Manish Rishi (Kannada Actor) Height, Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Mysore, Karnataka
Wife: Swathi Parasuraman
Age: 35 Years

Manish Rishi

Real nameMonish Nagaraj [1]YouTube - Radio City India
Famous roleParamesh “Parmy” in the Kannada film Operation Alamelamma (2017)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet & inches- 6’ 0”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)- Chest: 44 Inches
- Waist: 32 Inches
- Biceps: 14 Inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
DebutTV: Mahaparva (2014) aired on ETV Kannada
Mahaparva 2014
Film (Supporting Role): Money Honey Shani (2013) as Shekar (Supporting Role)
Money Honey Shani Poster
Film (Lead Role): Operation Alamelamma (2017) as Paramesh “Purmy" (Lead Role)
Operation Alamelamma
Web Series: Shaitan (2023) aired on Disney + Hotstar
Shaitan Poster
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Two Times Best Actor Award, TV Show Anuroopa, Star Suvarna Pariwar Awards
• Best Debut Actor, 7th SIIMA Award, Operation Alamelamma (2018)
• Best Actor Kannada, Critics Choice Award 2020, Kavaludaari (2020)
• Best Actor Award, Kavaludaari (2022)
• Honoured by Karnataka State Reserve Police Department (2023)
Personal Life
Date of Birth21 June 1988 (Tuesday)
Age (as of 2023) 35 Years
Zodiac signGemini
HometownMysore, Karnataka
SchoolSt. Joseph’s Primary School, Mysore
College/University• Marimallappa’s College
• Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore.
Educational Qualification• Pre-University Course at Marimallappa’s College
• Graduation in Civil Engineering from Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore. [2]The Times of India
Controversies• Assaulting An Aunt

In 2018, Manish Rishi faced allegations of assaulting his aunt, Shalini Gurumurthy, who is his mother's sister, in relation to a dispute over ancestral property. His aunt filed a police complaint at Basaveshwaranagar police station, accusing the actor of physically assaulting her and making threats on her life. She claimed that Manish Rishi attempted to strangle her, and she also implicated his parents in the assault. According to reports, Shalini Gurumurthy, who is physically disabled, visited Manish Rishi's residence in Basaveshwaranagar to see her ailing father who lived there with the actor's family. It was alleged that upon her arrival, Rishi blocked her from entering and presented documents, forcefully demanding her signature before allowing her to meet her father. However, Gurumurthy stated that she did not sign any documents and insisted that her father personally request her signature in relation to the property dispute. On the other hand, Manish Rishi claimed that his aunt's accusations were a ploy to defame him in society. He denied all the allegations, asserting that his aunt fabricated the entire story for financial gain. [3]Bangalore Mirror
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date11 November 2019
Manish Rishi marriage picture
Wife/SpouseSwathi Parasuraman (Content Writer)
Manish Rishi and Wife Swathi
ParentsFather- K. C. Nagaraj (was a bank employee at Kaveri Grameena Bank)
Mother- Anala Nagaraj (homemaker)
Manish Rishi Family
SiblingsSister- Sunethra Nagaraaj (RJ Nethra) (Radio Jockey on Radio City 91.1 FM Bangalore City)
Manish Rishi Sister Nethra



