|Birthdate||November 30, 1987|
|Played By||Riz Ahmed|
Rakesh is an unassuming man. His dark hair is maybe a little shaggy, sometimes, his stubble is always there, his dark eyes intense, but not so intense that you're gonna remember them. In fact, there's not much about Rakesh that's memorable - he's fairly average in height and build, and while sure, he's attractive, so are millions of other people who live in NYC. He favors plain, worn-in clothes, casual enough not to attract notice but always clean and put together. All in all, there's very little to make him stand out from the crowd, and he likes it that way.
Two Can Keep a Secret if One of Them is Dead (Crime) - How Rakesh keeps food on the table is maybe a little bit of a mystery, to those who aren't in the know, as it were. "Something-something private security something" is all he'll really reveal before a change in subject. Those more entrenched in the criminal world know he has a growing reputation as a professional and discrete gun for hire, with a specialization in marksmanship and sniping.
Need someone gotten rid of at long range? Rakesh is your man. He's freelance too, when the "security firm" he works for isn't tugging too tightly on his leash.
Back to the Garden (Anyone) - Rakesh can often be found in any of a number of parks around any of the boroughs (though Van Cortlandt Park is a particular favorite), or else getting his hands dirty in a community garden. Or the private one on his rooftop, cultivating flora both benign and...otherwise. Do you have a green thumb, too?
I Thought of You, and Where You'd Gone (Anyone) - Rakesh is grieving the loss of a loved one. Maybe you've seen him at Green-Wood Cemetery at some point over the past few years, or have attended one of the few grief counseling groups he's gone to.
Finders, Keepers (Werewolf) - Rakesh is newly a wolfblood - and a new member of The Keepers. Rumor has it at least one of them was there when he changed.
Tajj: we are both better with things other than people, I think.
Ruthie: Never seen her in my life.
- 7th December, 2021: Reunion
- 20th December, 2021: Green Thumbs
- 25th December, 2021: New and Familiar Faces
- 27th December, 2021: Stitcher 2.0
- 29th December, 2021: People Who Do Good
- 29th December, 2021: Cars, Movies, and getting out.
- 5th January, 2022: Attempts at Interpretation
- 13th January, 2022: Hot Dogs, Lemon Trees
- 21st January, 2022: It's Not Blackmail
- 24th January, 2022: A Phone Call With Detective Falk
- 27th January, 2022: An Assignment
- 31st January, 2022: Arabic and Education
- 31st January, 2022: At the Black Abbey
- 6th February, 2022: More Questions than Answers
- 6th February, 2022: Dead Wives Club
- 8th February, 2022: Mae Flowers
- 11th February, 2022: Let's Not Get Assaulted
- 15th February, 2022: Baladi Street Dogs
- 21st February, 2022: Stitcher 2.0 Finale
- 27th March, 2022: Green Thumb, Red Roots
- 4th April, 2022: It's a Date!
- 15th April, 2022: Seed of Faith
- 16th April, 2022: Meeting at a Mosque
- 13th May, 2022: Home Grown
- 14th May, 2022: Fan Service
- 14th May, 2022: Fan Service: Inside the Gap
- 16th May, 2022: Work Life Balance
- 17th May, 2022: Puppies and Pigeons
- 21st May, 2022: Keep Calm and Make Dua
- 22nd May, 2022: Seed of Transparency
- 31st May, 2022: Tenure Dinner
- 1st June, 2022: A Good Team
- 9th June, 2022: Kipsy Cabin
- 20th June, 2022: The Shifting Sands
- 21st June, 2022: Trying To Slow The Monster Down
- 21st June, 2022: Difficult to Keep
- 23rd June, 2022: Blood Soil Trails
- 4th July, 2022: Flame and Shadow: The Past (PRP)
- 14th July, 2022: Flame and Shadow: The Curse (PRP)
- 15th July, 2022: Flame and Shadow: The Wolf (PRP)
- 23rd July, 2022: There are Fewer Secrets
- 25th July, 2022: Mismatched Criminals
- 27th July, 2022: Flame and Shadow: The Hunt (PRP)
- 31st July, 2022: Simple and Perfect
- 1st August, 2022: Heirlooms and Emotional Intimacy
- 2nd August, 2022: The Big Gay Out
- 7th August, 2022: Playing With Your Food: Open Mic Night
- 9th August, 2022: Rakesh Meets the Ackers
- 11th August, 2022: Queen's Room Therapy
- 16th August, 2022: The Effects Of Bad Dental Hygiene
- 17th August, 2022: Do you wanna be a hit maaaaan?
- 18th August, 2022: 2 Rich 2 Poor
- 19th August, 2022: Welcome to Being A Cat Dad
- 19th August, 2022: Birthday Plans
- 20th August, 2022: Are You?
- 26th August, 2022: Salim Birthday Shenanigans
- 27th August, 2022: Camp Cayuga II: Part 1
- 28th August, 2022: Fumbling In The Dark
- 29th August, 2022: Post Camp Cayuga II
- 31st August, 2022: Are you okay? Are YOU okay?
- 31st August, 2022: Knives Out
- 7th September, 2022: Poetry
- 8th September, 2022: Prayers To The Moon: Broken Shelter (PRP)
- 19th September, 2022: Rakesh Gets A Call
- 20th September, 2022: Taken from Crotona Park in the Little Hours Before Dawn
- 28th September, 2022: Good News or Bad
- 4th October, 2022: Below The Lowline
- 13th October, 2022: Sakura Joins The Keepers
- 17th October, 2022: For Orlando
- 19th October, 2022: Prayers to the Moon: A Bloody Night Out (PrP)
- 18th January, 2023: Prayers To The Moon: The Streets Ran With Blood (PRP)
- 25th January, 2023: The Rapture
- 20th February, 2023: Family Matters Part 1
- 23rd February, 2023: Family Matters Part 2
- 31st May, 2023: Death and a Reunion