Rushi Kota currently stars as Dr. Vik Roy on ABC/Shonda Rhimes hit drama “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Grey’s Anatomy B-Team” nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding short form Drama/Comedy this past year. He will next be seen in the thriller anthology indie film “Phobias” in the role of Billy McNerny.
Kota grew up in the residential streets of Queens NY, but was born in India to a badass single mother who brought him to America to achieve 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.
Rushi chose a traditional career path in Automotive Engineering at SUNY Farmingdale where he double majored in Industrial Management Technology and Business Administration. However, after graduating in the financial crisis of 2008, with unemployment rates at a record high, jobless and in debt; he took that as a sign to follow a different path. Two years of vigorously pursuing acting in New York, Rushi was then accepted in to Harvard University’s MFA program for Acting, following that 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 is the Second Language”. Additional credits include guest starring in Ryan Murphy’s “9-1-1”, Freeform’s “Famous In Love”, and recurred on 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., “Imaginary Invalid”-M.X.A.T.
Rushi loves exploring new cuisines and varietals, taking his fiancé and best fur-baby on scenic hikes and driving in the twisty hills of Malibu. Catch Rushi doing his thing on Instagram and Twitter @rushikota