2018), and Chhichhore (2019). Due to his contribution to the film industry, he received a Screen Award and was nominated for the Filmfare Awards on two occasions.

Rajput started his career after dropping out of his engineering course at the Delhi College of Engineering and entering the theatre industry in Mumbai. He moved on to feature in Hindi television serials, his debut show was the romantic drama Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil (2008), followed by the lead role in the soap opera Pavitra Rishta (2009–2011). He made his Bollywood debut in the film adaptation Kai Po Che! (2013) which became a commercial and critical success. Followed by his starring role in the romantic comedy Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) and the role of the titular detective in the action thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015).

He died by suicide at his home in Bandra, Mumbai in June 2020, aged 34. His last film, Dil Bechara (2020), was released posthumously on the streaming platform Hotstar.