Richard Rishi Biography, Facts & Life Story

Richard Rishi Indian Actor

Quick Facts

Known ForTamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films

Full Name:Richard Rishi



Age:42 years old (in 2020)

Date of Birth:October 20, 1977

Birthplace:Thiruvalla, India

Zodiac Sign: Libra

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height:5 feet 9 inches (1.7 m)

Weight:70 kg (154 lbs)

Chest:42 inches

Waist:32 inches


Biceps:14 inches

Hair Color:Black

Eye Color:Black

Richard Sharaf Babu, popularly known as Richard Rishi, who is an Indian film actor and has worked in Telugu and Tamil film industries. In 1990, he made a debut movie “Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari” for which he earned fame and appreciation. He was born on 20th October 1977, Thiruvalla, India, and the son of Babu and Alice. He studied from Loyola Matriculation School and passed out his intermediate. He shared a strong bond with 2 younger sisters, Shalini and Samili and they both became actresses. Talking about his family background, his paternal family is from Kollam and the maternal family is from Malayali, lived in Chennai.


Richard Rishi acted as a child actor in his childhood and made a debut with Tamil movie named “Anjali” which was released in 1990. But, he was recognized as an adult actor as he worked in “Kadhal Virus” which was released in 2002. In the movie, he worked as a lead alongside Sridevi Vijaya Kumar.

Later, he appeared in another movie “Koottu” and the story revolves around the two college buddies. In the film, he portrayed the role of Harikrishnan while the film was released in 2004.

In 2005, he appeared in the movie named “Girivalam”. It was a remake of the Bollywood movie named “Humraaz”. In the movie, Richard Rishi worked along with Shaam and Tanu Roy. The film became a hit and he earned huge success.

In 2006, Richard Rishi appeared in “Naalai” which was a super hit movie and liked by everyone for its narration and storyline. While in the same year, Richard Rishi appeared in another movie named “Yuga” and the film got recognition. However, he acted in numerous movies and won the hearts of many with his stellar performances throughout his career life.

He is mainly known for his movies like; “Dammunnodu” which was released in 2010, “Netru Indru” released in 2014, and “Pazhaya Vannarapettai” released in 2016.


Richard Rishi earned huge popularity and fame throughout his career life and he calls it the major achievement of his life.

Richard Rishi Education

Qualification: Graduated

College: Loyola College, Chennai

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Richard Rishi Career

Profession: Actor

Known For: Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films

Debut TV Series/Movie:

Jagadeka Veerudu Athiloka Sundari

Salary: Under Review

Net Worth: USD $5 Million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Babu

Mother: Alice

Brother(s): None

Sister(s): Shamili, Shalini

Marital Status: Married

Wife/Girlfriend: Sathyalakshmi Kannadasan

Children: None

Ex Girlfriends:

Not Known

Richard Rishi Favorites

Hobbies: Acting, Travelling

Favorite Actor: Shah Rukh Khan

Favorite Destination: Dubai, Tamil Nadu

Favorite Color: White, Grey

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