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Sushant Singh Rajput commits suicide in his Bandra house

Sushant Singh Rajput made his film debut in the buddy drama Kai Po Che!, for which he received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut

Bollywood and TV actor Sushant Singh Rajput has reportedly committed suicide at his home in Mumbai. He debuted in Bollywood with Kai Po Che! and was last seen in Chhichhore.

On 8 June Sushant Singh Rajput’s ex-manager Disha Salian died on Monday. Sushant, on his Instagram story, announced the news of Disha Salian’s death and wrote: “It’s such devastating news. My deepest condolences to Disha’s family and friends. May your soul rest in peace.” According to several media reports, Disha Salian committed suicide by jumping off a building in Mumbai on 8 June 8, after which she was rushed to a hospital in Borivali, where she was declared dead.

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Rajput made his film debut in the buddy drama Kai Po Che!, for which he received a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut. He then starred in the romantic comedy Shuddh Desi Romance and as the titular detective in the action thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! . His highest-grossing releases came with a supporting role in the satire PK, followed by the titular role in the sports biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story. For his performance in the latter, he received his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor. Rajput went on to star in the commercially successful films Kedarnath and Chhichhore .

NITI Aayog, the policy think-tank of the Indian government, signed him to promote the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP). Apart from acting and running innsaei ventures, Rajput is actively involved in various programmes like Sushant4Education, as a part of efforts to help young students.

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Rajput was born in Patna. His ancestral home is in Bihar’s Purnea district. One of his sisters, Mitu Singh, is a state-level cricketer. His mother’s death in 2002 left Rajput devastated and it was in the same year that the family moved from Patna to Delhi.

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Siddharth Raghuvanshi
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