R.K. has been a theatre professional since 1978, when he became a founding member of the Seattle Group Theatre, a multi-cultural theatre.

As an actor, he has toured the East Coast with Mass Appeal (playing Mark Dolson), which he also produced. Some of his regional acting credits include The Boys Next Door (Barry), Short Eyes (title role), Steambath (Gottlieb), Cops (Czerwicki), The Lower Depths (Alyeshka), Taming of the Shrew (Curtis) and Bury the Dead (the Captain). In New York, his work has been seen at The Quaigh Theatre, Theatre in the Park, The Directors Company, The Wonderhorse, ABA, and The Riverside Shakespeare Company. Film appearances include When Harry Met Sallyand The Godfather III.

In addition to Mass Appeal, R.K. has co-produced a number of plays regionally and off-off Broadway. Over the past nine years he has been a primary reader and organizer for The Directors Company Story Unit, as well as serving as a reader for the Harold Prince Musical Theatre Workshop. He has participated in play readings at Theatre at St. Clements, The Directors Company, New Jersey Summerfun, The Riverside Shakespeare Company, among many others.

R.K. has also produced and directed sales and training videos for corporate America.

In parallel to his theatre career, R.K. has clocked seven years in New York publishing and 10 years as a management consultant with Ernst & Young, which included three years as an expatriate in Europe.

He has been the Director of International Projects for ZeTek Power plc, a developer and manufacturer of fuel cells based in London and New York, where he led his team to define and implement the company's expansion strategy. He continues to consult with companies on green technology, market expansion and location strategy and with government agencies on business attraction and economic development.

R.K. is a graduate of the School of Drama at the University of Washington in Seattle and the Commercial Theatre Institute in New York.