Mukesh Rishi

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Mukesh Rishi
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Mukesh Rishi during a Peace Rally in Mumbai on 20 November 2011
Born Mukesh Singh Rishi
19 April 1956
Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Occupation Actor
Years active 1988–present
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Spouse(s) Keshni Rishi

Mukesh Rishi is an Indian film actor who works in Telugu, Hindi, Odia, Bhojpuri, Malayalam, Punjabi and Tamil. He got his first break in Tollywood in 1988 and has since, established himself as a leading character actor. Although he started his career in Telugu films as a villain, he has diversified into positive roles. In this transition, he joins a list of non-Telugu speaking actors, such as Amrish Puri, Puneet Issar, Sharat Saxena, and Pradeep Rawat, who have played the role of the villain in Telugu movies. He has also acted in Oriya films.

Early life[edit]

After his graduation from 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]

Filmography[edit]

Telugu films[edit]

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
Palanati Brahmanaidu
2006 Nenunnanu JP
Suryam
Vijayendra Varma
2005 Bunny Maisamma
2006 Pournami Narasimha
Bangaram
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
Srimanthudu Venkata Ratnam
Sher Dadha
Bruce Lee IB Chief Bharadwaj
2016 Krishnarjuna
Sardaar Gabbar Singh Hari Narayana
2017 Winner Dharmendra Reddy

Hindi films[edit]

 Judwaa (1997)

Malayalam films[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1992 Gandharvam Rangan
2000 Olympiyan Anthony Adam
2003 War and Love Jaffar Khan

Punjabi films[edit]

Tamil films[edit]

Bhojpuri films[edit]

Television serials[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

References[edit]

  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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