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inclined Sushant intended to be an engineer, and joined the Delhi
College of Engineering, for which he even got a scholarship. However, he
was drawn to the world of performing arts after watching a show by ace
choreographer Shiamak Daver's dance troupe. He joined the group and was
fortunate enough to get a lot of encouragement, as Shiamak, noticing
Sushant's dedication and talent, gave him opportunities to perform in
the 2006 Commonwealth games and Filmfare Awards. Upon his return, he
also joined theatre classes with Barry John. His studies suffered, and
it was then that he decided to concentrate on his true calling- he left
his studies midway and directed his steps towards Mumbai. There he
joined Ashley Lobo's dance group, learnt martial arts from Allan Amin,
assisted director Mohit Suri during the making of Raaz 2, and did
theatre with Nadira Babbar's group. It was at one such show for an NGO
that he was spotted by a Balaji Production Executive, and a new phase in
Sushant's life started.
started his innings in television in 2008 with Balaji Telefilms' 'Kis
Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil' on Star Plus, wherein he essayed the role of
Preet Juneja. Though it was not the main lead, this happy go lucky
character who progressed in the show from being a carefree young lad to a
responsible brother, husband and son, won many hearts. But the show
that propelled Sushant to new heights of stardom was Balaji Telefilms'
Pavitra Rishta on Zee TV in which he played the lead role of a soft
spoken, shy mechanic called Manav Deshmukh. Sushant's endearing
portrayal of this excellently sketched character soon garnered a huge
fan following, and he received many accolades for the same. In May 2010,
he participated on the dance show Zara Nach Ke Dikha on Star Plus,
based on the theme of girls vs boys. Plagued by injuries and illnesses,
he put in his best foot forward, but received appreciation in true sense
in Dec 2010 on Sony Entertainment Television's Jhalak Dikhla Jaa, based
on the British hit Strictly Come Dancing. Though he could not win the
show, his excellent performances fetched him the most spotless performer
award, loads of praise from stalwarts of dance and millions of fans as
he set out an unsurmountable record of perfect scores.
1. In 2009, Best Jodi award with Ankita Lokhande at Zee Rishtey Awards.
2. In 2010, Best Actor (Male) award at KalaKaar Awards.
3. In 2010, Best Actor (Male) award at Zee Gold Awards.
4. In 2010, Best Actor (Male) award at Indian Television Academy Awards.
5. In 2010, Best Actor (Male) award at Xplore International Awards.
6. In 2010, Most Popular Face (Male) award at Zee Rishtey Awards.
7. In 2010, Best Jodi award with Ankita Lokhande at Zee Rishtey Awards.
8. In 2010, Big Star Television Actor (Male) award at Big Star Entertainment Awards.
9. In 2011, Favorite Popular Television Actor (Male) award at Lions Gold Awards.
10. In 2011, Best Television Actor (Male) award at The Global Film and Television Honors Awards.
11. In 2011, Best Television Actor (Male) award at FICCI Frames Excellence Awards.12. 2011 Best Actor (Male) at Zee Gold Awards
Edited by AshuNaik - 05 November 2012 at 9:54pm