He debuted as an actor in 1987 in the serial Subah directed by the Late Shri Bharat Rungachary. It was Bharat Rungachary again who again casted him as the rebellious Nikhil Singhani in Parivartan in 1993. It was a UTV production, weekly soap,telecast on ZEE.
He got married to Jyoti during 1994 and had two children. A close friend of Rajesh said " Yes, Ragesh passed away this morning. He was not suffering from any major disease. His death is quite shocking. He breathed his last at 4.30 am and it was a sudden natural death."
The actor was seen in many shows like Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo, Palampur Express, Katputli and was last seen in Gumraah on Channel V. Not only TV, Ragesh had also acted in Bollywood movies such as Taxi No. 9211, Black Friday, Rakhta Charitra 2 to a name a few.
We offer our deep condolences to the family of Ragesh Asthana. May his soul Rest In Peace!
Among the shows that he was doing Sasural Simar Ka runs on Colors TV while Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo and Palampur Express are now over.