Manu Rishi

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Manu Rishi
Rishi at the special screening of Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan
Manu Rishi Chadha

(1971-01-03) 3 January 1971 (age 52)
Alma materCambridge School, New Delhi
Occupation(s)Script and dialogue writer, actor
Years active2002-present
Roli Chaturvedi
(m. 2013)

Manu Rishi Chadha (born 3 January, 1971) is an Indian actor, lyricist, script and dialogue writer who works in Hindi films.[1] Rishi is trained under theatre director Arvind Gaur for six years.[2] He won the Filmfare Best Dialogue Award, 2009 for Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye![3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

In 2001, he moved to Mumbai.[6] His first film in Bollywood as an actor was Saathiya[7] in which he played the role of a doctor. He has appeared in more than 25 films.[8]



Year Title Role Contributed As Notes & Awards
2002 Saathiya Doctor Actor
2003 Raghu Romeo Zahid Actor
2006 Mixed Doubles Zoravar Actor
2007 Ek Chalis Ki Last Local Jeetiya Actor
2008 Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! Bangali Actor, Lyricist, Dialogues[9] Won - Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue

Won - IIFA Award for Best Dialogue

2008 Mithya Nayak Actor
2010 Chance Pe Dance Tina's Friend Writer, Additional Dialogues, Actor
2010 Aisha Dialogues[10]
2010 Band Baaja Baaraat Inspector Guest appearance
2010 Phas Gaye Re Obama Anandprakash "Anni" Rastogi Actor
2010 10 Ml Love Hanuman in Ram Lila Actor
2011 Soundtrack Doctor M.R. Chadha Actor
2012 Life Ki Toh Lag Gayi A.C.P. Rajveer Singh Choutala Actor
2012 Ekk Deewana Tha Anay Actor, Dialogues
2013 What The Fish Ravi Actor
2013 Kirchiyaan Minister Actor, Dialogue Short Film
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
2015 Tanu Weds Manu Returns Manu's Lawyer Actor
2018 Nanu Ki Jaanu Dabbu Writer/Actor
2018 Rajma Chawal Mittal Actor
2019 Pati Patni Aur Woh Inspector Mukhtar Singh Actor
2019 The Zoya Factor Jogpal Actor
2019 Setters Balam Actor
2020 Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan Chaman Tripathi Actor
2020 Doordarshan Sunil Bhateja aka Chiku Actor
2020 Angrezi Medium Bheluram Bansal Actor
2020 What Are The Odds Rimpu Actor
2020 Laxmii Deepak Rajput Actor Disney Plus Hotstar film
2020 Halahal Randeep Jha Actor
2021 Hum Do Hamare Do Dr. Sanjeev Mehra Actor Disney Plus Hotstar film
2022 Dasvi Jailer Satpal Tomar Actor Netflix film
RK/RKay Goel Actor
Raksha Bandhan Maternal Uncle Actor
Phone Bhoot Actor
2023 U-Turn Indarjeet Singh Dhillon Actor Zee5 film
2023 Bhagwan Bharose Actor film

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Platform Notes
2016 Permanent Roommates Dr Mudit YouTube
2017 Inside Edge Manoharlal Handa; businessman and owner of Haryana league cricket team Amazon Prime Video
2018 Mirzapur Police IG Dubey Amazon Prime Video
2018 Babbar ka Tabbar Mr. Babbar ZEE5
2019 Bhoot Purva David;Purva's Father ZEE5
2021 Candy Money Ranaut Voot [11][12]
2022 Masoom Disney+ Hotstar
2023 United Kacche Sajjad ZEE5


  1. ^ "Manu Rishi Chadha: Movies, Photos, Videos, News, Biography & Birthday | eTimes". The Times of India. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  2. ^ "No riders, just a fun ride". Deccan Herald. 1 March 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  3. ^ Times Reporter (1 March 2009). "Filmfare 2009:'Jodha.'bags 5,Priyanka, Hrithik shine". The Times of India. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Manu Rishi, Biography".
  5. ^ "Asmita Theatre Alumni List". Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  6. ^ "Manu Rishi, Biography".
  7. ^ "IMDb". IMDb. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Khalid Mohamed (29 November 2008). "Review Oye Luckey - Ha ha OK please". Hindustan Times. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2009.
  10. ^ "Manu Rishi to pen Anil Kapoor's 'Ayesha'". IMDb. 3 September 2009. Retrieved 28 November 2009.
  11. ^ Rajesh, Srividya (1 April 2019). "Jayati Bhatia, Manu Rishi Chadha, Zoa Morani in ZEE5 series Bhoot Purva". IWMBuzz. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  12. ^ "ZEE5 launches horror-comedy Bhoot Purva | Programming | News | Rapid TV News". Retrieved 8 June 2021.

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