Rishma Malik is an award winning actress, television host and producer born and raised in Toronto. She has worked with directors such as Deepa Mehta, Kari Skogland and Charles Officer and appeared in a wide variety of television series including Degrassi, Good Witch and Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures. Rishma has shared the screen with many notable actors including Naveen Andrews, Jessica Paré and Colin Mochrie.
After studying Cinema and Media Communications at York University, Rishma went on to win the title of Miss India Canada and with it, a trip to Mumbai. She found herself immersed in the Bollywood scene and within a few short months was working as a VJ for Channel [V]. Soon she was dividing her time between Hong Kong and Mumbai, filing daily entertainment news reports and gaining valuable on-air experience as the Host of numerous shows with millions of viewers
Her success on television opened the doors to the world of film, performing alongside Bollywood stars such as Naveen Andrews, Roshan Seth and Akshaye Khanna.
Returning to Canada as a seasoned presenter, Rishma joined Chum Television as a lead entertainment reporter with the City Pulse News team. Working in the newsroom gave her the opportunity to field produce and edit stories while honing her skills reporting on live events and interviewing celebrities such as Lenny Kravitz, Sting, John Turturro and Pierce Brosnan.
Rishma then returned to the silver screen with her breakthrough role as Twinky in Deepa Mehta’s Bollywood Hollywood, which led to more work in feature films and television including Flavors and Hotel Babylon.
While continuing to appear in front of the camera, Rishma began producing documentaries, music videos and short films. In 2011 she wore both hats as an actor and co-producer of the short film Rosie Takes The Train. The film garnered praise on the festival circuit, winning a Gold REMI award at the Worldfest Houston Film Festival.
Rishma’s recent television credits include Open Heart, The Adventures of Napkin Man, and Fir Crazy. In 2014 she reunited with Naveen Andrews as part of the motion capture team for Ubisoft’s multi-million selling action adventure game Far Cry 4.