The Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival Awards 2021, has honoured late actor Sushant Singh Rajput with the Critic’s Best Actor accolade in the award ceremony held on Saturday. The late actor was conferred the Critic’s Best Actor posthumously for his outstanding contribution to Hindi cinema.
The official Instagram account of Dadasaheb Phalke International Film Festival announced the award 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!” Sushant, 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 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, the actor bagged many roles to entertain his fans and audience with his performances. The actor was last seen in Dil Bechara opposite Sanjana Sanghi.
Bollywood superstar Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his Bandra residence on the fateful day of June 14, 2020. He was 34. The latest investigation by Mumbai Police has considered it an instance of suicide.