Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his range in Mumbai on Sunday. Early reports indicate that his death was by suicide. He was 34.
Mumbai police have confirmed the actor’s death and have opened an investigation.
Rajput made his television debut in 2008 with Balaji Telefilms’ “Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil.” the recognition of that show led to him being cast in another successful series, “Pavitra Rishta,” that he won several best actor awards including the gong at the Indian Television Academy Awards.
In 2013, Rajput made his film debut with ‘Kai Po Che!” that he was nominated for various Indian best debut awards. The buddy movie, produced by former Disney executives Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur, had its debut at the Berlin festival before happening commercial release in India and globally.
One of his biggest successes was playing Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in 2016’s “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story.” Other hits included 2018’s “Kedarnath,” and 2019’s “Chhichhore.”
He also stars within the 2019 Netflix original film, “Drive.”
At the time of Rajput’s death, “Dil Bechara,” he had completed work on the official Bollywood remake of “The Fault in Our Stars.” the discharge of the film has been delayed, however, thanks to the continued coronavirus pandemic.
Last week, Rajput’s former talent manager, Disha Salian, died by suicide.
Sushant sing Rajput death twitter response
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his shock over the actor’s death.
Sushant Singh Rajput…a bright young actor gone too soon. He excelled on TV and in films. His rise in the world of entertainment inspired many and he leaves behind several memorable performances. Shocked by his passing away. My thoughts are with his family and fans. Om Shanti.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 14, 2020
“A bright young actor went timely … His rise within the world of entertainment inspired many and he leaves behind several memorable performances,” Modi said on Twitter.
Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar tweeted: “Honestly this news has left me shocked and speechless…I remember watching #SushantSinghRajput in Chhichhore and telling my friend Sajid, its producer what proportion I’d enjoyed the film and need I’d been a neighborhood of it. Such a talented actor…may God give strength to his family.”
Sushant Singh Rajput, a Bollywood figure, was dead in his Mumbai home. consistent with police sources, it had been a suicide, and no note was found.