Mukesh Rishi

Mukesh Rishi (born 19 April 1956) is an Indian actor who worked primarily in Hindi and Telugu films. He has also appeared in Malayalam, Punjabi and Tamil films.[1] He got his first break in Hindi in 1988 and has since, established himself as a leading character actor.

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 64)
OccupationActor
Years active1988 – present
Spouse(s)Keshni Rishi
Children2

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, Pradeep Rawat and Sayaji Shinde who have established themselves in Telugu movies.

Early lifeEdit

Rishi was born in Kathua, Jammu. 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.[2]

After marriage, they went to New Zealand, where Mukesh started his career as a model.[3] 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.[2]

FilmographyEdit

Hindi filmsEdit

Year Film Character/Role
2020 Gul Makai
2019 Sridevi Bungalow
2017 Raktdhar Linga Shetty
2017 Mahayoddha Rama Hanuman
2015 Hum Tum Dushman Dushman -
2014 Ek Tha Sardar Police Officer
2013 Maazii Malhaan Singh
2012 Khiladi 786 Ikhattar Singh
2011 Force Reddy (Anna)
2010 Ramayana – The Epic Hanumaan
2010 Help
2010 Lahore Noor Mohammad
2008 Krazzy 4 Rana
2007 Nehlle Pe Dehlla Dilher
2007 Fauj Mein Mauj General
2006 Teesri Aankh Sudama Pandey
2006 Vishwa
2005 Blackmail Chota
2005 It Could Be You Mr. Sidhu
2005 The White Land Social Worker
2004 Asambhav Youssan Baksh
2004 Garv Zafar Supari
2004 Run Rajeev
2003 Dil Pardesi Ho Gayaa Tabrez Baig
2003 Koi... Mil Gaya Inspector Khurshid Khan
2003 Jaal Afghani
2003 Om DSP Pathan
2003 Indian Babu Thakur Suraj Pratap Singh
2003 Dum Raj Dutt Sharma
2002 Hum Kisise Kum Nahin Pillai's Brother
2002 Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat ACP
2002 Tumko Na Bhool Paayenge Inspector M.K.Sharma
2001 Indian Wasim Khan
2001 Jodi No.1 Baburao
2001 Aashiq Sapna's Brother
2000 Khiladi 420 Bhai
2000 Kurukshetra Iqbal Pasina
2000 Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai Bhawani Chaudhry
2000 Qurbaaniyan Singhania
2000 Pukar Bakshi
2000 Jwalamukhi Ranga Rao
1999 Arjun Pandit Ramu Kaalia
1999 Kohram Ghafoor Changezi
1999 Sooryavansham Deshraj Thakur aka Kevda Thakur
1999 Sarfarosh Inspector Salim
1999 Aarzoo C.L.Mishra
1999 Lal Baadshah S.P. Ajit Singh
1999 Nyaydaata
1998 Bandhan Gajendra
1998 Zulm-O-Sitam
1998 Iski Topi Uske Sarr
1998 Humse Badhkar Kaun Akal
1998 Vinashak – Destroyer
1998 Gunda Bulla
1998 Hatyara Singhania
1997 Lahoo Ke Do Rang
1997 Gupt: The Hidden Truth Babu Anna
1997 Judwaa Ratanlal Tiger
1997 Mrityudaata
1997 Naseeb
1996 Ram Aur Shyam Jabar
1996 Ghatak Jeena Katya's brother
1996 Sapoot Tejeshwar
1996 Loafer Badshah
1996 Bhishma Nagesh Rana
1996 Saajan Chale Sasural Nana
1996 Shastra Baadshah Khan
1995 Ram Shastra Satpal Dhonga
1995 Sanjay
1995 Baazi Raghu
1995 Surakshaa Jagtap
1993 Gardish Billa Jilani
1992 Parampara Thakur Bhavani Singh's Man
1992 Humlaa Sher Khan
1990 Ghayal Kamran

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 Narsinga Naidu's friend
2003 Seetayya Venkat Naidu
2004 Nenunnanu JP
Suryam Madhulatha's father
Vijayendra Varma Aslam Khan
2005 Bunny Maisamma
Allari Pidugu G. K.
2006 Pournami Narasimha
Bangaram Peddi Reddy
Stalin Lt. Col. Iqbal Kakar
2008 Jalsa Damodar Reddy
Kantri Kranti's grandfather
2009 Maska Simhachalam
Drona Drona's father
Arya 2 Raji Reddy
Saleem Appala Naidu
2010 Namo Venkatesa Chengala Rayudu / Shankar Thakur
Shambo Shiva Shambo Rajanna
Darling Nisha's father
Brindavanam Surendra
2011 Teen Maar Vasumathi's father
Rajanna
Dhada Rhea's father
2012 Rebel Jayram / 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 Adikeshavulu
Srimanthudu Venkata Ratnam
Sher Dadha
Loafer Mouni's Father
Bruce Lee IB Chief Bharadwaj
Soukhyam Krishna Rao
2016 Krishnashtami Raghupati
Sardaar Gabbar Singh Hari Narayana
Brahmotsavam Babu's distant relative
2017 Goutham Nanda Mudra
Winner Dharmendra Reddy
2018 Pantham Anand Surana
Kavacham Mahendra Varma
2019 Vinaya Vidheya Rama Pandyam Parasuram
Maharshi Ajay's father
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy Papa Khan
2021 Vakeel Saab

Malayalam filmsEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1993 Gandharvam Rangan
2000 Olympian Anthony Adam Alvin
2003 War and Love Jaffar Khan
2007 Black Cat ADGP Aggarwal

Kannada filmsEdit

Punjabi filmsEdit

Bhojpuri filmsEdit

Tamil filmsEdit


Marathi Films

Truckbhar Swapna [1]

Television serialsEdit

Web SeriesEdit

Awards and nominationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mukesh Rishi: I am just a common man working for my 'rozi-roti'". National Herald. Retrieved 16 May 2020.
  2. ^ a b Syed Firdaus Ashraf. Quite a Character. Interview with Mukesh Rishi. Rediff.com. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  3. ^ Anuj Kumar (24 March 2007). "Terror gets a name: Mukesh Rishi tells Anuj Kumar he is game for variety". The Hindu.

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