Early Life of Raqesh Vashisth
Raqesh Vashisth was born on 1st September, 1978 in Mumbai, Maharashtra as Rakesh Bapat. His father is a navy captain and his mother was an English school teacher in Pune. He did his pre-school from Amravati. Raqesh Vashisth has completed MBA from Mumbai University in 2000.
Career of Raqesh Vashisth
He made his Bollywood debut in Anubhav Sinhas "Tum Bin" (2001). After the success of Tum Bin, followed by few average films like "Dil Vil Pyar Vyar" in 2002 and "Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai" in 2005, but none of these films clicked. He failed to make a mark at the box-office and decided to turn to television.
He made his debut in the Zee TV serial, "Saat Phere" and also done ads for Colgate, Wrigley's chewing gum, SSI-Education and Lux among others. He has played the role of Anuj in the NDTV Imagine show "Ek Packet Umeed". He also played the role of Karan Mehra in "Simply Sapne" as the main actor replaced by Gautam Rode. He was highly recognized as male protagonist Aditya in the STAR Plus show "Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak?". He was also seen in Madhur Bhandarkars movie "Heroine". Apart of his work as actor he was also seen as contestant in dancing reality show "Nach Baliye Season 6" along with his wife Riddhi Dogra.
Personal Life of Raqesh Vashisth
Rakesh Bapat changed his name to Raqesh Vashisth with him explaining that Vashisth is his original surname and he changed the name on his mothers request. He has great interest in painting, horse riding, playing tennis, sculpting, singing, playing flute and sitar. He is a good painter and he used his painting to decorate the walls of his home. He is married to Riddhi Dogra his co-actor from "Maryada".
Filmography of Raqesh Vashisth
Filmography of Raqesh Vashisth in Television