Late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput was born on 21 January 1986 in Patna. On Sushant Singh Rajput’s birth anniversary, Shweta Singh Kirti announced a scholarship for those who want to pursue Astrophysics at UC Berkeley. Shweta took to Twitter on Thursday morning to announce a $35,000 fund at UC Berkeley. “I am happy to announce that on the 35th Birthday of Bhai, a step has been taken towards fulfilling one of his dreams. The Sushant Singh Rajput Memorial Fund of $35,000 has been set up in UC Berkeley. #SushantDay,” she wrote.


Shweta Singh Kirti remembered all the good times her late brother and actor spent with his family. Shweta took to social media to share a collage of Sushant’s photos with his niece and sisters.

“Love you Bhai ❤️❤️❤️ You are part of me and will always remain so…” read the caption of Shweta’s post for Sushant. Along with it, she used the hashtag ‘Sushant Day’.


She also shared details about the fund on UC Berkley’s website. “The Sushant Singh Rajput Memorial Fund in Physics provides graduate student support in the Department of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley with a preference for students studying Astrophysics. Sushant Singh Rajput was born in India and passed on in June 2020. Alongside being a noted actor in mainstream Indian movies, he was a National Physics Olympiad winner and held a lifelong passion for astronomy and astrophysics,” it read.


“Anyone interested in pursuing Astrophysics at UC Berkeley can apply for this fund. Grateful to the Angels who made it possible. Folded hands Happy Birthday my little brother, I hope you always stay happy wherever you are! Love You Red heart#SushantDay,” Shweta added in another tweet.

Rajput started his career after dropping out of his engineering course at the Delhi College of Engineering and entering the theatre industry in Mumbai. He moved on to feature in Hindi television serials, his debut show was the romantic drama Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil (2008), followed by the lead role in the soap opera Pavitra Rishta (2009–2011). He made his Bollywood debut in the film adaptation Kai Po Che! (2013) which became a commercial and critical success. Followed by his starring role in the romantic comedy Shuddh Desi Romance (2013) and the role of the titular detective in the action thriller Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

He also starred in a number of other films such as the reincarnation drama Raabta (2017), the historical drama Sonchiriya (2019), and the action-thriller Drive (2019). His highest-grossing releases came with a supporting role in the satire PK (2014) and from the titular role in the sports biopic of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. For his performance in the latter, he received his first nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actor and became the winning nomination at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. Apart from acting, he was the founder of a nonprofit organization and has been credited as the co-founder of a technological startup.

Sushant Singh Rajput died by suicide on June 14, 2020, in Mumbai. His last movie, Dil Bechara, was released posthumously on Disney Plus Hotstar on July 24, 2020.


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