Rishi Rich is a popular music producer. He was born as Rishpal Singh Rekhi in Croydon, England and he is based in London. He started his career in the Asian Underground until he earned worldwide popularity for his Bhangra tracks, Indian R&B fusion music, and Hindi remixes. He co-produced and worked with a variety of talented Asian artists in the UK. In 2003, he signed a management contract with the independent record label, 2Point9 Records.
Subsequently, he founded the Rishi Rich Project, who aims to showcase aspiring artists. It became popular in the Asian Underground scene, where they also popularize the Indian R&B fusion. Rishi Rich Project’s debut single entitled Dance with You (Nachna Tere Naal) was released in the year 2003, which features
Jay Sean and Juggy D. The song won the UK Asian Music Awards for Best Single R&B in 2003 and was ranked number two in the Dutch Top 40 and number 12 at the UK Singles Charts. In the year 2007, he departed with 2Point9 Records, which also marks the end of the Rishi Rich Project. Since then, Jay Sean and Juggy D became one of the most successful artists in Asia and UK respectively. The Rishi Rich Project reunites with the two in 2015 with the single, Freak. Richi’s first solo album was entitled Simply Rich, which turned out to be a huge success in Asia.
This led to several hit singles like Nahin Tere Jeha Hor Disda and Nahin Jeena. His second solo album, The Project, was released in 2006. The song, Push It Up (Aaja Kuriye) took the no. 1 spot on BBC Asian Network Chart. Rishi co-founded the Rishi Rich Productions (RRP) in the year 2007, together with Waleed Jahangir, an entertainment entrepreneur. Artists like Veronica Mehta, Juggy D, Tasha Tah,
Abbas Hasan, H-Dhami, etc. has signed to RRP. Rishi won the UK Asian Music Awards for Best Producer in 2003 and 2009 for his work in H-Dhami’s debut album.
He also produced songs for Bollywood films like Eyes on You for Amitabh Bachchan’s Boom (2003); Mere Dil Vich
Hum Tum for the romantic comedy film, Hum Tum (2004); One Night for the comedy film, Kyaa Kool Hai Hum (2005); and Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse (Remix) for the comedy thriller film, Jackpot (2013). In 2014, he shifted to Atlanta and signed to Teddy Riley Music Group (owned by Teddy Riley) after he acquired the OnlyChild Records. Rishi got married to Manrina Rhode in September 2011. Manrina works as a dentist.