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Rushi Kota

Rushi Kota

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Rushi Kota has an exciting upcoming starring-role in feature film Dumb Money, which follows the Wall Street chaos after GameStop’s stock skyrocketed due to Reddit. The film will be theatrically debuting on October 20, 2023. Kota stars in the role of Baiju Bhatt, Vlad Tenev’s (Sebastian Stan) right-hand-man, Baiju is one of the co-CEOs of the stock trading and investing app, Robinhood. Almost always overshadowed by Vlad, he doesn’t always see eye- to-eye with his so-called business partner, especially when it comes to the scandal of the GME stock.

Kota can currently be seen in Netflix’s hit show “Never Have I Ever” created by Mindy Kaling, playing the role of Prashant. Kota is most familiar to fans as Dr. Vik Roy on ABC/Shonda Rhimes hit drama “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Grey’s Anatomy B-Team,” which was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding short form Drama/Comedy this past year. He can additionally be seen in the thriller anthology indie film Phobias in the role of Billy McNerny, and co-starred in the sci-fi alien comedy Useless Humans that is on most major streaming platforms.

India-born and New York raised by an incredible single mother, Kota is a shining example of the American Dream. America was where he learned the value of perseverance and hard work. Kota has set out to break ethnic stereotypes in Hollywood and be more than just his skin color.

Before breaking into the entertainment industry, Kota followed a more traditional career path in Automotive Engineering at SUNY Farmingdale, where he double majored in Industrial Management Technology and Business Administration. However, the financial crisis of 2008 put things into perspective for Kota, and he decided to dedicate himself wholeheartedly to his passion for performing. After two years of vigorously pursuing acting in New York, Kota was accepted to Harvard University’s MFA program for Acting, following up with a residency at Stanislavski’s Moscow Art Theater School in Russia.

On television, Kota starred in the comedy series Funny or Die’s “ESL – English as a Second Language.” Additional credits include guest starring in Ryan Murphy’s “9-1-1,” Freeform’s “Famous in Love” and recurred on the CBS show “Extant” with Halle Barry.

Feature film credits include The Divorce Party with Thomas Cocquerel and Matilda Lutz, The One I Wrote For You with Cheyenne Jackson and Kevin Pollack, directed by Andrew Lauer.

Stage credits include regional Broadway shows Guards at The Taj – Marin Theater, Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity – Capital Stage, Boston Abolitionist Project – A.R.T., Great Catherine – A.R.T., Blanco Posnet – A.R.T., Hansel and Gretel – A.R.T., and Imaginary Invalid –M.X.A.T.

Kota is passionate about exploring the world around him through new cuisines and varietals. He and his beautiful wife, Reeshelle, enjoy scenic hikes and Malibu drives with their beloved dog.

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