Who is Raqesh Bapat: Raqesh Bapat of ‘Tum Bin’ fame will be seen in ‘Bigg Boss’, has won the National Award


The handsome hunk of the film and TV industry, Raqesh Bapat, will also be seen in ‘Bigg Boss OTT’ starting from August 8. Rakesh Bapat is the confirmed contestant for this reality show hosted by Karan Johar. Very few people would know that Rakesh Bapat is a National Award winner and has been the son-in-law of late BJP leader Arun Jaitley.

Let us tell you who is Raqesh Bapat, from where he started his career. Along with this, we will also tell about some unexplored aspects of his life.


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Rakesh Bapat’s real name is Rakesh Vashisht. He was born on 1 September 1978 in Amravati. Rakesh Bapat’s father’s name was Major Padmakar Bapat. He died in January last year.

Rakesh Bapat has a passion for painting and is also a painter. He won the National Award for Painting when he was in class 9th.

Rakesh Bapat in Tum Bin

Rakesh Bapat in ‘Tum Bin’

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Rakesh Bapat has not only been an actor and painter but also a model. She has modeled for many popular endorsements. According to the information available on the Internet, Rakesh Bapat participated in ‘Mr India’ in the year 1999, in which he was the first runner-up. He has also been ‘Mr Pune’ and was also the first runner-up in ‘Mr International’.


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Raqesh Bapat started his acting career in 2001 with the film ‘Tum Bin’. After this Rakesh Bapat did many films and TV shows.

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After the year 2006, Rakesh Bapat took a break from films and entered the world of TV (Raqesh Bapat TV shows). After 6 years, in the year 2012, Rakesh Bapat made a comeback in films. Then he appeared in Madhur Bhandarkar’s film ‘Heroine’. Along with films, Rakesh Bapat also continued to do daily soaps and reality shows in between.

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Rakesh Bapat was also in discussion about his personal life. He married actress Riddhi Dogra in the year 2011, but they got divorced in 2019. Riddhi Dogra is the niece of late BJP leader Arun Jaitley.

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