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, made his debut on television with the daily soap Saat Phere, which got him instant recognition. He played the role of Asad Ahmed Khan in the daily soap Qubool Hai. Now, the actor is all set to make a debut in Marathi cinema with the movie 'Vrundavan'.
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. Raqesh was highly recognized as male protagonist Aditya in the Star Plus show Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak?.
Personal ProfileName : Raqesh Vashisth
Birthday : 1 September 1978
Age : 37 years
Hometown : Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Occupation : Actor
Years active : 2001- present
Spouse : Riddhi Dogra
Debut Film : Tum bin
Debut serial : Saat Phere
Marathi Movie 'Vrundavan'Raqesh Vashishth is all set to make a debut in marathi industry with his debut movie 'Vrundavan'. He will portray Krish in the film. He said, "Being a Maharashtrian, I always wanted to take up something interesting but no script excited me in terms of genre or the concept until Vrundavan. This movie is an action packed blockbuster which incorporates comedy, drama, love and a plethora of emotions. More than myself, my family is really excited because they reside in Pune and have always wanted me to be a part of atleast one Marathi film."
Marriage/WifeRaqesh Vashisth got married to Riddhi Dogra his co star from the daily soap Maryada on 29 May 2011 in Pune. Ridhi is a lady luck for him, they both are virgos so have the same likes and dislikes.
Asad in Qubool HaiRaqesh Vashisth replaced Karan Singh Grover as Asad Ahmed Khan in Qubool Hai. But later, quit the show because of the leap. The show starred Surbhi Jyoti in the lead role.
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, playing tennis, sculpting, singing, playing flute and sitar.
In Nach Baliye 6Raqesh Vashisth and Riddhi Dogra were one of the strongest contenders on the dance reality show, Nach Baliye 6 apart from Gurmeet Choudhary-Debina Bonnerjee and Rithvik Dhanjani-Asha Negi. The couple was among the top three contenders.
In Honge Judaa Na HumRaqesh Vashisth and the beautiful actress Aamna Sharif were seen in the daily soap Honge Judaa Na Hum which aired on Sony Entertainment Television.
CareerRaqesh has completed MBA from Mumbai University in 2000. He made his bollywood debut in Anubhav Sinha's Tum Bin (2001) 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 decided to turn to television and 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 Bhandarkar's movie "Heroine".
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 Srav Mangal Savdhan
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 as Asad Ahmed Khan