Riko Eklundh was born in Helsinki in 1965 and graduated from the Helsinki Theatre Academy in 1989. He started his professional career at Abo Svenska Teater and has varied his career between permanent and freelance engagements, particularly working at the Swedish Theatre in Helsinki. He has also worked at the Theatre Viirus, Lilla Teatern, Espoo City Theatre and at the Wasa Theatre.
Relevant musical rôles include the part of Seymour in Little Shop of Horrors, Motel in Fiddler on the Roof, Albin/Zaza in La Cage aux Folles and the Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret. Important stage rôles include leading characters in Amadeus, Topelius, Peer Gynt, Den dansande prästen and Kontrakt med Gud.
In addition he has contributed to many TV series and movies. He has also worked with radio, documentaries and as a solo artist and as narrator with different choirs and orchestras.