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Education and schooling
The model turned producer, Chitrangada Singh, has grown up living in multiple cities. She got to explore the country as her father is an ex-Indian Army Officer and he had a transferrable job.
Chitrangada was born in Rajasthan and she grew up primarily in Meerut and Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. The actress completed her schooling from Sophia Girl’s School in Meerut. She completed her graduation from Lady Irwin College in Home Science (Food and Nutrition).
Parents: Col. Niranjan Singh Chahal (Father), Niranjan Singh(Mother- exact name unknown)
Siblings: Digvijay Singh Chahal (Elder Brother), Tina Singh (Sister)
Husband: Jyoti Randhawa (Divorced)
Children: Zorawar Singh (Son)
Chitrangada Singh is a sports lover. She is swimming, kickboxing and travelling. She also likes playing Golf.
Boyfriends & Affairs
The actress was already married when she entered the world of entertainment. She got married to golfer Jyoti Randhawa in the year 2001 and was separated in 2013. The couple was divorced a year after in 2014. The couple has a son together, Zorawar Singh. The custody of the son is given to the actress Chitrangada Singh.
Journey To Stardom
Chitrangada started working as a model in the year 2003. She modelled for brands like ICICI Bank, Alukkas Jewelry etc. She later appeared in a music video Sunset Point by Gulzar. That is when people from the film industry took notice of her.
She was also featured in another music video for Abhijeet Bhattacharya. In 2003, the actress got to work in the main lead in Sudhir Mishra’s Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi. Her role in the movie was well appreciated. In the year 2005, Chitrangada worked in another movie, Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow. Post this movie, she didn’t work for three years.
In 2008 she made a comeback with the movie Sorry Bhai. The movie was a romantic comedy. Chitrangada played the leading role and was cast opposite Sanjay Suri. The movie unfortunately released over the Mumbai terror attacks weekend which proved to be a disaster.
In 2011, Chtrangada starred in the movie Desi Boyz, wherein she was cast opposite Akshay Kumar. The movie also starred Deepika Padukone and John Abraham. In the same year, the actress worked in another project for Sudhir Mishra in Yeh Saali Zindagi, wherein she played the role of an aspiring singer who moves to Mumbai in search of an opportunity.
Many don’t know that Chitrangada featured in an item number for ShirishKunder’sJoker. In 2013, her movie I, me aur main with John Abraham was released. She also did a song with Akshay Kumar for the film Gabbar is Back.
The actress is a brand ambassador for Airtel, Parachute, Puma, Borges Olive Oil, Garnier, Aliva Crackers, Taj Mahal Tea and Joyalukkas Jewellers. She also endorses Tata Group’s Tanishqand Titan Eye Plus.
The actress is rarely seen in movies now. However, it is learnt that she used to charge Rs 80 lakh for an item song and Rs 2 crore for a film.
As mentioned earlier, the actress is rarely seen in movies now, however, her presence in TV ads is quite prominent. She is the brand ambassador to many brands that consists of the major part of her earnings. Her current net worth as of now is 16 crore.
Chitrangada Singh is not a car enthusiast but she owns one of the most luxurious cars in the market. Chitrangada owns a BMW SUV parked in her garage.
Not too long ago, the actress refused to redo an intimate scene with Nawazudin Siddiqui in Babu Moshai Bandookbaaz. The actress wasn’t comfortable as she was wearing a Petticoat and the director was adamant on reshooting the scene. Chitrangada walked out of the movie and was replaced by Bidita Bag later.
Having been raised in an army family, the actress is born disciplined. She values punctuality the most. Despite a busy schedule, she makes sure to spend maximum time with her son.
No bad habits of the actress have ever been brought out in public even if she has any.
1- Zee Cine Award nominated her for the Best Female Debut for Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi in the year 2003.
2- The actress was also nominated for the same movie for Apsara Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
3- Chitrangada was nominated for Screen Award for Best Actress in 2016 for the film Inkar.
4 -In 2009, the actress won the Young Women Achiever Award by FICCI.