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Late Bollywood Actor Sushant Singh Rajput on why he Quit College and Refused Stanford Scholarship

Why late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput dropped out of college in spite of being offered a scholarship from the prestigious Stanford University.

Late Bollywood Actor Sushant Singh Rajput on why he Quit College and Refused Stanford Scholarship

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  2021-06-14T21:19:34+05:30

Today on the first death anniversary of late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, we are throwing it back to the time when he revealed the reasons why he dropped out of college in spite

Sushant Singh Rajput, the late Bollywood actor, was a talented performer, as seen by several of his profound roles. The Bollywood actor, who had a strong artistic tendency, was also an intellectual prodigy. The late Bollywood actor was a student at the famous Delhi College of Engineering (now known as Delhi Technological University) but quit before completing his engineering degree.

Sushant has previously stated in several interviews that he dropped out of college to pursue his ambition of being an actor. The actor, known for his outstanding acting prowess in the Bollywood movie Dil Bechara revealed how his family responded to his career-defining choice in a 2017 interview with Hindustan Times.

"It was 2006, my final year in college, when I dropped this bomb at home. They were shocked! So shocked that they couldn't say anything and I took their silence as their approval…. It was hard at that time but now it's different. My dad loves it when, on his walks, people call out to him, show him some recent clipping on me…he is really proud of me. But even today, almost all our conversations end with 'beta, degree le leta'," he had then shared.

Sushant added in the same interview that though he won the National Olympiad in Physics and was accepted into the Delhi College of Engineering, this was not his chosen field.

"Engineering wasn't my choice. I wanted to be an astronaut, and later, an Air Force pilot. I remember tearing up my Top Gun poster when my parents told me that was not going to happen. Apparently, I was going to be an engineer. Maybe the drama I did that day should've given everyone a clue! But truly, I was gutted," he had stated.

Stanford University offered Sushant a scholarship, but he chose another route.

"Instead of heading to Stanford University from where I had a scholarship offer, I dropped out of college and landed in Versova, in a 1RK (room kitchen) that I shared with six others," he had shared.

In 2015, Sushant's alma mater bestowed an honorary degree on him. Sushant remarked in a statement at the time, "I am shocked with the invitation. Despite being a bright student, I left engineering in my third year to pursue my dream — Bollywood. It's really touching that my engineering college wants to give me an honorary degree on their 75th anniversary."


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