New Delhi: In the list of India’s most prominent actors who have successfully made the transition from a television actor to a role in Bollywood films, the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput tops the list.
Today, January 21, 2023, it is 37 years ago that the actor was born. To pay tribute to him on his birthday, and to appreciate the versatility and authenticity he showed in the characters he played in role life, here are some listed for his ardent fans.
1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni in MS Dhoni: The Untold Story
In this biopic, Sushant Singh Rajput played Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The film was a critical and financial success, and Rajput’s portrayal of the retired Indian cricket team captain was highly praised. Disha Patani and Kiara Advani also played major roles in the film.
2. Ishaan in Kai Po Che
‘Kai Po Che’ is based on the novel ‘The 3 Mistakes of My Life’ written by Chetan Bhagat in which the versatile actor played the role of Ishaan. The film was a modern drama about the life journey of three friends. The young people try to find comfort and to conquer a place for themselves in the world. The movie revolves around Gujarat. Rajkummar Rao and Amit Sadh were Sushant’s co-stars in the film.
3. Sarfaraz in PK
Rajput starred alongside Aamir Khan in this sci-fi comedy drama. Rajput played Sarfaraz, a young Pakistani man who falls in love with an Indian girl named Jaggu played by Anushka Sharma. Since his character had limited screen time in the film, his innocent portrayal of Sarfaraz left a lasting impression.
4. Anirudh Pathak in Chhichhore
SSR played Anirudh Pathak, a father who seems to be trying to reconcile with his son during his college days, in this Nitesh Tiwari film. The film was a box office success and Rajput’s performance as a character was appreciated for its psychological complexity and depth.
5. Lakhna in Sonchiriya
In the film, Rajput portrayed the character of Lakhna, a bandit. The film was a huge success and Rajput’s performance as Lakhna, a bandit who strives for his moral conduct, was appreciated for its complex and nuanced nature. In addition, Manoj Bajpayee, Ashutosh Rana and Bhumi Pednekar played major roles in Sonchiriya directed by Abhishek Chaubey.