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Preetika Rao is an Indian model, actress, writer and singer known for the television series Beintehaa.[1][2]

Preetika Rao
Years active2010–present


Personal lifeEdit

Rao graduated majoring in History from Sophia College, while also acquiring a diploma in advertising and journalism.[2][3]


As a teen-model, Preetika started her modelling career with an advertisement for Cadbury Dairy Milk, along with Amitabh Bachchan, directed by Shoojit Sarkar, She moved on to have a successful modelling career with forty plus tvc and print campaigns to her credit.[4] She went to do film journalism and wrote for Bangalore Mirror, Deccan Chronicle and the Asian Age.

In order to pursue her academic degree, Rao chose to let-go off several big offers from Bollywood that came her way including offer’s for movies some of them were Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na (2008) and Aashiqui 2 (2013).[5]

Rao made her acting debut with the Tamil romantic film Chikku Bukku (2011) with Media One Global Ent Pvt Ltd, the makers of Tamil movie Jeans and Rajnikanth’s Kochadaiiyaan.[3] However Rao quit South movies for a diploma course in broadcast journalism from the New York Film Academy.[6]

In 2014, Rao made the transition from regional cinema to national television with the popular television serial Beintehaa aired on Colors TV, playing the role of Aaliya Haider. Rao won the Best Actress Award at the Kalakar Awards, held at Kolkata in January 2015,[7] along with the Gold Best Debut.[8]


Year Film Role Language
2011 Chikku Bukku Meenal Tamil
2012 Priyudu Madhu Latha Telugu


No. Name Role Channel Year Notes Co-star
1. Love Ka Hai Intezaar Mohini Singh Ranwat /Mohini Ayaan Mehta StarPlus 2017 Mohit Sehgal
2. Beintehaa Aaliya Haider Colors TV 2013–2014 Harshad Arora
3. Laal Ishq Mahima Malhotra &TV 2018 Episodic Role Priyank Sharma

Special appearancesEdit

No. Name Role Channel Year
1. Bigg Boss Season 7 Guest Colors TV 2013
2. Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Season 7 Colors TV 2014
3. Box Cricket League Colors TV 2014

Award and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2014 Gold Awards Best Jodi
(With Harshad Arora)
Beintehaa Nominated
Best Debut Actress Won
Indian Television Academy Awards GR8! Onscreen Couple Of The Year
(With Harshad Arora)
Best Actress (Popular) Nominated
Indian Telly Awards Best Fresh New Face (Female) Nominated
2015 Kalakar Awards Best Actress Won

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Moviebuzz (2010). "Preetika on her debut and her dreams". Sify. Retrieved 14 December 2010.
  2. ^ a b Raghavan, Nikhil (1 December 2010). "A journey begins..." Chennai, India: The Hindu. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
  3. ^ a b Rajamani, Radhika (29 November 2010). "'I'm a strong believer in karma'". Rediff. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
  4. ^ Rajamani, Radhika (2010). "Meet Arya's new heroine in Chikku Bukku". Rediff. Retrieved 9 July 2010.
  5. ^ Preetika Rao: I don’t repent refusing Aashiqui 2 – Times of India. (11 July 2014). Retrieved on 14 May 2016.
  6. ^ Kavirayani, Suresh (6 May 2012). "Preetika goes back to School!". The Times Of India. Retrieved 9 September 2016.
  7. ^ ‘Kolkata was a well planned spiritual trip’ – Preetika Rao. (19 January 2015). Retrieved on 14 May 2016. Archived 17 March 2015 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Narayan, Girija. (21 May 2014) Zee Gold Awards 2014 Complete List Of Winners – Filmibeat. Retrieved on 14 May 2016.
  9. ^ "The 14th Indian Television Academy Awards 2014". Archived from the original on 7 November 2014.

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