Actor Richard started his career as a child artist in famous movies like Mani Rathnam’s Anjali and Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari along with his sisters Shamili and Shalini. He started back in mainstream cinema as a hero in Kathir’s ‘Kadhal Virus’. His major break through came with the Telugu thriller ‘A Film by Aravind’. Richard was born to Chennai-settled Malayali parents Babu and Alice on 20 October 1977. His younger sisters Shamili and Shalini are renowned actresses. After graduation, Richard proved his niche as a successful entrepreneur and a business man before entering Tamil Film Industry. It is worth mentioning that actor Ajith Kumar is his brother-in-law. Richard is a nature and fitness enthusiast. He enjoys participating in water sports, outdoor trekking and bicycling races for recreation.  
Richard’s last Tamil film was Andaman which released 4 years back. Now he is back after a small gap in Tamil with a film called Draupathi. It is an upcoming film directed by Mohan G also starring Sheela Rajkumar, Karunas and Nishanth. Music for the movie is composed by Jubin. The makers have now released the trailer of  Draupathi, check it out: