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Sushant Singh Rajput birth anniversary: A look back at the late actor's impressive career path

Sushant Singh Rajput would have turned 37 this year.

Sushant Singh Rajput birth anniversary: A look back at the late actor's impressive career path
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Last Updated: 02.41 AM, Jan 21, 2023

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It marks the birth anniversary of the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. He was a performer who coveted recognition from audiences both on and off the screen. He is not only recognised for his superb performances but also for his thoughtful actions toward his followers.

The late actor, who was born on January 21, 1986, may have passed away at a young age, but despite having a brief career, his admirers still remember him for the powerful characters he portrayed in his movies. He had no connections to Bollywood when he entered the film industry. Nevertheless, he was able to create a home for himself. Sushant would have turned 37 today, even though he passed away on June 14, 2020. He had a distinguished career and left behind roles that will be loved forever.

Sushant began his career as a dancer before joining a theatre company. After becoming well-known in the television industry thanks to his portrayal in Ekta Kapoor's Pavitra Rishta, the actor made the transition to the big screen and, over seven years, gave audiences critically acclaimed films like Kai Po Che, MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, and Chhichhore, among others.

Let's take a look back at Sushant's incredible performances in honour of his birth anniversary.

Ishan Bhatt in Kai Po Che

Sushant made the leap from TV performer to Bollywood celebrity with Kai Po Che. He played the part of a failed cricket player who became obsessed with the game and became a coach in the end. With Rajkummar Rao and Amit Sadh as his co-stars, Sushant delivered the best debut performance in the industry that year.

Sarfaraz Yusuf in PK

Sushant had a little but charming part in the film, and critics applauded him for being straightforward and honest while acting. He played Sarfaraz, a Pakistani boy who falls in love with Jaggu, played by Anushka Sharma, an Indian girl.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni in MS Dhoni: The Untold Story

Sushant captivated the audience with his outstanding portrayal of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the biography. Many others were enthralled, and some couldn't tell if they were watching Sushant or Dhoni on screen, demonstrating how talented Sushant was as a performer. Everything he observed, including the way Dhoni walks and communicates, was masterfully portrayed in the movie. In a seven-year film career, Sushant's most significant performance has even turned out to be his largest commercial success.

Mansoor Khan in Kedarnath

Mansoor is portrayed by SSR in the tragic love story. His purity and dignity drew the attention of the crowd. An interfaith love story centred around the devastating and well-known 2013 Kedarnath floods and landslides that claimed many lives was Sara Ali Khan's Bollywood debut.

Aniruddh Pathak in Chhichhore

Sushant delivered yet another superb performance in Chhichhore, a film that was a major box office hit. Sushant changed quickly between the different sides of his character, Aniruddh Pathak, who is an engineering graduate going through a divorce and having his life turned upside down when his only son tries to kill himself after failing an entrance exam for engineering. Sushant showed a variety of emotions throughout the movie, which helped him win the audience's affection once more.

Manny in Dil Bechara

Sushant dedicated everything he had to the role of Manny in the film. His final movie, Dil Bechara, which was directed by Mukesh Chhabra and starred Sanjana Sanghi, was released on the streaming service Disney+ Hotstar after his passing. The Fault in Our Stars, written by John Green, was beautifully adapted into a movie. It was a huge hit in India as soon as it came out, with both critics and viewers giving it high marks. This was Rajput's last movie.

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