Sushant Singh Rajput honoured with Phalke award for ‘Critic’s Finest Actor’


New Delhi, February 22

While the nation continues to feel the void left by late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2021 has honoured the star with the ‘Critic’s Best Actor’ accolade in the ceremony held on Saturday.

Sushant Singh Rajput, who began his acting career in 2008 with the TV show “Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil”, became a household name when he grabbed the lead role in Zee TV’s “Pavitra Rishta” opposite Ankita Lokhande.

Soon after he reached the peak of his career, he left the television industry to test his coin in the Hindi film industry.

In 2013, he made his Bollywood debut with “Kai Po Che”, and with that, Rajput bagged on to entertain his fans and audience with the charm of his performances.

To honour the actor who died by suicide on June 14, 2020, the prominent Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards honoured him with ‘Critic’s Best Actor’ accolade.

The official Instagram account of Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival announced the same and wrote: “Celebrating the dedication you’ve shown on the way to this achievement. Congratulations to Late @sushantsinghrajput for winning the ‘Critic’s Best Actor’ award at Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2021. We miss you!”


The actor, who died under mysterious circumstances in his apartment, was last seen in “Dil Bechara” opposite Sanjana Sanghi.

Directed by Rajput’s close friend Mukesh Chhabra, the movie is adapted from the famous novel “The Fault In Our Stars” by John Green, and also featured actor Saif Ali Khan in a special appearance.

The movie was originally slated for May 8 theatre release but it could not see the light of the day due to the shutting of cinemas owing to the coronavirus crisis, and later was released on July 24, 2020, on Disney+Hotstar and streamed for free to commemorate the last movie of Sushant. ANI



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