Rakesh Adiga is an Indian actor, screenwriter, director and rapper. He mainly works in Kannada cinema. He is also an accomplished playback singer and supporting actor. In August 2022, he came into limelight after participating as a contestant on the Kannada reality show Bigg Boss OTT.
Rakesh Adiga was born on Friday 6th June 1986.age 36 years; by 2022) in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He completed his schooling at Janaseva Vidya Kendra Residential School, Bangalore. He was born and brought up in the respected Adiga family of Karnataka, which owns several hotels and restaurants across Karnataka. When he was in college, he was associated with a music band in college. In 2019, the band composed two songs for the Kannada film – Harikatha.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: black
parents and siblings
wife and children
Rakesh Adiga is not married.
Soon after completing college, he founded his own hip-hop music band named “Urban Lads” with his friends and started rapping. After this he became the first Kannada rapper. His band was launched by Suraj Sarja.
In 2009, Rakesh Adiga made his acting debut with the film Jhosh. The film earned him high recognition in the Kannada film industry and was a box office success.
After this Rakesh Adiga appeared in several Kannada films including Raja Loves Radhe, Yare Kougadali, Nanda Gokula, Mandahasa and Karnataka Ayodhyapuram. She was then cast in a romantic film Mandahasa in 2010, but it got delayed. In 2011, he appeared as a villain in the film Alemari. Thereafter, he was cast as a lover boy in the film Psychology. Later, Rakesh Adiga acted as a villain in more than 13 Kannada films. Rakesh Adiga worked in the film Pari in 2012 and the film was a big flop at the box office.
In 2019, Rakesh Adiga started working as a director in the Kannada film industry. His first film as a director was Night Out.
In 2021, Rakesh Adiga started working as a musician and released his first music video Free Spirit in the same year.
Awards and achievements
In 2009, he was awarded the Best Debut Actor award by Asianet Suvarna for the film Jhosh. In 2021, Rakesh Adiga was awarded the Achievement Certificate for Best Feature Film from the Indo-French International Film Festival.
Facts / Trivia
- Rakesh Adiga enjoys drinking alcoholic beverages on various occasions and functions.
- According to Rakesh Adiga, he follows a non-vegetarian diet. Reportedly, in 2013, he was supposed to shoot a scene for a film while eating non-vegetarian food items. However, he refused to eat non-veg and shot the scene pretending to eat the same food.