Deepak Kumar Mishra is an Indian talented actor, filmmaker and a writer, known for ‘The Making Of…’ (2014), Permanent Roommates (2014) and Barely Speaking with Arnub (2014). He is also an internet icon who is known for mimicking Raghu from Roadies. Presently, he works as a creative director at The Viral Fever (TVF), a Mumbai-based web entertainment network.

Flashback

Mishra was born (April 18) and raised in Varanasi and completed his high school education from St John’s School, DLW, Varanasi. Later, he moved to Mumbai to do his Engineering at IIT Bombay. After completing his engineering, he decided to try acting but many suggested that he doesn’t have the personality of a TV actor. During his struggling days, he went on to participate in national theater festival held at IIM Calcutta.

Deepak Mishra as Raghu from Roadies Img Source: YouTube Screenshot

Engineering to Filmmaking

During his college years, Mishra was seen engaged in writing street plays and directed them as well. Having said that, after completing his engineering he headed to work with Josy Paul to learn about filmmaking. However, this happened when he actually gave up his high paying job at Aerospace Research and Development, an US Air Force agency and joined the fraternity of filmmakers. Soon he got the chance to assist Farah Khan for the blockbuster movie “Om Shanti Om” in 2006. This has proved a turning point in his life and kept on working when he finally got the chance to work with Shahrukh Khan in “Happy New Year.”

Mishra on “C-Men : Men Who Understand Women.”
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Mishra had made a couple of short films, which even led him a couple of awards. Soon he came in touch with Anurag Kashyap who appreciated his efforts of short filmmaking. He then formed the group called TVF Media Labs in early 2010 to focus on directing and writing branded content. He then made a number of short plays and kept on earning name and fame in this stream to emerge out as a talented actor. His debut B-Town movie is Sulemani Keeda which he wrote and directed. Mishra has been featured in various TVF’s videos.