Manu Rishi

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Manu Rishi Chadha
Born (1971-01-03) 3 January 1971 (age 48)
OccupationScript and dialogue writer, actor
Spouse(s)Roli Chaturvedi

Manu Rishi Chadha is an Indian film actor, lyricist, script and dialogue writer. Rishi trained under theatre director Arvind Gaur for six years.[citation needed] He won the Filmfare Best Dialogue Award, 2009 for Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye![1] He also won the IIFA Best Dialogue award for Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!.


Manu Rishi Chadha started his acting career in Delhi with the Asmita theatre group. He has acted in more than 40 plays with director Arvind Gaur.[2] His major plays are Girish Karnad's Rakt Kalyan, Mahesh Dattani's Final Solutions, Swadesh Deepak's Court Martial, William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, Dharamvir Bharati's Andha Yug, Dario Fo's Accidental Death of an Anarchist and Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms.[3]

In 2001, he moved to Mumbai.[4] His first film as Bollywood actor was Saathiya.[5] where he played role of a doctor. He has appeared in 22 films.[6]


Year Title Role Contributed As Notes & Awards
2020 Angrezi Medium Narkesh Goswami Actor
2019 The Zoya Factor Actor
2019 Setters Balam Actor
2018 Nanu Ki Jaanu Dabbu Writer/Actor
2017 Kross Connection Dialogue/Screenplay
2015 Tanu Weds Manu Returns Manu's Lawyer (Cameo) Actor
2014 Kya Dilli Kya Lahore Samarth Pratap Shastri Actor, Dialogue, Writer
2014 Ankhon Dekhi Sharmaji Actor Screen Best Ensemble Cast Award
2014 Ekkees Toppon Ki Salaami Shekhar Joshi Actor
2013 What The Fish Actor
2013 Kirchiyaan Short Film Minister Actor, Dialogue
2012 Life Ki To Lag Gayi Acp Choutala Actor
2012 Ekk Deewana Tha Actor, Dialogues
2011 Soundtrack Doctor Actor
2010 Chance Pe Dance Writer, Additional Dialogues
2010 Band Baaja Baraat Inspector Guest appearance
2010 Phas Gaye Re Obama Anni Actor
2010 10 Ml Love Acted as Hanuman in Ram Lila Actor
2009 Aisha Dialogues[7]
2008 Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! Bangali Actor, Lyricist, Dialogues[8] Filmfare Best Dialogue Award (2009), IIFA Best Dialogue award
2008 Mithya Actor
2007 Ek Chalis Ki Last Local Jeetiya Actor
2006 Mixed Doubles Zoravar Actor
2003 Raghu Romeo Zahid Actor
2002 Saathiya Doctor Actor

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Contributed As Notes & Awards
2017 Mirzapur IG Actor
2017 Inside Edge Manoharlal Handa, businessman and owner of Haryana league cricket team Actor
2016 Permanent Roommates Dr Mudit Actor

Critical response[edit]

"Manu Rishi, as the sidekick, is the surprise packet in Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!. He was also responsible for the dialogue thats as delicious as chicken tikka... " - Khalid Mohamed (Hindustan Times)[9]


  1. ^ Times Reporter (1 March 2009). "Filmfare 2009:'Jodha.'bags 5,Priyanka, Hrithik shine". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Manu Rishi, Biography".
  3. ^ "Asmita Theatre Alumni List". Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Manu Rishi, Biography".
  5. ^ "IMDb". Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  6. ^ Srivastava, Abhishek (20 April 2018). "Nanu Ki Jaanu actor Manu Rishi on fifth film with Abhay Deol: 'It's fun acting with a seasoned professional'". First Post.
  7. ^ "Manu Rishi to pen Anil Kapoor's 'Ayesha'". 3 September 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
  8. ^ Khalid Mohamed (29 November 2008). "Review Oye Luckey - Ha ha OK please". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  9. ^ Khalid Mohammed (29 November 2008). "Ha ha OK please". Hindustan Times.

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