Raashi Khanna, the talented and gorgeous South Indian actress who started her career with movies like “Madras Cafe”, “Oohalu Gusagusalade” and “Joru”, predominantly works in the Telugu language movies. Rashi was born on 30 November 1990 into a “Hindu” family. She was born and raised in the national capital “Delhi”. She has her roots in “Punjab” and currently lives in her lavish “Hyderabad” house with her family. She also has a family home in “Palam Vihar, Gurugram”. Her zodiac sign is “Sagittarius” and her real age is 28 years (as of July 2019). The Delhi girl of Punjabi origin has black hair and beautiful dark brown eyes.
Birthday: 30 November 1990 Age: 28 Years old Religion: Hinduism Caste/Community: Khatri Height: In Feet Inches – 5’6” Weight: In Kilograms – 58 kg Body Measurements / Figure: 34-27-34 Profession: Model, Actress Boyfriend/Affairs/Husband: Currently Single Best Friends: Rakul Preet Singh and Regina Cassandra (in industry) Net worth: ₹15 Crore (US$ 2 Million) approx
Raashi Khanna Family | Father | Mother | Brother | Marriage | Husband | Caste:
Raashi is the younger of the two childrens of “Raj K. Khanna” (Father) and “Sarita Khanna” (Mother). Her father is a Businessman based in Hyderabad and earlier used to work in “Metro Sales corp”, while her mother “Sarita Khanna” is a School Principal. Raashi’s elder brother “Raunaq Khanna” works in the “Merchant Navy” and is married and settled in Mumbai. Raashi loves her nephew “Neil Khanna” very much and shares her leisure moments with him through her Instagram regularly. Raashi is a polyglot and can speak “Telugu”, “Tamil”, “Kannada”, “Hindi” and “English” very fluently.
Raashi Khanna Weight Problem:
Raashi had suffered from thyroid issues and under stress, she put on a lot of weight. She has to deal with her weight issues during school and also during a time in her acting career. Being an actress, she is always scrutinized by media and to deal with the pressure she has gone under medication and now follow strict healthy diet and atleast an hour of early morning meditation. And it had toned down her body from chubby to lean and fit.
Accepting the viral 10 year challenge, Raashi used the social media to speak about bullying and body shaming she faced in her teens:
I was always bullied and body shamed at a certain point in my life and it only made me wonder how shallow some people can get. It never affected my mental health and that was because I imbibed a certain set of values, by my parents and grandparents, as a child that there is so much more to me than just my outer appearance and so I never let anyone make me believe that I wasn’t good enough. They showered so much love on me and that gave me so much strength and an ambition to make them proud one day. So, I always held my head high and worked on my strengths silently, forever believing in myself. I loved myself then and I love myself now and it has nothing to do with the way I look. Not to me. And so, ten years later, here I am, living a dream. All I hope today is that I atleast touch someone’s heart and make you believe that you are special in your own way and never let anyone make you believe otherwise.
Raashi Khanna Instagram | Insta | Twitter | Facebook | Hobbies :
Raashi is also a popular social media personality with over 3.4 million followers on her official Instagram account (@raashikhannaoffl), 422 K followers on her official twitter account (@raashikhanna) and 1.4 Million followers on her official facebook account (@Raashikhannaofficial).
Raashi who likes to write poetry in her leisure time is a “Marvel” and “Games of Thrones” fanatic, dog lover and an avid book lover. She has read a dozen of different genres book so far from fiction to biographies and some of her absolute favourites are “Ram: Scion of Ikshvaku” by Indian author “Amish Tripathi”, “Sadhguru, More Than a Life” by “Arundhathi Subramaniam”, the “Millennium series trilogy” especially “The Girl Who Played with Fire” by late Swedish writer “Stieg Larsson”, “Me Before You” by “Jojo Moyes” and “My Gita” by “Devdutt Pattanaik”.
Raashi Khanna Education | Schooling | College | Graduation:
Srinidhi did her schooling from “St. Mark’s Senior Secondary Public School” Meera Bagh, Paschim Vihar. Academically brilliant, she scored more than 95 % in her class 12th board exams. She consider herself as a geek during her school days and was very much into academics. Her ambitions even then was to go for and crack Civil Service examinations.
She then did her graduation in “Bachelor of Arts (BA) Hons. English” from “LSR (Lady Shri Ram) College for Women, Delhi University”, Delhi. After she completed her graduation, her ambition was to become a copywriter for Ad films and was ready to take up some course aside from her modelling career. But if it hadn’t worked out she was determined to pursue her dream to become an IAS officer and that’s why she even applied for “MA Psychology”.
Raashi Khanna Professional Career | TV ads | Modelling | Movies List | Upcoming Movies | Singer:
Raashi moved to Mumbai after her graduation and did a lot of modelling work, print shoots and ramp walks. One of her earlier photoshoot was with the femina magazine and today she is seen as the cover page model for reputed magazines like:
- Cover Girl “Viva L’Amore” Magazine India (June 2019 Issue)
- Cover Girl “Wedding Vows” Magazine India (June 2019 Issue)
- Cover Girl “Tollywood” Magazine India (September 2017 Issue)
- Photoshoot for “Southscope” Magazine (January 2017 Issue)
- Photoshoot for “RITZ” Magazine 2017
- Photoshoot for “You & I Magazine” (2017,2018 7 2019)
Apart from her modelling career, Raashi was busy doing many TV commercials for brands like ‘TATA Sky’, ‘Maruti Alto’, ‘Tanishq Diamonds’ and ‘Dominos Pizza’ etc.
