Chitrangada Singh is one of the famous actresses in the Bollywood industry who has taken the entire Indian cinema by storm. Her enigmatic looks doubled with her incredible dancing skills have made her one of the beloved divas of Bollywood.
She has appeared in some of the critically acclaimed films like Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and Yeh Saali Zindagi and other movies like for instance I, Me Aur Main, Inkaar and Desi Boyz.
Even though she has been in front of the camera for many years, there are many things you might not be aware of this actress. Here are some of the interesting yet unknown facts about Chitrangada Singh:
She is born and brought up at Rajasthan and belongs to a Hindu Jat family. Her father is an officer in the Indian Army while her brother is a golfer. Her date of birth is 30th August 1976 and she is currently 40 years old.
Chitrangada did her schooling from Sophia’s Girl School at Meerut. She has done her graduation in Home Science from Lady Irwin College in New Delhi.
Before her entry into Bollywood, Chitrangada was working as a model. She has been associated with a number of brands like Alukkas Jewellery and ICICI bank and has appeared in a number of commercials.
She is a very good dancer and has received formal training in Kathak form of dancing. No doubt, she is able to shake her legs so effortlessly. Chitrangada came into the limelight when she appeared in a music video of Gulzar called Sunset Point.
Chitrangada made her debut in the Bollywood industry as an item girl in the movie Joker directed by Shirish Kunder. Apart from that, she has even lent her voice to a score in that movie.
From 2005 to 2008, she had taken a break from the Indian cinema. She returned back as a leading actress in the movie Sorry Bhai opposite Sanjay Suri. The movie was released over the weekend of the Mumbai terror attack of 2008 and was a complete disaster at the box office.
Chitrangada is the brand ambassador of leading brands like Taj Mahal Tea, Garnier, Aliva Crackers, Borges Olive Oil, Puma, Parachute, and Airtel. Apart from that, she endorses brands like Titan Eye Plus and Tanishq.
She was married to Jyoti Randhawa who is a famous golfer. Unfortunately, both of them got separated in the year 2013 and filed for a formal divorce a year later. The couple has a son by the name Zorawar whose legal custody is provided to Chitrangada.
Chitrangada has won the Bollywood Movie Award in the year 2006 for Best Female Debut. Apart from that, she has won the FICCI Young Women Achiever Award by FICCI.
Many a time, people and critics have said that she is the spitting image of Smita Patil. If you look closer, both of them resemble each other a lot. The resemblance is definitely strange.
Such is the beauty of Chitrangada that people have a massive liking for this actress. It is interesting to note that the famous pop singer Honey Singh had a massive crush on her.
Before her career in the film industry, she aspired to become an air hostess. Unfortunately, she could not fulfill her dreams as she was rejected three times. It is strange how someone could reject someone as beautiful as Chitrangada.
After her movie Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, she took a long break from Bollywood. It is interesting to note that she did not want to return back to the film industry. But gladly enough, she made a comeback in 2008.
Chitrangada believes in maintaining a proper work-life balance as it helps in maintain positivity towards life. For this very reason, she does not overwork and enjoys herself shopping in her spare time.
Her favorite hobbies include fishing and sky diving. Hema Malini, Rekha, and Shabana Azmi are her favorite actresses. She charges Rs 2 crores per movie.
Chitrangada is also the brand ambassador of PETA which is an organization for animal protection.
Chitrangada Singh is one of the few Bollywood actresses who look beautiful even without makeup. She has a very good figure and her beauty is beyond measure. Since her entry on the silver screen, she has come a long way ahead and it is very brave of her to do acting and raise her child as a single mother.
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