Popular Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, found dead

Written by Ragini Joshi

Published on : June 14, 2020 10:36

Popular Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, 34, found dead

Popular Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was found. The 34-year-old actor was found hanging in his apartment in suburban Bandra.

Mumbai police spokesperson Pranaya Ashok confirmed the death.

Sushant Singh Rajput, got popularity as Manav, the character he played in TV serial called “Pavitra Rishta”. He made his Bollywood debut in 2013 with director Abhishek Kapoor in “Kai Po Che,” based on the book by Chetan Bhagat. He also played the character of India cricketer Dhoni in the movie called “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” , a biographical sports film written and directed by Neeraj Pandey.

Social media was flooded with condolences for the actor, with many reacting to the news with disbelief.

“Sushant Singh Rajput…a bright young actor gone too soon,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted. “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.”

Bollywood star Akshay Kumar wrote on Twitter, “Honestly this news has left me shocked and speechless.”

“I can’t believe this at all… it’s shocking… a beautiful actor and a good friend… it’s disheartening,” actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui tweeted.

Rajput played former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the 2016 film “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story.” Among his other movies are “Kedarnath, Sonchiriya” (Golden Bird) and “Raabta” (Connection).

He was last seen in the 2019 Netflix film “Drive.”