Rishika Singh was born into a family of film personalities. She is the daughter of the famous film director Rajendra Singh Babu and the granddaughter of the Bengali actress
Pratima Devi and Shankar Singh, a Mysore-based producer. Rishika, who was born as Rohini Singh, adopted Rishika as her screen name. She was brought up in Bangalore. She predominantly does Kannada movies. Her brother Aditya also features in Kannada cinema. Rishika Singh is the niece to
Sangram Singh, Vijayalaksmi Singh and Jai Jagdish who are famous actors. Rishika was first seen in Kannada movies when she debuted with “Kanteerava” in 2011.
The movie was a remake of the Telugu super-hit “
Simhadri.” The film was directed by Tushara Ranganath and did average business at the box office. In the movie, she played the role of Kasturi. Then in 2011, again, she was seen in a comedy “Kalla Malla Sulla” that had a multi-star cast. Tushara Ranganath and did average business at the box office. In the movie, she played the role of Kasturi. Then in 2011, again, she was seen in a comedy “Kalla Malla Sulla” that had a multi-star cast. Rishika, who played the role of Sanjana, happened to work alongside V. Ravichandran,
Ramesh Aravind, and
Vijay Raghavendra. This was a remake of the famous Tamil movie of 2002, “
In 2012, Rishika was seen in “
Katari Veera Surasundarangi,” in a special appearance role. The same year she got an opportunity to host a TV show “Ragale with Rishika” which was shown on ZEE Kannada. It was a popular show. In 2013, she came into the limelight with a controversy, where her obscene video clip with her director was made public, and it went viral. She was working in the movie “Benki Birugali” and it was reported that she was seen in some video clip with the director S.K Basheer. The clip was uploaded on the social networking sites. Rishika had also filed a case against the director. The same year she was also seen in the Kannada edition of Big Boss, as one of the contestants.
Rishika got engaged to a businessman from Bangalore in 2012, but somehow the wedding was called off for reasons unknown.