Raqesh Vashisth is an Indian film and TV serial actor born on 1 September 1978 as Rakesh Bapat. Vashisth is married to Riddhi Dogra, his co-star from “Maryada”.
Raqesh made his screen debut in Anubhav Sinha’s Tum Bin (2001).
After that he starred in a few average films like Dil Vil Pyar Vyar in 2002 and Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai in 2005, but Raqesh failed to make a mark at the box-office and decided to turn to television
He made his debut in the Zee serial, Saat Phere, with him gaining instant recognition on the small screen within a short span of time.
He has played the role of Anuj in the NDTV Imagine show Ek Packet Umeed. He depicted the role of an MBA graduate who helps run Umeed Bhavan and is in love with Sujata.
He also played the role of Karan Mehra in Simply Sapne as the main actor replaced by Gautam Rode. Shlok is the character he played in Seven on Sony Entertainment Television. The show was produced under the banner of Yash Raj Television.He is recently seen as male protagonist Aditya in the Star Plus show Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak?
Raqesh is also seen in Madhur Bhandarkar upcoming movie Heroine. Raqesh has also done ads for Colgate, Wrigley’s chewing gum, SSI-Education and Lux among others.