Raqesh Vashisth WikiRaqesh Vashisth is an Indian film and television actor. After winning 1999 Grasim Mr. India first runner-up title, he made his big screen debut with Anubhav Sinha's Tum Bin (2001). Later, he made his debut on television with the daily soap Saat Phere, which got him instant recognition.
Raqesh played the role of Asad Ahmed Khan in the daily soap Qubool Hai. He made his debut in Marathi cinema with the movie 'Vrundavan'. Currently, he is seen in Life Ok's popular show Bahu Hamari Rajni_Kant.
BiographyRaqesh was born on 1 September 1978 in Mumbai, Maharashtra as Rakesh Bapat. His father is a navy captain and his mother was an English teacher at Dr. Kalmadi Shamarao high School in Pune. He did his pre-school from Amravati. He has also done ads for Colgate, Wrigley's chewing gum, SSI-Education and Lux, Fiama di wills with Deepika Padukone and many more.
Personal ProfileName : Raqesh Vashisth
Birthday : 1 September 1978
Age : 38 years
Hometown : Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation : Actor
Years active : 2001- present
Spouse : Riddhi Dogra
Debut Film : Tum bin
Debut serial : Saat Phere
Latest newsRaqesh has bagged an upcoming Marathi film, which will be produced by actor John Abraham. He will play the parallel lead role along with Subodh Bhave and Trupti Toradmal.
The actor said that, "It's a film based on a terrific subject which is the Pokhran Nuke Test, a play which was already a huge success. The film has a lot of acting scope and I have already been doing a lot of intense acting workshops".
In Bahu Humari Rajni_KantRaqesh Vashisth is seen in Bahu Humari Rajni_Kant which airs on Life Ok. He is playing the role of Anthony Gonsalves aka Shantanu Kant in the series opposite Ridhima Pandit.
Marriage/WifeRaqesh Vashisth got married to Riddhi Dogra, his co star from the daily soap Maryada on 29 May 2011 in Pune. Riddhi is a lady luck for him, they both are virgos so have the same likes and dislikes.
Personal lifeRakesh Bapat changed his name to Raqesh Vashisht with him explaining that Vashisth is his original surname and the name change is from the request of his mother. He has great interest in painting, horse riding, tennis, sculpting, singing, playing flute and sitar.
CareerRaqesh has completed MBA from Mumbai University in 2000. He made his bollywood debut with Tum Bin (2001) followed by few average films like Dil Vil Pyar Vyar in 2002 and Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai in 2005.
He decided to turn to television and made his debut in the Zee Tv serial, Saat Phere. He was highly recognized as male protagonist Aditya in the Star Plus show Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak?. He was also seen in Madhur Bhandarkar's movie "Heroine".
Serials2005-2009 Saat Phere - Saloni Ka Safar
2008 Ek Packet Umeed
2010-2012 Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak?
2011 Simplly Sapney
2012-2013 Honge Judaa Naa Hum
2013 Nach Baliye 6
2014 Qubool Hai
Filmography2001 Tum Bin
2002 Dil Vil Pyar Vyar
2003 Wrong Number
2004 Kaun Hai Jo Sapno Mein Aaya
2005 Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai, Naam Gum Jayega
2006 Jai Maa Santoshi, Jaadu Sa Chal Gaya
2012 Aayna Ka Bayna
2013 Gippi, A New Love Ishtory
2016 Sarv Mangal Savdhan