Sushant Singh Rajput is one of the most prolific actors that Bollywood has to offer. He is the actor whose journey in the Hindi film industry is a testimony to the fact that if you dream big and work towards it, there’s nothing in the universe that will not make it happen. The actor who rose to fame as the shy and demure Manav Deshmukh in Zee TV’s Pavitra Rishta, went on to become one of the most sought actors in Bollywood today with just a handful of films to his credit in his short yet fruitful career in Bollywood so far— prominent among which are Kai Po Che, MS Dhoni : The Untold Story and Byomkesh Bakshi among others. After completing five years in the industry, this year, he has quite a few interesting projects lined up —Drive with Jacqueline Fernandez, Kedarnath–opposite Sara Ali Khan, who’s all set to make her Bollywood debut with this film, which is slated to release on December 21, 2018 and a dacoit saga with Bhumi Pednekar tentatively titled Sone Chiriya. While all these facts about the actor are known, there are many things about him that we still don’t know. We bring you a list of five unknown facts about the actor, which will make you love him all the more.Also Read - Sushant Singh Rajput's Sister Shweta Singh Kirti Feels Proud as Chhichhore Wins National Award

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Not just a fine actor, he was also a fine student. He was an All India Top 7th ranker in AIEEE exam conducted for engineering students all over the country, following which he pursued mechanical engineering only to drop out in his fourth year to follow his dream to become an actor. Now that requires guts. Also Read - 67th National Film Awards Highlights: Rajinikanth Thanks Bus Driver Friend in Winning Speech; Kangana Ranaut Wins Big

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Born in Patna, Sushant is the younger and only brother of four sisters. His father was a government official. He lost his mother when he was just in 12th standard. The actor keeps posting emotional and heart rending posts for his mother occasionally on his social media pages, which shows how much he misses her.

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Many think Sushant’s television debut was the popular daily soap, Pavitra Rishta. However, that’s not true. Many still don’t know that the actor started his acting career with the role of Preet Juneja in the serial ‘Kis Desh Mein Hai Dil Mera’.

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The actor danced with Shiamak Davar and Ashley Lobo’s troupe, learned martial arts from Allan Amin and assisted the renowned director, Mohit Suri during the shoot of his film, Raaz 2.

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  Not just a phenomenal actor, Sushant was also a genius student in his school and college days. He was a National level Olympiad winner in Physics.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               For those of you love the actor, we’re sure that your adoration for the actor has only increased manifold after reading these lesser known facts about him. And for those of you who didn’t have an opinion about him, we’re sure that you’ve discovered a new-found love for the actor. Let’s tell you that the feeling is reciprocal. We can’t wait to watch the actor’s aforementioned films lined up for release this year. What about you? Feel free to share your views in the comments’ section below. Meanwhile, India.com would like to wish the actor a Happy Birthday and may the year ahead bring with it all the good fortune, fame and prosperity that the actor deserves.