Sushant Singh (born 9 March 1972) is an Indian character actor, television actor, author and presenter known for his works predominantly in Hindi cinema, and Telugu cinema. He made his screen debut in 1998 with Ram Gopal Varma's Satya.[1] He was then starred in Jungle (2000), receiving critical acclaim for portraying slain bandit Durgaa Narayan Chaudhary, winning the IIFA Award and Zee Cine Award for Best Performance in a Negative Role.

Sushant Singh
Singh at the CINTAA event
Born (1972-03-09) 9 March 1972 (age 51)
Alma materKirori Mal College
Occupations
  • Actor
  • host
  • author
  • writer
Known forJungle
The Legend of Bhagat Singh
Dubai Seenu
Rakta Charitra
SpouseMolina Singh
Children2

He went on to appear in successful period drama's such as Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar and The Legend of Bhagat Singh, establishing himself in Bollywood.[2][3] He has also starred in Telugu films. He hosted the crime show Savdhaan India, broadcast by Life OK and STAR Bharat. He was the "Honorary Secretary" Of CINTAA (Cine and Television Artists Association) until May 2020 before resigning due to personal reasons.[4] He has co-authored the book Queens of Crime with Kulpreet Yadav.[5]

Filmography edit

Films edit

Year Title Character Language
1998 Satya Pakiya Hindi
1999 Kaun Qureshi Hindi
2000 Josh Gothiya Hindi
Jungle Durga Narayan Chaudhary Hindi
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Asnodkhar[6] English
2002 16 December Victor Hindi
The Legend of Bhagat Singh Sukhdev Thapar Hindi
2003 Dum Mohan Hindi
Darna Mana Hai Serial Killer Hindi
Matrubhoomi Sooraj Hindi
Samay: When Time Strikes Satya Hindi
2004 Kuch to Gadbad Hai Jai B. Khanna Hindi
Paisa Vasool Example Hindi
Lakshya Capt. Jalal Akbar Hindi
2005 Sehar Gajraj Singh Hindi
D Muqarram Hindi
Shikhar Bhajanlal Hindi
2006 Family: Ties of Blood Abhir V. Sahi Hindi
Waris Shah: Ishq Daa Waaris Inayat Punjabi
2007 Red: The Dark Side ACP Abhay Rastogi Hindi
Dubai Seenu Jinnah Bhai Telugu
Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag Tambe Hindi
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman Ratan Sahay Hindi
Tsunami 81 Rajan Pillai Hindi
Showbiz Sharad Baldev Singh Rajpoot Hindi
2008 Mukhbiir Pasha Hindi
Hulla Raj Shiv Puri Hindi
2009 Mohandas Bishnath Hindi
Toss: A Flip of Destiny Two Hindi
Baabarr Tabrez Alam Hindi
2010 Lahore Dheerender Singh Hindi
Idiot Box Subhrojeet Chakraborty/Abhrojeet Chakraborty Hindi
Paathshaala Vijendra Chauhan Hindi
Musaa: The Most Wanted Veerji Hindi
Knock Out Inspector Vikram Hindi
Rakhta Charitra I Shankar Ravi Hindi/Telugu
Rakhta Charitra II Shankar Ravi Hindi/Telugu
Mirch Nitin Hindi
Ragada Nanda Telugu
2011 Yeh Saali Zindagi Inspector Satbir Hindi
2012 Chaar Din Ki Chandni Yashwant Singh Hindi
Daruvu Harbour Babu Telugu
2013 Four Two Ka One ACP Sushant Singh Hindi
Kirchiyaan Inspector Hindi
2014 Hate Story 2 Mandar Mhatre[7] Hindi
2015 Baby[8] Wasim Khan Hindi
2017 Lipstick Under My Burkha Rahim Aslam, Shireen's husband Hindi
2019 Pailwaan Raja Rana Pratap Singh Kannada
2022 Good Luck Jerry Daler
(Disney Plus Hotstar Release)[9]
Hindi

Television edit

Year Title Role Channel Notes
2001—02 Dhadkan Dr. Alan Fernandes Sony TV (India)
2007—08 Virrudh Sushant Sharma (Vasudha's Husband) Sony Entertainment Television
2010—11 Zindagi Ka Har Rang...Gulaal Dushyant StarPlus
2011 Wanted: High Alert Himself as host
2016 Success Stories- Zameen Se Falak Tak Himself as host
2012—21 Savdhaan India Himself as host Life OK
2019 Rangbaaz Jai Ram Godara ZEE5 Web series
Yehh Jadu Hai Jinn Ka! Junaid Khan
2019-2023 City Of Dreams Jagan Hejmadi/ Anna Disney+ Hotstar Web Series
2020 A Simple Murder Himmat SonyLIV Web series
2021 Jeet Ki Zid Colonel Ranjeet Chaudhary ZEE5 Web series[10][11]
2023 Rana Naidu Tej Naidu Netflix Web series
Rafuchakkar Sarvesh Pathania JioCinema Web series
The Freelancer Inayat Khan Disney+ Hotstar Web series

Awards and nominations edit

International Indian Film Academy Awards
Year Category Role Film Result Ref.(s)
2001 Best Performance in a Negative Role Durga Narayan Chaudhary Jungle Won [12]
2003 Best Supporting Actor Sukhdev The Legend of Bhagat Singh Nominated [13]
Screen Awards
Year Category Role Film Result
2003 Best Supporting Actor Sukhdev The Legend of Bhagat Singh Nominated
Zee Cine Awards
Year Category Role Film Result Ref.(s)
2001 Best Performance in a Negative Role Durga Narayan Chaudhary Jungle Won [14]

References edit

  1. ^ "I was a total bore in college: Sushant". The Times of India. Archived from the original on 17 September 2013.
  2. ^ ""The Legend of Bhagat Singh". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 5 April 2003.
  3. ^ "Full of spark". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 17 August 2002.
  4. ^ Sushant Singh. "Biography - Sushant Singh". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011.
  5. ^ Riddhi Jain. "Crime not men's monopoly, Sushant Singh on debut book". The Hans India.
  6. ^ "First of Many: Sushant Singh revisits Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar". The Indian Express. 14 July 2021. Retrieved 14 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Sushant Singh: Was apprehensive to turn negative in 'Hate Story 2'". The Indian Express. 3 July 2014.
  8. ^ indialive, today. "Akshay Kumar 'Baby' Official Trailer Released". Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  9. ^ "First look of Good Luck Jerry starring Janhvi Kapoor unveiled, film goes on floors today in Punjab". Bollywood Hungama. 11 January 2021. Retrieved 21 March 2021.
  10. ^ "Amit Sadh's Jeet Ki Zid is a tribute to 'the army behind the army'". The Indian Express. 29 January 2021. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  11. ^ "Sushant Singh opens up on his role as in 'Jeet Ki Zid'". Sify. Archived from the original on 23 January 2021. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  12. ^ "IIFA Through the Years - IIFA 2001: South Africa". IIFA. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2021.
  13. ^ "IIFA Through the Years – IIFA 2003 : South Africa". IIFA.com. Archived from the original on 8 February 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  14. ^ "Zee Cine Awards 2001". Zee Cine Awards. Retrieved 15 August 2020.

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