Sushant Singh Rajput Death Anniversary: Here's How Celebs Remember Him Today

On his first death anniversary, Sushant's friends and colleagues from the industry remember the celebrated actor in their own ways.

Ria Das
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Sushant Singh Rajput death anniversary: Today, on June 14, it has been a year since the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. The actor was just 34 when found dead in his Mumbai apartment last year, leaving fans and the industry shocked. On his first death anniversary, his friends and colleagues from the industry remember the celebrated actor in their own ways. While the country united to remember the actor, here’s a look at what his co-stars have said about him today:

Rhea Chakraborty

The late actor's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty shared a heartfelt note on Monday, remembering him on his death anniversary. She uploaded a picture of her with Rajput and wrote, " There isn’t a moment where I believe that you aren’t here anymore. They said that time heals everything but you were my time and my everything. I know that you are my guardian angel now -watching me with your telescope from the moon and protecting me. I wait for you every day to come pick me up, I look for you everywhere – I know you’re here with me."

Ankita Lokhande

In a series of videos and pictures from the old times, actor Ankita Lokhande remembered Sushant Singh Rajput and thanked him for being part of her journey. She uploaded videos from the time when Lokhande and Rajput were in a relationship, one video was of the late actor performing puja, riding a bike, joking around the house and many other such moments of his life.

In a video from Diwali 2011, Lokhande and the late actor could be seen dancing together. Lokhande wrote, " left with these memories only, U will always be loved and cherished. "

Priyanka Chopra


Actor Priyanka Chopra joined the other industry people and shared a picture of Rajput on social media. She wrote, " Thinking of you"

Sara Ali Khan

The actor who co-starred with Rajput in the film Kedarnath shared a picture of her with the late actor in which they can be seen posing in a swimming pool. In the caption, Khan shared that Rajput introduced her to the acting world and "made me believe that dreams could come true". She wrote, "Whenever I needed help, advice or a laugh you were always there."

"Still can’t believe you’re gone. But every time I look at the stars, the rising sun or the moon I know you’re here. From Kedarnath to Andromeda," she added.

Kriti Sanon

Sharing a photo collage made by Anahita Shroff Adajania, Sanon remembered the first time she shot with Sushant Singh Rajput and called it "2 complete strangers,meant to cross each other’s path". She wrote, "Today, it feels so painfully weird to know that You and I are not in the same world anymore. Still feels like it hasn’t happened for real. Like maybe you are still around and I’ll bump into you somewhere."


Bhumi Pednekar

On Monday, his Sonchiriya co-star took to her Instagram to share a series of moments of the actor. "Miss you, your questions and everything we spoke about," Pednekar wrote in the caption sharing some pictures in which we can see Rajput sporting the character look from the film while playing with a child on the set. He was smiling all along in the frame as the actor remembers his humble and friendly nature by adding, "From the stars to the things unknown, you showed me the world like I had never seen it before."

"I hope you’ve found your peace my curious sweet SSR...Om Shanti. #Forever #Ssr #Peace #neutronstar," she wrote. The 2019 western drama Sonchiriya completed two years in March 2021. The actor had earlier shared, "Sushant became a friend and someone I admired very fast. He was a true blue gem of a person and an actor with a restless mind. We really had the best time on set. His rare mind with brilliant ideas kept me very intrigued through our Son Chiriya experience.”

Pulkit Samrat

To mark his first death anniversary, actor Pulkit Samrat took to social media to share an elaborate note for the actor. Samrat wrote a heartfelt note and captioned it, "Sushant Singh Rajput, you are missed." In his post, the Fukrey actor reminisced about his short meeting with Rajput at an award function revealing that "We shook hands briefly and went our separate ways."

"Memories have a funny way of evoking emotions. I still remember when I heard the news that you were no more, it felt like a personal loss. And the memory of that brief interaction comes rushing back to me today, again," he added.


Rumy Jafry 

The actor was discussing a film with his writer-director friend, Rumy Jafry. The director feels on Monday emotional to speak about the bond he shared with Rajput. “Having worked for a long time in Bollywood I share a great rapport with Amit ji (Amitabh Bachchan), Salman Khan, Sanjay Dutt, Govinda among others. After a long time, I came across an actor, from a younger generation who I could bond with really well. In a short span of time Sushant got close to not just me, but also my family. He used to call my wife, ‘maam’, and would like to have food cooked by her. He would also chat a lot with my son and daughter. Sushant was a well learned man and could talk on any topic for hours, and that’s how he bonded with my kids too,” he told TOI.

Siddharth Gupta

Sharing a BTS video with the actor, Gupta took to his Instagram handle and posted writing, "Alien brother. living the lesson you taught through your way of life is probably the best way to honor you my angel brother. For good or for worse i am the collateral, the after taste of the experience You were! Like you always said dont try to be perfect try to have the perfect intent. I am trying bhai. Miss you. If you can traverse through the multiverse and read this. I smile when i think of you and tell your tales with all the joy i can muster! Taking your legacy ahead @sushantsinghrajput." Read what Ankita Lokhande has to say about her breakup with SSR here.

Roopa Ganguly

Mahabharat actor Roopa Ganguly too took to Twitter and expressed her thoughts in a series of tweets. She has shared a picture of the Kedarnath actor and noted, "How does one cope when one knows that 'that' hour will strike again - the time that stood witness to the events, a year ago, that led to the passing of our dear  @itsSSR. You will remain in our hearts and our prayers #Beta #SushantSinghRajput." More here.

How other celebs remember him

Aly Goni, who recently featured in Bigg Boss 14, changed his Instagram display picture to Rajput's photo and shared a sketch in his memory. Television actor Arjun Bijlani shared a throwback picture with the Chhichhore actor on Instagram as well. Another television star Shrenu Parikh shared a picture of him and wrote, "Lives on in our (heart emojis) hope you are at peace #SushantSinghRajput."

Film actor and singer Sophie Choudry also wrote, "1yr ago today everything changed. Whether u knew him or not you were deeply affected, hurt, angry, confused. You are missed Sushant, as an artist, as a human being, as a friend and by all those who loved you. Hope ur smiling amongst the stars you so loved." Actor Shraddha Kapoor also shared a picture of Rajput and wrote, " Shine on, dearest Sush."

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