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Rishi Mahesh

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My name is Rishi, and I am an actor and writer who studied Theatre and Business at Northwestern University.

I graduated with honors in playwriting, receiving the 2020 Agnes Nixon Playwriting award for my play Sorry for giving a knife to the party but in fairness we're way too old for y'all to be renting a bounce house.

At the same time, I was named a finalist for the 2021 Warner Bros. Television Actors in Training Program, and was a nominee for the ABC Digital Talent Search.

From there, I signed with Canopy Media Partners, where I am currently represented as an actor. 

In my free time, I perform standup comedy, and have been booked across the country by colleges such as George Washington University and the University of California - Santa Barbara. I currently produce a monthly comedy-variety show in LA, "Chicago 10's Comedy."

I co-created"Using Protection Web Series" which was an official 2022 Selection by SeriesFest.

I publish writing regularly at

On this website, I feature a lot of my creative work. Please check it out, and get in touch if you would like to collaborate or learn more about what I do!


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