Sushant Divgikar

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Sushant Divgikar
Sushant Divgikar.jpg
Born (1990-07-02) 2 July 1990 (age 28)
Occupation
Years active2011–present
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)

Sushant Divgikar is an Indian model, actor, performer, singer and video jockey who appears in television shows and films. In July 2012, he was crowned Mr Gay India 2014. He represented India at Mr Gay World 2014.[1][2] He won various special awards during Mr Gay World 2014, and has been the only delegate from India to win the three sub awards, however he failed to win. He is widely known for participating in India's TV reality show Bigg Boss 8.[3]

Early life and background[edit]

Divgikar was born to Goan Konkani parents, Pradeep Divgikar and Bharati Divgikar in Bandra, Mumbai. His Father Pradeep is the General Secretary of the Greater Mumbai Amateur Aquatics Association (GMAAA).[4] He has done his schooling from Arya Vidya Mandir School in Bandra West.

Career[edit]

Divgikar started his TV career with UTV Bindass's Big Switch Season 3 directed by Rohit Shetty. He then did Atyachaar Ka Punchnama for UTV Bindass as a host. He was a contestant of Color TV's Bigg Boss 8.[5] He participated in Mr Gay World 2014. He was among the top 10 finalists and is the first person in the history of the pageant to have three sub awards - Mister Gay World Congeniality 2014, Mister People's Choice & Mister Gay World Art 2014.[6] He has also worked on TV commercials[7] for brands like Maruti Suzuki, MTV India , Channel V India, Idea mobiles,[8]. Alongside acting and TV, he took notice of his singing talent[9] and won several awards and titles between 2011 and 2013.[citation needed] In 2015, he was the guest in Colors TV's India's Got Talent[10] and Zoom's Style Panga.[11] He was also the guest in the grand finale of &TV's Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah.[12] Two documentary films, both based on his life have been nominated and screened at various national and international festivals.[citation needed] Presently, he along with his Big Boss inmate and good friend Diandra Soares will soon be seen in an online series 'Love, Life and Screw Ups' also starring yesteryear Bollywood diva Zeenat Aman.[13]

Television[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Mr. Gay world India 2014 - Won
  • Mr. Congeniality, Mr. Gay world 2014 - Won
  • Mr. People's choice, Mr. Gay world 2014 - Won
  • Mr. Arts challenge, Mr. Gay world, 2014 - Nominated
  • Team sports challenge, Mr. Gay world 2014 - Nominated
  • Team Arts challenge, Mr. Gay world 2014 - Nominated
  • Mr. Gay world, 2014, Rome - Top 10 Grand Finalist
  • Best Anchor in a reality or music and danced based, Indian Television Academy Awards (Atyachaar Ka Punchnama) - Nominated

Personal life[edit]

Divgikar has an older brother, Karan Divgikar, who has also been a former Gladrags model and has walked the ramp for many reputed designers and fashion brands. Divgikar is a certified Psychologist and holds a master's degree in Industrial psychology.[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mumbai model to represent India at Mr Gay World". mid-day.com. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Sushant Divigak Mr Gay India 2014". pink-pages.co.in. Retrieved 6 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Sushant Divgikar reveals Bigg Boss 8 secrets and his life plans!". BuddyBits.com. Retrieved 6 December 2014.
  4. ^ http://expressindia.indianexpress.com/ie/daily/19980813/22550854p.html
  5. ^ "Entertainment News, Latest Entertainment News, Photos, Videos". in.com.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 September 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHXN6jGxJ4k2KyPAbKh66sw Commercials
  8. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjMR-yB5Vic Idea Commercial
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENArBIXXk28 Sushant Singing
  10. ^ http://colors.in.com/in/indias-got-talent/videos/sushant-divgikar-amazes-the-judges-with-amazing-hunar-igt-10112153-4.html India's Got Talent
  11. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CVNhy-z_dw Style Panga
  12. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kR3aSevgHY Killerr Karaoke Atka Toh Latkah
  13. ^ "Best friends Sushant and Diandra will act with Zeenat Aman - Times of India". The Times of India.
  14. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5orIUNWfJI Atyachaar Ka Punchnama
  15. ^ http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/more/videos/view/id/1402044 Video Clip
  16. ^ missmalini (18 January 2015). "11 Awesome Things Sushant Divgikar Told Us About Bigg Boss 8 (And Beyond!)". MissMalini.
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
India Nolan Lewis
Mr Gay India
2014
Succeeded by
India Anwesh Sahoo