Manu Rishi

Actor

Writer

Manu Rishi

Manu Rishi is an Indian film actor, scriptwriter and lyricist. He had been a theatre actor before making his film debut in Saathiya in 2002. He was also a part of Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, as an actor and dialogue writer. He won a Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue for his effort.

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Manu Rishi is an Indian film actor, scriptwriter and lyricist. He had been a theatre actor before making his film debut in Saathiya in 2002. He was also a part of Oye Lucky Lucky Oye, as an actor and dialogue writer. He won a Filmfare Award for Best Dialogue for his effort. Career Manu Rishi earned his acting chops during a six-year spell with Arvind Gaur’s Asmita Theatre Group in Delhi. Here, he acted in over 40 plays, including Girish Karnad’s Rakt Kalyan, Mahesh Dattani’s Final Solution and William Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. The inevitable move to Mumbai and Bollywood happened at the start of the new millenium. In 2002, Manu Rishi landed his first role in Shaad Ali’s Saathiya. He won notice and followed it up with a lesser successful venture in Raghu Romeo. Manu Rishi’s next big role was in Abhay Deol-starrer Ek Chaalis Ki Last Local. They twain would meet again, when Manu Rishi played Abhay Deol’s sidekick in Oye Lucky Lucky Oye. He also doubled up as a dialogue writer for the movie. The pathbreaking conman flick earned praise from all quarters. Manu Rishi also pocketed a Filmfare Award for Best Dialogues. He also won an IIFA Award for the same. Manu Rishi also wrote dialogues for Aisha, but didn’t act in it. In 2010, his most prominent role was in Phas Gaye Re Obama, besides a cameo in Band Bajaa Baaraat. After an unsuccessful role in Soundtrack in 2011, Manu Rish again performed the dual role of actor-dialogue writer in Gautham Menon’s Ekk Tha Deewana. He was then drafted into Gurrmeet Singh’s What The Fish, as the scheming broker, Ravi, in 2013. The following year, Manu Rishi found roles in Aankhon Dekhi and Kya Dilli Kya Lahore. Personal Life Manu Rishi was born in New Delhi on New Year’s Day in 1971. As mentioned before, he spent six years with Arvind Gaur’s theatre group, before moving to Mumbai.

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