Chitrangada Singh age 37 (born March 28 1976) is a talented actress known for her powerful performances in movies like Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi (2003) and Inkaar (2013). She has been likened to Smita Patil, a yesteryear actress who was known for her performances and striking looks in parallel cinema.
Chitrangada Singh was born in Meerut, Madhya Pradesh to a Rajput family. She has two other siblings, Tina and her brother Golfer Singh. She has received formal training in Kathak, a form of classic dancer. Chitrangada began her career as a model in Delhi, before making a mark in Bollywood. She has done a few music videos like Gulzar’s ‘Sunset Point’.Chitrangada Singh during her modeling did ads for brands like Alukkas Jewellery and ICICI bank. She married Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa.
Sudhir Mishra’s production manager spotted Chitrangada Singh in a music video with singer Abhijeet Bhattacharya. She then debuted in Sudhir Mishra’s Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi (2003). The performance was applauded to such an extent that even international tabloids praised her performance to the skies. Chitrangada then went on to do Kal: Yesterday and Tomorrow with the much slimmer Ram Kapoor. In 2008, Chitrangada who had taken a break from movies, came back opposite Sanjay Suri in Sorry Bhai. The fact that the movie released during the time of Mumbai Terror attacks proved to be its nemesis
Chitrangada Singh was back with a bang in Yeh Saali Zindagi (2011). She then got her first mainstream popular movie in the form of Desi Boyz, directed by Rohit Dhawan. The movie did not do well but Chitrangada Singh was singled out for her sensuous appeal. In 2013, Chitrangada Singh starred opposite Arjun Rampal, in a strong performance oriented role, in a movie called Inkaar, based on office politics, directed by her mentor Sudhir Mishra.
Chitrangada Singh is a brand ambassador of Parachute, Airtel, Puma, Garnier, Taj Mahal Tea, Aliva Crackers, Joyalukkas Jewellers, Borges Olive Oil, Tanishq and Burberry Store.
Chitrangada Singh height and other measurements
Her height is 5′ 5″ (165 cm) while her weight averages at 119 lbs or 54 kg. Her measurements are 34-25-37 (75-62-82) while her shoe size is 8
Chitrangada Singh quotes and controversies
The actress has been linked with Sudhir Mishra and Arjun Rampal which she denied. In the wake of Delhi gang rape, Chitrangada Singh agreed that the city is really unsafe for Delhi. The woman studied and grew up in Delhi. She says reminiscing her college days, , “I’ve suffered my share of sexual harassment, which I think every girl in DU (Delhi University) has experienced. It’s horrible. You can’t get into a DTC (Delhi Transport Corporation) bus. I can understand what she (the victim) has gone through. “there is a power struggle between men and women. It has something to do with a thousand years of conditioning,”
The actress does think that though there is sexual harassment in Bollywood, it is not to a larger extent. “It is everywhere and the industry is no exception. However, I think it is comparatively lesser here than at other places. Nowadays for actresses, there is a lot of work available so you can decide who you want to work with. “
Chitrangada Singh who created her official Twitter account rather late said, “In the past, there have been issues when fake accounts posted reactions using my name. When this (the rape incident) happened, I felt strongly about it, so I thought that I should join now,”
Someone who used Chitrangada Singh fake Twitter account tweeted, How do you compete with Poonam Pandey, when she is ready strip for kabbadi matches?” Poonam Pandey reacted sharply and Chitrangada clarified to the media that someone was using a fake account in her name.