Born: Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir, India
Mukesh Rishi is an Indian film actor who works in Telugu, Hindi, Odia, Bhojpuri , Malayalam, Punjabi and Tamil. He got his first break in Tollywood in 1988 and has since, established himself as a leading character actor. Although he started his career in Telugu films as a villain, he has diversified into positive roles. In this transition, he joins a list of non-Telugu speaking actors, such as Amrish Puri, Puneet Issar, Sharat Saxena, and Pradeep Rawat, who have played the role of the villain in Telugu movies. He has also acted in Oriya films.
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