Remembering beloved Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput on his 4th death anniversary


The name  Sushant Singh Rajput needs no introduction. He was one of the finest actor that bollywood has seen so far.  He made a name for himself in the tinsel town with his talent and good looks.

It’s been four years since actor Sushant Singh Rajput died at the age of 34 on June 14, 2020. But his death on June 14, 2020, shook the world. It was impossible for his millions of fans to believe that the actor was not among them.

Sushant Singh Rajput was born on January 21, 1986, in Patna in the state of Bihar to Krishna Kumar Singh and Usha Singh. His father is a retired technical officer and worked at Bihar State Handloom Corporation in Patna. He was the youngest of five siblings and had the nickname Gulshan. One of his four sisters Mitu Singh was a state-level cricket player. He attended the St. Karen’s High School in Patna. His family moved to Delhi following his mother’s death in 2002 where Rajput completed his schooling for intermediate studies in Kulachi Hansraj Model School

Rajput was reportedly an avid reader who was deeply interested in astrophysics and won the National Olympiad in Physics. He secured admission in the Delhi College of Engineering (later renamed Delhi Technological University) to pursue a Bachelor of Engineering degree in mechanical engineering. According to Rajput, he did not have any interest in engineering but his family gave him no option which left him dissatisfied. He instead wanted to become an astronaut and later an air force pilot but was also interested in Bollywood, being a fan of Shah Rukh Khan.

Rajput started his career after dropping out of his engineering course at the Delhi College of Engineering and entering the theatre industry in Mumbai. 

Sushant Singh Rajput, who made his acting debut with Star Plus TV show Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil (2008), shot to fame as Manav in Zee TV’s popular soap opera Pavitra Rishta.

Sushant made his transition to Bollywood with Kai Po Che (2013). In a career spanning over a decade, Sushant became a part of several hit projects like M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Kedarnath, Sonchiriya and Chhichhore among more.

For his performance in M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story , he received his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor and became the winning nomination at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. Apart from acting, he was the founder of a nonprofit organisation and has been credited as the co-founder of a technological startup.

He was last seen in Dil Bechara which was released on OTT platform after his demise. His performance received all the positive response and made the whole nation feel his absence.  

Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Bandra apartment on June 14. A domestic help informed the police and preliminary set of investigations followed. Condolences start pouring in for Sushant Singh Rajput as the news of actor’s death shocks the nation fighting the pandemic.

While the Mumbai police registered an Accidental Death Report and started a probe into the case of Sushant’s death, his father in July 2020 lodged a complaint with the Bihar police, alleging that the actor’s girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty and her family members had abetted his suicide. The case was later transferred to the Central Bureau of Investigation, which has since then been carrying out a probe into it.

His sister Shweta, who keeps sharing her brother’s photos, wrote a long note missing her late brother.

She wrote a long message appealing to his fans to ‘help move forward and give them the closure that they need.’

“Bhai, it has been 4 years since you left us, and we still don’t know what transpired on June 14, 2020. Your death remains a mystery. I feel helpless and have pleaded with the authorities countless times for the truth. I’m losing my patience and feel like giving up. But today, for one last time, I want to ask everyone who can help with the case to put their hand on their hearts and ask themselves: Don’t we deserve to know what happened to our brother Sushant? Why has it become a political agenda? Why can’t it be as straightforward as stating what was found that day and what is believed to have happened? Please, I am requesting and pleading—help us move forward as a family. Give us the closure we deserve.,” posted Shweta.

Sushant’s best friend and former co-actor of ‘Pavitra Rishta’ also wrote a note remembering his dear friend. He wrote with #justiceforsushant that ‘we deserve to know’ what happened on the fateful day.

“Another year passes by; they said it gets easier and time heals it all, but the questions keep pestering, making it even more difficult. I keep waiting; I keep my utmost faith alive in the law of the land, but I deserve to know. We deserve to know!” wrote Mahesh Shetty.