Raqesh Bapat is an Indian actor and model. He won the National Award at the junior level for his painting. In 1999, he became the first runner-up of Grasim Mr. India. Rakesh also won the title of Mr. Pune. In 2021, Raqesh made his web series debut with Assi Nabbe Poore Sau, playing the role of Junaid Alam.

Birth Name

Raqesh Bapat




Actor, Model, Reality TV Star



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Raqesh Bapat was born on the 19th of September 1978, in Amravati, Maharashtra, India.


He is currently 44 years old.

Sun Sign



Indian (Asian)




Raqesh graduated with an MBA degree from the University of Mumbai.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown (Army Persona)
  • Mother – Unknown (School teacher)
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status



Girlfriend / Spouse

Raqesh Bapat has dated –

  • Ridhi Dogra (2011-2019) – In 2011, Raqesh Bapat was married to Ridhi Dogra but they divorced in 2019.

  • Shamita Shetty (2021-2022) – In September 2021, Raqesh started dating Shamita Shetty who was his connection in Bigg Boss OTT. In July 2022, Shamita Shetty took to Instagram to announce her break-up with Raquesh. She wrote, “Raqesh and I are no longer together and have not been for a while.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 10 inches
  • In centimeters – 178 cm
  • In meters – 1.78 m


  • In Kilograms – 75 kg
  • In Pounds – 165 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color




Professional Statistics

Famous For

Raqesh became known after for his work in television series such as Maryada: Lekin Kab Tak?, Qubool Hai, Ek Packet Umeed, Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar, Simplly Sapney, Seven, Honge Judaa Naa Hum, Bahu Hamari Rajni Kant, and Tu Aashiqui.

Film Debut

In 2001, Bapat was given his first role, Amar Shah in the movie Tum Bin.

Television Debut

In 2005, Raqesh made her TV debut on the episode of Hindi television drama Saat Phere: Saloni Ka Safar.

Raqesh Bapat Favorites

  • Favorite Actor Hugh Jackman
  • Favorite Pet – Dog
  • Favorite Color – Yellow
  • Favorite Hobbies – Painting, Horse-riding, Playing Tennis, Sculpting, Singing, Playing Flute & Sitar
  • Favorite Food – Fast Food

Raqesh Bapat Net worth

Raqesh Bapat has an estimated net worth of $0.8 million dollars as of 2022.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Raqesh Bapat

  • Bapat was born and brought up in Mumbai. He changed his name from Rakesh Vashisth to Raqesh Bapat.
  • Raqesh is an avid painter and sculptor.
  • Bapat received the National Award in Class IX for the painting.
  • At the age of 21, Rakesh got the first runner up position in Mr. India contest.
  • Raqesh was also on Panel for the Hindustan Times Scholarship Programme in Pune, along with actor- director, Alok Rajwade.
  • In 2007, Bapat also won the Indian Telly Award for Best Actor in a Negative Role for serial Saat phere: Saloni ka Safar.
  • He is a great devotee of Lord Ganesha.
  • In 2013, Raqesh participated in the 6th edition of the dance reality competition show, Nach Baliye, along with his estranged wife Riddhi.
  • Raqesh has appeared in several Marathi-language movies, including WhatsApp Love and Mumbai Apli Ahe.
  • In 2018, he also appeared in Tu Aashiqui which aired on Colors TV.
  • In 2019, Bapat played the lead role in two Marathi films, including WhatsApp Love along with actress Anuja Sathe, and directed by Hemant Kumar Mahale.
  • In 2021, Raqesh was a part of the reality show Bigg Boss OTT, alongside Divya Agarwal, Neha Bhasin, and Ridhima Pandit. He finished third runner-up. That same, he appeared on Bigg Boss 15 as a wildcard contestant, but he later quit the show citing medical reasons.


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