Bidding Farewell To Sushant Singh Rajput - An Actor & A Technopreneur
The Final Goodbye
Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide shocked everyone. The Mumbai police reported on Sunday that he was found hanging his Bandra apartment.The 34-year-old actor was known for his remarkable journey from the small screen to big banner movies despite several controversies. Here's a look at his journey from a new entrant to being a superstar and a technopreneur.
How It Began
Sushant Singh Rajput became a popular household name after his debut in the 2009 television show 'Pavitra Rishta', along with actress Ankita Lokhande (R). While shooting for the family drama, the duo fell in love. The couple dated for six years, and called it quits in 2016.
Making Of A Star
Rajput made his foray into films with 'Kai Po Che' in 2013 with actors Rajkummar Rao and Amit Sadh - which was based on Chetan Bhagat's novel '3 Mistakes of My Life'. He also won the Producers Guild Film Award for Best Male Debut for the Abhishek Kapoor-directorial.
Entering The Big League
Sushant Singh Rajput joined the new-age actors list that includes Ayushmann Khurrana and Rajkummar Rao. In no time, he became a common name in the Indian film industry. He started bagging several endorsement projects and movies in his kitty.
Turning point in Sushant's career
While Sushant will always be remembered for his spectacular roles, the role that made him a household name was in the 2016 film 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story' where he played the ace cricketer MS Dhoni.
Sushant was lauded for the way he pulled off Dhoni's batting style, mannerism, body language and carried himself during the promotion of the biopic.
Throughout his acting career, Sushant was often linked-up with his former co-star Kriti Sanon. The link-up rumours began after the two starred together in the 2016 film 'Raabta'. Sushant and Kriti, soon, joined the list of Bollywood's rumoured lovebirds.
Kriti Sanon even went on record and said that she is fond of Sushant. Soon, in 2018, rumours of the couple taking a break from each other spread like wildfire.
The Budding Technopreneur
Besides being a talented actor, Sushant was also a budding technopreneur. In 2018, in partnership with serial entrepreneur Varun Mathur, Sushant made his entrepreneural debut with the launch of Innsaei Ventures Pvt Ltd.Innsaei, an ancient Icelandic word for intuition, is a first-of-its-kind venture that is working on the convergence of intellectual property and emerging technologies.
Sushant, an engineer by profession, was quoted saying, "Emerging technologies are disrupting socio-cultural and economic structures at an exponential pace and this will impact key areas like education, employment, entertainment and health."
Boxing League Investment
An actor, technopreneur and also a serial invester- Sushant had done it all. In 2017, Sushant bought a team in the Super Boxing League, the Delhi Gladiators and was excited to be a part of the sports arena, one that he was very passionate about.
Talking about his involvement, says Sushant, "I have always loved boxing and have been a big fan of Sylvester Stallone's Rocky series. I couldn't think of a better way to be associated with the sport that I love. It was high time that something of this scale happened in India and now that it is happening ,I'm really excited about this venture."