“Jogi Malang”, the casting director was looking for a fresh face to play the role of actor “John Abraham’s” wife in the film “Madras cafe” and he called Raashi for audition after noticing her in the “TATA Sky” TV ad. It was an unexpected opportunity but she gave her best and bagged the role.
So dropping her idea of doing her masters, she made her silver screen debut with the 2013 Bollywood political thriller film titled “Madras Cafe”, directed by “Shoojit Sircar”. She played the role of “Ruby Singh”, wife of ‘Major Vikram Singh’ played by actor “John Abraham”.
For her role in her debut Bollywood film “Madras Cafe”, she was nominated at the “2014 Producers Guild Film Awards” in the “Best Actress in a Supporting Role” and “Most Promising Debut- Female” category but lost to “Divya Dutta” (Bhaag Milkha Bhaag) and “Vaani Kapoor” (Shuddh Desi Romance) respectively.
“Sai Korrapati” saw Raashi in “Madras Café” and called her up for a narration meeting for the lead female role in his next production venture “Oohalu Gusagusalade” and by destiny Raashi signed the film and after that decided to make acting as her full-fledged career.
In June 2014, her debut Telugu Language film “Oohalu Gusagusalade” hits the screen and was declared a massive blockbuster. She played the role of “Prabhavathi” opposite actor “Naga Shourya”. Raashi won the 2015 “SIIMA (South Indian International Movie Awards) Award in the “Best Debut Actress — Telugu” category for “Oohalu Gusagusalade”.
Raashi then signed another Telugu film titled “Joru” while she was shooting for “Oohalu Gusa Gusalade”. The 2014 Indian Telugu romantic comedy “Joru” was also the first film where she lend her voice for a song in the film also titled “Joru”. She played the role of “Annapoorna/Anu” in the film opposite actor “Sundeep Kishan”.
In 2015, Raashi did three Telugu language films back to back titled “Jil”, “Shivam” and “Bengal Tiger”. “Jil” is an action film, where she played the role of “Savithri” opposite actor “Gopichand”. The next release “Shivam” was a romantic action comedy film where she played the female lead role of “Tanu” opposite actor “Ram Pothineni”. Her last release of the year “Bengal Tiger” saw “Raashi” playing the parallel lead, along with actress “Tamannaah”, opposite superstar “Ravi Teja”.
In 2016, Raashi signed two Telugu language films titled “Supreme” and “Hyper”, both of them are moderate hit. The first to release was the action comedy film “Supreme”, where she played the role of “Bellam Sridevi”, a Sub-Inspector opposite actor “Sai Dharam Tej”. Her last release of the year was “Hyper”, where she was paired with actor “Ram Pothineni” for the second time. She played the role of “Bhanumathi”, a village belle in the film.
In 2017, Raashi played female lead in two Telugu films titled “Jai Lava Kusa”, “Oxygen” and also made her Malayalam language film debut with “Villain”. “Jai Lava Kusa” was an action film featuring “Jr. NTR” in a triple role as the male lead, while “Raashi Khanna” and “Nivetha Thomas” played the female leads. Raashi played the role of “Priya”, a marriage broker in the film, which was a mega hit earning around 175 crore at the box office.
“Oxygen” was also an action film which stars “Gopichand”, “Raashi Khanna”, and “Anu Emmanuel” in the lead roles. Raashi played the role of Shruti, actor “Gopichand’s” the 2015 Telugu film Temper “Villian” was an Indian Malayalam-language action thriller film which marks the debuts of actor “Vishal Krishna”, “Raashi Khanna”, and “Hansika Motwani” in Malayalam cinema. Raashi played the role of “Harshita Chopra”, a police officer, in the film opposite mega star “Mohanlal”.
In 2017, Raashi sang three melodious songs in her voice. “Villain” movie promotional song in Malayalam, “Thariraa” song for the “Naga Rohit” and “Regina Cassandra” starrer Telugu movie “Balakrishnudu” and “Bangaru” song for the “Sai Dharam Tej” and “Mehreen Pirzada” starrer Telugu movie “Jawaan”.
In 2018, Raashi did a total of five big budget films, out of which the first three were Telugu films titled “Touch Chesi Chudu”, “Tholi Prema” and “Srinivasa Kalyanam” opposite actor “Ravi Teja”, “Varun Tej” and “Nithin” respectively.
Raashi made her Tamil language film debut with the 2018 psychological thriller film titled “Imaikkaa Nodigal”. The film stars “Nayanthara” and “Atharvaa” in the leading roles while “Raashi” and “Anurag Kashyap” were seen in supporting roles.
Her last release of 2018 was another Tamil language films titled “Adanga Maru” opposite actor “Jayam Ravi”, where she played the female lead role of “Anitha”.
Raashi Khanna latest film of 2019 is titled “Ayogya”, a Tamil-language remake of the 2015 Telugu film “Temper”, which released on 11 may 2019. Raashi played the role of “Sindhu”, the love interest of actor “Vishal Krishna”.
Her upcoming films of 2019-2020 are “Shaitan Ka Bachcha”, “Venky Mama”, “Sanga Thamizhan” and “Kadaisi Vivasayi”.