New Delhi: Actor Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide at his home in Mumbai on Sunday. He was found hanging at his residence in Bandra. He was 34.
A team of Mumbai Police later reached his residence to investigate the matter. He was said to be under stress and depression for the last few months.
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Sushant had moved to his home in Bandra six months ago. He was paying Rs 4.55 lakh as rent per month for the apartment.
Shortly after his death, the actor's official team issued a statement urging fans to remember him for his life and work, and appealing everyone to respect his "privacy at this moment of grief".
"It pains us to share that Sushant Singh Rajput is no longer with us. We request his fans to keep him in their thoughts and celebrate his life and his work like they have done so far. We request the media to help us maintain privacy at this moment of grief," his team said in a statement.
Sushant started his career with television. He became a household name after starring in Ekta Kapoor's hit show 'Pavitra Rishta'. After the show, he debuted in Bollywood in 2013 with 'Kai Po Che!' and later followed it up with films like 'PK', 'MS Dhoni: The Untold Story', 'Kedarnath', 'Sonchiriya' and 'Chhichhore' among others. He was next to be seen in 'Dil Bechara'.
Just a few days ago, the actor had mourned the death of his former manager Disha Salian. She had reportedly committed suicide by jumping off the 14th floor of a building in Mumbai's Malad.
"It's such devastating news. My deepest condolences to Disha's family and friends. May your soul rest in peace," Sushant wrote on his Instagram stories.
Sushant was born on January 21, 1986, in Patna, Bihar. His family moved to New Delhi in 2000. His mother died in 2002.
He pursued engineering and meanwhile, also joined Shiamak Davar's dance academy after which he started attending Barry John's drama school. In 2005, he also performed at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Australia. Sushant eventually dropped out of college to pursue his acting career.
Sushant dated his 'Pavitra Rishta' co-star Ankita Lokhande for six years before parting ways sometime in 2016.