Rishi Deshpande is an Indian film actor and director. He made his debut in the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Paheli (2005). Rishi then turned director with the film Jinki Re Jinki (2007). He was last seen in the film Samaantar (2009). His upcoming movie, Citizen, is set to release in October 2015.
He is a resident of Mumbai. He believes in all good things. Deshpande considers only positive people in life who have helped him become a better person. Nature has always played a prominent role in his life, being an inspiration to him for his art. He is inclined towards picking up uncomplicated ideas but bringing out the best and most creative aspect of it. His works in theatre, television shows, and films depict his talent for creating the best in ordinary and natural roles or characters. He is a sensitive person.
Subjects based on relationships and children and their issues have always kept him engaged. He started his acting career at an early age and that contributed to his desire of him to bring out the issues of children out in the open. He realized that this was a largely neglected area, so he started working on that path. His simple and creative nature has helped him a lot to deal with children. It also made him capable of understanding their problems. He thinks working with young people helps in reviving childhood memories and memories related to that age.
He started off with talk shows and serials about children’s issues for television. He has even worked with small kids like those of 4 years old in his bilingual feature films. He also wishes to deal with many untouched subjects about children. He gives importance to self-expression rather than only entertainment and commercial projects. He debuted as an actor in Shah Rukh Khan starrer Paheli (2005). But after that, he shifted to directing with his film Jinki Re Jinki (2007). He also acted in the film Samaantar (2009). He also acted in movies like Dhoosar (2011), VakratundaMahakaaya (2015), Citizen (2015). In 2012 he directed Gin LiyaAasman.
The movie Rainbow that released in 2015 is the one in which he gained much popularity. Among these films, his role as Kishan’s friend in Paheli and the role of the truck driver in the movie Rainbow (2015) are praiseworthy and gained much popularity. His works include corporate films, commercial films, documentary films, and TV serials.