Rakul Preet Singh
Name: Rakul Preet Singh
Birthday: 10th October 1990
Known For: Rakul Preet Singh is known for being into sports from early age. She is fond of golf and was even a national-level player. Moreover, she has tried her hand at everything from lawn tennis to horse riding too, and has learnt karate and is a blue belt.
Debut Film: Gilli
Marital Status: Unmarried
Relationships: Rana Daggubati, Jackky Bhagnani
Awards: South Indian International Movie Award for Best Actress (Telugu)
Rakul Preet Singh Biography
Rakul Preet Singh was born in a Punjabi family in New Delhi. Her father, Kulwinder Singh, was an army officer, and her mother is Rajender Kaur. Her younger brother, Aman Preet Singh, is set to make his Bollywood debut with the film Ram Rajya.
Singh began her career in modelling at age 18 while she was still in college. In 2009 she made her acting debut in the Kannada film Gilli, a remake of Selvaraghavan’s 7G Rainbow Colony. She won critical acclaim for her role in the movie before returning to complete her degree and compete in the 2011 Femina Miss India pageant.
Apart from the People’s Choice Miss Indiatimes, she won four subtitles at the pageant, including Pantaloons Femina Miss Fresh Face, Femina Miss Talented, Femina Miss Beautiful Smile and Femina Miss Beautiful Eyes.
She returned to films in 2011, featuring opposite Siddharth Rajkumar in Keratam, which was released both in Telugu and Malayalam languages. In 2012, she appeared in a supporting role in the Tamil film Thadaiyara Thaakka. In 2013 she appeared in a Tamil movie titled Puthagam and Venkatadri Express, the latter become a commercial success and earned her first-ever Best Actress nomination at the 61st Filmfare Awards South.
In 2014, she debuted in a starring role in Bollywood with Divya Kumar’s directorial debut Yaariyan, after which her third Tamil film Yennamo Yedho was released. By mid-2014, she was working on three Telugu films simultaneously, which were Sriwass’s Loukyam, G. Nageswara Reddy’s Current Theega and Gopichand Malineni’s Pandaga Chesko. The first two films received positive reviews for Singh’s performances in both films. Rakul Preet Singh also received her second Best Actress nomination at the 62nd Filmfare Awards South.
Rakul Preet Singh was then selected as the female lead in half a dozen, four of which are high-profile Telugu films: Surender Reddy’s Kick opposite Ravi Teja, Srinu Vaitla’s Bruce Lee opposite Ram Charan, Sukumar’s Nannaku Prematho opposite Jr. Ntr and Boyapati Srinu’s Sarrainodu, opposite Allu Arjun.
Singh was greatly praised for her film Nannaku Prematho as she dubbed first time for herself in this film and earned her first-ever Best Actress (Telugu) award at the 6th South Indian International Movie Awards.
In 2016 she signed the film Jaya Janaki Nayaka under the direction of Boyapati Srinu opposite Bellamkonda Sreenivas and Surender Reddy’s Dhruva, starring opposite Ram Charan for the second time.
She also signed on Gopichand Malineni’s film Winner starring alongside Sai Dharam Tej.
She also appeared in AR Murugadoss’ bilingual film opposite Mahesh Babu, titled Spyder. In 2016 she signed another Telugu film titled Rarandoi Veduka Chudham, directed by Kalyan Krishna, starring opposite Naga Chaitanya. The movie was a huge blockbuster. She later has received a lot of applause for her look and character as Bhramaramba in Rarandoi Veduka Chuddham.
In 2016, Rakul Preet Singh also signed her next film titled Theeran Adhigaaram Ondru to pair opposite Karthi. After a small sabbatical in Hindi films, she appeared in Neeraj Pandey’s Aiyaary, starring opposite Sidharth Malhotra.
In 2019, she starred in a guest role in Nandamuri Balakrishna’s NTR: Kathanayakudu as Sridevi. She then went on to play the female lead in Dev opposite Karthi for the second time. Singh appeared with Ajay Devgn and Tabu in Luv Ranjan’s Bollywood rom-com, De De Pyaar De and received positive reviews.
The same month, she appeared in Selvaraghavan’s NGK opposite Suriya. Her fifth release of 2019 was a Telugu romantic comedy film Manmadhudu 2, produced by Nagarjuna Akkineni and directed by Rahul Ravindran. In the same year, she appeared in Milap Milan Zaveri’s action drama Marjaavaan, alongside Ritesh Deshmukh, Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria.
In 2021, Singh starred in the Chandra Sekhar Yeleti-directorial Check, alongside Nithiin and in Sardar Ka Grandson, opposite Arjun Kapoor. Her Telugu film Konda Polam directed by Krish alongside Panja Vaisshnav Tej received praise for Rakul Preet Singh’s acting.
Latest News: Rakul Preet Singh’s first look from Ronnie Screwvala’s RSVP film ‘Chhatriwali’ shows her as a c*ndom tester, something which has piqued huge curiosity among the audiences.
Controversy: In 2020, Rakul Preet Singh found herself caught in a controversy after being summoned by NCB over the drug row. Along with her, several other actresses were questioned, including Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan. The investigations by the NCB started after the passing away of Sushant Singh Rajput.
Latest Movies: Sardar Ka Grandson, Konda Polam
Latest Series: None
Upcoming Movies: Thank God, Indian 2, Ayalaan, Mayday, Attack