Rajesh Vivek is a Theater Actor who is best known to Hindi movie audiences for his role of the astrologer Guran in Lagaan or as the Postman/Postmaster in Swades. He had also played role of Veda Vyasa, author of the Mahabharata in the popular Indian Series Mahabharat. He made his mark as a villain in the beginning with films like Veerana and Joshilay, often playing roles of henchman- but later on he started doing comedic/supporting roles. His other credits include Mujhse Shaadi Karogi, What's Your Raashee? and Bunty aur Babli. Rajesh also is noted for his roles in the historic series Bharat Ek khoj
Rajesh was born on January 31,1949 to Raj Bahadur Upadhyay & Prem Kumari Upadhyay. He completed his M.A. in Ancient history & Archaeology from T.D.Degree College, Jaunpur. Shri Shyam Benegal first introduced him in his film Junoon.