Rushi Kota - Updated Jun 2024

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Secunderabad, India
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Secunderabad, India

Rushi Kota

Rushi Kota is an Indian-American TV Actor. Rushi Kota is popular for his role as ‘Prashant’ in the very famous Netflix show “Never Have I Ever”. He is known for appearing as Dr. Vik Roy in “Grey’s Anatomy”.

Early Life

Rushi Kota was born on April 16, 1987, in Secunderabad, India. He is 36 years old and is under the astrological sign, Aries. He holds both Indian and American nationality and his ethnicity is Asian.

The name and information regarding Kota’s parents are not available at the moment. Similarly, information related to his other family members such as his siblings, cousins, grandparents, and relatives is also unknown until now. However, we do know that he was raised by his single mother in Queens, New York.

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Caption: Rushi Kota along with his mother (Source: Instagram)


Regarding Kota’s educational background and qualifications, he initially wanted to go into automotive engineering, so he double majored in Industrial Management Technology and Business Administration at Farmingdale State College.

However, because of the 2008 Financial Crisis, he decided to take a different career path. He then went on to pursue acting in New York. But after two years of acting, he got accepted into Harvard University’s MFA program for Acting. This then led him to have an opportunity for an internship in Russia at Stanislavski’s Moscow Art Theater School.

Career and Professional Life

Rushi Kota was able to make his acting debut in the year 2010. He has been able to appear in TV shows like The Royals, General Hospital, CBS’s Extant with Halle Berry, Ryan Murphy’s 9-1-1, Freeform’s Famous in Love, and Funny or Die’s ESL: English is the Second Language. He also starred in films as well. And, those films are The Divorce Party, Useless Humans, and The One I Wrote For You.

Likewise, he also went on to do some stage work as well. He became popular for his acting in the stage shows as well. His stage show credits are Guards At The Taj at the Marin Theater Company, Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity with the Capital Stage Company, Boston Abolitionist Project, Great Catherine, Blanco Posnet, and Hansel and Gretel at the American Repertory Theater, and Imaginary Invalid at Moscow Art Theatre.

And, his first major recurring role was in the year 2017. At this time, he got the opportunity to appear in “Grey’s Anatomy” which is a very famous series. He starred ‘Dr. Vik Roy’ in the series. He was able to appear for 16 episodes in the series which helped him gain a lot of popularity.

Moreover, in the Netflix famous show, “Never Have I Ever”, Kota starred in the role of “Prashant”. This also boosted his popularity in the acting sector. His other acting credits are iCarly, Ordinary Joe, and CSI: Vegas. Also, he has stated that his acting influences are Ryan Reynolds, Idris Elba, as well as Chadwick Boseman.

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Caption: Rushi Kota with his co-star from “Never Have I Ever” (Source: Instagram)

Relationship Status

Rushi Kota tied the knot with his wife, Reeshelle Sookram Kota on March 15, 2020. They were high school sweethearts and have been inseparable since then.

His wife is a cancer research scientist. And on the occasion of his first marriage anniversary, he shared a photo of his wife on Instagram on March 15, 2021. The couple also has a child together.

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Caption: Rushi Kota with his wife and their child (Source: Instagram)

Body Measurements

Rushi Kota has a height of 5 feet 11 inches and his weight is 87 Kg. But all of his other body measurements are still under review. Moreover, Kota has black hair and dark brown eyes.

Social Media

Rushi Kota is pretty active on all of his social accounts. He owns his Instagram account under the name “rushikota” and has garnered 94.4K followers on it. He also owns Twitter and Facebook and has mustered 6.3K and 643 followers until now.

Rushi Kota – Net Worth 2023

As per legendsbio, Rushi Kota has a net worth of $500K and his main income source seems to be his acting career.