Raqesh Bapat

Raqesh Bapat is an Indian Actor, Model and Artist. He was born on September 1, 1978. He is known for his works in films like Tum Bin…: Love Will Find a Way (2001), Vrundavan (2016) ,Savita Damodar Paranjpe (2018) And Television shows like Saat Phere… Saloni Ka Safar (2005) ,Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak? (2010), Qubool Hai (2012).

His career began quite unknowingly, when he participated in Grasim Mr. India. Winning it at the young age of 19, he was welcomed with open arms by the glamour world. Representing India at the subsequent Mr. International pageant and winning the title of First runner up sealed his foray in front of the arch lights.

His early achievements and advertisement roles led to Bollywood film roles, starting with the movie Tum Bin…: Love Will Find a Way (2001). The film was a major commercial success. In the same year Raqesh featured in Dil Vil Pyar Vyar (2002).

He then appeared in films like Wrong Number (2003), Kaun Hai Jo Sapno Mein Aaya (2004), Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai (2005), Naam Gum Jaayega (2005) , Jai Santoshi Maa (2006) , Jadu Saa Chal Gaya (2006) .

Raqesh began his television career in 2005 with drama Saat Phere… Saloni Ka Safar (2005) (2005-2008). The role gave him instant recognition on Television. He was seen on many serials after the success of Saat Phere including Ek Packet Umeed (2008) (2008), ‘Seven- The Ashvamedha Prophecy’ (2010), Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak? (2010), ‘Maryada gained a lot of popularity and is also remembered as the first show on Indian television to have a homosexual story line and ‘Simplly Sapney’ (2011).

He made a comeback in films after 6 years in 2012, with a Hindi and a Marathi film. He starred in Heroine (2012),’ drama film directed, written, and co-produced by Madhur Bhandarkar.

Raqesh made his Marathi film debut with film, Delinquent Dancers (2012). In the same year, Raqesh also played lead role in , a television drama series.

In 2013, he took part in Nach Baliye (2005) 6, a dance, reality-television series. He also appeared in 2 films, Gippi (2013) and A New Love Ishtory (2013).

He replaced Karan Singh Grover for the lead role in hugely popular Hindi show Qubool Hai (2012) (2014).

From 2015, his career in Marathi film Industry flourished with movies like Citizen (2015), Vrundavan (2016) and ‘Sarv Mangal Savdhan’ (2016). In the same year he replaced Karan Grover for the lead role of Shantanu Kant in Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant (2016) and played a short role in Tu Aashiqui (2017) (2018).

He also starred in Savita Damodar Paranjpe (2018). The film was very well received.

Raqesh played the lead role in 2 Marathi films in 2019. WhatsApp Love (2019) and Mumbai Apli Ahe (2019). His role in the film got him a nomination for ‘Dadasaheb Phalke awards 2019’ for actor in lead role (Male). He also starred in ‘Forever’ (2019). The film was exclusively screened on the most popular platform Amazon for viewers across the globe.

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