Rhea Chakarborty is a Indian actress as well as a former Video Jockey. She hails from a middle class Bengali family in Bangalore and rose from rags to riches after a great deal of struggle in Bollywood. Rhea started her career in 2009 as an MTV VJ and has ever since maintained cordial relations in the film industry. In 2013, she took a new leaf in her career by signing her debut film, Mere Dad Ki Maruti and won huge appreciation for it. Rhea Chakarborty has truly set herself as an example for others.
She was born on 1 July 1992, in Bangalore, India where she was also brought up. As of today, she is 26 years old. Her birth sign is Cancer.
Rhea is 5’7” tall and weighs near about 50 kg. Her complexion is fair with a charming face. Her eyes are brown and hair is black in color. She is a regular gym junkie and doesn’t miss a chance to skip her daily fitness routine.
Rhea Chakarborty’s father was an army officer who worked for about 20 years in the Indian Army. Her mother is a homemaker. Rhea has one younger brother, Showik Chakraborty. She was born into a middle class Bengali Brahmin family and her family has always been supportive of her career.
Rhea chakarborty did her schooling from Army Public School, Ambala Cantt, Punjab. She was a merit holder in her school days. After her schooling, she went on to get a bachelor degree from Pune in mass communication and media.
Rhea dreamt to be an actress from her childhood days. In 2009, she got an chance to be a VJ at MTV Delhi. She then hosted several shows on MTV like Pepsi MTV Wassup, TicTac College Beat and MTV Gone in 60 Seconds and many more. In addition she was also the winner of India’s reality show TVS Scotty Teen Diva in 2009.
In 2012, Rhea made her first Telugu debut with the romantic film Tuneega Tuneega where she played the character of Nidhi, who falls in love with her childhood friend, Karthik (played by Sumanth Ashwin) and later on marries him. The movie did average at the box office and Rhea’s performance received mixed reviews.
Her first major Bollywood breakthrough came with the comedy film Mere Dad Ki Maruti (2013) where she starred opposite actors Ram Kapoor and Saqib Saleem. Rhea played a rich college girl, Jasleen, who later falls in love with Sameer (Saqib Saleem). The movie did well at the box office and Rhea’s performance received positive reviews.
In 2014, Rhea starred in the Bollywood film, Sonali Cable opposite actor Ali Fazal. She played the role of the lead protagonist, Sonali, a middle class girl, who owns and cable shop and lands into a series of misfortunate events. The film did average on the box office and Rhea’s performance was appreciated by critics.
In 2017, Rhea acted in three films, Dobaara, Half Girlfriend and Bank Chor. Rhea played the lead role of Tanya in the film Dobaara where she starred opposite actors like Huma Qureshi and Lisa Ray. Dobaara is a 2017 Hindi remake of the popular American supernatural film, Oculus, which is about a mirror that is believed to be haunted. The movie received positive reviews and Rhea’s performance was praised by critics.
In the romantic film Half Girlfriend, Rhea played the supporting role of Anshika, who loves Madhav (Arjun Kapoor) but lets him go for Riya (Shraddha Kapoor). The movie is based on writer Chetan Bhagat’s novel of the same name. While the movie became a blockbuster hit, Rhea’s performance was perceived as average.
Another film Rhea did in 2017 was the comedy film Bank Chor, under Yash Raj Films’ banner. Rhea played a sincere crime reporter Gayatri Ganguly and starred opposite actors Ritesh Deshmukh and Vivek Oberoi. The film did not do very well in terms of money earned, performances of actors and the storyline, while Rhea’s performance received mixed reviews.
In 2018, Rhea starred in the romantic drama film, Jalebi as the lead character Ayesha. Jalebi is about the love and tribulations faced by the couple, Ayesha and Dev (played by Varun Mitra), and how they successfully manage to overcome their hardships to discover their love for one another again. The movie received almost negative feedback because of its dragging and too common storyline. And Rhea’s performance, once again, went unnoticed and her acting didn’t create a good impression.
Apart from working as a VJ and as an actress, Rhea has done some handful of commercials for brands like Boroplus, L’Oreal, Stayfree and Yepme. She recently walked the ramp in Lake Fashion Week as the show stopper. Rhea has also featured on the cover of several fashion magazines and has done innumerable photoshoots for them.
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Rhea was recently tolled on social media and was attacked by several people for sharing a cozy picture with director Mahesh Bhatt on her social media handle. She wished the director on his 70th birthday and quickly came under heat for the “closeness” she shared with Mahesh Bhatt.
Rhea is quite a social media sensation with almost 1.8 million Instagram followers and about 104K followers on Twitter. She regularly takes to social media to share her thoughts, her recent work projects and also shares glimpses into her personal and professional life.
The actress’ love life is a bit under covers. As of now, she is single and isn’t missing out on even a single opportunity to live her life to the fullest.
- Her hobbies are shopping and partying.
- She loves to have sea food and salad.
- Rhea chakarborty favourite actors are Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and her favourite actress is Madhuri Dixit.
- Her favourite colors are red,white and black.
- Rhea’s favourite destinations are London and Cape Town.
- Her favourite fashion designer is Neeta Lulla.
- She loves biking and going on long drives.
- Rhea’s best friend is her younger brother Showik Chakraborty with whom she shares a very close bond.
Qualities and nature
Rhea has almost all qualities to be a successful actress need to have. She looks beautiful in almost every kind of wardrobe. She is very humble by nature. Furthermore, she engages herself in some social work when she gets the time.
- She loves to hang around the world and explore something unique.
- Her mother is a huge fan of Madhuri Dixit.
- Rhea’s close friend is Harshvardan Kapoor. She is also close to actress Sara Ali Khan both of them go to the same gym in Bandra.
- She loves shopping and is very shopaholic by nature.
Rhea is a successful former VJ and is a budding actress. Although, she hasn’t received much recognition for her acting skills yet, we’re sure the starlet is working hard and anticipating a suitable role that’ll make her famous overnight. While she is quite a sensation already, she has the looks and talents of becoming a very successful actress one day. We wish the star all the best!