Introduction and physical stats
Rhea Chakraborty, a well-known Bollywood actress, model and VJ is born on July 1st 1992, in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. She is 5 feet 5.5 inches long, which is equal to 166(cm), and 1.66(m). The colour of her eye is dark brown, and her hair's colour is black. She belongs to a Hindu Bengali family. She is 28 years old. Her zodiac sign is cancer, and her nationality is Indian. Rhea did her early education from army public school Ambala Cantt. Her food habit is non-vegetarian. Earlier she had a rumoured boyfriend, Aditya Roy Kapur (actor). Afterwards, she had an affair with Sushant Singh Rajput (actor), and they started living in a relationship. Her first occupation was VJ on MTV India. As an actress, she debuted in a Telugu film named Tuneega Tuneega in 2012. After this, she acted in a Bollywood film Mere Dad Ki Maruti in 2013.
Rhea belongs to a Bengali family. Her father, Indrajit Chakraborty, was an army officer and her mother, Sandhya Chakraborty, is a housewife. She has a younger brother Showik Chakraborty.
Rhea's favourite things
Rhea's Professional life
As a television VJ, she has worked for the MTV channel. Her two television shows are
As an actress, she had done eight films in one is Telgu and seven are Hindi films. Here I am giving the list of her films with year and her role in that particular film.
Rhea's Personal life
We all know the affairs and controversy about Rhea Chakraborty and Sushant Singh Rajput, who is no more now. Rhea first time met with Sushant Singh on the set of YRF films in 2013. From April 2019 both, the couple started dating each other. In The Same year (2019), in September, Rhea established Vividrage Rhealityx, an artificial intelligence company in partnership with her brother and her boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput. After that, the couple started living together from December 2019. On June 8th 2020, Rhea moved out due to some conflict, and on June 14th 2020, Sushant Singh Rajput committed suicide in the same home.
However, the exact cause of suicide is still a mystery, but at that time, Rhea was trolled for Sushant suicide. She was being accused of it. Sushant family lodged an FIR (first information report) in their home town Patna, Bihar, against Rhea Chakraborty. He also accused some others who were nearest to Sushant. He charged them for abetment of suicide, wrongful restraint, wrongful confinement, theft, criminal breach of trust, and cheating. Sushant's father told in the FIR that before his suicide, Sushant shared about his threat and the problem with his sister. Actually, before his suicide, Sushant was in a medical condition, and he was taking medicines for depression. He told his sister that Rhea was threatening him that she would make public his medical receipts and would prove him mad. She would trap him for his secretary's suicide. And also, before Sushant's suicide, Rhea took away all his medical receipts. After Sushant suicide first ED Enforcement Directorate asked a question to Rhea Chakraborty about herself and her brother for charges of money laundering over them. After that, due to much controversy in investigations Supreme Court of India decided to give control of the investigation to the CBI. On September 8th Rhea Chakraborty was arrested by NCB Narcotics Control Bureau. NCB accused her and her brother of supplying drugs to Sushant Singh Rajput. For that, she was housed at Byculla Jail in Mumbai.
There Rhea remand was extended till October 20th by the Mumbai Sessions Court, but the very next day, she got bail by the Bombay High Court. The High Court does not accept the accused of NCB that Reha Chakraborty supplied and financed for the drug to Sushant Singh Rajput. Instead of that allegation, High Court found that Rhea was not involved in the drug case. In this respect, justice Sarang Kotwal wrote that:
She has not forwarded the drugs allegedly procured by her to somebody else to earn monetary or other benefits.
Rhea was trolled by media and threatened by Sushant's fan.
BBC News gave a report that after Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide Reha Chakraborty was trolled by some high-profile India's journalists as well as by social media. They accused her for she performed black magic that forced Sushant to his suicide. Even a fan of Sushant Singh threatened Rhea on Instagram. He threatened her by saying that she would be raped and murdered, and also he urged her for committing suicide; else, he would send people for killing her. On this threat, Rhea asked for help from the cyber crime police. Overall, these scenarios, and controversy Meenakshi Arora a senior counsel of Supreme Court, told to the BBC that the media had already declared Rhea guilty. Further, she told that "she's been hanged, drawn and quartered. It's a complete trial by media". Some activists made an appeal to the Bombay High Court that this kind of reportage should be restricted because due to this kind of sensational news, the investigation could be hampered. In this respect, news channels like Times Now, Republic TV, Zee News, News 18 and India today were accused who conducting the parallel trial. A press council is also known as PCI, was established on August 28th by the parliament. The PCI is an autonomous press watchdog. That gave advice to the media for not doing a parallel trial. The PCI said that such a story and the coverage of the Sushant Singh Rajput case by the media is a violation of the norms of journalistic conduct.
For targeting and trolling Rhea Chakraborty, an Indian journalist and social media, was criticized by the associate professor of University of Michigan Joyojeet Pal and their colleagues in their study "Anatomy of a rumour: social media and the suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput". Even Indian journalists and social media were also criticized by the other international media. South china morning post said that the Indian TV channel made this case bigger than the covid-19 battle. Variety said that television anchors made themselves judge and did trials on primetime television. Further, Variety also criticized the public and audience for consuming the ongoing drama with relish.
Rhea as number 1
In the Time 50 most desirable women 2020 list, Rhea Chakraborty is at the top. However, she is neither the leading actress of Bollywood nor has a big endorsement. But last year, due to Sushant Singh Rajput suicide, she was in controversy and in the news for most of last year.
Rhea Facebook and Instagram
On Facebook, Rhea has 7.7M followers, and on Instagram, 2.6M followers. Even on Sushant Singh Rajput's 1st death anniversary, Rhea's post on Instagram went viral. In that post, she had written an emotional note to Sushant Singh Rajput. Some words from her post are:
"My heart aches to write this, my heart aches to feel anymore…. There is no life without you, you took the meaning of it with you. This void cannot be filled. Without you, I'm standing still…." She also called Sushant her guardian angel, who is now watching her with his telescope from the moon and protecting her.
Recently Rhea shared a picture of herself in which sitting on her bed she is reading a book in the morning. She revealed that her current favourite read is 'My Hanuman Chalisa' by Devdutt Pattanaik. She also shared the cover page of the book.
Facts about Rhea Chakraborty
Overall we can say that Rhea Chakraborty is not one of the big and leading actresses of Bollywood. But Sushant singh Rajput's sudden demise and her affair with the actor bring her into the limelight.