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Rakesh Vashisth, once known as Rakesh Bapat, is an Indian actor and model.[2] He was the runner up in the 1999 Grasim Mr. India contest, and first runners-up at the Mr Intercontinental.[3] He was in television commercials for Colgate and Wrigley's gum.[3] He played Aditya in the show Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak?. His advertisement roles led to Bollywood film roles, starting with the movie Tum Bin in 2001 which was a major commercial success and has attained a cult status over the years. However, the subsequent movies he featured including Dil Vil Pyar Vyar and Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai were not commercially successful or were not released at all.[3] He made his television debut in the serial Saat Phere.[3] He had the main male lead role in Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant. He played Aditya in Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak?, Rohan Mishra in Hongey Judaa Na Hum and Shlok in Seven. Vashisth replaced Karan Singh Grover in Qubool Hai in January 2014, but did not continue with that series when it made a time leap in early 2014.[4]

Rakesh Vashisth
Raqesh Vashisth.jpg
Raqesh Vashisthon the sets on MasterChef India
Born (1978-09-01) 1 September 1978 (age 40)[1]
Amravati, India
OccupationActor, model
Years active2001–present
Ridhi Dogra (m. 2011)

in 2018, he played the character as Reyansh Diwan on Colors TV popular show Tu Aashiqui.




Year Title Role Language Ref (s)
2001 Tum Bin Amar Shah Hindi [5]
2002 Dil Vil Pyar Vyar Gaurav Hindi [6]
2002 Kuch Dil Ne Kaha
2003 Tumse Milke Wrong Number Raj Hindi [7]
2004 Kaun Hai Jo Sapno Mein Aaya Sunny Khanna Hindi [8]
2005 Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai Sameer Hindi [9]
2005 Naam Gum Jaayega Vishal Saxena Hindi [10]
2006 Jai Maa Santoshi Anuraag Hindi [11]
2006 Jaadu Sa Chal Gaya Rahul Hindi [12]
2012 Heroine Sameer Khan Hindi [13]
2012 Aayna Ka Bayna Saagar Marathi [14]
2013 Gippi Chemistry teacher Hindi [15][16]
2013 A New Love Ishtory Prince Vikram Hindi
2015 Citizen Marathi
2015 Vrundavan Marathi [17]
2016 Sarv Mangal Savdhan Marathi [18]
2018 Savita Damodar Paranjpe Ashok Marathi
2019 Mumbai Apli Ahe Raja Marathi [19]


Year Title Role TV Channel Ref (s)
2005–2008 Saat Phere - Saloni Ka Safar Neel / Neerav Zee TV
2008 Ek Packet Umeed Anuj NDTV Imagine
2010 Seven Shlok Sony Entertainment Television
2010–2012 Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak? Aditya Jakhar Star Plus
2011 Simplly Sapney Karan Zee Next
2012–2013 Honge Judaa Naa Hum Rohan Mishra Sony Entertainment Television [20]
2013 Nach Baliye 6 Himself Star Plus
2014 Qubool Hai Asad Ahmed Khan Zee TV [21]
2016–2017 Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant Anthony Gonzalves / Shantanu Kant Life OK
2018 Tu Aashiqui Reyansh Diwan Colors TV [22]
Ishq Mein Marjawan Reyansh Diwan


  1. ^ Mondal, Sukarna (2 September 2014). "Look who all were present to celebrate Raqesh Vashisth's Birthday". Pink Villa].
  2. ^ Dhailey, Saadia S (26 February 2011). "Ridhi, Raqesh to tie the knot". The Times of India.[failed verification]
  3. ^ a b c d ANUMITA GHOSH (22 May 2006). "Big boy on small screen". The Daily Telegraph - Calcutta. Calcutta. p. Metro. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
  4. ^ Maheshwri, Neha (25 March 2014). "Raqesh Vashisth quits Qubool Hai, Surbhi stays back". The Times of India.
  5. ^ "Tum Bin(2001)". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Dil Vil Pyar Vyar Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  7. ^ "Wrong Number Cast & Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  8. ^ "Kaun Hai Jo Sapno Mein Aaya". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  9. ^ "Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai Cast & Crew:". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  10. ^ "Naam Gum Jayega Cast&Crewcessdate=26 April 2012". Bollywood Hungama.
  11. ^ "Jai Maa Santoshi Cast& Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  12. ^ "Jaadu Sa Chal Gaya Cast&Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  13. ^ Maheshwri, Neha (30 November 2011). "RaQesh Vashishth is Heroine's new hero". The Times Of India. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  14. ^ "Delinquent Dancers". IMDb. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 27 August 2016 – via IMDb.
  15. ^ "Gippi Cast&Crew". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  16. ^ "Raqesh Vashisth in Gippy". The Times Of India. 3 May 2013. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  17. ^ "Amitraj composing music for 'Vrindavan' and 'Gentleman'". Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  18. ^ "Manjari and Raqesh's re-arranged marriage". The Times Of India. Retrieved 27 August 2016.
  19. ^ "Mumbai Apli Ahe(2019)". imdb. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  20. ^ Sinha, Seema (16 May 2013). "There was no onscreen chemistry with Aamna: Raqesh Vashisth". The Times Of India. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  21. ^ Malini, Navya (8 December 2013). "Raqesh Vashisth steps into Karan Singh Grover's shoes". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  22. ^ Raqesh Bapat to join 'Tu Aashiqui'

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