Birthday: June 21, 1988 (33 years)

HomeTown: Mysore, Karnataka, India

Rishi (ರಿಷಿ) is an Indian actor who predominantly works in Kannada film industry. An engineering graduate he acted in a few television soap opera before venturing into the big screen as the main lead. He is one of the most happening actors in the Kannada film industry. From small screens to big screens, his career journey is quite impressive. Let’s check out Rishi Wiki, Rishi Biography, Rishi Filmography, Rishi Age, Rishi Birthday, Rishi Unknown Facts, Rishi Biodata and more.

Early Life and Careers:

RishiRishi was born on 21 June 1988 to a Kannada speaking family in Mysore, Karnataka, India as Monish Nagaraj. As in 2022, Rishi’ age is 33 years. He is the son of KC Nagaraju and Anala Nagaraj. He has one younger sister Rj Netra aka Sunethra Nagaraj. He completed his engineer degree at Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore.Before venturing into the showbiz industry, he has worked in RED FM as an RJ. He made his film debut with Money Honey Shani(2013) which also stars RJ Prithvi in the pivotal roles. However, the movie was a disaster at the box office. He then appeared in the Kannada serial called Mahaparva in 2014, which aired on ETV Kannada (Colors Kannada). His breakthrough serial was 2016’s Anuroopa which aired on Star Suvarna. Thereafter no looking back for Rishi. The following year, he returned to the big-screen and acted in Operation Alamelamma, which is a blockbuster hit at the box-office and he won SIIMA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role – Debutant (Male) – Kannada.His next film Kavaludaari was a cult Kannada movie, well received by audiences as well as critics. He then appeared in Sarvajanikarige Suvarnavakasha Kannada movie which received a mixed response from the audiences. Rishi will next be seen in Ramanavatara Kannada movie, Sakalakala Vallabha Kannada movie and Seere Kannada movie.

Personal Info:

Real Name Monish Nagaraj
Stage Name Rishi
Profession(s) Actor
Birthday 21 June 1988
Father Name KC Nagaraju
Mother Name Anala Nagaraj
Siblings Sister: Sunethra Nagaraaj (RJ Netra)
Birthplace Mysore, Karnataka, India
Hometown Mysore, Karnataka, India
Current City Bangalore, Karnataka, India
School St Joseph’s Primary School, Mysore
  • Marimallappa ‘s College, Mysore
  • Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore
Eduction Civil Engineering
Debut film
  • Film: Money Honey Shani (2013, Kannada)
  • TV: Mahaparva (2014, Kannada)
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Marital status Married
Spouse name Swathi Parasuraman
Hobbies & Interest Travelling, Watching movies, reading, writing
Religion Hindu
Nationality Indian
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Lesser Known Facts / Rumors/ Controversies


  1. Rishi’s real name is Monish Nagaraj.
  2. Rishi completed civil engineering at Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore. 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 also worked as an RJ in Red FM.
  3. His first debut film ‘Money Honey Shani’ (2013) which also starred RJ Prithvi. The movie was a disaster at the box-office.
  4. He then entered into the small screen with Mahaparva(2014). He rose to fame after he appeared in ‘Anuroopa'(2016) which aired on Star Suvarna. He gained an immense fan following after this serial.
  5. He then returned to the big screen with ‘Operation Alamelamma'(2017) which was a blockbuster hit at the box office.
  6. His 2019’s film ‘Kavaludaari’ was well-received by audiences and critics.
  7. When it comes to his personal life, he got married to Swathi Parasuraman in 2019Rishi.

Additional information


  1. Does Rishi know cooking? – No.
  2. Does Rishi smoke? – Not known.
  3. Does Rishi drinks alcohol? – Not known.
  4. Does Rishi go to the gym? – Yes.
  5. Who is Rishi’s girlfriend ( Rishi’s lover)? – Not known.
  6. Who is Rishi’s wife? – Swathi Parasuraman.
  7. Rishi’s shoe size is 9.5.
  8. Rishi’s height is 6’1″.
  9. Rishi’ mother tongue is Kannada.
  10. Rishi’ father name is KC Nagaraju.
  11. Rishi’ mother name is Anala Nagaraj.
  12. Rishi’ birthday date is 21 June.
  13. Rishi’ hometown is Mysore, Karnataka.


No. Movie Name Langauge Year
1 Money Honey Shani Kannada 2013
2 Operation Alamelamma Kannada 2017
3 Kavaludaari Kannada 2019
4 Sarvajanikarige Suvarnavakasha Kannada 2019
5 Ramanavatara Kannada 2020
6 Sakalakala Vallabha Kannada 2020
7 Seere Kannada 2020

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