Rhea Chakraborty is an Indian VJ and actress. She first made her appearance as an MTV VJ. She made her big-screen debut in Tollywood in 2012 with the Telegu film “Tuneega Tuneega”. She then made her Bollywood debut with the film “Mere Dad Ki Maruti” as Jasleen.
She is very close to the Bhatt family and is often seen with film director Mahesh Bhatt. In 2020, she made the headlines after the demise of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Rajput’s father K.K. Singh filed an FIR in Patna on 28th July 2020 against Rhea in allegation of abetting his son’s suicide.
Rhea Chakraborty Biography
|Profession||VJ and Actress|
|Debut||TVS Scooty Teen Diva in 2009 (MTV VJ), Tuneega Tuneega in 2012 (Telegu, film) and Mere Dad Ki Maruti in 2013 (Bollywood)|
|Date of Birth||1st July 1992 (28 years old as of 2020), Wednesday|
|Place of birth||Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|
|Hometown||Bengaluru, Karnataka, India|
|Residence||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|School||Army Public School Ambala Cantt, Ambala, Haryana, India|
|College/University||Name not known (Pune)|
|Educational Qualifications||BA in Mass Communication and Media|
|Height||166cm or 1.66m or 5’5 ¼ “|
|Weight||50kg or 110.231lbs|
|Eye Colour||Dark Brown|
|Father||Indrajit Chakraborty (Indian Army Officer)|
|Mother||Name not known (Home maker)|
|Brother||Showik Chakraborty (younger brother)|
|Affairs||Aditya Roy Kapur (rumoured) and Late Sushant Singh Rajput|
|Car Collection||Jeep Compass|
|Annual income||25 lakhs INR|
|Net worth||11 crores INR|
|Hobbies||Dancing, working out, partying and shopping|
Early life and Background
Rhea Chakraborty was born into Bengali-brahmin in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Her father Indrajit Chakraborty is an Indian Army officer and her mother is a homemaker. She was brought up along with her younger brother Showik Chakraborty. She did her schooling from Army Public School Ambala Cantt, Ambala, Haryana, India.
After completing her school education at Haryana, she went to Pune to get her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Media. After her education, she moved to Mumbai to participate in the MTV’s TVS Scooty Teen Diva where she became the first runner up.
Rhea has always had a controversial love life despite the fact that she keeps her personal life lowkey, away from the media and secret. She was rumoured to be dating Bollywood actor Aditya Roy Kapur a few years back. After that, it was assumed that their relationship has ended. In 2019 she hit the rumours again this time about dating actor Sushant Singh Rajput when they were started to be spotted together at several occasions.
The duo also happened to be posting pictures on social media but often removed them after some time. In an interview, she also said that the duo were just very close friends and not involved romantically. Rumours were cleared after the death of the late actor when Rhea admitted to being the girlfriend of Sushant. They also happened to be living together in the actor’s house in Bandra, Mumbai, India but moved out a few days before Sushant’s death following a fight.
|Actor||Salman Khan and Shahrukh Khan|
|Actress||Madhuri Dixit Nene and Sridevi|
|Fashion designer||Neeta Lulla|
|Sport activity||Bike racing and car racing|
|Travel destination||London, Goa and Cape Town|
|Colours||Black, white and red|
Rhea started off her career by participating in an MTV show called “TVS Scooty Teen Diva” in 2009. She became the first runner up in the show. After that she auditioned as a VJ at MTV Delhi and got selected for MTV shows like Pepsi MTV Wassup, Tic-tac College Beat and MTV Gone in 60 Seconds. She made her film debut in 2012 with the Telegu film “Tuneega Tuneega”. In 2013, the VJ turned actor made her Bollywood debut with the film “Mere Dad Ki Maruti” as Jasleen.
She played the character of Sonali in “Sonali Cable” in 2014. She has also appeared in films like YRF’s “Bank Chor” in 2017,” Half-Girlfriend” and “Dobaara: See Your Evil”. In 2018, she appeared opposite Varun Mitra in “Jalebi”
- TVS Scooty Teen Diva in 2009 as a contestant on MTV India (first runner up)
- Pepsi MTV Wassup in 2010 as a host on MTV India
- Gone in 60 Seconds in 2011 as a host on MTV India
- Tic-Tac College Beat in 2011 as a host on MTV India
- Tuneega Tuneega in 2012 as Nidhi (Telegu)
- Mere Dad Ki Maruti in 2013 as Jasleen (Bollywood)
- Sonali Cable in 2014 as Sonali Dattaram Tandel (Bollywood)
- Dobaara: See Your Evil in 2017 as Tanya (Bollywood)
- Half Girlfriend in 2017 as Anshika (Bollywood)
- Bank Chor in 2017 as Gayatri Ganguli (Bollywood)
- Jalebi in 2018 as Aisha (Bollywood)
- Chehre in 2020 as Neha (Bollywood, Filming)
Video Jockey turned actress Fitness sensation has always been a part o several controversies. The most recent ones being when she posted pictures with Mahesh Bhatt and it was trolled by various people for being controversial and visually inappropriate.
The second wave of controversies hit her recently after the demise of late Sushant Singh Rajput. The latter’s father K.K. Singh lodged an FIR against the actress and her family for abetting suicide, wrongful restraint, wrongful confinement, theft, cheating and criminal breach of trust under the sections 341, 342, 380, 406, 420, 306 and 120(B). According to the father, Sushant had confided to his sister how Rhea had taken away his medical reports and threatened him to frame paranoid.
Sushant had also told that he was afraid that Rhea would frame him for his secretary Disha’s death. Chakraborty has got booked in the case on 28th July 2020. It is also believed by sources that Rhea made Sushant make her brother Show the director to their Company “Vividrage RhealityX Pvt which was opened in September 2019. The investigation is going on to find whether Sushant was exploited by Rhea Chakraborty and her family. It is also speculated that a large sum of money is missing from the late actor’s account.
Lesser Known facts
- Rhea started her career as a Contestant and later VJ on MTV.
- Her father Indrajit Chakraborty is an Indian Army Officer.
- Several commercials like Yepme, Stayfree and Maruti Suzuki is done by the actress.
- She has appeared in Ayushmann Khurana’s music video, “O Heeriye” in 2013 and has also been featured in several renowned magazines.
- There have been several rumours regarding the actress’s and Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt’s photo ever since she posted a picture with him on social media. It is speculated that they are allegedly involved in a romantic relationship.
- It is believed and confirmed that the last unanswered phone call Sushant Singh Rajput made before committing suicide was to Rhea Chakraborty.