Nikhlesh Rathore is an Indian actor, a fitness model and a theatre artist. In 2024, he gained popularity for starring in the role of Bharata in the TV series Srimad Ramayana.
Nikhlesh Rathore was born on 4 September in Bhilwara, a city in Rajasthan. In 2015, he moved to Mumbai to follow his passion for acting.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Weight (approx.): 75 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Body Measurements (approx.): Chest: 40″, Waist: 34″, Biceps: 15″
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about his parents.
He has two sisters.
Wife & Children
Nikhlesh Rathore is married.
Nikhlesh Rathore follows Hinduism.
After moving to Mumbai in 2015, he initially worked as a fitness trainer. Later, he joined the A.B.S.S. Theatre Group, where he took part in various plays. He made his debut as an actor in the TV serial Yeh Hai Mohabbatein in 2015.
In the same year, Nikhlesh Rathore played the role of Akshayakumara, the youngest son of Ravana, in the TV series Siya Ke Ram. In 2017, he played the role of lord Kamadeva in the TV series Vighnaharta Ganesha. In 2019, he featured in the TV series Krishna Chali London which aired on StarPlus. Later that year, he played the role of Dev in the TV serial Bepanah Pyaar on Colors channel.
In 2021, he played the role of Babloo in 8 episodes of the TV series Wagle Ki Duniya. In 2022, he played the role of Shubham Choubey in the Hindi-language TV serial Mithai. In 2023, he appeared as an antagonist character in the TV serial Suhaagan. In January 2024, he was signed to play the character of Bharata, the younger half-brother of lord Rama and the son of King Dasharatha and Queen Kaikeyi, in the TV series Srimad Ramayana.
- In October 2020, Nikhlesh Rathore adopted a pomeranian dog named Leo from one of his friends. In an interview, he mentioned that he was an animal lover and he believed that adopting a dog bought him an immense amount of good luck. He said,
I got a Pomeranian puppy home and now he is very dear to me and my wife. We have named him Leo. I feel that he has been lucky for me because after he came to my life, I got one of my biggest acting breaks – a role in a mythological show, Srimad Ramayana. The bond between us is unique. He makes me laugh and also listens to me when I need him to. He understands that he can’t disturb me during work, so he is a good puppy on the sets.”
- In his leisure time, he likes to paint, read mythology and spiritual books, and write. He wrote a school play for Independence Day when he was in seventh standard. In an interview, while talking about how he developed an inclination towards spiritual books, he said,
Since childhood, my parents advised me to read books on lord Rama, Krishna, Swami Vivekananda and others to make sure that I stay connected to my grounds and grow bright and cultured. Having read literally many books on spirituality, my favourites are Bhagavad Gita, Ramcharitmanas. At times I do read or listen to poetry by Dr. Kumar Vishwas. I enjoy his samvaad like Krishna-Karan or Ram-Bharat. They merge ancient wisdom with modern insights, each one capable of sparking profound shifts in our consciousness.”
- Nikhlesh Rathore regularly works out at the gym to maintain his physique.
- In an interview, he mentioned that he wanted his dream house to look like Amitabh Bachchan’s house Jalsa and would want to see the view of Lakshadweep islands from the window.