Rishi is a recurring character on Hulu comedy, The Mindy Project (2012).
He is portrayed by Utkarsh Ambudkar.
Rishi is into rapping and is currently enrolled at Stanford Univeristy. He was born in 1991 and used to be a drug dealer, but Mindy talked him out of it due to the illegal activity and twisted lifestyle he was pursuing. He is described to be Indian, with dark hair and olive skin, sometimes wearing glasses. He is also said to be handsome and talented by his sisters co-workers and briefly turns up in the show, The Mindy Project.
He was first seen (Season 1) raiding his sisters fridge, but Mindy, panicking and thinking he was a robber, through an object at him until he identified himself as her brother. He from then on, slept on her couch for the time being, until he got his own apartment. The first time he stepped into Shulman and Associates Clinic, Mindy's co-workers described him as handsome and talented when he rapped random verses off the top of his head that were preferably good. It was said that Mindy was on the verge of paying for his college fees until he told her he wanted to consume his dream of being a rapper instead . His first chance didn't go well after his back-up singer cancelled but Morgan Tookers stepped up to the job. He desperately wanted Mindy to claim the job instead since he preferred a woman singing in the background but agreed in desperation. The audience did not agree and continuously booed when Morgan started to rap due to the fact that he didn't know the lyrics at all and was singing from what came into his head. Mindy then ran onto the stage and took Morgan's place, feeling sorry for her brother in his state but she wanted him to be happy and promptly agreed and supported him being a rapper. She declined answering some lines that her brother rapped since he was singing inappropriately but soon laughed about it. For Rishi, it didn't go as well as he suspected but was proud of his sister anyway since she would never normally step up to the chance.
When Mindy wanted to enroll money from a company to pay for a new clinic she was setting up, she was unfortunately declined due to her brother since he was not paying his bills. When she asked about his rapping career, he admitted he was declined several times but encouraged her that some time, he would be lucky. She was upset and angry by this because she cared for her brother and asked if he any sort of job. He did but it encouraged illegal activities such as drug dealing so she dragged him to his job so he could quit. His boss offered raises in payment and a Jacuzzi but he declined unwillingly but for his sister and left although Mindy promised him she would make sure he got a job in the clinic as to pay for his bills and notices so he wouldn't have to drug deal any more. Later on, he was seen giving advice to his sister, telling her not to change herself for another man after she considered going to church for her boyfriend since his occupation was being a priest and supporting God.
- Rishi preformed alongside Tyler the Creator for his first gig.