Rishi Kaushik, born as Kamakhya Kaushik, was brought up in Tezpur, Assam. He works majorly in Bengali television serials. He graduated from Guwahati University and Tezpur Academy. In 2002, he came to Kolkatta, with a hope to pursue his career in acting.
Rishi was always inclined towards acting, but it is surprising how he never showed interest during his growing years. He says in one of the interviews that in school and college he did not participate much in the theater activities in school and college. Instead, what is more, surprising is that he concentrated more on building his body. He won the Assam Malestorm Contest in 2001. When this gave him a little more confidence, he participated in Gladrags Mega Model Hunt and was one of the finalists. The popular TV host
Shekhar Suman was the judge of this show.
Rishi debuted in Assamese beside Nishita Goswami, in the movie “Rong.” Nishita happens to be the daughter of the famous National Film Awardee
Malaya Goswami. In 2002, Rishi moved into Kolkatta, where he started his career on the small screen. From 2005-07, he worked in a television serial called “Ekdin Protidin” which was aired on Zee Bangla. The character he portrayed there was of Indranath Laha.
After moving to Kolkata Rishi’s first telefilm was “
Daman” alongside the famous
Indrani Haldar. His initial break on the big screen was in 2006, in the film “
Kranti” where he played a negative role. The movie was directed by Riingo Banerjee and did pretty well at the box office. Rishi often thanks Indrani Haldar for improving his Bangla.
From 2008-10, Rishi worked again in small screen, which gave him a lot of popularity. His role as Dr. Ujaan Chatterjee in “Ekhane Aakash Neel” was loved by many. He was cast against the famous Aparajita Ghosh. The Ujaan-Hiya chemistry from the same serial was more than a phenomenon at that time. Recently he was seen in the serial “Ishti Kutum” as Archishman Mukherjee.