Rishi (Kannada actor)

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Rishi
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Rishi at Operation Alamelamma (2017) success press meet
Born
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actor
Years active2014 - Present
Spouse(s)
Swathi Parasuraman
(m. 2019)
RelativesRJ Nethra (Sister)

Rishi is an Indian film actor, who works mainly in Kannada cinema. An engineering graduate, he was an active theatre artist before venturing into the Kannada film industry. He rose to fame with the 2017 blockbuster film Operation Alamelamma. [1]

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Early life and education

Rishi was born in Bangalore, Karnataka, India, and brought up in Mysore, Karnataka. His father K. C. Nagaraj was a bank official working in Kaveri Grameena Bank and his mother Anala Nagaraj is a home maker. Early name is Monish Nagaraj. He did his schooling from St Joseph's Primary School, Mysore and Pre - University course from Marimallappa 's College, Mysore. He went on to attend Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore, pursuing a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering. [2]

During his engineering days, Rishi developed a keen interest in acting and started performing with various amateur theatre groups in Mysore. He was in charge of the dramatics team at his college and also worked as a Radio Jockey outside. [3]

Career

Through campus placement upon graduation, he got a job in a company and entered a brief corporate stint. Following this, he quit his job to become an entrepreneur in the retail interiors and merchandising field.

He then got an opportunity to appear in T.N Sitaram's Mahaparva. Rishi continued to perform with established theatre groups in Bangalore until one day, he got an opportunity to act in a television serial Anuroopa, [4] which was telecast on Star Suvarna. His character portrayal in the serial won him Best Actor consecutively for two years at the Star Suvarna Parivar awards.

Kannada Debut and Recognition

In 2016, director Suni of Simple Agi Ondh Love Story fame noticed his acting and cast him for his thriller comedy film Operation Alamelamma. [5] [6] The film became one of the major blockbuster hits of 2017, [7] also releasing in countries like USA and Europe. [8] [9] Rishi gained wide acclaim for his debut lead role of Purmy, [10] a vegetable vendor. His next release was in 2019 named Kavaludaari which was directed by Hemanth Rao of Godhi Banna Sadharna Maykattu fame and produced by Puneeth Rajkumar under his production house PRK Productions. The film became a blockbuster hit and Rishi gained huge appreciation for his role as Inspector K.S.Shyam from both critics and as well as by audience. [11] [12]

Upcoming Projects

He is currently finished shooting for Sakalakala Vallabha which is being directed and co produced by Jacob Verghese along with Tamil actor and producer Dhanush. [13] [14] [15] [16] He is also acting in Sarvajanikarige Suvarnavakaasha and Ramana avatara

Filmography

Television

YearTitleTelevisionNotes
2014Mahaparva ETV Kannada
2016Anuroopa Star Suvarna Credit as Rishi

Films

Key
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YearFilmRoleNotesRef.
2013Money Honey ShaniShekarCredit as Monish Nagaraj
2014KACharle
2015 Aatagara Siddharth MayyaCameo appearance
2017 Operation Alamelamma Parmesh (Purmy)Debut as Lead Actor [17]
2019 Kavaludaari Shyam [18]
Sarvajanikarige Suvarnavakasha Vedanth [19]
2020RamanavataraDagger-14-plain.pngRamaFilming [20]
Sakalakala VallabhaDagger-14-plain.pngTBAPost- Production [21]
SeereDagger-14-plain.pngTBAFilming [22] [23]

Awards

YearFilmAwardCategoryResultRef
2018 Operation Alamelamma 7th SIIMA Awards Best Debut Actor Won [24]
2020 Kavaludaari Critics Choice Awards 2020Best Actor - KannadaWon [25]

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