Raqesh Bapat (Actor) Height, Weight, Date of Birth, Age, Wiki, Biography, Girlfriend and More
Raqesh Bapat is an Indian actor and model. He is known for playing the role of Amar Shah in Bollywood romantic-drama Tum Bin. In 1999, he became the first runner-up of Grasim Mr. India. Rakesh also won the title of Mr. Pune. After his debut film Tum Bin, Rakesh has shown his acting proficiency in various movies like Dil Vil Pyaar Vyaar, Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai, Tumse Milke Wrong Number etc. He has also been seen in many Hindi television shows such as Honge Judaa Naa Hum, Ek Packet Umeed etc. He also won the Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role in 2007 for serial Saat phere: Saloni ka Safar.
Birth & Early Life
Raqesh was born as Rakesh Vashisht on 1 September 1978 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. His father is an army officer and mother is a school teacher. Raqesh completed his primary education in Amaravati and later done MBA post-graduation from Mumbai University.
|Real Name||Rakesh Vashisht|
|Profession||Actor and Model|
|Date of Birth||1 September 1978|
|Age (as in 2021)||43 Years|
|Birth Place||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Home Town||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Family||Father : Name Not Known (Army Personal)
Mother : Name Not Known (School Principal)
Sister : Sheetal Bapat
Brother : Not Available
Wife : Ridhi Dogra (m. 2011-19)
|Address||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
Raqesh started his modeling at early age of 20. He won the title of Mr. Pune. He was the first runner up in ‘Mr. India’ and ‘Mr. International’ Contest. During his modeling career, he got a chance to work on commercials of Colgate and Wrigley’s Gum.
His first Bollywood debut film was Tum Bin, written and directed by famous movie maker Anubhav Sinha in 2001. Later, he has been seen in various Hindi movies like Kaun Hai Jo Sapno mein Aaya, Naam Ghum Jayega, Gippy, Heroine etc. He also made his debut in Marathi cinema through the film Aayna Ka Bayna in the year 2012. He has acted in many Marathi films like Vrundavan, Savita Damodar Paranjpe etc.
Raqesh also quite active in television industry and started with Zee TV’s show Saat phere: Saloni Ka Safar in 2005. After his debut, he worked in several popular shows including Qubool Hai, Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak?,Tu Aashiqui etc. Rakesh received the Star Parivaar Award for Favorite Beta and Most Stylish Male Sadasya in 2011 for serial Maryada. Raqesh and his wife Ridhi Dogra also participated in the dance reality show Nach Baliye 6 in 2013. In 2021, Raqesh was seen in the popular TV reality show Bigg Boss season 15.
Education Details and More
|Debut||Television : Saat phere: Saloni Ka Safar (2005)
Film : Tum Bin (2001)
Physical Stats and More
|Height||5′ 9″ Feet|
|Body Shape||Chest: 42 inches
Waist: 32 inches
Biceps: 12 inches
|Hobbies||Travelling and Watching films|
Rakesh married to famous television actress Ridhi Dogra in 2011. But they got divorced in 2019 after 8 years of their marriage.
Marital Status and More
|Girlfriends||Ridhi Dogra (Actress)
|Salary (approx)||Not Available|
|Net Worth||Not Available|
Social Media Presence
Some Facts About Raqesh Bapat
- Raqesh Bapat was born and brought up in Mumbai. He changed his name from Rakesh Vashisth to Raqesh Bapat.
- Raqesh received the National Award in Class IX for the painting.
- He completed his graduation from Mumbai University.
- At the age of 21, Rakesh got the first runner up position in Mr. India contest.
- He has also won the first runner up in Mr. International.
- Rakesh is also associated with ‘Shyamchi Aai Foundation’, a non-profit organization.
- This 42 years old actor was also on Panel for the ‘Hindustan Times Scholarship Programme’ in Pune, along with actor- director, Alok Rajwade.
- He is a very socially active person. He has over one million followers in his Instagram account.
- He is a great devotee of Lord Ganesha.
- Raqesh is also an animal lover and has a pet dog.
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