Some Lesser Known Facts About Manish Rishi

  • Manish Rishi is an actor of Indian origin, who is primarily associated with the Kannada film industry.
  • During his engineering studies, Manish Rishi engaged in theatre activities and took the role of leader for the college’s dramatics team. Simultaneously, he also pursued a part-time job as a Radio Jockey in his spare time. [4]Deccan Chronicle))
  • Manish Rishi’s sister RJ Nethra was seen in the 2018 film “6ne Maili” directed by See Ni.
  • Prior to venturing into the entertainment field, Manish Rishi secured employment at a company via campus placement. He served as an engineer within the organization for a brief period before transitioning into the realm of entertainment. Concurrently, he pursued a career as a Radio Jockey.
  • Shortly after resigning from his corporate job, Manish Rishi embarked on an entrepreneurial journey in the realm of retail interiors and merchandising. At the same time, he devoted himself to nurturing his theatre career.
  • In 2016, Manish Rishi made his appearance in the Star Suvarna show “Anuroopa.” His portrayal of a character in the series received high acclaim, ultimately leading him to win the prestigious Best Actor award for two consecutive years.
  • Manish Rishi also made cameo appearances in several films before his breakthrough. However, in 2017, he marked his debut as a lead actor in the film “Operation Alamelamma,” portraying the character of Paramesh, also known as “Purmy.” His portrayal received immense appreciation and love from both audiences and critics alike. The film went on to become a sensational hit in 2017, gaining popularity not only in India but also internationally. It was released in countries such as the USA, Australia, Europe, and many more. ((Deccan Chronicle
  • Manish Rishi has also been part of other notable films, including “Kavaludaari” (2019), “Sarvajanikarige Suvarnavakasha” (2019), “Mugilpete” (2021), “Nodi Swamy Ivanu Irode Heege” (2022), “Ramanavatara” (2023), and many others. Particularly, his role as Inspector K.S. Shyam in the film “Kavaludaari” (2019) received significant recognition. The film emerged as a box office success and garnered praise from both viewers and critics alike.
  • According to reports, Manish Rishi encountered his soulmate, Swathi Parasuraman, during his involvement in theatre. Some time ago, he had crafted a script that incorporated elements from Japan. Upon discovering that Swathi hailed from Japan, he decided to share his work with her. This exchange brought them closer together. [5]The News Minute
  • Due to his introverted nature, Manish holds the belief that sharing personal information on social media is unnecessary. Initially hesitant about disclosing details about his relationship with Swathi to the public, he eventually made the decision to inform his followers and keep them informed about every aspect of their marriage. [6]The News Minute
  • He is a passionate traveller who has ventured to numerous destinations across the globe.
  • Rishi stated that portraying the character of Shyam in the film Kavaludaari (2019) was one of the most challenging roles for him. In this particular role, he had minimal dialogue to deliver, and instead, he had to rely heavily on his facial expressions and body language to effectively communicate. [7]Instagram – Rishi
  • Manish identifies himself as an introverted individual. Initially, he had no aspirations of pursuing acting as a career until his enrollment in an engineering college, where he had the opportunity to discover and develop his acting abilities. [8]Instagram – Rishi
  • Prior to entering the entertainment industry, Manish worked as an engineer for a brief period. He made this choice due to his belief that once he joined the world of entertainment, he would not have the opportunity to return to his engineering profession. Therefore, he desired to gain firsthand experience in the corporate world before pursuing a career in television and film. [9]Deccan Chronicle
  • During a 2017 interview, Manish Rishi discussed his experiences as a theatre artist and in the world of films. He drew a comparison between the two, stating that in theatre, the focus is not primarily on the commercial aspects of staging a play. However, in the case of films, the box office performance holds significant importance. According to Rishi, actors need to consistently deliver their best performances with each project to earn the love and trust of the audience. [10]The Times of India
  • The movie “Operation Alamelamma” played a crucial role in boosting Manish Rishi’s popularity among the audience. He recounted an incident where renowned actor Puneeth Rajkumar recognized him from a distance, having seen Manish in the film’s trailer and thoroughly enjoyed it. This incident highlights the impact of the movie on Manish’s recognition and appreciation within the industry.
  • In the film “Operation Alamelamma,” Manish Rishi portrays the character of a vegetable auctioneer. During an interview, he recounted an incident where the director, Suni, woke him up at 4:30 am and took him to a vegetable market near Yeshwathpur. This was done to provide Rishi with a firsthand experience of the live vegetable auction that takes place during that time in the morning. Suni aimed to give Rishi an authentic experience so that he could portray the role of a vegetable auctioneer realistically in the film.
  • Prior to the filming of “Operation Alamelamma,” director Suni and Rishi originally intended to collaborate on another film. However, for various reasons, that particular project did not materialize or move forward.
  • The film “Operation Alamelamma” (2017), starring Rishi, was initially planned as a short film but eventually underwent a transformation and evolved into a full-length feature film. The original intention of making it a short film changed, and the project expanded into a complete feature film during its development process. [11]The Times of India