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Mukesh Rishi is an Indian film actor who worked primarily in Hindi films and since then primarily in Telugu cinema. He has also appeared in Malayalam, Punjabi and Tamil films. He got his first break in Hindi in 1988 and has since, established himself as a leading character actor. Although he started his career in films as a villain, he has diversified into positive roles. He joins a list of non-Telugu speaking actors, such as Amrish Puri, Puneet Issar, Sharat Saxena, and Pradeep Rawat, who have established themselves in Telugu movies.

Mukesh Rishi
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Mukesh Rishi during a peace rally in Mumbai on 20 November 2011
Born (1956-04-19) 19 April 1956 (age 63)
OccupationActor
Years active1988–present
Home townMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Spouse(s)Keshni Rishi

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Early lifeEdit

Rishi was born in Satwari, Jammu. He is of Punjabi descent. After his graduation from Government College, Sector 11, Chandigarh, and working for two years in Mumbai, Rishi went to work in Fiji where he met his wife of Fijian-Indian descent. Her family ran a traditional departmental store.[1]

After marriage they went to New Zealand, where Mukesh started his career as a model.[2] However, he could hardly find time for modelling due to a busy work schedule and was dissatisfied with his modelling assignments. After seven years, he returned to Mumbai, India and enrolled in Roshan Taneja's acting school.[1]

FilmographyEdit

Hindi filmsEdit

Telugu filmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1994 Gandeevam Inspector Veeru Pentaiah
2000 Manoharam Basha
2001 Narasimha Naidu Kuppi Swamy Naidu
Adhipathi Dunnapothula Dharma Rao
2002 Indra Veera Shankar Reddy
2003 Okkadu DCP Vijay Varma
Simhadri Bhai Saab
Palnati Brahmanayudu
2003 Seethaiah
2006 Nenunnanu JP
Suryam
Vijayendra Varma
2005 Bunny Maisamma
2006 Pournami Narasimha
Bangaram Peddi Reddy
Stalin Lt. Col. Iqbal
2008 Jalsa Damodar Reddy
Kantri Kranti's grandfather
2009 Maska Simhachalam
Drona
Arya 2 Raji Reddy
2010 Namo Venkatesa Chengala Rayudu / Shankar Thakur
Shambo Shiva Shambo
Darling Nisha's father
Brindavanam Surendra
2012 Rebel Bhupathi's Brother and Robert
Racha Bellary
2013 Baadshah Dhanraj
Ramayya Vasthavayya Mosallapadu Nagabhushanam
Attarintiki Daredi Hari Nanda
2014 Pandavulu Pandavulu Thummeda Suryodhana
Race Gurram Peddi Reddy
Power Home Minister Jayavardhan
Loukyam Keshava Reddy
2015 Beeruva Swathi's father
Srimanthudu Venkata Ratnam
Sher Dadha
Loafer Mouni's Father
Bruce Lee IB Chief Bharadwaj
Soukhyam Krishna Rao
2016 Krishnashtami
Sardaar Gabbar Singh Hari Narayana
Brahmotsavam Ajay's distant relative
2017 Goutham Nanda Mudra
Winner Dharmendra Reddy
2018 Pantham Anand Sunana
2018 Kavacham
2019 Vinaya Vidheya Rama Pandyam Parusuram
2019 Maharshi Ajay's father

Malayalam filmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1992 Gandharvam Rangan
2000 Olympian Anthony Adam Alvin
2003 War and Love Jaffar Khan
2007 Black Cat ADGP Agarwall

Kannada filmsEdit

Punjabi filmsEdit

Bhojpuri filmsEdit

Tamil filmsEdit


Marathi Films

Truckbhar Swapna [1]

Television serialsEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Syed Firdaus Ashraf. Quite a Character. Interview with Mukesh Rishi. Rediff.com. Retrieved on 8 August 2015.
  2. ^ Anuj Kumar (24 March 2007) Terror gets a name. Interview with Mukesh Rishi. Hindu.com.

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